Things Japanese

I have had a fascination for Japan for quite some time now.  Most of that adoration is based on popular culture and my (very likely) limited perceptions of Japan.  I love Taiko drumming, for one thing, and pictures I have seen from much of the landscape are absolutely inspiring.  I keep telling G than one of my ambitions is to visit Japan when I go on my much anticipated world trip (to be made possible by my wild successes with my various projects).  From what I have read about Japanese culture I will probably stand out quite a bit in the streets as a typical foreigner and readily identifiable tourist and that is ok with me.  The only other country I am as interested in is Ireland and my time there was amazing!

In that vein, I came across this nifty website that shows you what your name looks like in Japanese.  Here is my name in Japanese:

Paul_in_japanese

It is pronounced "POORU". (Consonants are pronounced more or less the same way as in English. "U" sounds like oo in hook, but with less rounding of the lips. "O" sounds like o in old. Double vowels like "OO" are held for twice the duration of single vowels.)

Thanks to Michael for this link.

Paul
Enthusiast, writer, strategist and photographer. Inbound Marketing Specialist. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

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