Japanese 101

今日は! お元気ですか?Konnichiwa! Ogenki desu ka?
This edition of Misshoggy 101 is really just a diary of her struggles in Japan with public transport and taxi. It has episodes of hilarity and confusion, but nonetheless she managed to get where she needed to go.

Let us begin with Misshoggy holding a scorecard of Foreigner vs. Taxi Driver from three years ago. Being ripped off in the Philippines, haggled like no tomorrow in Georgia, surprised by the honesty of the Armenians, and complete distrust in Malaysia, interestingly she had no intent to keep score with Japanese driver. They are close to perfect and taxi war is well prevented in Japan. Continue reading “Japanese 101”

My Tears

 I was alone with my pure-winged dream in the valleys my sires had trod;

My steps were light as the fair gazelle’s, and my heart with joy was thrilled;

I ran, all drunk with the deep blue sky, with the light of the glorious days;

Mine eyes were filled with gold and hopes, my soul with the gods was filled.

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Georgian 101

Now, you’ve just arrived in the Republic of Georgia, what’s next? How do get out of this airport you might ask? Would anyone be speaking English at all? Would I be bridenapped or guys, groomnapped? Why? It can be a legitimate concern, if you’re an attractive foreigner…

Okay, Miss Hoggy was just messing with you. But whatever worries you might have of moving around in Georgia, lay it down, because this is Georgian 101, the manual to marshrutka and wine drinking. Continue reading “Georgian 101”

Communication the Georgian, aka Qartuli (ქართული), Way

After being SUPER side-tracked by the very sought-after dictionary, Miss Hoggy, is now trying to help you with some basic Georgian (Qartuli) lesson, with the very little that she has learnt, so you won’t get lost or get cold from sleeping on the streets and miss out on this wonderful country.

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