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by Aulcard
Aug 22nd, '07, 06:20
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 214604

quashlo wrote: 悩んでいることがあります。
もしあなたが私ならどうしますか?
Just a thought.

Shoudnt that be 私であるなら ?

I suppose it is too late now anyway
by Aulcard
Aug 20th, '07, 14:45
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 214604

:w00t: I think you mean, "nomisugi tewa naranai." (the wa is hiragana ha when you write.) nomisugireba futsukayoi ni naruyo. (it implies you should not drink too much.) nomisugiruto futsukayoi ni naruyo. (It is the same meaning. I usually say this one.) Sorry my bad, I see what you mean, it should ...
by Aulcard
Aug 20th, '07, 10:38
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 214604

> nai wake ni wa ikanai = this is sth i cannot do > zaru wo enai = i have no choice but to do > zu ni wa irarenai = I can´t help but do And how do I say prohibititions?? Like : Don´t drink too much of .... !! Please help!!^^ Onegaishimasu! ~nai wake ni ha ikanai and zaru wo enai are basically the s...
by Aulcard
Mar 10th, '07, 10:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hana Yori Dango Season 2
Replies: 8217
Views: 1028124

I cant believe episode 10... damn that umi!! If this season ends without doumyouji and makino being together, someone is going to have to pay! :cussing: There is nothing worse than a totally dissapointing ending. I just want that umi to get what is coming to her (being cussed out by doumyouji) and f...
by Aulcard
Jan 26th, '07, 18:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Karei-naru Ichizoku
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

All I can say about this show is that the Japanese is ridiculously hard to understand. For me, anyway. I only have a vague idea of what is going on. Even my friend who is much more skillful than me at Japanese said it was hard to understand. It seems interesting and I like the music a lot, although ...
by Aulcard
Dec 29th, '06, 05:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Most Japanophiles haven't visited Japan yet
Replies: 151
Views: 18830

Wow. I cant believe this thread has grown by 5 pages since yesterday! I can certainly understand many of the things that have been said, like from the realist point of view of 'how does it affect you' or the moralist point of view 'everyone has the freedom to choose their interests'. Despite that th...
by Aulcard
Dec 28th, '06, 09:23
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Most Japanophiles haven't visited Japan yet
Replies: 151
Views: 18830

i don't think that just because you're an anime or jpop freak means that you can't be interested in japan as a country, too. I mean, i love jdorama (though i also like kdoramas too), i like anime, manga, and jpop/jrock, which i'm sure puts me under the catogary of japanophile, BUT, it's not like i ...
by Aulcard
Dec 28th, '06, 04:36
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Most Japanophiles haven't visited Japan yet
Replies: 151
Views: 18830

I think we really need to make a distinction between atleast two types of Japanophiles. Those who are genuinly interested in Japan as a nation, enjoy perhaps socializing with Japanese people and probably have some interest in Japanese culture and history. Likely to enjoy living and working in Japan....
by Aulcard
Dec 13th, '06, 00:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 585045

Re: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile [Flame free version]

You must be listening to "Orchestra du Nodame Live", because the OST does not contain the Chopin Etude. Yeah you are right. What uh.. is the actual difference? Was there a live performance of the pieces in the show or something? Or was it only the 'performances' in the show that are on it? I can't ...
by Aulcard
Dec 12th, '06, 05:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 585045

mizune wrote:BTW, I spoliered that last comment/question of yours... :fear:
Ah yeah sorry about that. I have never used spoiler tags before so it is not really a natural reaction for me to consider them... sorry to anyone who accidentally read my spoiler comments :|
by Aulcard
Dec 12th, '06, 01:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 585045

[Discussion] Nodame Cantabile [Flame free version]

I don't know what went on in the other discussion thread, and I don't care. What I do want to do is discuss Nodame Cantabile. Is this ok? If not, please delete this thread Mr Mod person. The piece performed by Nodame at the end of episode 09 was absolutely spectacular. I think whoever actually playe...
by Aulcard
Dec 9th, '06, 03:07
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Dictionary
Replies: 7
Views: 2022

http://jlookup.aumaan.no-ip.org/

I use this dictionary program. Like many offline dictionaries it uses EDICT. I just happen to like this one because it isnt as buggy as the KanjiBrowze EDICT dictionary.

Also unlike KanjiBrowze, JLookup is free.
by Aulcard
Dec 4th, '06, 01:54
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: December 3 JLPT Anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 7399

My friend took JLPT level 1 yesterday. She seemed less than optimistic about the test. Infact she thinks she will fail. I was shocked to learn that the test went for 5 hours! That is crazy. I dont know anyone who could effectively be tested for that long without losing concentration completely. She ...
by Aulcard
Nov 24th, '06, 03:02
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: YOUR FAVOURITE JAPANESE GESTURE
Replies: 45
Views: 11830

Since living in Japan I have started using some of the gestures as well. Pointing to my noise, finger batsu, sometimes full arm batsu (if I am joking around usually), japanese style 'come here' wave, waving my hand to mean 'no', the 'peace' sign when in photos. When I go back to australia next year ...
by Aulcard
Nov 20th, '06, 08:19
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Bittorent Client Recommendations
Replies: 347
Views: 125714

I have only used Azureus and UTorrent. I switched to UTorrent because Azureus uses CPU power like a **** and crashes occasionally. Probably the only thing I dont like about UTorrent is that there appears to be no option to disable that annoying popup balloon that comes up to inform you that a downlo...
by Aulcard
Nov 20th, '06, 01:31
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What Makes You Watch a New / Unknown Drama?
Replies: 109
Views: 18775

n. Other I just download the first episode of all of the new Dramas of the season. I briefly look through each one and determine which few look the most interesting and watch the first episode. Those that interest me I continue to watch, those that dont I discontinue watching. Whether I find it inte...
by Aulcard
Nov 19th, '06, 06:28
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

Not to mention that being able to listen and understand as well as speak in Japanese requires actual conversation practice. For example I know some Japanese girls who have been studying english for 7 years and can read and write, but can barely hold a conversation and generally cannot understand muc...
by Aulcard
Nov 14th, '06, 05:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Kdramas and the Jdrama fan... Opinions, Recommendations?
Replies: 46
Views: 7329

U must be a huge korean drama fan? Actually I only watch JDrama, since I cant speak Korean and dont like subs. Perhaps JDramas are a little different, but what I have seen so far (not so much) it seems to go something like this: Romance related drama: Main characters end up together Comedy related ...
by Aulcard
Nov 14th, '06, 01:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Kdramas and the Jdrama fan... Opinions, Recommendations?
Replies: 46
Views: 7329

Kdramas and the Jdrama fan... Opinions, Recommendations?

[mod edit: Discussion split from the Jdramas without Moralistic tone thread] I know this makes me kind of lame, but if I watch a romance centered drama and the main male and female characters dont end up together, I am dissapointed. That is because what interests me isnt the suspense of who will en...
by Aulcard
Nov 11th, '06, 03:16
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 s...
by Aulcard
Nov 10th, '06, 00:54
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stop Whale Killing !!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8876

Whoa let's get some facts in first. It was the Europeans and the Americans that more or less hunted the whales to extinction in the 19th century. Why the heck were European and American whaling boats in the eastern Pacific and the Indian Ocean in the 19th century? They more or less hunted the ones ...
by Aulcard
Nov 8th, '06, 05:07
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: December 3 JLPT Anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 7399

Most Japanese textbooks seem to reflect the test-orientated nature of education in Japan. Chapters are broken up into grammar as if you can force a certain order of acquisition on a student and expect them to proficiently use that which they read and memorize. And by "use" I mean tick the proper bo...
by Aulcard
Nov 7th, '06, 12:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Teppan Shoujo Akane!!
Replies: 60
Views: 17723

Hot damn this show is boring. I mean seriously. I tried watching episode 03 and gave up out of boredom. It is so repetitive and predictable. Once the special/trademark moves started coming out, like the finger pointing, walking in with the teppan, that old guy eating the ingredients and the whole.. ...
by Aulcard
Nov 7th, '06, 12:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
Replies: 445
Views: 101300

The song that was aired in the car in the Ko/Yuko scene? It was a song from the californian group "Red Hot Chili Peppers", but I can't remember which song it is exactly...Oo Uh.. dont you mean 'Beautiful People' by Marylin Manson? I didnt hear any chili peppers songs in the episode, but in the car ...
by Aulcard
Nov 7th, '06, 06:28
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: December 3 JLPT Anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 7399

I find that although kanji is probably the thing I find easiest to learn, because I am lazy and dont study enough, read or write enough I constantly forget. I must have learnt then forgotten 500 kanji in the last few months. I guess the problem is that I find written study so atrociously boring. I l...
by Aulcard
Nov 7th, '06, 00:43
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stop Whale Killing !!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8876

Stuff Dude you are awesome. I am only in general against whaling because of the overuse of the species as a resource. Hunting something into exctintion is retarded. It is the same with overfishing using massive trawlers etc. I think resources should be managed, not abused. At the same time I think ...
by Aulcard
Nov 5th, '06, 09:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
Replies: 445
Views: 101300

Well I must admit the word 'molester' never occured to me, but I do agree that the brother has something wierd about him. Couldnt really figure out what though. But from now on I will definitely be looking at him differently.. But anyway to be serious... Despite my earlier comments (how ever many pa...
by Aulcard
Nov 5th, '06, 08:39
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stop Whale Killing !!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8876

I know this thread is about -stopping- whaling but uh.. reading it and seeing that tasty picture tempted me to buy whale again today. And so I did..
by Aulcard
Nov 5th, '06, 01:52
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stop Whale Killing !!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8876

I have eaten whale a couple of times while in Japan.

I know its bad.

But oh so tasty.
by Aulcard
Oct 24th, '06, 00:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
Replies: 445
Views: 101300

i share your view on this 1! that 1st ep of sapuri SEEMED better. in the end it was a disappointment because itoh misaki cant really act and there's no chemistry between the 2 leads. i watched ep 2 of tatta and things are picking up! as said by so many fans... i still think kamenashi can act, but h...
by Aulcard
Oct 23rd, '06, 13:11
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: December 3 JLPT Anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 7399

I was going to take level 2 but then decided against it. Due to laziness on my part, which is to say, too much drama (and video games... and going to the pub) and not enough study, I seriously doubt I could pass on the kanji requirement. Oh man I have forgotten so many kanji.. I am not too worried a...
by Aulcard
Oct 23rd, '06, 13:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] 14 Sai no Haha / 14-year-old Mother
Replies: 237
Views: 59773

Although I have barely scratched the surface of this seasons dramas as of yet (havent really had the time), I must admit 14 sai no haha is currently my favourite. Only episode 2 and the emotional content is full on! No messing around in this series... my rating is: Awesome. Also the target audience ...
by Aulcard
Oct 23rd, '06, 12:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
Replies: 445
Views: 101300

Meh. I watched the first half of episode 1 and quickly became bored and tried some other series instead. It wasnt anything in particular, just that the first impression I got was not one to keep me interested. Though I am probably being rash in my judgement, the first episode of Sapuri seemed more i...
by Aulcard
Oct 22nd, '06, 08:29
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which language to learn first Korean or Chinese
Replies: 73
Views: 22087

I am currently studying at a university in Japan. One of the Korean students also studying here was trying to encourage me to learn Korean... despite having told me numerous times that the pronunciation was extremely difficult for foriegners to learn. She tested me on some pronunciation and I just c...
by Aulcard
Sep 23rd, '06, 13:10
Forum: Travel
Topic: a question for the people who live (or lived) in Japan
Replies: 89
Views: 29084

whenver, whatever, i lived in japan for one year, touched its reality and i think its the best country on earth, cant wait to get back ;D I have to return to Australia in 4 months.... I don't want to go back, I want to stay in Japan! :cry: However I certainly wouldnt say that Japan is the best plac...
by Aulcard
Sep 20th, '06, 04:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 58158

Well, now that it has finally come to a close, my final thought for Kekkon Dekinai Otoko is: I want kuwano's apartment. Oh, how I want it. Furniture included. .. Also a job that pays enough to support a place like that.
by Aulcard
Sep 19th, '06, 01:51
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: will you marry someone with different religion
Replies: 213
Views: 49420

Let me clear one thing up about atheism. In its simple form, the basic belief in spirituality is looked upon a being totally illogical. That is why the XBox analogy is not only correct, but yes if a person believes in spirituality, then the atheist will react negatively, and with vigor. That is why...
by Aulcard
Sep 18th, '06, 01:59
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: will you marry someone with different religion
Replies: 213
Views: 49420

I wouldn't marry anybody who seriously followed any religion at all. If they follow a religion, they are almost inevitably intolerant, brain-washed, unrealistic, narrow-minded and, with some religions, cruel. You know I dont know if it is just me, but the instant I read that the first thing that ca...
by Aulcard
Sep 18th, '06, 01:29
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dedicated Site for Asian variety shows
Replies: 42
Views: 11554

I voted to keep them at d-addicts. For two reasons I guess. Though I did just wake up like 5 minutes ago so I am not sure if my reasoning is entirely sound. First that it would be more work to maintain. Secondly because it would split the community into two different groups. Not that I am saying peo...
by Aulcard
Sep 17th, '06, 10:05
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: What blood type are you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2804

The whole Japanese blood type theory is somewhat amusingly shot down when a foreigner is asked their blood type and infact has a personality that totally defies the theory. Of course then I suppose it could be argued that it is only relevant to Japanese. It is also interesting how many paper forms w...
by Aulcard
Sep 17th, '06, 09:19
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: cell phones
Replies: 55
Views: 10344

I should clarify. I meant what characters appear when you hit what numbers in what sequence? And how does one intiate Kanji? Does that make more sense. In another words to get a hiragana "ga" you hit X sequence of numbers, to turn that in to "perfume" you hit x key to convert it. Ok I get what you ...
by Aulcard
Sep 14th, '06, 14:01
Forum: Travel
Topic: a question for the people who live (or lived) in Japan
Replies: 89
Views: 29084

What exactly is a 'Japanohphile' ? I have heard the term but dont know specifically what it means. Are you referring to one of those 'I'm turning Japanese' western people? I dont like them. That is not to say I have a problem with people liking Japan, I love Japan and various Japan-related things. B...
by Aulcard
Sep 13th, '06, 12:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Dare yori mo mama wo aisu
Replies: 11
Views: 11243

I think you missed out. If not the series, I would at least watch that one ep where everything gets resolved with subs... ^_^; ... Just as Papa made sacrifices for Mama and the family well-being, Mama has done the same... just in a different way. Yeah, I did pick up from the RAWs that mama had also...
by Aulcard
Sep 13th, '06, 07:55
Forum: Travel
Topic: a question for the people who live (or lived) in Japan
Replies: 89
Views: 29084

How about people who watch ridiculous amounts of Jdrama? That would basically just be someone who watches way too much television. Does it make you an otaku? I didnt think TV-otakus existed.
by Aulcard
Sep 13th, '06, 01:39
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: cell phones
Replies: 55
Views: 10344

Uh.. ok.. wierd. I was positive I posted a reply in this thread already about japanese mobies and text messaging... ? I guess it never got through or .. whatever. Or got deleted? Anyway if it appears I have doubled posted this, for whatever reason, for me my old post doesnt show up. Anyway, as for a...
by Aulcard
Sep 13th, '06, 01:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Dare yori mo mama wo aisu
Replies: 11
Views: 11243

I must admit I seriously disliked the mama character for a large part of the series. I was quite dissapointed in how they finally handled the issue the family was having with her. After her being so cold toward the children with her inability to listen to what they had to say, always just saying she...
by Aulcard
Sep 13th, '06, 01:03
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: If you had three wishes, what would they be?
Replies: 168
Views: 50603

Well you said no money and wealth, so anything else is fine, right? I mean were talking genie in a bottle here, or just 'I wish I had these things?' Genie version: 1) Mastery of all world languages 2) Free of the human weaknesses, eg: no need to sleep, eat, exercize, excrete. Dont forget stuff I hav...
by Aulcard
Sep 12th, '06, 02:16
Forum: Travel
Topic: a question for the people who live (or lived) in Japan
Replies: 89
Views: 29084

@pokute: Ah yeah. I had forgotten about that one. Cant let those evil men come and steal their precious babies away and everything you know... :P But seriously, I also agree with doink-chan. I am sure any existing animosity towards potential mates by the partners parents would only be magnified in t...
by Aulcard
Sep 11th, '06, 12:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Dare yori mo mama wo aisu
Replies: 11
Views: 11243

[Discussion] Dare yori mo mama wo aisu

I was surprised to find that there was no discussion thread for this series, since there has been one for every other series I have watched recently. Unless there actually is one and I am totally blind. If so please delete this thread or something. Anyway, now that the season is over, I was wonderin...
by Aulcard
Sep 11th, '06, 03:55
Forum: Travel
Topic: a question for the people who live (or lived) in Japan
Replies: 89
Views: 29084

I havent experienced any racism/prejudice in japan, but my friend has experienced exactly what I had heard previously before coming to Japan. He is in a serious relationship with a japanese woman. Once it became apparent that they were serious and he intended to marry her and he wanted to live in ja...
by Aulcard
Sep 10th, '06, 03:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] My Boss My Hero
Replies: 488
Views: 155298

Argh, I cant wait to see the next episode! A week of waiting will be drama-suspense agony... I guess it was only a matter of time before everything came out in the open... I wonder if everyone will forgive makio in the end in a typical emotional drama scene where they recall the person he was during...
by Aulcard
Sep 8th, '06, 08:55
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What languages do you know?
Replies: 485
Views: 112203

I envy people who can speak multiple languages, especially with fluency! I have been studying Japanese for two and a half years, and have lived in Japan for the last 5 months. Not that I would say I have managed to become in any way fluent. For example, when watching drama it heavily depends on the ...
by Aulcard
Sep 6th, '06, 09:31
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Just some thoughts related to Japanese Culture/media
Replies: 9
Views: 2754

Re: Just some thoughts related to Japanese Culture/media

If a foreigner and another foreigner in Japan come face to face on the side walk - is that an automatic hello? Or nice to meet you? Wouldn't that be very akward? I have only had the 'gaijin greet' two times. Once was by a guy at uni, so its not really the same. He is a canadian, however being austr...
by Aulcard
Sep 6th, '06, 03:53
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: cell phones
Replies: 55
Views: 10344

$500 AU for a phone? Nah.... I actually just recently bought an Australian phone from eBay. A Nokia 5140i, it's a cellphone that isn't sold in America yet, and I paid $125 AU shipped, which is less than $100 USD. If you actually go into a phone store in australia to buy a phone outright its a littl...
by Aulcard
Sep 2nd, '06, 02:26
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: cell phones
Replies: 55
Views: 10344

I have a toshiba W4IT (AU phone). I have no idea about fancy features like tilt sensor, position locator etc. If it does or doesnt have those things I dont really care, I bought this phone because it has a 3.3GB hard disk to which I can rip music CDs. Coolest thing ever I think, since now I dont nee...
by Aulcard
Aug 31st, '06, 09:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 58158

This is the only drama other than my boss my hero that I immediately download and watch when I see the torrent listed. I dont bother watching either of those shows on tv though, since I have a small crappy tv with bad sound and not digital. I much prefer to watch the high quality copies available fr...
by Aulcard
Dec 17th, '05, 07:08
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: TRACKER (Problems and Solutions)
Replies: 629
Views: 160857

I am trying to download the Densha Otoko RAW torrents, however I just keep getting 'Scrape error: no route to host: connect' in Azureus. But there should be no reason for it.. I have downloaded plenty of stuff from D-Addicts before without problem, and nothing has changed since then... And the fact ...