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by Rakkie
Mar 9th, '12, 07:06
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Non Asian Dramas
Replies: 4
Views: 2219

I think the original poster meant non-english dramas. Here are some of the series I know that have actually have english subtitles: Heimat (Germany) Forbidden Love / Verbotene Liebe (Germany) - ongoing Spiral (France) Braquo (France) Wallander (Sweden) Innocently Convicted (Sweden) Beck (Sweden) The...
by Rakkie
Dec 8th, '07, 09:45
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Free sample - Korean Drama DVD (US/Canada Only)
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

Free sample - Korean Drama DVD (US/Canada Only)

I grabbed this link from one of my DVD bargain forums:

http://yaentertainment.com/freedvd.html

It looks legitimate to me, and seems to have no strings attached,
but I can't confirm because I'm not in US/Canada.

Enjoy! :D
by Rakkie
Aug 29th, '07, 03:52
Forum: International Community
Topic: Australian D-Addicts
Replies: 786
Views: 131026

why don't you just upgrade plans with Optus?
then you don't have to pay any cancellation fees.

i am on the optus cable 20/40 plan, so i get 60gb a month for $60 (i think its $70 now),
which seems reasonable to me.
but i heard they are canceling these plans soon, so don't wait too long.
by Rakkie
Jul 15th, '07, 06:13
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Korean Sauna (Jjimjilbang)
Replies: 9
Views: 4659

i've been to them plenty of times (it is cheap accommodation for the night!) it's pretty weird the first time, being the only white guy and having to be naked in front of all these korean men staring at you, but after that i got used to it. some of the rooms i saw were saunas, icy cold rooms, rooms ...
by Rakkie
May 16th, '07, 02:53
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: [Discussion] Nihongo dekimasu on NHK
Replies: 7
Views: 14185

if you have usenet access, the first 5 episodes are available on alt.binaries.world-languages
under the name "Getting Into Nihongo".

However it's entirely in Japanese without subtitles, so I'm already getting a little lost.
by Rakkie
Jan 11th, '07, 12:10
Forum: Other Korean TV Shows
Topic: Arirang TV "Let's Learn Korean"
Replies: 35
Views: 38995

Hello! 안녕하세요 is from EBS. S1 is presented by Richard Harris (who has written some good Korean books too) and a native Korean who speaks only Korean in the show. I would say it is aimed at the advanced beginner. S2 starts at the very beginning and is roughly the equivalent of LSK S2. This (Korean) li...
by Rakkie
Jan 11th, '07, 04:43
Forum: Other Korean TV Shows
Topic: Arirang TV "Let's Learn Korean"
Replies: 35
Views: 38995

Other than the omnilounge ones you've previously mentioned, I've never seen the other S1 episodes on any P2P sites, including my chinese and korean sites. Here's the list of korean language videos i've seen floating around on the net Hello! 안녕하세요 - Season 1 - 130 episodes Hello! 안녕하세요 - Season 2 - 1...
by Rakkie
Jan 7th, '07, 01:13
Forum: Other Korean TV Shows
Topic: Arirang TV "Let's Learn Korean"
Replies: 35
Views: 38995

You can watch season 3 directly from the arirang site (http://www.arirangtv.com),
in the video on demand section.

and it looks like seirin is putting up S3 episodes up on her clubbox as well.
by Rakkie
Jan 5th, '07, 00:23
Forum: Other Korean TV Shows
Topic: Arirang TV "Let's Learn Korean"
Replies: 35
Views: 38995

is anyone else watching season 3 that is currently airing?

what do you think of the new hosts/format?
by Rakkie
Nov 18th, '06, 04:06
Forum: Other Korean TV Shows
Topic: Arirang TV "Let's Learn Korean"
Replies: 35
Views: 38995

There's also two seasons of Hello 안녕하세요 (EBS) for learning Korean. Each season is 130 episodes long. Season 1 is suitable for advanced elementary to intermediate. Season 2 is suitable for beginners. There also is another show for absolute beginners called Traveller's Korean, available on Arirang. I ...
by Rakkie
Nov 11th, '06, 01:14
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stop Whale Killing !!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8876

Interesting that no one seems to have mentioned what I think is the most important point. Here in Aus we generally consider the whale to be one of the most intelligent animals and eating it would be repugnant and akin to eating dolphin (or do people eat dolphin in other countries too?) That's why so...
by Rakkie
Nov 9th, '06, 22:09
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Home-made Jumong DVD cover
Replies: 13
Views: 6884

there are dvd box sets of jumong already out (i saw them at my local korean video store) so couldn't someone just scan those to save you guys a lot of effort? they look quite nice.
by Rakkie
Nov 5th, '06, 00:37
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Best history K-Drama for starters
Replies: 10
Views: 10118

All of the these series have excellent stories so you really can't go wrong. Even though they're 50+ episodes most don't seem to drag the way some kdramas do. Maybe watch Dae Jang Geum first if you're a girl, and Damo if you're a guy. I'm gonna vote for Damo coz of it's short length. Oh and the prod...
by Rakkie
Oct 19th, '06, 21:59
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: KSOTM for October 2006: Green Rose
Replies: 48
Views: 35335

i'm willing to seed Green Rose, but it looks like you're only doing the 700mb SDTV version?

I have the 350mb DVD rip version but no one else seems to be seeding it.
by Rakkie
Oct 10th, '06, 08:32
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Any Good Korean Crime Thrillers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5634

Ey, i am missing something? :unsure:
How come no one has mentioned Oldboy?

It's the only Korean film in the IMDB Top 250.

I thought it was excellent, but is probably a bit much for some people.
by Rakkie
Oct 4th, '06, 01:59
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: K-movies discussion
Replies: 501
Views: 105369

i just watched the teen comedy Dasepo Naughty Girls. man, that is a weird one!!

it's sorta like sex is zero or the wet dreams series but much stranger.
i guess you have to have had read the comic.
by Rakkie
Sep 13th, '06, 02:59
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: If you had three wishes, what would they be?
Replies: 168
Views: 50598

1) the ability to make any woman fall in or out of love with me
2) er... the ability to stop the boyfriends/husbands of the above women getting jealous/violent :P
3) world peace or something to compensate for my incredibly selfish first 2 wishes.
by Rakkie
Sep 13th, '06, 02:43
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which language to learn first Korean or Chinese
Replies: 73
Views: 22076

i learn both chinese and korean. to start with korean is the easiest because of the alphabet, but it quickly becomes much harder than chinese. in chinese i spend a lot of time memorising the characters but the grammar is generally pretty easy. full korean (with full hanja, all the grammar rules and ...
by Rakkie
Sep 9th, '06, 04:24
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: "I want a korean boyfriend"
Replies: 459
Views: 234773

Some interesting statistics about korean and interracial marriage... 54.2% of Koreans Positive About Interracial Marriages http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/200604/kt2006041217452253460.htm More than half of Koreans are willing to get married to foreigners, showing a change in perception toward intern...
by Rakkie
Sep 9th, '06, 02:25
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: D-Addicts Fans of (American) Football - Fantasy & NFL
Replies: 19
Views: 5953

I thought I'd just share a perspective from someone who isn't American. Here is Aus we call it gridiron. We already have four other types of football (AFL, Union, League, Soccer) so it's too confusing to call it football as well. The only game they show here is the Superbowl and maybe some weekly hi...
by Rakkie
Aug 22nd, '06, 03:03
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can you tell asians apart?
Replies: 124
Views: 28394

I thought it was really easy... until i got my results - 2 out of 18!! strange because i have no problem guessing where asian students in my classes are from, even before i hear what language they speak. i think a test asking where white people are from would be much harder (for instance, i don't th...
by Rakkie
Aug 1st, '06, 10:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Orange Days
Replies: 218
Views: 81229

i saw this series about a year ago and loved the main story line, but there is something that is still bugging me... Keita - they just seemed to write him out of the story. Instead of the lame bad boy / nice girl secondary romance with Shohei and Akane, it would have been far more interesting if the...
by Rakkie
Jul 30th, '06, 00:13
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "Western guy goes finding love in Asia" doramas?
Replies: 36
Views: 9080

it does seem perfectly acceptable for the japanese/korean men to sleep with white women in dramas however... as long as they don't make any type of commitment. i've seen plenty of dramas where the playboy will go overseas and be seen with white girls, but he has no problem ditching them in about 30 ...
by Rakkie
Jul 25th, '06, 07:12
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: If you are allowed to watch only one drama, wat would it be?
Replies: 168
Views: 34215

although i have many favourites, a lot of them don't stand up to 2nd or 3rd repeat viewings because you already know the plot twists. here's my picks and i have watched each multiple times: america: my so-called life (brutally realistic high school drama) australia: seachange china/hk: haven't watch...
by Rakkie
Jul 19th, '06, 00:14
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: J-Drama Circle Australia - receive 100s of DVDs in the mail
Replies: 189
Views: 37638

Is it still taking about 2 months per person? I'm interested, but I don't think I can wait over a year for it. Are there any drama mini-circles that have less people and less dvds (and less waiting)? In addition to a lot of the series already mentioned here I have some of the longer 50+ episode dram...
by Rakkie
Jul 7th, '06, 01:42
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: The Gifts!
Replies: 26
Views: 3006

If you're from New York it's easy, just go to the nearest souvenir shop and pick up some of those mini statue of liberty things.

Other than that, packs of Hershey's kisses are always popular because ppl like it's hard to get them outside of america.
by Rakkie
Jul 3rd, '06, 04:08
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: It is illegal to be a Communist in South Korea
Replies: 39
Views: 12129

I meant mild considering they are still technically at war with their communist neighbours.
by Rakkie
Jul 3rd, '06, 02:07
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: It is illegal to be a Communist in South Korea
Replies: 39
Views: 12129

* Citizens may not join an organization with aims to overthrow the government; Seems reasonable enough, unless they use it as an excuse to weed out other political parties. I'd prefer to see it worded 'violently overthrow' instead of 'overthrow'. * Citizens may not create, distribute or possess mat...
by Rakkie
Jun 30th, '06, 03:51
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2006 – city rankings
Replies: 9
Views: 4136

Here's the longer tables for cost of living and quality of life in 2006: COST OF LIVING March 2006 / March 2005 / City / Country / March 2006 / March 2005 1 4 MOSCOW Russia 123.9 119 2 5 SEOUL South Korea 121.7 115.4 3 1 TOKYO Japan 119.1 134.7 4 9 HONG KONG Hong Kong 116.3 109.5 5 3 LONDON United K...
by Rakkie
Jun 20th, '06, 14:29
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Jumong (MBC, 2006) historical drama
Replies: 88
Views: 65284

what other historical 'action' kdramas have been subbed?

damo
emperor of the sea
immortal lee soon shin (for tv only?)

did genghis khan get subbed?

anyway thank you to any subbers of these types of series, i love them!
by Rakkie
Jun 20th, '06, 13:46
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any "gay" dramas?
Replies: 233
Views: 211157

I'm very sure that there was no gay innuendo in this drama... at least that's what I think. [img]http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/2840/haha8ed.th.jpg[/img] :P :P okay, that's a bit out of context, but Akira does seem to have some bisexual tendencies at least, i can't put it all down to cultural d...
by Rakkie
Jun 3rd, '06, 07:18
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: If you want more Lee Da Hae, don`t miss Green Rose
Replies: 26
Views: 13199

There is another version of Green Rose too, mine is by Asian Files and each episode is 350mb with english subtitles built in. I got it last year but the torrent site seems to have disappeared :-( Might be worth looking out for if you can't find the 200mb version. I liked Lee Dae Hee since Sweet 18, ...
by Rakkie
May 30th, '06, 12:21
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Post your pictures thread!!! Post them!
Replies: 3136
Views: 710444

hmm, i looked at the last couple pages of photos so i guess it is only fair if i post mine...

anyway here i am (the camera has some filter turned on, that's why the colours are weird):
by Rakkie
May 26th, '06, 12:22
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: possible? Good grades & watch dramas?
Replies: 123
Views: 23998

some interesting posts here. watching kdrama has definitely affected my grades. it led me to change campuses so i could study korean and chinese and am now barely passing my units because i completely suck at asian languages! but i love it and i'm sticking with it. surprising i don't find watching k...
by Rakkie
May 18th, '06, 13:30
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MySPACE ... friends and community
Replies: 186
Views: 34157

how is myspace different to friendster and hi5 type sites?
i dont really see the need to change since i haven't met anyone that uses myspace yet.

is it like an american thing or something? all the asian people i meet use friendster (or cyworld if they're korean)
by Rakkie
May 18th, '06, 13:23
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: For non-asians How have you gotten yourself into asian drama
Replies: 81
Views: 19463

I think I answered this on another thread, but I downloaded "Full House" for my
sister thinking it was that bad 80s sitcom from America (she was into the olsen twins).

I'd never watched a tv show with subtitles before that point.
Little did i know what i was in store for...
by Rakkie
Apr 8th, '06, 08:41
Forum: Travel
Topic: Studying in Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 11731

congrats on getting in. i definitely recommend staying on campus if you are only here for one semester, it's by far the easiest way to make friends. most Aussie students are quite young (17/18 in first year) and stick to their school friends, but if you stay on campus you get to meet all the interna...
by Rakkie
Mar 20th, '06, 06:27
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: How did you get introduced to K-Drama?
Replies: 185
Views: 40004

A few years ago my little sister was into the Olsen twins so I thought I would download a couple episodes of the 80s series Full House to show her where they started out. I still remember what went through my head as I opened the episode? - Why does it look like it was shot on a camcorder? - Why are...
by Rakkie
Mar 11th, '06, 09:08
Forum: Travel
Topic: Studying in Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 11731

hehe, don't ask a native Melbournian about Melbourne, they're desperate to prove the city is just as important as Sydney. That is not to say it's a bad city you just tend to get a somewhat biased view. It does tend to hold a lot of events (Formula 1, Aus Open, C'wealth Games) to try and compensate f...
by Rakkie
Mar 9th, '06, 22:27
Forum: Chinese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: The Myth 2005
Replies: 21
Views: 10337

can someone explain to me that when you introduce ancient characters in a Chinese movie why do you have to introduce supernatural powers into the characters (like jumping 20 feet, bouncing off water/trees, etc)? it seems like every Chinese epic does this (CTHD,Hero,etc), but Korean ones like Emperor...
by Rakkie
Mar 6th, '06, 11:06
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: [C/Tw/SgDrama] Chinese Paladin (CTS/MCS, 2004)
Replies: 167
Views: 65544

are there any english softsubs anywhere? i copied episodes 1 to 38 (rmvb) off my Chinese housemates, but they don't have any subtitles.

i only have 1gb download/month at the moment so i can't dl the hardsub series again :(
by Rakkie
Jan 24th, '06, 06:36
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Interracial dating... your views?
Replies: 342
Views: 69275

Just read the whole thread. As expected in a english-speaking forum dedicated to asian dramas the vast majority of people seem to be for interracial dating. I don't think that d-addicts is representative of the general population at large unfortunately. A lot of people seem to be confusing cultural ...
by Rakkie
Nov 4th, '05, 01:17
Forum: International Community
Topic: Australian D-Addicts
Replies: 786
Views: 131026

The TPG business plans offer true unlimited, but I think you need an ABN to get them. The 1.5mb plan is $150/month (yeah, it's expensive, but so is any true unlimited).

Other than that your best bet is to go with someone like Exetel who only charge $1 for every gb over your limit.
by Rakkie
Aug 25th, '05, 08:13
Forum: Other Chinese TV Shows
Topic: FREE Streaming Chinese TV
Replies: 95
Views: 108872

you can capture it easily with a program called GetAsfStream,

i start it recording and then use my xbox to watch it on my tv

now i have asian channel [v] on my tv... awesome!
by Rakkie
Aug 21st, '05, 06:30
Forum: International Community
Topic: Australian D-Addicts
Replies: 786
Views: 131026

I'm currently at Monash in Vic,
happy to trade (even for blanks)
if anyone wants to.