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by Jeshka
Oct 29th, '08, 21:08
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How About J-Actresses/Actors you DON'T like??
Replies: 398
Views: 165090

I can't watch anything with Ueto Aya. She plays it SO cute and SO perky that I actually become nauseated. Even 30 second commercials featuring her make me a bit queasy. XrayZ wrote: the entire prett-boy cast of that gay vampire show... Ooh, that sounds good. What's the name of that drama? :whistling...
by Jeshka
Oct 2nd, '08, 02:22
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do you like to sleep with your T.V on??
Replies: 17
Views: 3953

I prefer to fall asleep with my TV on--I set it to shut off after 90 minutes or so. To be honest, I'm kinda embarrassed to share my sleeping habits. Let's see...really soothing, slow voices help me relax, so I usually watch home shopping programs. Or, I listen to yoga programs on You Tube (though I ...
by Jeshka
Aug 31st, '08, 04:38
Forum: Travel
Topic: Planning a trip to Japan and just need some help, please?
Replies: 50
Views: 25718

Ephesus wrote: ... but if you do. Stay in Hida Takayama the whole time. It's the hottest hot of hotness. Thanks for the recommendation, Ephesus! I went on a day trip there and had a nice time.:thumright: Visiting Hida no Sato was excellent! If anyone is into trains, my recommendation is the Hida lin...
by Jeshka
Aug 31st, '08, 04:06
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hiroshima!
Replies: 17
Views: 13565

Hiroshima's a really nice city! I've been twice and loved it. If you're in the city when the the Hiroshima Carp (the city's professional baseball team) are playing, GO! I saw games both times and had a ridiculous amount of fun. Even if you aren't a big baseball fan, you'll have a GREAT time. The fan...
by Jeshka
Aug 31st, '07, 13:23
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who was your first celebrity crush?
Replies: 154
Views: 30149

Namasta wrote: I think it was Gale Hansen from Dead Poets Society. How crushy was he! ALL my friends liked him, but I was an early Ethan Hawke fan. He was artfully plastered all over my locker in ...th grade. Star Candy wrote: I remember I wanted Gilbert from "Anne of Green Gables" Didn't we all. ap...
by Jeshka
Jun 19th, '07, 11:45
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who was your first celebrity crush?
Replies: 154
Views: 30149

This thread is refreshingly honest. Perhaps embarrassingly so. I'm in! Though I recoil at the thought of Michael Jackson (sorry, MitsukaiKuroi), I do understand the subtle appeal of Mr. Spock. I, too, have dabbled in the Trek--Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher--WOW! But, long before Star Trek, I was int...
by Jeshka
Jun 11th, '07, 12:07
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Tanaka Koki
Replies: 182
Views: 62082

cherryaddict, thank you for the great pictures! I didn't realize Koki had a thread here! :cheers: Over the past year or so, Koki went from my least favorite to my *almost* favorite member of KAT-TUN (while Akanishi was aways, Koki took over as substitute favorite--but now that Akanish's back...who w...
by Jeshka
Jun 2nd, '07, 14:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] LIAR GAME (All Seasons)
Replies: 937
Views: 304688

I have really enjoyed this drama so far--sort of intrigue lite. I love the soundtrack, the camera work, the lighting, the Matsuda Shota. He can be my personal belonging anytime. A few people have mentioned that they find Nao a little annoying. Oddly enough, I find her naivete (did I spell that right...
by Jeshka
Apr 25th, '07, 05:57
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: How do YOU feel TODAY?
Replies: 429
Views: 119058

Ohhhh god....... I'm an high school English teacher in Japan. I just started at a new school, and I was really excited because a teacher asked me to visit his class. I showed up to class and greeted the students. Suddenly, the teacher walked out. He just left me! :pale: There I was, standing in fron...
by Jeshka
Jan 25th, '07, 14:54
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: things I've seen in dramas I dream to do!
Replies: 55
Views: 7820

blue_lizzard wrote: - having a super cute guy as my pet and having him pushing me to a vedor machine, following a hot kiss! (kimi wa petto) Yes, please. :pray: Off-kai in Japan~yahoo! I'll be around in the summer. You know how in manga and dramas students make "fan clubs" centered around a guy or gi...
by Jeshka
Jan 24th, '07, 10:26
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What is your occupation??
Replies: 287
Views: 87159

Like GhstDreamer, I'm trained in special education. I taught at a private high school for students with language-based learning disabilities. Currently, however, I'm living and working in Japan as a high school English Teacher. I work at three high schools, one of which is high academic (the student...
by Jeshka
Jan 24th, '07, 09:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: things I've seen in dramas I dream to do!
Replies: 55
Views: 7820

Wow! To think I was living the life dreams are made of. Okonomiyaki, cafes, karaoke, matsuri, they've all become part of my life. Seriously, I've started to take all these things for granted. I really should appreciate things better. From watching and reading dorama, anime, and manga, these are the ...
by Jeshka
Jan 21st, '07, 00:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 279577

1. Nobuta wo Produce
2. My Boss, My Hero :tv:
3. Summer Snow
by Jeshka
Jan 18th, '07, 08:37
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Hiraoka Yuta
Replies: 55
Views: 27316

I double checked--he's in an ad for Aeon (not a phone company, as I had said), a huge English school/program in Japan. The ad is posted near the school where I work, so I can see his SUPER CUTE face on my way to work! :cheers:

Thanks, Rikayla, for clarifying! I'll check it out! :thumleft:
by Jeshka
Jan 17th, '07, 09:54
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Hiraoka Yuta
Replies: 55
Views: 27316

I saw him first in Nana--sooooo nice looking, cute, very yummy. His crooked teeth and dimples are so charming! LOVED him in Tatta Hitotsu No Koi. Not easy being the nice guy, though. I'll have to check out Tokyo Tower--saw the first episode, but I don't remember seeing him... though I really wasn't ...
by Jeshka
Oct 24th, '06, 13:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
Replies: 445
Views: 101098

It's hard for me to imagine Kamenashi playing a role of a mechanic though... He looks like he totally belong in the fancy party with his obocchama face I work at two voc/tech schools (agriculture and maritime) in Japan. You ain't seen nothing :P . I teach one class of 40 16-year old future farmers ...
by Jeshka
Oct 11th, '06, 08:47
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: discussion! japanese youth´way of life (freetime/fashion)
Replies: 18
Views: 23310

I teach at three high schools within the same city out in rural Japan. I can't really say what is "typical." But, these are some of my observations of current trends: For free time, lots of Japanese students don't have what many of us would consider free time. Instead, many students join after schoo...
by Jeshka
May 9th, '06, 21:15
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: KAT-TUN Information (wikipedia~*)
Replies: 877
Views: 164345

That is such a cute hairstyle, aso0omy-chan! How long is your hair right now? I've always wanted long hair, but I always tend to cut it before it gets past shoulder length. I love that we can turn to Japanese men for fashion advice and inspiration! 8thSin wrote: According to the magazine, they met i...
by Jeshka
May 9th, '06, 14:04
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: KAT-TUN Information (wikipedia~*)
Replies: 877
Views: 164345

I love the *rumor* that Kame is with an older woman (I like younger men, I guess! But, I'm not 40, either!) By the way, has anyone else noticed that Koki has been getting hotter? I didn't like him at first, but I really like him now. I've also started paying more attention to Maru, ever since I saw ...
by Jeshka
May 9th, '06, 13:23
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: SMAP fans out there, PLEASE JOIN!
Replies: 194
Views: 108803

Littleangel91356 wrote: I love the younger groups but SMAP is not that old yet! I still think they are not that old in personality, talent, and age. They can still go on and suceed! I think they are still young in their ways *But not as energetic as before but still, they still look full with energy...
by Jeshka
May 8th, '06, 15:07
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: SMAP fans out there, PLEASE JOIN!
Replies: 194
Views: 108803

Thank you for the translation, Littleangel91356! I like "Dear Woman" even more now! Also, thanks for the "Bushi no Ichibun" update. Maybe I'll see it at the theaters--but no translation, sadly. hiro-chan (Silvia) wrote: everyone say that Smap are old and like younger idols! I don't care, I'm not afr...
by Jeshka
May 5th, '06, 16:48
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: SMAP fans out there, PLEASE JOIN!
Replies: 194
Views: 108803

Okay, only a week ago (or was it less) I complained about Kimura's hair. I take it back! I saw him on Music Station (5/5), and he looked so good! He wore his hair down (it's so long again), and the color looked nice, too. Hmm, I think you might be right, Peggy--their songs may be a little more intri...
by Jeshka
Apr 28th, '06, 03:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: SMAP fans out there, PLEASE JOIN!
Replies: 194
Views: 108803

Wow! This site has been active recently! I have to agree with a lot of what you said, Peggy. Kimutaku really is a fine performer--he's riviting, if you will. I started watching A Sleeping Forest recently--it was recommended by a Japanese friend. It's so good, complex, character rich, and Kimutaku is...
by Jeshka
Apr 2nd, '06, 13:47
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Anything about Tackey & Tsubasa
Replies: 202
Views: 44542

Ack! It was Tackey's birthday? Is he 24 now? I recently learned that one of my friends saw him in person--he was participating in a Samurai Festival parade last autumn. And to think, I ALMOST went!
by Jeshka
Mar 18th, '06, 05:35
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which manga would you want to see 'drama-tised'?
Replies: 275
Views: 53980

I completely agree! I'd love to see a Japanese version of MARS, my favorite manga. I've read it over and over. Sadly, I was disappointed with the Taiwanese version. My main issue was that the story took place when Rei and Kira were in college--so instead of seeming like a really screwed up (perhaps ...
by Jeshka
Feb 5th, '06, 18:55
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: KAT-TUN Information (wikipedia~*)
Replies: 877
Views: 164345

Thanks for the pix, yamatsumi! I guess I was too busy looking at Akanishi--I never realized how striking Tatchan is! Yeah, alot of people in Japan are talking about the debut of KAT-TUN--I happened to mention it to one of my students, and she screamed with excitement. In the staff room. Note to self...
by Jeshka
Jan 31st, '06, 19:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Anything about Tackey & Tsubasa
Replies: 202
Views: 44542

sHeEnA2o9 wrote: But I totally couldn't recognize Tsubasa after watching Summer Snow. He looks so different!! He really does look different, handsome, more like a man recently, rather than a cute boy-band boy. He's working the hair and eyebrows and white suit--he looks great! I think, with the relea...
by Jeshka
Jan 27th, '06, 13:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] YAOH
Replies: 132
Views: 37667

scanky_chops wrote: Seiya is actually quite scary to look at, or is that just me? I think it's the combo of the hair, eyes and his smile. Then again, having seen a lot of hosts i guess he could be considered quite attractive... This is exactly why I didn't watch the show at first--Kitamura Kazuki is...
by Jeshka
Jan 23rd, '06, 00:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Anything about Tackey & Tsubasa
Replies: 202
Views: 44542

My team teacher/supervisor has to be the most macho man in Japan (it's true--macho Japanese men do exist)--he works out any moment he can, consumes protein shakes and beer like most people consume air, and is prone to saw things like 'I like to wear tight shirts to show off my muscles. Mind you, he'...
by Jeshka
Jan 22nd, '06, 13:59
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Anything about Tackey & Tsubasa
Replies: 202
Views: 44542

ladyroake wrote: Why choose one or the other? I'm a Takki fan but I think Tsubasa is sooo cute too. So I like them both. They're lovely and talented--and I like them both. I just like to have a "favorite"--Kimutaku, Akanishi, YamaP, etc., and now, Tsubasa. As for "Venus", I :wub: it! It's being play...
by Jeshka
Jan 20th, '06, 13:03
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Anything about Tackey & Tsubasa
Replies: 202
Views: 44542

Yamatsumi wrote: don't we have any Tsubasa fans here? I've been debating for a while, Tackey or Tsubasa? Tsubasa or Tackey? All the sleepless nights I lay awake, trying to decide upon whom to bestow my love. I wish I could say both of them appeared to me in the night to woo me in hopes that I could ...
by Jeshka
Jan 18th, '06, 22:46
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: SMAP fans out there, PLEASE JOIN!
Replies: 194
Views: 108803

flcia wrote: Oh i heard that b4 kimura marries shizuka, he juz broke up with his 10-year old gf? then the next year shizuka got pregnant n thats y he married her? "his girlfriend of ten years? From what I understand, he did marry Shizuka after an unexpected pregnancy. Now he has two daughters, I bel...
by Jeshka
Jan 16th, '06, 20:25
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: How do girls want to be treated by guys?
Replies: 156
Views: 51591

obanwan wrote: Pft, I don't believe the girls here, everytime you're too nice to a girl she cheats on you with some **** that treats her like ****, so now I'm getting sure to be not too nice but be an **** often enough, I'm sure they love that way more than anything else. Oh, the sexy "bad-boys". Th...
by Jeshka
Jan 16th, '06, 20:01
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: SMAP fans out there, PLEASE JOIN!
Replies: 194
Views: 108803

Hmmm...where to start? I've been a SMAP fan since 1998, when I went to Japan for the first time. I saw Kimura in a commercial, and I've been a fan since. In college, my Japanese roommate and I rented all the latest SMAPXSMAP episodes on VHS from a local Japanese grocery store, eat Japanese junk food...
by Jeshka
Jan 13th, '06, 16:57
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: This is SHOCKING
Replies: 32
Views: 12580

Huh. It's all very...shocking. Thanks for the info, tinlunlau!
by Jeshka
Jan 13th, '06, 05:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Saiyuuki
Replies: 37
Views: 11306

I'm not familiar with the storyline at all, but I did enjoy the Shingo/Kimutaku bench-clearing brawl. The feathers! The makeup! The enthusiastic overacting! The first five minutes of the program were a great time. And then I changed the channel.
by Jeshka
Jan 13th, '06, 02:09
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: This is SHOCKING
Replies: 32
Views: 12580

I actually gasped when I read the spoiler! I have to say, even though I adore him, I really respected Kimutaku's choice to marry, and attempt to balance family and the life of a J-pop idol. I actually hope this news isn't true. But, if it is, I know what I'm doing this summer! I learned (through cre...
by Jeshka
Jan 11th, '06, 14:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdorama 2006 Janurary - March [Info + Links]
Replies: 69
Views: 39052

sk wrote: Personally Iooking forward to jikou Keisatsu.. Odagiri Joe~~~~!!! (donno how good the drama will be, but who cares!) I totally agree! Odagiri Joe!!! :wub: I've been looking forward to Jikou Keisatsu and Unfair as well. And thank you to cereza--thank you for taking the time to organize a gu...
by Jeshka
Jan 3rd, '06, 14:31
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Cute Japanese Guys
Replies: 1025
Views: 600499

dangsta wrote: don't like any of them....Sorry guys....but i'm off the drool at korean men
dangsta, does that mean we get your share of cute, skinny Japanese boys? Thanks! :cheers: Enjoy the Korean hotties!
by Jeshka
Jan 3rd, '06, 05:07
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Anything about Tackey & Tsubasa
Replies: 202
Views: 44542

Yea! I saw the first half of Nansou Satomi Hakkenden last night--and Tackey looked beautiful. Even though I don't speak Japanese, it was fairly easy to follow. But, I have a question. Umm...is it strange that I think Tackey looks hotter in costume than in normal street clothes? I swear, throw on hai...
by Jeshka
Jan 1st, '06, 04:30
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Kawaii Japanese Name
Replies: 111
Views: 17181

Hajimemashite! Yamaguchiya Shizuka desu. Dozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
by Jeshka
Dec 19th, '05, 12:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nobuta wo Produce
Replies: 956
Views: 204667

I watched the final episode first in Japanese, and I was so disappointed with the ending-but, thanks to the fabulous subbing, alot was cleared up and I couldn't be happier with the finale...I laughed and cried and realized how grateful I am for all the wonderful friends I've made over the years--som...
by Jeshka
Nov 22nd, '05, 19:46
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 84737

Things I learned about Japan (and life) from J-dramas...(Hana Yori Dango) 1.There is a medical condition in Japan which causes people to loose all knee function upon hearing shocking/upsetting/surprising news, thereby causing them to fall to the floor in a dramatic, sweeping motion. 2. Evil, heartle...
by Jeshka
Nov 22nd, '05, 16:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 84737

Things I wish I learned from J-dramas:

You must stop, drop, take off your indoor shoes, and put on you outdoor shoes before leaving the school during a fire drill...
by Jeshka
Nov 21st, '05, 11:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 84737

Hmmm...about gsr_raver's comment "In japan it seems that they come and Bow down to you and they look like you going Kill them or something because they made a mistake and it's the end of the world as we speak..." that reaction is fairly typical. In Japan, group orientation, work ethic, non-confronta...
by Jeshka
Nov 21st, '05, 10:32
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 84737

Things I learned about Japan (and life) from J-dramas, that actually turned out to be true, continued: 1. It’s okay to alter, or flat out change, someone’s name to suit your needs (Nobuta, Hana Yori Dango, Jeshka) 2. Going to the hospital = meeting a really hot, young, single doctor (I swear—my Japa...
by Jeshka
Nov 20th, '05, 15:30
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 84737

I've been teaching at a Japanese high school for three months--and a lot of stuff I’ve seen in high school dramas isn’t so far off the mark: here are a few things I learned about Japan through watching Japanese dramas that are actually, from my experience, true: 1. Students have way too much free ti...
by Jeshka
Nov 7th, '05, 15:41
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Cute Japanese Guys
Replies: 1025
Views: 600499

Joe Odagiri. Yum.[/img]