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A Message to People Who Are Staying In On Halloween

Girl with black hair and half-face of scary makeup

Hello, readers! It’s spooky season, and finally, today, the ultimate spooky day — Halloween.

Yet I haven’t felt the Halloween spirit much this year. Maybe it’s because I’m working so much. Maybe it’s because I’ve been really depressed this year and haven’t been in the mood for revelries. Whatever the reason, I’ll be spending Halloween alone this year.

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Shadowing: Let’s Speak Japanese! Series Review – Learn to Speak Your Way Out of the Shadows

You’re deep in conversation with a friend, a co-worker, or maybe a kaiju. You understand everything being said, nodding along and doing the good ol’ aizuchi. A brilliant response or comment is forming in your mind. You open your mouth to speak…and fumble, stammer, get flustered. What comes out is nothing at all like you imagined. As a result, the kaiju grows bored and promptly decides to eat you. Your last thought is, I should’ve practiced more with those Shadowing: Let’s Speak Japanese! books.

Sometimes we know exactly what we want to say, but don’t know when or how to say it.

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