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by lissamae
Sep 10th, '11, 02:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16276

@«minah» I feel your 'rant' ... I just started watching this drama a few days ago, but wow. about ep 9. and I am really disapointed that the writers would portray this 'I will die without you' crap. This is something that even in dramas, is a really horrible way of thinking to put out in the world. ...
by lissamae
Sep 2nd, '11, 12:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Zenkai Girl
Replies: 143
Views: 45447

Is is just me, or is Shindo hiding something? No clue what is could be, but that is my feeling. Shindo's role is hardly developed enough for him to be the one she ends up with. The only thing left to consider is that countless dramas end with more of a 'girl realizes her true priorities thanks to th...
by lissamae
Aug 17th, '11, 04:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Zenkai Girl
Replies: 143
Views: 45447

I agree with a lot of the last posts. Like SSpiegel said - Japanese work hours are crazy. I know someone who works in a restaurant, 6 days a week, 9am to midnight! Almost impossible for a single dad. (although I think it is just wrong for anyone to have to work like that!) I think the main point is ...
by lissamae
Aug 6th, '11, 01:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kurumi no Heya
Replies: 6
Views: 2079

I am watching (and yes, attempting to sub slowly furransu!)

I only wached ep 1, but it seems really good, hope I can pull off the subs so more can enjoy!
by lissamae
Aug 3rd, '11, 23:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
Replies: 100
Views: 32114

@MaiKitty RE: "Episode 4 Spoiler" I am not 'fluent' but I asked the same question to a Japanese friend... Yes, Fumiya and Futuba must be children from the husbands first marriage, this is not their birth mother. As far as I noticed, the reason for the walk in the woods holding hands has not been exp...
by lissamae
Jun 13th, '11, 14:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4472
Views: 1469528

@nome I am also a huge J-drama addict, so bad I watch as mush as possible.. You seem to have seen a lot of the well talked about drams, but I tried to think of a few less popular that I fould enjyoable.. I am not sure what you mean by 'romantic-comedy' because I find J-dramas are rarely both...but I...
by lissamae
May 1st, '11, 01:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4472
Views: 1469528

mechafanboy - can you watch dramas without subtiles? If so, I think you would also like Genya, it is by the same writer of Byakuyako... some say it is like a sequel. Unfortunatly, it seemed to get little attention, so noone subbed it.
by lissamae
Mar 30th, '11, 14:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Top 5 most overrated jdramas of all time
Replies: 110
Views: 34141

@gingerninja LOL I live in Japan, too. I agree that idols do sell dramas...II can't believe people are saying that is a lie, because all of my Japanese friends/students tell me straight they are watching 'nantoka-sans' (that person's) drama, with no regard to the story @el_canuck good luck on you li...
by lissamae
Jul 30th, '10, 11:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 278767

Too difficult ... (but I chose my favorite love story, fav. comedy and fav. suspense to get to 3)

#1 Orange days
#2 Stand Up!
#3 Liar game
by lissamae
Jul 30th, '10, 10:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Atami no Sousakan (Odagiri Joe)
Replies: 79
Views: 44096

Looks interesting, and I live really close to Atami so I look forward to familiar scenes!
by lissamae
Jul 30th, '10, 10:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo
Replies: 31
Views: 17300

American living in Japan here. I do agree there are rude and polite people wherever you go. We have the same rule to give up your seat for an elderly person in the US, and I have never personally seen someone break it where I lived. (If so, they would for sure get a lecture from me as in this drama!...
by lissamae
Jul 25th, '10, 11:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 60309

just finished watching ep 3, looking forward to watching again subbed! I was concerned about the main plot being so close to 'Kimi Hannin Janai', but since Kudo is the screenwriter, I have faith that we will get a good story from the Unubore 4 that will show his writing genius! I personally don't li...
by lissamae
Jun 30th, '10, 00:55
Forum: Travel
Topic: Planning a 2 week trip to Tokyo & need some suggestions
Replies: 22
Views: 17524

I just remembered something useful if you decide to go to Hakone, since a few people recommended it. JR pass only covers to Odawara Station, from Odawara everything is Odakyu so I would recommend buying a Hakone free pass when you get to Odawara. It covers all transportation from Odawara all around ...
by lissamae
Jun 20th, '10, 14:47
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan pics, post your travel pics!
Replies: 137
Views: 116396

Yes, I am a 'gaijin' in Japan. Doing the usual teaching English gig. If you have a University degree there are tons of opportunies to work at an English school. Not sure what else you want know, but feel free to ask!
by lissamae
Jun 20th, '10, 13:20
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan pics, post your travel pics!
Replies: 137
Views: 116396

Orbity - I went to that same shrine in Dazaifu many years ago. I forgot the name, but the picture felt familar so I checked. Thanks everyone for sharing photos, especially of the less touristy spots. I actually have been living in Japan for two years, but since I work I don't get a chance to see as ...
by lissamae
Jun 20th, '10, 02:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

okay, that's it, I'm dropping this. :| 9 eps are clearly enough for me. I haven't seen the series this is a "rip-off" of, but the plot angers me enough by now. As much as I like Eita, Tetsuji and Juri, that's the final ep for me. It's a pity, SunaNare tugged at my heart-strings so much. You just ha...
by lissamae
Jun 20th, '10, 00:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

Warning: important and highly valuable analysis under the cut: I hope somehow my baby Eita can be happy at the end... I guess that would be with Haru, right? Oh well, even though I don't support it, I want my baby to be happy... although we know who could make him happinest (me). Hope he likes MILF...
by lissamae
Jun 19th, '10, 01:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

Issy wrote:Dear Eita, i am doing my best to hang on :whistling:
:lol
by lissamae
Jun 18th, '10, 10:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

I agree with Condorjoe: It was quite akward for Nakaji to confess at the airport in front of Doctor. It is preety messed up for her to just leave. Unless Doctor (who sees their closness) decides to be noble and finally give up. Slight different view from Orion 1986 about Nakaji I think he has been l...
by lissamae
Jun 11th, '10, 03:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

^^Wow, talk about IMMATURE and rude.... get over yourself. Those in glass houses.......... Watched ep 9: I think that is seems extreame for Linda to commit (attempt?} suicide over something so trivial as liking Nakaji. I know it must be confusing to realize he is gay, but Nakaji did not act repulse...
by lissamae
Jun 8th, '10, 13:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

bellenomura - I think Orange Days is worth checking out. It was the drama that got me hooked on J-dramas, so maybe I am biased, but having watched dozens (hundreds?) since, I still feel it was really well written. As for Sunao - In reference to the title, Linda and Nakaji seem to have the hardest ti...
by lissamae
Jun 6th, '10, 13:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

I don't think they'll be together. Eh??? You really think so? I always thought that Haru will end up with Nakaji no matter what coz...well...in most dramas, the heroine always ends up with the hero. *gets kicked for the lame excuse* xD I feel like more dramas end up with the main characters "deeply...
by lissamae
May 28th, '10, 03:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

just watched ep. 8 About Peach They really are making Peach into the weakest person ever. At this rate it will be her behind the door , cause she can't be alone for two seconds. I do not think she slept with Nakaji, but seeing how hurt he was thinking Haru slept with Doctor (and from what I gather, ...
by lissamae
May 22nd, '10, 01:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

@orion1986 and miznagase Of course there are many kinds of marriages in Japan, but I think there is still many households that the wife is mainly the keeper of the house. In this kind of relationship, the marriage is not about love. Wifes take care and support their man, raise his children, support ...
by lissamae
May 20th, '10, 11:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

(actually, I live kind of near one of the cafes the showed in a multimillion dollar condo with great views lol) Not really seeing the connection to Dramas in this sentance... I don't see how he's leading Haru on. She's just desperate and kind of pathetic, IMO, always clinging to him when she knows ...
by lissamae
May 20th, '10, 03:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

^ feel so sorry for Eita-sama :cry: . Nakaji DOESN"T= Eita. This point has been repeated several times. Eita is making plenty of money to get water thrown on him, and building his career. I am sure he doesn't mind. I do think that Nakaji is basically a good guy, who is having a hard time accepting ...
by lissamae
May 17th, '10, 13:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

@kimigasukinanda I have no interest in fighting, but the size of your company or flying first class is not really relevant to anything. There is no need to attack others knowledge based on the limited information you have of them from the internet. Spending time in a country does not make you an exp...
by lissamae
May 17th, '10, 00:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

I am sure that Eita would never imagine that people around the world are having such a lengthy conversation about his hair....but personally I think that it looks like it might have been bleached and dyed a bit too much. No critisism, just a shame cause I watched "unfair" last week and his hair at t...
by lissamae
May 16th, '10, 16:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

I don't A man like Linda has it easy and it's his fear to stand up to his family and his boss and be a man (yes, you can be gay AND be a man, so it's no excuse to be pathetic) that makes him so annoying to me. [/quote] Of course, I basically agree. But Just because his parents are rich, he doesn't ...
by lissamae
May 16th, '10, 15:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

Ok, I will stop creeping and put in my 2-cents. Seems a liitle spoiler sensitive for a "discussion" forum, but to play it safe: IMO, Haru and Doctor are basically the same, both kinda naive and totally in love. But being so alike makes them a bad match in the end. Linda: Put aside the gay-factor and...
by lissamae
May 8th, '10, 02:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 266549

I have to agree with those who are talking about this drama taking on too much, considering the number of eps. of Japanese dramas. IMO, They should have just focused on the main characters, and perhaps the relationship with Nakaji's dad, and Haru's mom is going some where, but think the whole story ...
by lissamae
Apr 25th, '10, 01:25
Forum: Travel
Topic: Planning a 2 week trip to Tokyo & need some suggestions
Replies: 22
Views: 17524

I am not a club person, but my friends like Ageha, it is huge and also has gay nights. As for romantic, when I went to the East Imperial Gardens, I felt like I should be with a boyfriend...so I suppose that makes it romantic? Someone mentioned Kamakura, I really reccomend it if you are interested in...
by lissamae
May 7th, '09, 05:29
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW - Poll ended 5/10/2009
Replies: 39
Views: 33712

For the Kusanagi fans (whom I am sure help me seed daily), I choose Food Fight. Just saw him the first time on this weeks SoTH, but want to support forgiveness (in my D-addict kind-of-way)
by lissamae
Aug 3rd, '06, 10:46
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: which star would be the best for you to go out with...
Replies: 21
Views: 7791

I have to say Tsumabuki-kun is the one i would like to answer for all of the above. Never seen him dance, but don't really care! except shopping, because from how he dresses on the dramas I would love to shop with Nariyama Hiroki and see what he would buy!
by lissamae
Mar 21st, '06, 07:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Slow Dance
Replies: 87
Views: 29200

Anyone out there?

I am stuck at 99.7% for ep. 9, HELP!!!