The second definition of “institutionalized” in the dictionary is, “Given the character of an institution or incorporated into a structured and usually well-established system.” The first definition as an adjective states “Officially placed in or committed to a specialized institution.” Institution – “An organization founded and united for a specific purpose.” Therefore could it not…… Continue reading Institutionalized

A Wapanese?

Recently, I’ve been reading blogs, journals and so on to get myself mentally prepared for my return to America. In particular I’ve been reading about race relations between Asians and Americans just so I can have an understanding about how San Francisco might be for my girlfriend who is Japanese. I’ve found a lot of…… Continue reading A Wapanese?


I have studied foreign languages for years now and learned how to construct sentences by following some structure of pronoun, verb object and so on. However, it wasn’t until I became an English teacher that I started to see my own native language with a critical eye. The most difficult to teach would have to…… Continue reading Language