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by Tyrane
Aug 2nd, '06, 19:28
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Where do you buy jdramas?
Replies: 26
Views: 3796

arg.. now I’m confused... so yes asia sells legitimate and bootlegged products ...? i was thinking of buying the box set of nobuta there ( pretty sure its the legit version, about 150 usd region 2) I’ve also bought CD there’s I’ve noticed they’ve had the "japanese versions" which were more expensiv...
by Tyrane
Aug 2nd, '06, 18:06
Forum: Travel
Topic: a question for the people who live (or lived) in Japan
Replies: 89
Views: 29002

the_spin0ff wrote:well, by the sounds of it, I guess the racism in Japan isn't that bad, so its not unbearable.
Agreed, but certainly enough to cramp the enjoyment of being there.
by Tyrane
Aug 2nd, '06, 02:48
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What TURNS you OFF?
Replies: 331
Views: 57381

Being rejected for some guy who treats the girl like crap. That wouldn't be sexy at all O_o
by Tyrane
Aug 2nd, '06, 02:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Where do you buy jdramas?
Replies: 26
Views: 3796

hkgirl wrote:Oh dear I feel I may just have bought some bootleg vcds from yesasia. I suppose you live and learn.
:-( Its a horrible feeling to know you have a bootleg. I've had some at various points. Unfortunatly those experiences have left me very skeptical about anything Asian that I buy.
by Tyrane
Aug 2nd, '06, 00:19
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Where do you buy jdramas?
Replies: 26
Views: 3796

If you're offered $89.95 for a complete set of Shinsengumi! DVDs, trust me - it's a bootleg. They're about US$40 for a 2 episode DVD if I remember. Kinda makes the uncut version of the 1983 Legend of Condor Heroes for US$132 not seem so bad :blink Edit: I see those complete boxsets for US$320 on Ye...
by Tyrane
Aug 1st, '06, 23:47
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Where do you buy jdramas?
Replies: 26
Views: 3796

I guess its a good thing that Japanese DVDs are fairly easy to spot bootlegged versions, but with a bajillion different Taiwan/Hong Kong etc versions to choose from it, doesnt really help. I wonder why YesAsia even bothers with bootlegs anyway... :-(
by Tyrane
Aug 1st, '06, 23:18
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Where do you buy jdramas?
Replies: 26
Views: 3796

YesAsia sells tons of bootleg unlicensed material. I have bought really crappy region 0 and region 3 bootlegs from them. When I buy something from them and it turns out to be crap, I post a review describing the problem in detail. They will often have both the genuine high quality region 3 dvd rele...
by Tyrane
Aug 1st, '06, 18:34
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Where do you buy jdramas?
Replies: 26
Views: 3796

The only real reason I can see for buying a bootleg (as long as there is NO other way of getting it) would be to post it on the internet so others don't have to get ripped off and fuel the pirate industry.
by Tyrane
Aug 1st, '06, 16:37
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Where do you buy jdramas?
Replies: 26
Views: 3796

Chinese stores huh? Most of the DVDs and CDs I've seen in Asian CD & DVD shops around Sydney seem to be pirates :( While JDramas would be ok to buy from YesAsia as Japan editions with R2 region encoding. I'd be a bid dubious about "Hong Kong Version" DVDs with no region encoding and a greatly reduce...
by Tyrane
Aug 1st, '06, 12:29
Forum: Travel
Topic: a question for the people who live (or lived) in Japan
Replies: 89
Views: 29002

It's not like many Asians in Australia really care, a lot of us in Melbourne travel in groups who sit with each other. You only really realise it when you're travelling alone. Yeah. But the Asian population in Australia would be a lot higher than the European population in Japan. The town I live in...
by Tyrane
Aug 1st, '06, 12:24
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Subtitle Request - Great Teacher Onizuka
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

I don't know if you'll have any luck getting some sub files for them... but there are hardsubbed stuff here. I know you probably don't want to have to download whole video files, but maybe it can't be helped.
by Tyrane
Jul 31st, '06, 10:57
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Musical Instruments
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Its ok. Although I'm guessing they are so similar that if you learnt one it'd take little effort (note positions because of different neck lengths) to learn the other. So a sanshin COULD prehaps be used as a beginners instrument if a shamisen prooved to be too expensive for ones taste, although I'd ...
by Tyrane
Jul 30th, '06, 07:42
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Musical Instruments
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Oh ok. I was basically going on the info i found here. I'll take your word for it :-)
by Tyrane
Jul 30th, '06, 07:20
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Musical Instruments
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

The only Japanese instrument I can play is the shamisen. I used to have access to one a few years ago until the guy who owned it moved back to Japan. The model I played was the tsugaru shamisen. If you've seen Nagayama Yoko jam on one, that's the size I played with. They're quite expensive (price r...
by Tyrane
Jul 30th, '06, 06:41
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Musical Instruments
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

I don't, but I really, really appreciate the dramatic sounds that a shakuhachi can produce. Either listening to it played on a CD, or used as background music for dramatic effect in historical dramas, it can produce the most earthy, eerie, gut-wrenching sounds. Good luck with learning it! :D thank ...
by Tyrane
Jul 30th, '06, 06:18
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Who is/has taken some Japanese classes?
Replies: 79
Views: 11749

I took some when I was 12-13 in my first year of high school, but then our teacher left and then we had to learn French instead :(

Didn't get to learn much Japanese due to the large ammounts of losers in the class and the teacher spending most of the lesson trying to make them shut up.
by Tyrane
Jul 30th, '06, 05:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Musical Instruments
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Japanese Musical Instruments

Hi all
I recently purchased a shakuhachi a few days ago and I'm wondering does anyone else hereplay a Japanese musical instrument?
by Tyrane
Jul 30th, '06, 05:51
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Is it possible for a guy and a girl to be just friends?
Replies: 289
Views: 97705

My best friend (also my ex from a few years ago) is a girl, and we're just friends. Although I still think about her romantically sometimes :wub:
by Tyrane
Jul 30th, '06, 05:02
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Interracial dating... your views?
Replies: 342
Views: 69106

I don't think race does matter, but my preference would be to white girls.
by Tyrane
Jul 30th, '06, 05:01
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: LOVE - Age difference
Replies: 149
Views: 37573

I'm going to say no for now. But I've been in relationships with girls who have just been too immature and it kind of made me feel uncomfortable, didn't stop me loving them though
by Tyrane
Jul 30th, '06, 03:14
Forum: Travel
Topic: a question for the people who live (or lived) in Japan
Replies: 89
Views: 29002

it's more like no one will sit next to you on the train, some people won't rent apartments to you, you will be turned away from onsens, you will probably not get hired for a job if there is a japanese person as good (or a little worse) applying for the same job Sounds like segregation of blacks and...