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by Nonbirira
Jun 29th, '09, 13:27
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Megaupload issues !!
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

WHOO-HOO!

THAT WORKED!! THANK YOU!! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
by Nonbirira
Jun 29th, '09, 12:47
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Megaupload issues !!
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Same problem...

Actually, I'm having the same problem. The wikipedia article on megaupload says "The Megavideo site was recently offline due to a problem with the domain registration." (Look at the last line.) I'm assuming that megaupload is experiencing the same problem... :cry:
by Nonbirira
Nov 23rd, '08, 08:07
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Place where you can download hd-quality korean dramas...
Replies: 50
Views: 32645

My, my! I'm a My Aigoo fan (although I don't post much there) and the more I see what the Aigoo Ladies have to deal with the more my respect grows! Yes, they can be snarky but you can bet it is because they have very good reason to be! (And actually their snarkiness is quite refreshing and endearing...
by Nonbirira
Sep 27th, '08, 06:01
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Vote for the October 2008 Unofficial KSOTM
Replies: 14
Views: 9522

Oh! They all look good! Well done! But, to be honest, I'm not familiar with any of them and they all sound interesting. (Checked all the dramawiki links.) Hmmm...which one to choose?! Think I'll go with Miss Kim and hope that the others stay on the list. Thanks! :cheers:
by Nonbirira
Jul 15th, '08, 03:20
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Is it wrong for an Asian man to date a "White" wom
Replies: 55
Views: 17407

Having similar backgrounds certainly doesn't a guarantee a healthy/happy relationship. Sometimes the person who clicks just happens to be from another background/class/country/ethnic group/race. Relationships are mysterious things. No one else really understands or knows what passes between the two ...
by Nonbirira
May 4th, '08, 11:02
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Proud or embarrassed at your addiction to Drama?
Replies: 250
Views: 30656

Hmm... Not really embarrassed but I don't say that I watch Korean dramas too loudly here in Japan. The stereotype here is that they are mostly romantic melodrama and that only older ladies/housewives watch them. If I do mention it, most people will say "Oh, I don't watch them but my mom/grandmother/...
by Nonbirira
Apr 30th, '08, 07:35
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: MAC Users?!
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Of course! I download the bittorrent using Azureus and then use VLC to watch. Easy peasy!! (Use a mac iBook.) Actually, there is another thread about this http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_59360.htm but best to check tech support.
by Nonbirira
Mar 12th, '08, 22:27
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Slow page loads
Replies: 55
Views: 8404

Yep, same here. Was fine for awhile but now just as slow as yesterday - if it loads at all.
by Nonbirira
Mar 11th, '08, 11:06
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Slow page loads
Replies: 55
Views: 8404

Haven't had any trouble until this morning but now it takes FOREVER to load - if at all. And it's only d-addicts! Relieved to find it isn't just me! Oh, I'm in Japan by the way.
by Nonbirira
Feb 23rd, '08, 13:01
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Bad Love (KBS, 2007/8)
Replies: 163
Views: 55481

Just finished 19... Plod, plod, plod... Granted, there are lots of plot lines that need to be tidied up before the end but still - could this episode been any "ploddier?" (Yes, I know that isn't a word!)! After the theatrics of the beginning of this drama, this episode was just a long, slow exhale. ...
by Nonbirira
Feb 11th, '08, 02:14
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Bad Love (KBS, 2007/8)
Replies: 163
Views: 55481

Well, if episode 14 was the enough-sighs-and-scowls-already episode, then ep 18 was the could-we-cry-anymore-tears? episode. :cry: And I don't necessarily mean them - I mean ME! Oh goodness, weepy, weepy!
by Nonbirira
Feb 9th, '08, 12:04
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Bad Love (KBS, 2007/8)
Replies: 163
Views: 55481

Just finished 15 - finally a bit of honesty! Whew! All those games were wearing me out (as well as annoying me no end...)! And there was even a smile or two! Whoohoo! Of course it will be too good to last - still have 5 more eps to go, you know! So on to the next two eps. Hurray for weekends!
by Nonbirira
Feb 6th, '08, 14:26
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Bad Love (KBS, 2007/8)
Replies: 163
Views: 55481

SIgh...could there be any more sighs and scowls in ep. 14?! As much as I love this drama it would be nice to see people smile once in awhile!! (Oh, silly me. I forgot! It's a MEL! O! DRAMA! :doh:)
by Nonbirira
Jan 22nd, '08, 02:47
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Bad Love (KBS, 2007/8)
Replies: 163
Views: 55481

Sorry, not quite sure what you mean by "it." The drama is Korean but Korean funeral practices seem to be quite similar to those in Japan. (At least from my limited knowledge watching Kdrama 's and my experience with Japanese funerals.)
by Nonbirira
Jan 22nd, '08, 02:10
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Bad Love (KBS, 2007/8)
Replies: 163
Views: 55481

belleza LOVED your episode comments. Had me whooping with laughter! Just a comment on funerals - in Japan, at least, the wake can be held within 12 hours of the death and the funeral often within 24 hours. Because they happen so quickly most people have a set of clothes ready to wear to a funeral re...
by Nonbirira
Jan 14th, '08, 06:26
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 211115

Actually, "anata" is rarely used to mean "you" in daily speech. It's mostly used to refer to one's spouse or long-time significant other and has the feeling of "dear." Instead, in daily conversation the other person is usually referred to by name (family name + title if the person is not close) or b...
by Nonbirira
Dec 28th, '07, 14:17
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Bad Love (KBS, 2007/8)
Replies: 163
Views: 55481

I'm with you, belleza! Groaned through most of the first 2 episodes - just how many Kdrama cliches did those scriptwriters try to cram in there?! But, I'm hooked all the same! :mrgreen: Looking forward to the next sub releases!
by Nonbirira
Dec 28th, '07, 08:02
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 211115

Yes.
by Nonbirira
Dec 22nd, '07, 00:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 211115

"I miss you" is quite difficult to translate directly into Japanese. "Aitai" means "I want to meet you" and so it isn't quite the same. I asked my hubby (a native Japanese speaker) how best to say "I miss you." He suggested: "Anata ga inakute, sabishii." = "When you aren't here I'm lonely." Hope tha...
by Nonbirira
Dec 14th, '07, 12:58
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: How do YOU feel TODAY?
Replies: 429
Views: 117178

Completely worn out... Took a day off work and am now feeling a little more human. Also found out I don't have to proctor entrance exams tomorrow (Saturday) so the weekend is looking bright! Might even get some Christmas decorations up! :cheers: But seriously, life is just too crazy busy right now! ...
by Nonbirira
Nov 17th, '07, 08:50
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Do you like Japan? Well, Japan doesn't like you!
Replies: 202
Views: 22307

In the midst of all this I'd like to tell you one of my favorite stories. I heard it many years ago and it may or may not be true. Who knows? But it warms the cockles of my heart every time I tell it so please indulge me. Many years ago there was a young man who lived in Kyoto and studied Japanese f...
by Nonbirira
Nov 16th, '07, 05:30
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Do you like Japan? Well, Japan doesn't like you!
Replies: 202
Views: 22307

Thanks, Doink-chan! Right along the lines of what I was going to say! :salut:
by Nonbirira
Nov 16th, '07, 02:10
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Do you like Japan? Well, Japan doesn't like you!
Replies: 202
Views: 22307

It is highly unlikely that the video was made by Debito Arudou. He is strongly committed to securing human rights for ALL and he certainly isn't anti-Japanese. His role is educating the Japanese public that such problems do exist. Yes, he may be a bit shrill at times but every country needs someone ...
by Nonbirira
Nov 15th, '07, 00:00
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Do you like Japan? Well, Japan doesn't like you!
Replies: 202
Views: 22307

Like any country, Japan has it's ugly side. However, after many years of permanent residency in Japan I'd like to make the following comments: 1) Yes, these signs exist. However, I have never seen one. Nor do I personally know anyone who has. (I believe the pictures in the YouTube video come from De...
by Nonbirira
Nov 1st, '07, 23:09
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Subtitle Problems - Fonts, Unicode, ANSI, UTF-8
Replies: 14
Views: 9843

I had a similar problem last week. Nothing worked until I reinstalled my media player (VLC). No problem since then.
by Nonbirira
Oct 16th, '07, 05:45
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: The way Japanese people and culture are portrayed
Replies: 25
Views: 6297

Get those kleenexs ready, Groink! I think first cable pulled away many of the mature viewers and then as regular TV stations produced more and more "crap" I think many then completely abandoned ship. But that's just my guess... There are still some excellent news analysis/talk shows, but dramas? Hmm...
by Nonbirira
Oct 16th, '07, 03:09
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: The way Japanese people and culture are portrayed
Replies: 25
Views: 6297

I live in Japan and am a faithful asadora watcher. However, don't watch much Japanese TV other than that except news and travel programs. Gave up on Japanese dramas a while ago (I ended up yelling at the TV a lot!) and am now a Korean drama addict. One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the increas...
by Nonbirira
Oct 4th, '07, 13:12
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: October 2007's KSoTM: Goodbye Solo
Replies: 6
Views: 7656

Welcome back d-addicts!! Whew! That was a nerve-racking 2 days! Figured - just my luck! Goodbye Solo finally gets chosen but there's no way I can get at the torrents or subs! Am so glad everything seems to be back on track! SOOO looking forward to this series! Thanks again (and again, and again!) to...
by Nonbirira
Oct 2nd, '07, 11:20
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: October 2007's KSoTM: Goodbye Solo
Replies: 6
Views: 7656

Whew! That was close! Really looking forward to Goodbye Solo - have heard great things about it. Thanks so much to all the seeders!! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
by Nonbirira
Sep 29th, '07, 11:24
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 211115

"Komichi" means "feeling" but you could also be hearing "komichi ii." "Ii" means "good" so the combination of the two means "Feels really good!" "Komochi warui" means "disgusting" or "gross" or sometimes "creepy." "Warui" means "bad."
by Nonbirira
Sep 26th, '07, 23:02
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Vote For October 2007's KSoTM!
Replies: 26
Views: 10211

Oops, not quite sure why that review link didn't work... In any case, google "Goodbye Solo Korean drama review Twitch" and you'll find it. Sorry about that. :whistling:
by Nonbirira
Sep 26th, '07, 22:59
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Vote For October 2007's KSoTM!
Replies: 26
Views: 10211

Me too! The reviewer at Twitch called Goodbye Solo one on the top Korean dramas of 2006. (See review at <http>.) Let's hope it gets voted in this time! :D
by Nonbirira
Sep 26th, '07, 14:28
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Why Asian Women Don't Date Asian Men
Replies: 326
Views: 84631

Woo-boy - have you got a lot to learn about real life! You're probably going to get some SERIOUS flack from your comment, and rightly so, but I'm going to be very nice. I'm a non-Asian female married to an Asian male - and we neither of us ever suffered from a lack of dates from similar "raced" indi...
by Nonbirira
Sep 25th, '07, 13:18
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Vote For October 2007's KSoTM!
Replies: 26
Views: 10211

All the more reason to vote for Goodbye Solo!! :mrgreen: Please!!
by Nonbirira
Sep 25th, '07, 01:41
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Vote For October 2007's KSoTM!
Replies: 26
Views: 10211

Goodbye Solo, PLEASE! I've read fantastic reviews about it but very difficult to find. :D
by Nonbirira
Aug 20th, '07, 23:43
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What is your occupation??
Replies: 287
Views: 85848

Associate Professor - teach English as a second language full-time at a private university...
by Nonbirira
Aug 5th, '07, 22:41
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Do you remember life without computers and internet?
Replies: 117
Views: 53540

Life before computers and the internet?! Goodness, I remember life before hand-held hair dryers and caculators - oh, and cassette tapes, electronic typewriters, microwaves... Oops, my age is showing!! :mrgreen: Can't imagine life without a computer though - writing everything longhand was a PAIN!!! ...
by Nonbirira
Aug 1st, '07, 01:32
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Vote For August 2007's KSoTM!
Replies: 25
Views: 8193

Rats...looks like we are out of luck for Goodbye Solo! I'm reallly keen to see it too - and no seeders at all! Ah well, maybe next time!
by Nonbirira
Jul 28th, '07, 22:55
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Vote For August 2007's KSoTM!
Replies: 25
Views: 8193

Goodbye Solo, please, please, PLEASE! Have read very good things about it and it is almost impossible to find! Thanks!
by Nonbirira
Jul 27th, '07, 14:55
Forum: Chinese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Chinese Dragon really exist???
Replies: 19
Views: 49440

Ha, ha, ha! :lol pokute, you are pretty funny! Loved your Rudoph the Red Nosed Reindeer scoop! Great stuff!
by Nonbirira
Jul 24th, '07, 11:21
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Who Does This Girl Look Like?....(Come And Answer...!)
Replies: 46
Views: 14766

Got it!! In My Girl, right?! Took me a bit, but you are right!
by Nonbirira
Jul 22nd, '07, 08:57
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Gong Yoo
Replies: 141
Views: 188682

Yep, also on crunchyroll. I think it's under Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy. Have also seen it referred to as Hardtack Teacher and Star Candy. You might want to check dramawiki for alternative names. (Just google the title with the word dramawiki after it.)
by Nonbirira
Jul 22nd, '07, 08:49
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Gong Yoo
Replies: 141
Views: 188682

Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy is also called Hello My Teacher. Torrents can be found here on d-addicts. Just finished it a few weeks ago. Over the top in the beginning and then calms down a bit. Great fun throughout though! He really stands out - a natural actor who makes it all seem incredibly eas...
by Nonbirira
Jul 21st, '07, 02:29
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Age / How Old Are You?
Replies: 495
Views: 70615

24 is old?! Oh please! I'm old enough to be your PARENT!! :mrgreen: (...and a lot happier than when I was in my 20s!)
by Nonbirira
Jul 11th, '07, 12:58
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Hello My Teacher (SBS, 2005)
Replies: 38
Views: 27916

Seeders for episode 14, please!!

Thanks to all the seeders that have helped out with this round! Just having trouble with episode 14... Quite a few of us are stuck at 80% and have been for quite a while. You would thrill our leecher souls if you could seed it for us! THANKS! :mrgreen:
by Nonbirira
Jul 7th, '07, 13:04
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Vote for BEST KISSING scenes in Kdramas
Replies: 249
Views: 80411

Just finished Lovers...and the kissing scenes... Whew! Excuse me while I go cool off! Yikes, people! Now THAT guy knows how to kiss! Probably the best kissing scenes I've seen in ANY Kdrama... :w00t:
by Nonbirira
Jul 7th, '07, 13:02
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Which Kdramas are Underrated?
Replies: 263
Views: 102453

LOVERS!!

Just finished Lovers! Why hadn't I heard of this? Watched because I had just finished Damo and loved Lee Seo Jin but other than that had heard no buzz at all. WOW! I've watched over 15 Kdramas and this has to be my favorite. Pretty intense (violent) final episode but other than that, EVERYTHING work...
by Nonbirira
Jul 7th, '07, 01:09
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: D-Addicts Members' TOP 30 Favorite Korean Dramas - Vote Now!
Replies: 560
Views: 299570

1) Damo
2) Lovers
3) Snow Queen
3) My Name is Kim Sam Soon
5) Thank You
6) All In
7) Winter Sonata
8) Beautiful Days
9) Spring Waltz
10) Dal Ja's Spring

LOVE Kdramas!!
by Nonbirira
Jul 6th, '07, 13:24
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How Those Around You React to Asian Dramas
Replies: 54
Views: 9219

It's not so much that they don't know or don't care that I watch Korean dramas...they just haven't got the slightest idea what they are! (I live far away from my family.) Korean dramas simply don't compute! No concept! No interest! Nice to be left alone though - and it's nice to have a place like D-...
by Nonbirira
Jul 5th, '07, 14:11
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Hello My Teacher (SBS, 2005)
Replies: 38
Views: 27916

Yes!! Kisses left, right and center for the seeder of episode 12! :mrgreen: And I second the request for seeders on the final 3 episodes. There are seeders but things are moving very, very slowly... Thanks!!
by Nonbirira
Jul 3rd, '07, 14:05
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Lovers (SBS, 2006)
Replies: 37
Views: 34203

WOW!!

Just finished this minutes ago and have yet to recover! (And my eyes may take days - too many tears in that last episode!) I LOVE THIS DRAMA! I just started watching it without really having any idea about the story or anything - but I'm SOOO glad I did! I loved it from beginning to end! Why isn't i...
by Nonbirira
Jun 30th, '07, 13:40
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Hello My Teacher (SBS, 2005)
Replies: 38
Views: 27916

Seeders for episodes 12 and 16, please!!

A BIG MWAA (=kiss) to the person who seeded episode 8! Thank you! Looks like almost all of the episodes are seeded except for episodes 12 and 16. Quite a few of us are stuck there. We would greatly appreciate it if you could help us out! Thanks! Promise to seed! (Yes, I did an official request as we...
by Nonbirira
Jun 30th, '07, 10:27
Forum: Travel
Topic: Trip to Japan in the Summer
Replies: 23
Views: 7109

Forget whether you can speak Japanese or not - summer in Japan is just TOO hot!! Unless you are heading to the alps (Nagano Ken) or Hokkaido! I live in Osaka, Japan and it will probably be above 30 degrees celcius everyday from now till the beginning of October. In August it is usually around 35 and...
by Nonbirira
Jun 27th, '07, 21:58
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Hello My Teacher (SBS, 2005)
Replies: 38
Views: 27916

Help!!

New seed request! A bunch of us are now stuck at episode 8. Would grealy appreciate it if some kind hearted seeder would help us out! Bless your seeder soul! (Yes, I've done the official seeder request route as well.) THANK YOU! :D
by Nonbirira
Jun 24th, '07, 07:00
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Hello My Teacher (SBS, 2005)
Replies: 38
Views: 27916

A HUGE THANK YOU to the seeder who is seeding episode 2! WOW! What a quick response to my request! Greatly appreciate you!
by Nonbirira
Jun 24th, '07, 06:52
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Hello My Teacher (SBS, 2005)
Replies: 38
Views: 27916

Seed, please!

Although this drama is a little old now, there is a group of us who would LOVE to see it! So...would greatly appreciate some seeders (especially for episode 2 - a large group of us have been stuck there for weeks). I promise to seed as well! THANK YOU!! (Mwa! I kiss your feet, oh honorable seeder) :...
by Nonbirira
Jun 21st, '07, 13:45
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: How many ppl here live a depressing life?
Replies: 78
Views: 21218

Anytime, Dreamfall!
by Nonbirira
Jun 21st, '07, 12:05
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: How many ppl here live a depressing life?
Replies: 78
Views: 21218

I'm not sure if younger people are more depressed than older... I just think there is a lot more confusion when you are younger. There are so many uncertainties - and sometimes looking at your future can be quite scary... As you get older you often have a sense of structure and stability in your lif...
by Nonbirira
Jun 20th, '07, 23:47
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: How many ppl here live a depressing life?
Replies: 78
Views: 21218

We live in a broken world where things do not always go as they should. My life rarely goes as planned. But although I've had times of unspeakable sadness I've also experienced unspeakable joy. Through the tough times (yes, I have experienced severe depression) I've continued to believe several thin...
by Nonbirira
Jun 20th, '07, 23:25
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why are long hair actors popular?! EW!!
Replies: 46
Views: 12814

Long hair - short hair - both are fine. Just so long as its clean and it doesn't look like the guy has fussed over it. (A guy with helmet hair - EEWWW!) But, having said that, my husband looks best in SHORT hair. He's Japanese (I'm Canadian) and his hair is just too wirey. He starts looking like a l...
by Nonbirira
Jun 11th, '07, 07:29
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Thank You (MBC, 2007)
Replies: 122
Views: 51000

Actually, I've been trying to track down "Ruler of Your Own World" (I've read some GREAT reviews) but haven't had much luck. Any suggestions? I LOVED 'Thank You" and I'm interested in watching anything that comes close! Thanks.
by Nonbirira
May 26th, '07, 04:01
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Thank You (MBC, 2007)
Replies: 122
Views: 51000

I wish there was some other category other than melodrama/comedy that could be used to describe "Thank You." It's more human drama - just the unfolding of events in the lives of a group of people and sometimes it is hilarious and sometimes it's tragic - just like real life. It will warm your heart a...
by Nonbirira
May 20th, '07, 08:25
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: For non-asians How have you gotten yourself into asian drama
Replies: 81
Views: 19341

I'm a Canadian living in Japan and although I watch Japanese TV I've never been that interested in Japanese dramas. (Sorry to those of you that are Jdrama fans!) However, several years ago "WInter Sonata" was broadcast on Japanese TV (both dubbed and subtitled versions) and WOW, did it ever have an ...
by Nonbirira
May 15th, '07, 00:16
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Thank You (MBC, 2007)
Replies: 122
Views: 51000

"Thank You" is available on VEOH. Up to episode 13 as of yesterday.
by Nonbirira
May 12th, '07, 13:01
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Thank You (MBC, 2007)
Replies: 122
Views: 51000

LOVE "Thank You"!!

"Thank You" has got to be one the best Kdramas I've seen in a while. Great story and incredible acting. (Okay, so I rolled my eyes a bit in the 1st episode - but after that I was hooked!) I can't get over the child actor - she has such an important role and she makes it look so easy. As for the 2 le...