Monday, February 4, 2013

If my heart had wings...

It would fly a million miles and deliver my valentine etegami personally to all of my wonderful online friends in the Etegami Fun Club.
It would make an extra special delivery to our etegami "mother" DosankoDebbie who is currently snowed under (literally) in Sapporo. It is Debbie who has opened up a great wide world of friends through her Facebook page and her gentle guidance in the mysteriesof of Japanese "picture letters", all the while tolerating our individual interpretations of the "rules".
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words and in many cases that is true for a lot of us, Japanese, and westerners who do not speak the other's language. Sometimes the picture is enough and at other times Debbie will help by translating Japanese to English and vice versa, it is no surprise that she has spent a lifetime in Japan and made her career being a translator.
So a big Happy Valentine to you Debbie for opening up a world of friends for me and many others who cannot easily go out into the world as we would like.


  1. Hi, Oregame,
    What a wonderful etegami and so nice post on Debbie. I heartily admire Debbie, as I know the difficulty to keep bilingual assets. Almost impossible to learn another language such as a parents's language and maintain it in a dominant language. But Debbie did it and goes on.
    Best wishes, Sadami