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by quashlo
Aug 19th, '09, 02:16
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Japanese comedy show help
Replies: 3
Views: 3705

by quashlo
Feb 22nd, '09, 16:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Do the Japanese like western TV?
Replies: 23
Views: 5585

Primetime dramas like Lost, CSI, and 24 are fairly popular in Japan.
by quashlo
Jan 30th, '09, 04:02
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Why it is always Korean male and Japanese female
Replies: 5
Views: 2973

The hanryū phenomenon in Japan was really more of a thing for Japanese women, at least regarding movies and television. Since taking off with Winter Sonata, hanryū has primarily been associated with big-name Korean actors like Bae Yong Joon and Jang Dong-gun, who are popular among middle-aged and ol...
by quashlo
Dec 5th, '08, 02:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Need help to identify a Jdrama? Ask here!
Replies: 1002
Views: 110458

Sounds like http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Style! to me, although the time period doesn't quite match... I believe it was also aired in Singapore.
by quashlo
Nov 14th, '08, 16:20
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

I think you are missing a number in the front, probably "ichi" to make it hitori . し here is an informal way of listing reasons. Translation: Hitori de seikatsu shinai to ikenai shi. Tasukete kureru ryoushin mo inai shi. I've gotta get by on my own... And I don't have parents to help me out either.
by quashlo
Nov 5th, '08, 04:54
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: books and music suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 2751

It sounds like you should give up looking for translated books and read the real thing... The story's always better in the native language.
by quashlo
Oct 29th, '08, 03:12
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: lincoln and gaki no tsukai
Replies: 8
Views: 4432

If you are that interested in seeing it, it's quite easy for someone to get a hold of it and upload it here. I would share them, but I've been extremely busy of late and low on HD space.
by quashlo
Oct 6th, '08, 01:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Need help to identify a Jdrama? Ask here!
Replies: 1002
Views: 110458

by quashlo
Sep 27th, '08, 17:34
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

I have some questions 1. In a drama a male character spoke with another female character using the suffix "-kun". Why? (Both of them was the same age) The girl is poorer/lower social status, could it be a reason? 2. Is it a rule that the "i" sound is usually left out in "shi" Example: deshita 3. An...
by quashlo
Sep 3rd, '08, 00:57
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How do you organize your dramas? HELP?
Replies: 26
Views: 4307

The #1 best tip you can give yourself: Don't save everything! Only save the ones worth saving... It will keep you sane (trying to organize your collection can be a huge task) and I don't know about you, but I rarely go through the stuff a second time. There's too much new stuff to check out that I r...
by quashlo
Aug 24th, '08, 02:52
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

Is there a casual form of saying 'thanks'? I've noticed that on interviews and shows, if someone is praising another person or making a nice comment, the person rarely replies 'arigatou'. Instead, it sounds something like 'ah uush'. scratch Is that just them saying it quickly, or are they actually ...
by quashlo
Aug 19th, '08, 01:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

I don't really understand the question, as it's not the degree of regret, just that the second one is passive.

i.e.,
忘れてしまった
[subject] has (regretfully, completely) forgotten

忘れられてしまった
[subject] has been (regretfully, completely) forgotten
by quashlo
Aug 10th, '08, 03:56
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Help.... Somebody translate this into japanese please.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Different ways to say what I think you want to say: I don't know what gender you are and what relationship you have with the other person, so you may have to change the grammar structure or how you address her... These are written as a guy addressing a girl. 君のことは一生忘れない。 Kimi no koto wa isshou wasur...
by quashlo
Aug 1st, '08, 02:42
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

1. を is sometimes used with 好き... It has to do with the subject already being marked with が, so you can't use it again. The "complete" form of your sentence is really どうして僕が君を好きになってしまったんだろう。 But the 僕が has simply been omitted, leaving 君を好き etc. 2. しまう generally has two meanings: a) doing something c...
by quashlo
Jun 12th, '08, 06:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4460
Views: 1444859

^ Kimi no Te ga Sasayaite Iru

And on the related theme of blindness (and also starring Kanno Miho), Itoshi Kimi e.
by quashlo
May 21st, '08, 03:11
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: another - how do you say my name in japanese??
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

蘇惠漢
そけいかん
So Kei Kan

That's the onyomi... But it would make more sense to just phonetically transcribe the Chinese pronunciation of your name and then just use katakana to write it.
by quashlo
Apr 27th, '08, 18:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Most popular drama in Japan
Replies: 23
Views: 19698

As a general rule, anything with Kimura Takuya will do well in the ratings (20+). Taiga dramas generally get 20+ ratings as well. And I wouldn't say so much that international viewers have different tastes, more that the demographic is completely different. Everybody on D-Addicts is generally young ...
by quashlo
Apr 1st, '08, 01:52
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: good japanese beer
Replies: 16
Views: 3751

キリン
KIRIN
by quashlo
Mar 27th, '08, 04:15
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Jdrama and the Japanese Language
Replies: 39
Views: 11072

Recently, there are a lot of people who are beginning to study the language because they are interested in manga or anime. At my high school, there were many students who took classes because they wanted to be illustrators or were huge anime maniacs. I wasn't into that at all, and actually I began t...
by quashlo
Mar 21st, '08, 07:30
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE ASIAN DRAMAS
Replies: 879
Views: 399086

Jukunen Rikon.
Really, really good drama that appeals to a more mature audience and discusses a theme (divorce after retirement) that middle-aged or older couples in Japan face.
by quashlo
Mar 4th, '08, 03:48
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Giving a speech in Japanese. Need a topic by tomorrow HELP!!
Replies: 3
Views: 4483

Well, it would be nice to have a few more details... Are you trying to win, or just entering for the heck of it? Is there some kind of theme for this speech contest? Are you trying to "prove" something or make a statement? There's plenty of interesting topics to choose from, but you should really be...
by quashlo
Feb 3rd, '08, 06:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Need help to identify a Jdrama? Ask here!
Replies: 1002
Views: 110458

Sounds like Kirakira Kenshui.
by quashlo
Jan 23rd, '08, 06:39
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Possible Racism? (Bobby Ologun on The Housou wo Soshi Seyo)
Replies: 5
Views: 3615

^I would add that while such a comment would never be considered appropriate in the politically correct US, I doubt the average Americans' view of Africa and Africans is that far removed from Imada Kouji's. The only time any of us hear anything about Africa is in the news, and it's about civil war, ...
by quashlo
Jan 22nd, '08, 05:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: jdrama viewership top listing
Replies: 5
Views: 3565

As far as I know, there is not currently a way to sort by viewership rating... Not that that function would be all that valuable for the average D-Addicts user, who probably wouldn't be interested in the types of dramas that would probably end up at the "top" of the list... (Anyone want to watch Osh...
by quashlo
Dec 7th, '07, 14:03
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Type S? Type M? what does it mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 10702

No, that's what they mean... It just doesn't usually have the sexual connotation. For example, when someone is "do-esu" (ドS), it's a joke that they enjoy inflicting pain on others or seeing others in distress. When someone is "do-emu" (ドM), it's a joke that they enjoy pain, enjoy others taking advan...
by quashlo
Nov 17th, '07, 09:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Do you like Japan? Well, Japan doesn't like you!
Replies: 202
Views: 21901

^Great story, Nonbirira... Kids are wonderful. :lol
I think that says more than I could ever say.

And with that I will be leaving this discussion before it degenerates further...
by quashlo
Nov 17th, '07, 08:00
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Do you like Japan? Well, Japan doesn't like you!
Replies: 202
Views: 21901

And if this couple has children, would you consider them Japanese? It makes no sense for you to ask my opinion on this since I am not Japanese and so do not concern myself with whether the children are Japanese or not. What is important is if a Japanese would or not. Perhaps you should ask a Japane...
by quashlo
Nov 17th, '07, 07:11
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Do you like Japan? Well, Japan doesn't like you!
Replies: 202
Views: 21901

One can only accurately know about a culture if one is of that culture. Even if you are a white man living in Japan and can speak and read Japanese fluently and have a Japanese wife, you still will never know what it is to be Japanese. That's the whole point of being Japanese, only the Japanese can...
by quashlo
Nov 17th, '07, 04:57
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Do you like Japan? Well, Japan doesn't like you!
Replies: 202
Views: 21901

I'm sorry but not everyone is in need of the Islamic god or Islamic intellect. Perhaps that is important to you but they are not Muslim and as sensible as Islam may be to you, it is completely meaningless to Japan. The desert values have no place the white snowy land of Hokkaido or the tropical bea...
by quashlo
Nov 10th, '07, 06:29
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japantown...San Francicso or San Jose?
Replies: 28
Views: 8988

I have yet to go to the San Jose Japantown, but here's my thoughts on San Francisco's, with probably some useless or trivial ramblings thrown in there but oh well... I suppose it's less helpful for you since you've already been there and know what it's like, but anyways... - Don't go in you're looki...
by quashlo
Oct 26th, '07, 22:37
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Drama about Culture or Travel?
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Perhaps you are referring to Tokyo Wankei , which features a woman of Korean descent in Japan who falls in love with a Japanese man... But that doesn't involve travel so much. It's not a drama, but try Ururun Taizaiki, where a Japanese celebrity travels abroad for several days to explore a different...
by quashlo
Oct 22nd, '07, 13:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Watching RAWs without knowing Japanese
Replies: 12
Views: 2531

I would suggest watching other programs as well... Don't limit yourself to dramas. Comedy-based variety shows are a good way to keep on top of pop culture... The next time you watch a comedic drama, you may "pick up" on a joke that you would otherwise not have understood. There are also several very...
by quashlo
Oct 21st, '07, 03:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

I would suggest

死ね!
Shine!

It literally means "Die!" but would seem to be the most appropriate equivalent to "Go to hell!" since it's a common expression.
by quashlo
Sep 13th, '07, 13:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

Tsudzukeru (続ける) is a transitive verb meaning "to continue (something)..." It is one of the more common verbs that is applied to the stem form (pre-masu) form of other verbs as a modifier to indicate the "continuation" of the stem verb... hashiritsudzukeru (走り続ける) = to continue running, to keep runn...
by quashlo
Sep 6th, '07, 02:40
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

apartofmylife wrote:もしあなたが私ならどうしますか? is ok, but I would say もし、○○さんならどうしますか?or if you want to say it more polite, you can say, もし、○○さんならどうなさいますか?
なるほど。
直してくれてありがとう。もともと僕の質問じゃないけど、ちょっと勉強になった。
日本語が流暢になるまでは、まだまだ時間かかりそう・・・
by quashlo
Aug 21st, '07, 02:06
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

dokidoki.00021 wrote:"I have a problem." / "I have an issue."
"What would you do in a situation like mine?" / "What would you do in my situation?"
Here's my shot at it... You will probably have to modify it a bit to suit your needs most appropriately.

悩んでいることがあります。
もしあなたが私ならどうしますか?
by quashlo
Jul 31st, '07, 13:38
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Favorite JDorama Theme Song
Replies: 82
Views: 22906

There are plenty of good ones, but I think the one that just immediately pops into my head is Hirahara Ayaka's Ashita from Yasashii Jikan. The song itself is incredible and it's probably one of my favorite songs in recent years... Beautiful voice, wonderful violin in the background... But even more ...
by quashlo
Jul 26th, '07, 02:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Juken no Kamisama
Replies: 65
Views: 25896

^Did you consider that there are other factors--such as an Asia Cup soccer match between Japan and Australia--that can easily skew ratings? It is almost never a good sign when the message is spelled out in the audience's face. It just shows a lack of skill in storytelling in the writer's part. Not t...
by quashlo
Jul 24th, '07, 13:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

^Depending on the context, it is either one of the following: 1) a slang contraction for "dore dake," an emphasized "how much" e.g. Dondake jikan kakaru no yo! どんだけ時間かかるのよ! Just HOW much time do you need!? / Just HOW long is this gonna take!? 2) A word recently gaining in popularity which often carr...
by quashlo
Jul 22nd, '07, 15:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Juken no Kamisama
Replies: 65
Views: 25896

^Thanks sutefano. I appreciate the vote of confidence. :lol But I'm going to be busy over the next few weeks as I get accustomed to a new job, so I don't think I have enough time to really put out quality subs. I'm happy that at least someone else is subbing it, though... It deserves some good atten...
by quashlo
Jul 20th, '07, 22:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yama-onna Kabe-onna - Itoh Misaki
Replies: 81
Views: 37468

^Aomori is the prefecture. Tsugaru is simply the name for the western part of the prefecture, usually in reference to the Tsugaru Peninsula, which juts into the Tsugaru Strait between Honshuu (the main island of Japan) and Hokkaidou. As for learning the dialect, it might sound cool, but it's extreme...
by quashlo
Jul 19th, '07, 15:14
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Rant on Inconsistency with Uploaded material's CoDecs
Replies: 23
Views: 4913

Re: Rant on Inconsistency with Uploaded material's CoDecs

^You know that most of what gets upped here isn't recorded by the people who share it here, right? Most of the uploaders at D-Addicts are merely middle men who distribute what someone else recorded (not necessarily the same people every time) to the other leechers here. A few words of wisdom to peop...
by quashlo
Jul 18th, '07, 16:39
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: MentoreG
Replies: 5
Views: 4005

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOKIO Nagase does the vocals for the band, but if you only watch dramas you would never know Nagase was in a band. The others rarely star in leading roles. The group has two main shows, MentoreG (talk show) and The Tetsuwan DASH!, which Nagase rarely appears in. The latt...
by quashlo
Jul 17th, '07, 22:51
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: MentoreG
Replies: 5
Views: 4005

Re: MentoreG

I looked at the ep of MentoreG in a not so well known streaming video website ... and WOW Tomoya Nagase was one of the Host !!!! That's because it's one of TOKIO's shows (I know what everybody's gonna say... "Who cares about the other members"...). As for why it's not upped here, both Mentore G and...
by quashlo
Jul 16th, '07, 00:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Juken no Kamisama
Replies: 65
Views: 25896

I was very impressed with the first episode. Good acting, good story, endearing characters... I've never seen Gussan act, but he's a perfect fit for the father role here and the chemistry with the son is quite natural. Narumi Riko doesn't disappoint either, and I think we'll be seeing her character ...
by quashlo
Jul 12th, '07, 15:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 202793

vilma42 wrote:I would like to know what's the title of the OST and who sang it?
coz it's sounds familiar to me, the voice....
The theme song is Kokoro by Oda Kazumasa.
Perhaps if you watched Tokyo Love Story, it's the same guy singing the theme song there.
by quashlo
Jul 10th, '07, 15:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 202793

yousei' wrote:I've a little problem with Mao's English.
No, the one with the problem is Mao... I cringed every time she tried to say something in English. I gave up and just read the Japanese. :roll
by quashlo
Jul 3rd, '07, 06:28
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 532
Views: 500292

^Okay. Thanks, yt_toshi and groink.
by quashlo
Jul 3rd, '07, 05:15
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 532
Views: 500292

For the Wiki masters, I just have a question about the policy regarding images on DramaWiki. From http://wiki.d-addicts.com/DramaWiki:Japanese_Artist_Article_Formatting#Use_of_images : # Do not upload images that contain copyright or trademark symbols, or other text. Use a photo editing tool to remo...
by quashlo
Jun 26th, '07, 17:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go (starring Tanaka Koki)
Replies: 52
Views: 16799

^To be honest, Kuriyama didn't really do anything for me... That is not a comment on her acting ability (she did just fine here), just that her character (and in fact, all of the three female leads) isn't given the same kind of depth compared to the three male leads. The characters I liked the most ...
by quashlo
Jun 22nd, '07, 23:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4460
Views: 1444859

In terms of recent dramas, PS Rashoumon wasn't too bad (but no subs).
by quashlo
Jun 19th, '07, 01:58
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

w = warau = 笑う = to laugh
I guess it's the equivalent of "lol" :lol
by quashlo
Jun 14th, '07, 06:02
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

^ In normal dialect, yes, わ is used mainly by women. But it's also commonly used (I guess originally/more frequently in the Kansai region) by men to add a little bit of emphasis, kind of like よ in standard Japanese. momoflower is right about a tone difference, but I believe it's the other way around...
by quashlo
Jun 8th, '07, 17:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go (starring Tanaka Koki)
Replies: 52
Views: 16799

Yeah, the ratings are kind of a downer... The drama is executed well on so many fronts... The acting is very good--hats off to the six main characters. In particular, Tanaka doesn't disappoint with his kao-gei (he does a great job with the more serious scenes, too, like in Episode 8) and Akiyama pro...
by quashlo
Jun 8th, '07, 17:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go (starring Tanaka Koki)
Replies: 52
Views: 16799

Triple post...
by quashlo
Jun 8th, '07, 17:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go (starring Tanaka Koki)
Replies: 52
Views: 16799

Triple post... aye... :roll
by quashlo
May 18th, '07, 06:10
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Addictive Songs
Replies: 54
Views: 12242

Too many, so I'll just limit it to my song of the moment:

Crystal Kay 「あなたのそばで」
by quashlo
May 16th, '07, 08:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Enka no Joou
Replies: 20
Views: 8830

Now that you mention it, the ending is kinda wide open... I know I was expecting her to make a debut on Kouhaku in the last remaining minutes, but all we got was Himawari singing in a hospital... :roll I doubt they would make a special, though... The ratings weren't all that spectacular and I think...
by quashlo
May 13th, '07, 17:06
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

Personally, I think the best way is simply to use a textbook that teaches kanji at the same time it teaches you grammar, vocabulary, etc., so you get some context out of it. It's generally easier to remember the pronunciation and meaning of a character if you can recall a kanji compound that uses it...
by quashlo
May 11th, '07, 08:49
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Who is the most charming Japanese actress?
Replies: 224
Views: 108700

Kanno Miho: cute, and she's a great actress
Takeuchi Yuuko: adorable in Pride
Matsushita Nao: thought she did well in Koi ni Ochitara, plus she got musical talent
Koyuki: elegance
by quashlo
May 4th, '07, 16:26
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Dissapointment in current JDORAMAs
Replies: 76
Views: 12016

Although not a series, I thought Haruka naru Yakusoku (special, aired last November, if I remember correctly) had a superb story... And it's all based on real events, which was amazing.
by quashlo
Apr 29th, '07, 07:39
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are u still listening to (105.1FM) after the racial...
Replies: 70
Views: 11701

I usually don't get into non-drama related discussions here, but ethnic studies is always so interesting. I didn't find that clip funny at all... I guess it could be funny for people who've never been around anyone who actually speaks Chinese, but for me, it just seems really, really stupid. I can e...
by quashlo
Apr 20th, '07, 16:32
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's speak Japanese...
Replies: 11
Views: 3548

はじめまして、quashloです。読解や聴解には結構自信ありますけど、日本語を書いたり話したりするのがちょっと苦手なんで、これからはよろしくお願いします。

*「開発」と「発展」の使い分けについてですけど、

もの(土地、ソフトウェアとか) を開発する
もの(営業など) が発展する

と思います。
by quashlo
Apr 20th, '07, 15:27
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

Kanji has nothing to do with position in the sentence... Just think of kanji as a different way to write certain words. This is partly necessary because of the large number of homophones (similar-sounding words) in Japanese... Without the kanji to provide the meaning, it can be more difficult to dis...
by quashlo
Apr 19th, '07, 18:47
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

Riee109 wrote: First the saying "to kill two birds with one stone" and then I'm looking for the word used when a really beautiful woman is dating a rather ugly guy (the word really does exist...)
First is 「一石二鳥」...
The other I'm not so sure... Maybe you mean 「才子佳人」?
by quashlo
Apr 16th, '07, 20:26
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

Small note...
Seiei (盛栄) is not the name of a company... It wouldn't make sense either, since there is a "go" in front.

盛栄=盛んになる、栄える
flourish, prosper (in business)
by quashlo
Apr 14th, '07, 08:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go (starring Tanaka Koki)
Replies: 52
Views: 16799

I watched the first episode and liked it a lot, so I've decided to do (soft)subs for it... I kinda wanted to do Watashitachi no Kyoukasho too, but it started off a little dark... I think I generally prefer my series lighthearted... :lol Anyways, hopefully someone else will upload the RAW... 1 GB = f...
by quashlo
Apr 13th, '07, 05:57
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

xiaoxin22 wrote:can someone tell me what's "maidoari" mean?
A short, more intimate form for Maido arigatou gozaimasu (毎度ありがとうございます), meaning, "Thank you for always coming [to shop here]." Used mainly by shopkeeper, store employee, etc., towards a customer.
by quashlo
Apr 3rd, '07, 15:14
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 204099

heeh.. narohodo.. so.. which one is the easiest way to learn japanese?? I think most people would agree Hepburn is easiest, since the Romanization follows the actual sound very closely. In fact, this is the most popular form of Romanization, although there are slight variations when it comes to dea...
by quashlo
Jan 12th, '07, 04:58
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Please Translate to English
Replies: 22
Views: 2467

Ah it's only the things that happen by chance That we end up breaking by chance Just like the two of us that were here BYE! MY BOY! Always trying to have my way Some irresponsible fool I was Ah the two who promised forever to each other Are goodbye forever That's the two of us that were here BYE! MY...
by quashlo
Jan 12th, '07, 04:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Please Translate to English
Replies: 22
Views: 2467

Sure, I can try. :-)
by quashlo
Jan 12th, '07, 03:42
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Please Translate to English
Replies: 22
Views: 2467

Gentle lies that continued innocently
There were times I thought that wasn't so bad
So many lies, so foolish and obvious
But even then, it wasn't so bad at all
by quashlo
Jan 11th, '07, 00:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Happy New Year in Japanese
Replies: 8
Views: 4362

Just so you know, the phrase you provided is more than just "Happy New Year." "Kotoshi mo yoroshiku onegai shimasu" literally means "I'm counting on you in the coming year." An English equivalent is not easy to find, but the expression is really just a way of reinforcing a good relationship with one...
by quashlo
Jan 10th, '07, 07:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Question about Ruri no Shima Special
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

The two islanders talking in that scene have a proposal to develop a hotel resort on the island, with the possibility of a bridge connecting it to the main island. Of course, this would offer a chance to improve the quality of life for the island residents. However, the council would only approve o...