Ramsay Ramblings 12/6/2007

There are a few things I’d like to ramble about this morning (2:30am!). The word “Half” – to allow it or not Mami and I were talking about what to tell Rikuto about the word, “half”. If you missed my post, Half-Japanese or Half-Blood?, this English word is used by Japanese people to describe someone who is only part Japanese. Foreigners despise this word because the English implications are not complete, impure, or even […]

Half Japanese or Half-Blood?

When I lived in England, I was never particularly concerned with whether people around me were completely English, half English, or just a bit English. I mean, what did it matter? I myself am actually half Scottish, a quarter English and a quarter Italian, but nobody made a big deal of it. Before I rant about Japan’s obssession with geneology, here’s the concept of blood purity in the world of […]