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by requiem
May 17th, '08, 15:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2131
Views: 557899

bmwracer wrote:Uh, isn't that last remark and pic a spoiler???? :scratch:

You should be using the spoiler tags.....
I agree... :glare:
(And possibly not mention disliking classical music...that is illegal in this thread!!)

...kidding...
by requiem
May 16th, '08, 20:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 198042

I don't really think I hate any j-dorama, but in terms of my least favorite: Pride Kyo Kyo Kyoushi 2003 Fuma no Kojiro (I'd want to refer this to as Tenjou Tenge Live Action) If it is cliche it doesn't bother me; what bothers me is when even if it is cliche and it has a really diluted, deus ex machi...
by requiem
May 14th, '08, 16:14
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: American sings the soul of Japan ~ Jero
Replies: 18
Views: 5756

Respect, respect. :P

I don't really like Enka vibrato, but I want to see some opportunities for foreigners in Japan - GO JERO!
by requiem
May 14th, '08, 16:08
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

I'd actually like it to be commanding. せんせい、 私とにげて。おきなわにいきまっしょ。 Would that be all right? せんせい、おれとにげろ。おきなわにいこう! That would solidify your manliness. == Uriel To further add the "serious samurai feel," it might help to dramatize it a bit... おい、おまえ・・・うんせんせい、おれさまとにげろ!コオリャア!おきなわへいこうぜ! Disclaimer: Upon us...
by requiem
May 14th, '08, 15:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2131
Views: 557899

WOW such intresting views. I enjoy reading them...but to Requiem I must say that because of this drama and the characters, I got intrested in classical music...yes I was limiting myself:p I absolve you. :lol j/k There is no "limiting" in sticking with popular/contemporary styles of music; I still l...
by requiem
May 14th, '08, 06:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2131
Views: 557899

Interesting observations... I guess to be brilliant or a genius, you basically have to be a savant or close to it. :) My thoughts exactly. In fact, Chiaki is no less screwed up than Nodame if you think about it - as he walks into the conservatory at the beginning of episode 1 all you hear from him ...
by requiem
May 14th, '08, 04:45
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

ryc3 wrote:as much as I like watching drama and anime I doubt I'd learn to speak japanese. :\
That's what I said when I started. :P
Dedication and organization - structuring self-learning around these two concepts guarantees competency.
by requiem
May 14th, '08, 04:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2131
Views: 557899

Sorry, your other posts were leading me to believe otherwise. If the drama mostly revolves around Nodame and Chiaki, logically you would think that you didn't like half of the drama, with the idea that Nodame would get half of the screentime. I realize I'm probably blowing it out of proportion, but...
by requiem
May 13th, '08, 21:31
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

As an inspiration to those of you (like me) who are struggling to develop an affluency for Japanese, read the following website: http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/about This guy grew up in America, never took a Japanese class, but in 2 years became entirely fluent (in fact, as he states bett...
by requiem
May 13th, '08, 21:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2131
Views: 557899

Of course how could I not make a comment on this drama :P Why this drama rocks: - It dramatizes the everlasting age of Western "classical" music(or to be more politically correct, "art music"). In today's world we are inundated with an age of "generated pop," wherein there is little or no deviation ...
by requiem
May 11th, '08, 14:22
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

is anyone so nice please to translate this for me : さっきまで新曲のプリプロをやってました! I was recently mixing a new song! んでいまから朝までリハです。 From now till morning is rehearsal. ん~熱下がんないから薬飲みまくってたら胃が痛くて気持ち悪くなってきた(ノ_・。) Hmmm...I thought I had a fever, but when I took medicine my stomach hurt and I was miserable. そんな事より...
by requiem
Jan 25th, '08, 02:48
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Impressing a Korean girl...
Replies: 17
Views: 13332

I dated a Korean girl for about a year...I can only say that it was really a general feeling for each other that kept us together. She did not care what I knew about Korea at all...which was interesting because both of us had this strange obsession with anime and Japanese. Give it time and friendshi...
by requiem
Jun 16th, '07, 04:37
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

Actually (you guys may be right too but) the わたし / あたし thing is really just formal vs informal. See here and here . Very true...I was just explaining in regards to transformations of words that come from gender in language. I might even be wrong - I was listening to a conversation on this in Japane...
by requiem
Jun 14th, '07, 15:37
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

i guess you could also say its somewhat like when girls try to sound cute and they drop the わ in 私(わたし) like they just say あたし cause it sounds more "cuter" ね? i could be wrong but i really know i hear japanese girls say it like that also as well as the よかったわね。 I actually sat in on a Japanese colleg...
by requiem
Jun 14th, '07, 05:00
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

Random advanced (or I'd like to think so) question here. I've learned in my years of study that women use "wa" in casual speech to lighten the tone or the mood. For example: "Yokatta wa ne?" - That's great./I'm glad [to hear that]. versus "Yokatta!" which is "That's wonderful!" It also adds a hint o...
by requiem
May 3rd, '07, 04:00
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

Hi...me n my brother are just wondering how to say: pancakes...if there is no word for pancakes then you can give examples for some other sweets...any traditional sweet? Also ..how they call...well it is something like...balls on a stick..many small balls...is that sweet? The balls on a stick are "...
by requiem
Apr 26th, '07, 00:18
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's speak Japanese...
Replies: 11
Views: 3479

@ haruki: 今日ははるきさん! 元気?

@ minna: 誰でもMixiがあるんですか? あったらマイミックしてください。 (もし僕がマイミックしたかったらPMで聞いてください。)

このごろMixiで調べて読んでみるから、もっと習ってます! それに、人間関係に手伝うことくれてると思います。
by requiem
Apr 19th, '07, 17:55
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

learn to speak Japanese before you learn to write it, not sure if that's true or not. Either way, I want to start learning :lol I plan to go to college in Japan, so that's in 3 years, so if I study real hard for that long I should at least know basics of writing/speaking ne? Hey, the same as me. I ...
by requiem
Apr 19th, '07, 03:41
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

I am very interested in learning Japanese, however since I don't know much about how you speak/write it ,what I wanted to know is, what style of writing/speaking is mist common in modern Japan? I know the types of writing are Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana, but which one would be most usefull to lea...
by requiem
Apr 17th, '07, 16:57
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

Learning how to write Japanese is roughly about 5 times harder than learning how to speak it. In fact, after time and advancement it becomes about as difficult - if not more difficult - than Korean or Chinese. Why? Well, since Japanese combines 2 syllabaries in which one of them doesn't always diffe...
by requiem
Apr 16th, '07, 17:36
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

@ anoney: IIRC in informal Japanese cutting off the copula following nouns (especially time or physical placement ones, like "tsumori," "yotei," "gurai," etc.) is entirely an okay practice, although if I wanted to stay consistent I would say "tsukutte" or "tsukirinasai" rather than a polite "kudasa...
by requiem
Apr 15th, '07, 21:55
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

Tori no tsubasa de kaeru koto ga arimasu ka? = "Have you ever returned home on the wings of a bird?" Are you sure with the verb form? As far as I know, there should be kaetta , since this construction is formed using plain past form. Indeed you are right, kaetta is the correct form there...^_^;; Le...
by requiem
Apr 15th, '07, 04:33
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 191178

so far i've only seen kaeru as kaerimasu or kaerimasen. can someone give an example of when it would just be kaeru? kaeru is the dictionary form of kaerimasu. Dictionary form is usually used in informal situations when speaking Japanese, or particularly when you are using it in a description or rel...
by requiem
Aug 2nd, '06, 07:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400460

1. Beautiful Life - A thousand others have said it before, but this drama is by far my favorite from Japan. Although you know what is going to happen at the end, you can't help but watch the growing song of love between Takako and Takuya. Definitely Takuya's best work, too. 2. Shotgun Marriage - Th...
by requiem
Jul 19th, '06, 07:13
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: D-Addicts Members' TOP 30 Favorite Korean Dramas - Vote Now!
Replies: 560
Views: 274866

Only You
Autumn in My Heart

More to come later...I'm still a bit of a newbie to K-drama...^_^;;
by requiem
Jul 19th, '06, 02:40
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Proud or embarrassed at your addiction to Drama?
Replies: 250
Views: 28790

hmm... kind of ashamed. depends on who i'm with i suppose. i'm getting a lot better at it though. my friends are pretty anti-asian. anything asian is ridiculous to them. not that they're real racists.. just not open-minded to any culture basically. i hid it from them at first just to escape ridicul...
by requiem
Jul 17th, '06, 18:20
Forum: International Community
Topic: Japanese speaking D-Addicts?
Replies: 509
Views: 171157

@ kyothib: はい! 最後にがんばりますよ!

いつかできるかな。。。:-)

@ みんなさん: とにかく、先で色々な新しくて面白いドラマが出ましたね? 女王の教室やスローダンスを見ていました。 たくさんの日本テレビドラマを見いないのに、このドラマは古くなった有名ドラマが同じみたいんです。  そのほうがいいだそう思いますか?

まだ上手になりませんでしたので、まだ知っていません。
by requiem
Jul 17th, '06, 14:04
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What languages do you know?
Replies: 482
Views: 96719

I find it really cute when Asians speak Romantic languages. My ex-gf spoke the cutest French ever. She, being Korean, had an easy time with the hard stuff for Americans, and a hard time with the easy stuff for Americans. My Japanese teacher has some fluency in French, but she still screws things up ...
by requiem
Jul 17th, '06, 13:57
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Proud or embarrassed at your addiction to Drama?
Replies: 250
Views: 28790

I find it easier to admit I watch asian TV shows than anime. I suppose since I live around really closed-minded people, that is a bit easier.
by requiem
Jul 16th, '06, 22:53
Forum: International Community
Topic: Japanese speaking D-Addicts?
Replies: 509
Views: 171157

@ kyothib:  ありがとうございます! 自信を習っていますから、確かにすぐ上手になりますよ。 とにかく、このプロジェクトは日本語の声のことです。 オペラは音楽で地球の西(Western World?)のプライドだと思います。 それより、だれでもがオペラを歌う時、声のほうが前より強くなる。 またイタリア語はこのごろでまだ歌うことの一番の言葉(Language?)です。  僕は歌手になっていますから、このことを知っています。 でも、新しい考えがあります! 聞いたら、日本語とイタリア語は同じみたいだ知っていますか?。 イタリア語の中でたくさんの言葉がVowelに終わります。  日本語もです...
by requiem
Jul 16th, '06, 16:59
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What languages do you know?
Replies: 482
Views: 96719

@ Kaito5: Korean has a similar grammatical structure to Japanese, but sometimes it's considered easier to learn because they don't employ the Kanji system quite as lethally. I think Korean would be harder because the phonetic syllabary is much more difficult to pronounce than the syllabary used in ...
by requiem
Jul 16th, '06, 05:33
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What languages do you know?
Replies: 482
Views: 96719

Studying: Japanese
Learned Proficiently: French
Survival Capabilities: French, Italian, Japanese
On the "To Do" List: German, Korean, Russian, Spanish, -maybe- Chinese
by requiem
Jul 16th, '06, 05:26
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do you have a Blog?
Replies: 65
Views: 10859

I have an angst problem at my blog and rant a little too much, but I promise I'll get to making it more appealing soon enough. A bit of it is in Japanese, so...
[url]http://reqmorrow.spaces.msn.com/[/url]

I'd love to have some friends. ^_^
by requiem
Jul 16th, '06, 04:46
Forum: International Community
Topic: Japanese speaking D-Addicts?
Replies: 509
Views: 171157

今日は、みんなさん! お元気ですか?

僕はアメリカから来たインド人です。 1年間ぐらい日本語を勉強するのに、まだ上手になっていません。 かも来年日本に行くことが確かにできますから、もっとれんしゅがいりますよ。 それより、日本語のほうがよくなった人は会いたいんです。 日本語のことが関係するすばらしいProjectがあります、だからだれでもの気持ちを知りたいです! もしかして僕がめんどくさいになるなら、言っても言わなくても平気です。 じゃあ、よろしくお願いします。

書くのが悪いなら、ごめんあさい。
by requiem
Jul 16th, '06, 03:34
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Ajaja Fighting
Replies: 9
Views: 8370

Think "faito" (fight!) in Japanese. English words usually are given emphasis in other languages, so using them means something pretty intense. In this case, it's similar to "do my best" or "overcome it!" "Ajaja" sounds like Korean gibberish to me. Then again, I dunno a damn word of Korean...*dials u...
by requiem
Mar 30th, '06, 05:28
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What's your MAJOR??
Replies: 368
Views: 58067

Hmmm... I hope I'm not alone in this one >_< I'm a music major, currently finishing my sophomore year as a baritone (mid-low vocal range) in Vocal Performance. I sing opera mainly, but have also done various concert repertoire, German Lieder and Foreign art songs, musical theatre, jazz songs, slam p...
by requiem
Mar 29th, '06, 14:26
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Meet new friends, future gf/bf here
Replies: 422
Views: 81024

Hey folks,

20/m/USA interested in females, but living in the most boring part of this damn country. I LOVE international students!
by requiem
Mar 29th, '06, 01:54
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Interracial dating... your views?
Replies: 342
Views: 66697

You are free to prefer Asian women, but, say, do you rule out Black, Indian or white women from the beginning just because they are not Asian? Because this is where unhealthy racial fetishization starts for me, since I believe that having preferences is okay, maybe even good, but fixating oneself o...
by requiem
Mar 26th, '06, 22:20
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Interracial dating... your views?
Replies: 342
Views: 66697

This is a fun thread it, seems. :P Mmm...I'm what most people refer to as a "melting pot" American, being that I have 5 different races heavily borne into my blood. I am half East Indian, about 30% black, and 20% white. Basically, my family history involves various racial groups over the world comin...