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by ianwarren
Feb 11th, '07, 00:18
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Kelly Osbourne Turning Japanese ITV2
Replies: 44
Views: 18568

first of all they get that waste of space Kelly Osbourne to present it...

then on top of it all they name the series after one of the most offensive possible songs towards Japanese people there is (and play the bloody thing during all the adverts for it)
by ianwarren
Jan 22nd, '07, 18:33
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Most Japanophiles haven't visited Japan yet
Replies: 151
Views: 18774

I don't think it's that simple... I've never met any hardcore Japanophiles though!

Personally I love Japanese culture but the sad truth is that I just can't afford to visit Japan so I immerse myself in the culture that I can afford (namely TV shows, movies, manga etc. etc.)
by ianwarren
Jan 21st, '07, 03:53
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Becky
Replies: 7
Views: 2278

Becky just plays her part, really. I think she had a bit part in Rondo... and didn't act up. Sometimes, she's just a funny person, and I guess you're right, she does try too hard... perhaps it's just her personality. You don't really have to "compensate" for being half in Japan... people, for the m...
by ianwarren
Jan 16th, '07, 19:45
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Becky
Replies: 7
Views: 2278

Becky

For those of you in Japan I just wondered how the general public feel about the actress/singer Becky? I just finished watching Anna-san no Omame and I have to say she is one the wierdest people I've ever come across haha. Is she actually like that personality in interviews and variety shows etc beca...
by ianwarren
Dec 27th, '06, 23:49
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: "I want a korean boyfriend"
Replies: 459
Views: 234104

if anybody is interested in an "I want an English Boyfriend" with a picture of me on it giving a thumbs up... I can knock one up on cafepress in five minutes :D
by ianwarren
Nov 22nd, '06, 01:36
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese stations request file deletions on YouTube
Replies: 25
Views: 6126

this may be a totally pointless comment but I don't think that d-addicts is doing any harm. I mean we seed files that have even kept the programmes sponsors in! I've watched Tiger and Dragon and had a craving for a Coca Cola after I see their logo pop up so they're definately making back their adver...
by ianwarren
Nov 22nd, '06, 01:30
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Yakuza and the Far Right
Replies: 18
Views: 4483

I do find it fascinating how the Yakuza is pretty much tolerated by society though. Coming from England all I have is our version of organised crime which is very subversive and underground. If you ever met a serious criminal you'd probably never even know you'd met him, you certainly wouldn't see h...
by ianwarren
Nov 19th, '06, 23:43
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Yakuza and the Far Right
Replies: 18
Views: 4483

wait... isnt the extreme right also against immigration and mixed marriages as well? I am a bit confused well what I'm saying is that obviously the far right (conservatives) are against mixed marriages and immigration, but Prince of Moles mentioned that ultra-leftists are promising a United country...
by ianwarren
Nov 19th, '06, 20:08
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

If I can relate my experience learning Japanese: I took some books out of the library, but I realised later I was mispronounciating so much... for example I didn't realise that words like 'wakarimasu' would drop the U sound at the end. Add to that I had literally no idea how to pronounce simple word...
by ianwarren
Nov 13th, '06, 01:46
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Proud or embarrassed at your addiction to Drama?
Replies: 250
Views: 30874

Personally speaking I'm proud to say that I watch something a little bit different to everyone else! Especially in the UK where everybody just watches reality TV shows and Friends! I do find it hard to explain exactly what the appeal is though... it's kind of like one of those things where the only ...
by ianwarren
Nov 12th, '06, 01:50
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Yakuza and the Far Right
Replies: 18
Views: 4483

(By the way the extreme left also used to promise a united country through socialism. However, as organizations the yakuza believe they are conservative and traditional [whether this is true or not doesn't really matter], so of the two extreme wings, they tend to choose the right.) . Thanks for the...
by ianwarren
Nov 5th, '06, 01:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Yakuza and the Far Right
Replies: 18
Views: 4483

Yakuza and the Far Right

Hi, I read quite a lot on Japan and obviously seeing as how Japan doesn't seem to be able to make a video game, manga, film or dorama without sneaking the Yakuza in there somewhere :D I thought someone might be able to enlighten me on something. I read that one thing that is different about the Yaku...
by ianwarren
Sep 17th, '06, 17:21
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: YOUR REAL NAMES
Replies: 309
Views: 43821

my name is... Ian Warren (hard to tell from my username I know) :D
by ianwarren
Sep 13th, '06, 01:23
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Raw Egg
Replies: 22
Views: 3935

Raw Egg

I'm sure this is a rather bizzare question but could anyone enlighten me as to how raw egg is served with Japanese food? I always found it strange because in England we are constantly warned that eggs MUST be cooked properly (or your head will explode or something), yet I see on dramas, movies and m...
by ianwarren
Sep 13th, '06, 01:17
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which language to learn first Korean or Chinese
Replies: 73
Views: 22037

sorry guys I mean SPOKEN Korean is one of the hardest languages to learn. Spoken Japanese in comparison is much easier. (I can imagine that a writing system that uses 'symbols' is much harder than a phronetic alphabet like Hangul though! Not to mention 3 alphabets for one language :D ) I've even bee...
by ianwarren
Sep 12th, '06, 01:08
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which language to learn first Korean or Chinese
Replies: 73
Views: 22037

Korean is supposed to be one of the most difficult languages to learn (along with Icelandic :lol )
by ianwarren
Sep 9th, '06, 00:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 223476

weird guy in Densha Otoko

In the series Densha Otoko is there any significance to that guy who messages on the foreum superimposed on scenes around south east Asia wearing a red beret?

Is it some kind of obscure Japanese reference or just wierd character? :scratch:
by ianwarren
Sep 8th, '06, 13:33
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Birthday and 1,000 Cranes!
Replies: 11
Views: 1797

heheh that is awesome... I think i've just worked out my girlfriend's christmas present :D
by ianwarren
Sep 8th, '06, 01:03
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: cell phones
Replies: 55
Views: 10312

I saw on TV that it takes about a year for the phones that are currently available in Japan to get to Europe :-(