Adeline Panamaroff is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about Japanese culture through the lens of manga and anime. In her spare time she likes to garden and sew in her Edmonton home.
The Ten Year Lap Quilt
Featured on page 12-13 of the March 2022 issue of the Edmonton Stitcher, this article talks about my journey of stitching a stamp cross stitch lap quilt over a period of more then a decade.
As part of my ongoing work with the Edmonton Needlecraft Guild I wrote this article on the history and modern use of needle felting. It appears on the guild's website, under the Art/Craft subheading.
Year of the Black Tiger
Owner of Hanji Naty was looking for ideas and people to write blog posts that discusses various aspects of her hanji craft business. My article focuses on the meaning of the zodiac year of the tiger, and how for Koreans 2022 was the year of the black tiger. As one of the sacred animals of Korea tiger symbolism carries over into hanji art designs.
Book Review: This is Ordinary Japanese Life! by Hiroyuki Eguchi, Stuart Varnam-Atkin
In this companion to This is Normal Japanese Life! by Hiroyuki Eguchi, Stuart Varnam-Atkin, I review the English text of this bilingual book. Many small often unexplained nuances to Japanese culture are explored in this volume. My review can be found on page 8 of the January/February 2022 issue of Moshi Moshi.
Book Review: This is Normal Japanese Life! by Hiroyuki Eguchi and Stuart Varnam-Atkin
In this book review I talk about the easy to follow text that is both a window into Japanese customs, and a way to increase one's Japanese vocabulary, as the book is bilingual. This review can be found on page 7 of the January/February 2022 Moshi Moshi.
Book Review: Japanese-Canadian stories from Japan, compiled by Nobuko Nakayama and Jean Maeda
This is a book review of a collection of personal stories of Japanese-Canadians who moved back to Japan during or after World War II. It appears in the Nov/Dec 2021 of Moshi Moshi, on pages 14-15, the Edmonton Japanese Cultural Association's newsletter.
SEO/proofreading for business webage for Vitti Interiors
Provided SEO editing and light proofreading to text for business owner' website, Vitti Interiors. This interior designer wanted her website to be more findable with search engines such as Bing, Google and Yahoo. submission of the domain name and sitemap to these search engines provided the final touches to this project.
Kumihimo : How I Learned About This Beautiful Cord Making Technique
Anime is much more then great story plots and eye checking character designs. Learn about Japanese folk crafts such as kumihimo, which has a central theme in the anime movie Your Name. Featured as an editorial on Yatta-Tachi, this article talks about how this one anime movie led me on a journey of learning to discover how to create some beautful woven cords of my own.
SEO/proofreading for home page and product descriptions for Nakagama's Bosch Kitchen Center
I provided SEO writing and proofreading support, as well as site map submission to Google, Bing, and Yahoo for the Nakagama's Bosch Kitchen Center e-commerce store. I worked on the homepage and product descriptions for the online shop.
Art | Craft
An on going blog series about the history and evolution of embroidery techniques from around the globe.
Manga in the Mainstream
Manga has as many genera as there are in the Western literary novel industry. If you like romance novels, you are bound to find a romance manga that you can enjoy too.
Progressive Single Parenting: Lessons From Rom
Single parenting is a challenge at the best of times. What about on a space station in the middle of a space war? Rom and Nog walk this path together through the television series Star Trek : Deep Space Nine.
Delving into Laid-Back Camp for Easy to Assemble Recipes
Replicate the great one dish meals along with the girls of the Outdoor Exploration Club on Laid-Back Camp.
Don't be afraid of the monsters within: grief in The Babadook
Movie review of Babadook, looking at grief and how denying yourself the space to fully feel and process loss can be damaging to both you and your family.