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by aimlesswanderer
Nov 29th, '11, 02:08
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What nationality are you?
Replies: 385
Views: 103349

Good day all I am Indian (British Citizen) Hong Kong Born. Speaks :Cantonese, English, Intermediate Japanese, Punjabi, Hindi, little french. Hobby: Computers, Motors, Ski, J-stuffs. Ken I look Chinese, but can't speak anything but English, being born in Aust. Once at Hongkers airport, someone left ...
by aimlesswanderer
Oct 23rd, '11, 04:52
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tokyo in Winter
Replies: 11
Views: 6623

Was there in winter 2006-2007, which was apparently a warm winter. The cold doesn't bother me that much, so I was fine. One day was warm enough for t shirts, another was raining hard all day... no snow, but that normally comes later in winter, and we were there at the beginning of winter. Just took ...
by aimlesswanderer
Oct 9th, '11, 07:18
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Name your HOBBIES :)
Replies: 221
Views: 53264

Indoor rock climbing, archery, computer games and reading. Don't watch so many dramas these days.
by aimlesswanderer
Aug 27th, '11, 15:20
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: 23 yrs old, never had a girlfriend
Replies: 31
Views: 21667

Don't worry, but get out and meet more people, take up a sport or activity - though perhaps after you graduate and settle down at a job. But if you take up indoor rock climbing or archery like me, the ratios aren't favorable! My female friends and relos suggested dancing, as they reckon that's a rea...
by aimlesswanderer
Aug 27th, '11, 15:19
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Are you in love or not at all?
Replies: 424
Views: 94446

I think I might be, though we've only been going out for 3 weeks. So far everything is great, and we are hopeful, but time will tell.

Normally I am quite serious and not all that excitable, but that has somewhat gone out the window.
by aimlesswanderer
Apr 10th, '11, 13:46
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hong Kong or Paris?
Replies: 13
Views: 11566

One thing to think about: can you handle tropical weather? If not, no Hongkers. Though it's one of the safest cities in the world.
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 8th, '11, 07:27
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pls show me a strong leading lady
Replies: 19
Views: 3299

Sadly it seems that women get treated rather badly in just about any Asian series.

Not only the physical abuse, but also verbal and mental. The pressure from society and its heavy expectations, the double standards compared to the men... that is one of my major problems with them.
by aimlesswanderer
Dec 4th, '10, 07:28
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Call of the Country (2010)
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

I did finish it, though with the usual skipping. I'd say that it stayed predictable and doesn't get any more serious.
by aimlesswanderer
Nov 28th, '10, 02:35
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Poseidon (KBS , 2011)
Replies: 25
Views: 11979

They must deal with pirates at some stage, and I wonder if they will have a run in with North Koreans? There is plenty of material regarding that, sadly.
by aimlesswanderer
Sep 26th, '10, 13:20
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan pics, post your travel pics!
Replies: 135
Views: 103006

nice pics mate!
by aimlesswanderer
Jun 21st, '10, 09:41
Forum: Travel
Topic: Travel to China
Replies: 10
Views: 9425

When we went on a 7 relo private tour 4 years ago, to Beijing and Xian, there were stops at the pearl, cloisonee (sp?), terracotta warrior and jade shops, where we were given the standard tour: info about the product, "how to spot fakes, but everything here 100% genuine", and then the trusty "discou...
by aimlesswanderer
Jun 11th, '10, 10:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 176004

I am surprised that they waited this long to announce something, normally if it is going to happen they announce something while the iron is hot, so to speak.
by aimlesswanderer
Jun 11th, '10, 10:28
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Toshiie & Matsu (Batch 49 episodes)
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

This is an interesting series, and has an unusually strong female lead for a jidaigeki.
by aimlesswanderer
May 22nd, '10, 14:26
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan pics, post your travel pics!
Replies: 135
Views: 103006

Nice pics! Glad you had a great time.
by aimlesswanderer
Apr 10th, '10, 13:52
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What beer do like?
Replies: 60
Views: 16205

Don't drink any alcohol, not only because it tastes abominable, but because I need to keep my very limited number of brain cells alive and well.
by aimlesswanderer
Apr 10th, '10, 13:50
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 42
Views: 17714

Err, ok, but from my POV, if you're getting married you should be enthusiastic about it, otherwise what is the point? He seems ambivalent and unenthusiastic at best, and I don't know about anyone else, but that screams "this wedding is a bad idea". I get how he may not want to make her unhappy, but ...
by aimlesswanderer
Apr 10th, '10, 13:35
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mini-Dorama about Chinese guy and German girl^^
Replies: 8
Views: 2396

Yeah, I though I had gotten away from them but then I looked in the mirror. :D
by aimlesswanderer
Apr 10th, '10, 13:34
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Personal Taste (MBC, 2010) Lee Min Ho & Son Ye Jin
Replies: 205
Views: 92330

Yes, that minor elevator scene. Oh, and the bit where his brother(? and another drunk) was chasing after him semi nekkid in the motel. Alcoholic? Yes, how often do characters get regularly tanked and end up doing stupid things? This happens in just about every series, ever. It just makes me wonder a...
by aimlesswanderer
Apr 9th, '10, 15:50
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mini-Dorama about Chinese guy and German girl^^
Replies: 8
Views: 2396

Pretty good for a bunch of enthusiastic noobs. Chinese in Berlin, of all places. Suppose there are some Chinese uni students wherever there are decent unis.
by aimlesswanderer
Apr 9th, '10, 15:26
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Personal Taste (MBC, 2010) Lee Min Ho & Son Ye Jin
Replies: 205
Views: 92330

Watched the first ep. Main character is awfully dopey and is entirely unattractive as a whole. Main guy needs to stop 'helping'/groping/kneeling in front of other guys. This is a write off for me. Oh, and as usual, everyone is an alcoholic, and then wonders why they feel like crap after. Gee, I wond...
by aimlesswanderer
Apr 9th, '10, 15:21
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 42
Views: 17714

It seems like he got pushed/bullied into the whole thing. He certainly doesn't appear to be enthusiastic at all, and that is a baaaaad sign. I hope he signs a tight prenup, as she sounds like she is really high maintenance and vapid. But, really, apart from waging a drama-like 'campaign' with your o...
by aimlesswanderer
Apr 6th, '10, 09:39
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 42
Views: 17714

It sounds like a divorce (or a very unhappy marriage) waiting to happen, but you never know. Thankfully none of my friends or close relos have done this. Not to say that there haven't been divorces, but nothing as "obvious" and stereotypical as this situation. If he goes through with it and it ends ...
by aimlesswanderer
Mar 30th, '10, 07:48
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Why Asian Women Don't Date Asian Men
Replies: 326
Views: 82110

oh yes, u said it completely absolutely right. i hate to say it, but us, honkies dont like our "comrades" up north much.. many honkies think they are gold diggers (those who marry hong kong guys so they could come live in hong kong) or poor, and uncivilized. so yea, we are racist against our own. s...
by aimlesswanderer
Mar 28th, '10, 06:27
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Why Asian Women Don't Date Asian Men
Replies: 326
Views: 82110

damn straight i did. i do have good friends there, but really, generally, i dont get along with hongkies. they are a bunch of copycats stuck between chinese and japanese. no individual style, just copy... I think there is some truth to that. Hongkies like to see themselves as very modern, fashionab...
by aimlesswanderer
Mar 28th, '10, 05:48
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: IRIS (KBS2, 2009)
Replies: 114
Views: 79064

From what I have read there is going to be a second season, though it will be renamed Athena, and also a movie version of the first season is coming out soon.
by aimlesswanderer
Mar 24th, '10, 03:43
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Why Asian Women Don't Date Asian Men
Replies: 326
Views: 82110

every now and then, when i go home, i meet with these friends, all they talk about is what u do, how much u make, blah blah... what does ur boyfriend do....blah blah.. well i am sick of that. i vividly remember one time, i went back, and the same day i got off the plane, i went to visit my friends ...
by aimlesswanderer
Mar 20th, '10, 12:32
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Why Asian Women Don't Date Asian Men
Replies: 326
Views: 82110

yup, you got that right. face. oh my oh my... hate it with a passion. i was born and raised in Hong Kong, so i am a native cantonese. but like u said, i was one of those who went overseas for college. my english is even better than my chinese, if u ask me to write an essay in chinese, i will say F*...
by aimlesswanderer
Mar 19th, '10, 09:01
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Why Asian Women Don't Date Asian Men
Replies: 326
Views: 82110

You "girls" think too highly of yourselves. haha... you are right. some asian girls do think too highly of themselves, i'd like to think i am not one of them. :P i just never met or gone out with any asian guy who took my breath. of all those asian guys that liked me or i gone out on a date with. n...
by aimlesswanderer
Mar 12th, '10, 14:20
Forum: Travel
Topic: Going Korea via Hong Kong in Apr 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 10589

You need to go to Jeju where every casino and resort is owned by feuding mobsters. They also filmed several series there, All In and Swallow the Sun come to mind.
by aimlesswanderer
Feb 25th, '10, 02:09
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan pics, post your travel pics!
Replies: 135
Views: 103006

Great pics. I went to many of the same places and recognise them. Have an urge to go back now.
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 31st, '10, 05:10
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Chuno (Slave Hunters a.k.a Pursuing Servants) KBS2 2010
Replies: 267
Views: 89645

After the fist 4 eps this series is looking good (and so is Lee Da Hae). As usual there are several irritating characters but not too bad at this stage.

Love it how nearly all the non upper class people look like they need a good hose down and scrub except for the female leads.
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 16th, '10, 11:23
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: [CDrama] Let's Go Watch Meteor Shower (2009)
Replies: 25
Views: 32378

I really hope that they either make the Uncle character at least a little sensible, or he "goes overseas" for the entire next season. Damn, that would be nice. I'd need to skip much less in that case. Yep, more happy moments, to little pay off for my liking. Also, it would be nice to hear the cast's...
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 16th, '10, 11:16
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Take Care of the Young Lady / Lady Castle (KBS2, 2009)
Replies: 47
Views: 32095

I agree with you. I don`t like that silliness. But I think that YEH looked better with black hair. Hooray for a fellow fan of sensible dramas! :D Eh, well, I have seen pics of YEH with black hair, and she doesn't look as nice. Normally though I think it's best if you don't fiddle around with your n...
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 11th, '10, 12:58
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Chuno (Slave Hunters a.k.a Pursuing Servants) KBS2 2010
Replies: 267
Views: 89645

Interesting that, on the poster, Lee Da Hae's skin is corpse white, and the guys are much darker - or do they need a shower? Hello Asian female obsession with white skin!
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 11th, '10, 12:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Quality of Jdoramas dropping?
Replies: 80
Views: 20073

It is normal that as you watch more jdramas they become progressively less "new" and "fresh". When I first started it was all new and interesting, but my tastes are now much more discriminating.
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 10th, '10, 16:48
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: [CDrama] Let's Go Watch Meteor Shower (2009)
Replies: 25
Views: 32378

I eventually caved in and watched in online. I actually wanted there to be more "happy" time, when they aren't massively misunderstanding each other. It seemed like 99% fighting and misunderstanding, and 1% happiness. This version showed (or completely omitted) some interesting things, which are a f...
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 10th, '10, 16:36
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: IRIS (KBS2, 2009)
Replies: 114
Views: 79064

The end few eps were a little odd, but the ending was appropriate, if not the popular option. The dodgiest thing about the last eps was the terrorists somehow (magically? voodoo?) swapping their bodies with those of the hostages! How exactly did that happen, given that they were shot during a fire f...
by aimlesswanderer
Dec 26th, '09, 10:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 176004

Yeah, a good ending, but still plenty of issues are still unanswered. Hopefully they will get around to answering some of them in some form or another. The most interesting Jdrama this year. It looks like Miki is a teacher, probably a uni lecturer (the students didn't look like kids), as this seems ...
by aimlesswanderer
Dec 17th, '09, 13:09
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Asian Guys and Hispanic Girls
Replies: 86
Views: 92675

As a Chinese Australian who was born and raised here, I have no problems with Hispanics/latinos/whoever. Pretty ladies are pretty ladies! :D Historically, however, Asian countries have generally had, umm, xenophobic/racist/discriminatory ideas about people "not of their country"/who look different. ...
by aimlesswanderer
Dec 17th, '09, 12:47
Forum: Travel
Topic: Going Korea via Hong Kong in Apr 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 10589

Be prepared for fairly serious heat and humidity. The public transport system is excellent, especially the MTR. All sign in English too. Get an octopus card so you don't need to worry about tickets and such. Victoria Peak (The Peak) is an obvious spot, but during the day it can be a real let down wh...
by aimlesswanderer
Dec 6th, '09, 12:23
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: A culture thing, or just an annoying meme?
Replies: 12
Views: 3925

It is silly, but phone conversations just aren't as good as face to face scenes when important stuff happens. Also, you're paying the actors, why not make them work more? No point doing everything by remote.
by aimlesswanderer
Nov 29th, '09, 14:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 176004

A few of my cousins are GPs, I should ask them if they know how to make penicillin next time I see them. Also, what they remember about conditions found in undeveloped countries. :D
by aimlesswanderer
Nov 20th, '09, 12:31
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help identifying an asian series
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

That sounds like it could be just about any Chinese wuxia series ever! They have an obsession with magical/special/legendary swords/artifacts and the protagonists fly around fighting over them... and they are often very long too. And it is normal that one or more of the characters has obviously dyed...
by aimlesswanderer
Nov 20th, '09, 12:24
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which Series Would You Like To See Finished/Subtitled?
Replies: 1163
Views: 163739

I will inevitably end up skipping some of it, but I'd love the Chinese version of HYD to be finished being subbed.
by aimlesswanderer
Nov 13th, '09, 06:43
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: IRIS (KBS2, 2009)
Replies: 114
Views: 79064

So far (ep 6) it is very good. I'm not surprised that the vice director turned out to be dodgy, he seems to be running an organisation that pretty much does what it (or he or his conspirators) likes, and ignores or even opposes what the government wants. The new President should have definitely put ...
by aimlesswanderer
Nov 2nd, '09, 07:44
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 91375

There doesn't have to be violence and sex for dramas to be mature (ie more 'serious'), but it does not have to be completely nerfed and bland. In real life stuff happens, and kdramas seem extremely unrealistic and more idealised than entertainment in Australia or the US. Korean movies have more matu...
by aimlesswanderer
Nov 2nd, '09, 07:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shokojo Seira (Shida Mirai)
Replies: 94
Views: 43439

For reasons which are not clear to me now I decided to watch the first ep (mostly skipped at that), and that is as far as I will go. Not that I am I fan of the actress or the book, or am part of the target audience. This series has managed to cram in way too many of the silly and completely irration...
by aimlesswanderer
Oct 25th, '09, 00:52
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: IRIS (KBS2, 2009)
Replies: 114
Views: 79064

The first ep was interesting. There was shooting for the guys, and topless guys for the girls. I just hope there are topless/scantily clad women later on (only for balance of course). Or, failing that, at least big explosions and gunfights. The pacing seemed to be good, and the plot looks like it wo...
by aimlesswanderer
Oct 25th, '09, 00:41
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 91375

A great list, and all too true. I am glad that I don't watch series which tick too many of those boxes... I can't handle the general silliness and irrationality. Off the top of my head I can't remember a death by leukemia, so I must be watching the right series!
by aimlesswanderer
Oct 21st, '09, 14:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 176004

This series is worth watching, though I skipped the scenes where he is sculpting people's heads. All the time travel series/books have the basic dilemma: do you deliberately mess around with history (nudging it in certain directions, trying to make it "better/right"), or try and avoid messing with i...
by aimlesswanderer
Oct 15th, '09, 14:02
Forum: Travel
Topic: who have previously come to turkey ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3234

Err, the closest I've gotten to Turkey is Xian, central China, a mere 7,000km or so east of Istanbul. That is as far west of Sydney that I've managed to get so far.
by aimlesswanderer
Oct 15th, '09, 13:40
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Take Care of the Young Lady / Lady Castle (KBS2, 2009)
Replies: 47
Views: 32095

Yeah, I know, but I find that as I age (and I watch more series) I am less tolerant of the silliness and illogicality. Hence I tend to watch the more serious, less silly series, though it is generally not possible to make entertainment without some dubious plot devices and such! Oh well, for all its...
by aimlesswanderer
Oct 14th, '09, 07:49
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Take Care of the Young Lady / Lady Castle (KBS2, 2009)
Replies: 47
Views: 32095

Watched the last eps last night. I am entirely unsurprised that they ended up together, and that Tae Yoon and Eu Joo did too. I was a little disappointed actually that we only saw them together for a tiny while right at the end, after all the shenanigans up to that point. I thought they looked grea...
by aimlesswanderer
Oct 4th, '09, 12:34
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Do you remember life without computers and internet?
Replies: 117
Views: 49498

Actually we've had a comp in the house just about as far back as I can remember - about 1986. I think it had a 20MB HDD and was about 10MHz. I remember we had to fiddle around with the 4MB of RAM allocation in order to play some games off of 5.25 inch floppy disks. I even remember some single densit...
by aimlesswanderer
Oct 4th, '09, 12:17
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Take Care of the Young Lady / Lady Castle (KBS2, 2009)
Replies: 47
Views: 32095

Ethlenn wrote:
aimlesswanderer wrote:Strategically skipping the annoying/silly bits is also helpful.
And I thought I was the only one doing this, heh:)
I am glad that at least one girl is skipping parts as well! Hooray for less silliness!
by aimlesswanderer
Sep 26th, '09, 14:31
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Looks or Personality?
Replies: 126
Views: 50340

People are usually attracted by looks (since you can't see personality, sadly), but are generally kept by personality. It'd be great if my future wife looks great, but I would want to be able to have intelligent conversations with her, and looks don't help with that - though of course both would be ...
by aimlesswanderer
Sep 26th, '09, 14:21
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Take Care of the Young Lady / Lady Castle (KBS2, 2009)
Replies: 47
Views: 32095

Megaupload files here
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I was a bit sceptical about this show, but it isn't too bad. Strategically skipping the annoying/silly bits is also helpful.
by aimlesswanderer
Sep 8th, '09, 13:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Drama of the previous season (summer 2009)
Replies: 31
Views: 7566

I skipped parts of it, but Aya and Yumiko looked ridiculously good in Konkatsu.
by aimlesswanderer
Aug 30th, '09, 17:23
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Do you think you're fat?
Replies: 46
Views: 15323

Not as skinny as I used to be. I am hardly the beefiest guy around, but when clothes shopping in HK it was disconcerting to not be able to fit even half my arm up the sleeves of a supposed M tshirt. Had trouble finding shirts with wide enough shoulders, certainly not a problem here in Aust. I felt l...
by aimlesswanderer
Aug 30th, '09, 17:16
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Swallow the Sun (SBS, 2009)
Replies: 5
Views: 7126

Re: Swallow the Sun

http://aja-aja.com/regular/swallow-the-sun http://aja-aja.com/sites/default/files/image/SwallowTheSun.jpg The other top k-drama released as of late next to friend the legend. You shouldn't miss this either. I'm watching this drama already. I'm at EP3. This drama is good. The chicks are hot... :wub:...
by aimlesswanderer
Aug 30th, '09, 16:44
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Trojans in some of the forum discussion topics
Replies: 8
Views: 3757

I had something dodgy install itself a few months ago from here. After scans with half a dozen scanners I found and removed a few dodgy files.

Now I use Chrome, and it sometimes warns me that threats are on certain pages, though none here so far. More security = good.
by aimlesswanderer
Jul 5th, '09, 01:47
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Shaku Yumiko
Replies: 19
Views: 10853

She looks gorgeous. :wub: In Konkatsu it is no wonder the guys are drooling.
by aimlesswanderer
May 25th, '09, 14:08
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: help...moon cake
Replies: 3
Views: 2943

They often have eggs in them, though I prefer the plain ones. Mostly they are lotus seed paste. They are really nice but really high in fat.
by aimlesswanderer
May 25th, '09, 14:04
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Cain and Abel (SBS, 2008) - So Ji Sub, Jung Ryu Won
Replies: 30
Views: 34384

It was ok, perhaps a bit long, and Near the end, Cho In was stupid when he didn't send Young Ji away overseas for a month long holiday. He knew what kind of desperate measures they were willing to take, so sending her away would have been most sensible. But then, plotwise, she wouldn't be available ...
by aimlesswanderer
May 8th, '09, 09:01
Forum: Travel
Topic: STOP! NON TOKYO HELP - 10 DAYS in JAPAN!
Replies: 2
Views: 2290

You mean a full JR pass? I don't think the East pass will get you from Tokyo to Kyoto. The West pass should get you around Kyoto and to the west. Spend a few days in Kyoto, there are some great temples in the east, the main attractions (Kiyo mizu dera, San ju san etc), are fairly close together with...
by aimlesswanderer
Apr 25th, '09, 12:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Atashinchi no Danshi (Horikita Maki)
Replies: 635
Views: 218023

The first ep was ok, nothing really unexpected, but OMFG, did she look awesome in that cheongsam or what!!! :w00t: Some niiiice curves which are usually hidden were on display. Pity she was only in it for a few minutes.....
by aimlesswanderer
Apr 16th, '09, 12:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Toshiie & Matsu - General Discussion (History/Facts/Fict
Replies: 3
Views: 3988

It is a long series but quite interesting and informative (though confusing sometimes). When my brother and I went to Japan I made sure we went to Kanazawa. Saw the castle, the beautiful gardens and the Maeda family shrine. In one store there was even a Toshiie and Matsu poster, which I just had to ...
by aimlesswanderer
Feb 8th, '09, 04:51
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: why is that white ppl if they are into asian culture are usu
Replies: 38
Views: 11562

I think it's because in western (white) people's minds, Japan values and morals are more likely to match. For instance, I know about some cases where people married a Chinese woman and suddenly she disappeared to China and there was no way of contacting her again. That is all well and good, but not...
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 29th, '09, 13:32
Forum: International Community
Topic: Australian D-Addicts
Replies: 786
Views: 115672

Hope no one has melted, with more crazily hot days to come! Thankfully it is only in the 30s here in Sydney. If there are any pretty ladies in Australia (hell, or anywhere) who want to send me their name, age, picture, address, email, phone numbers, etc I will burn and send them some dramas. As the ...
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 29th, '09, 13:00
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: why is that white ppl if they are into asian culture are usu
Replies: 38
Views: 11562

I think it's a combination of the fact that Japan is the most developed country in Asia and is famous/infamous for lots of crazy stuff - anime, manga, inventions, and general weirdness. Awareness of Chinese and Korean culture is growing, but the Japanese are streets ahead in that regard. The media h...
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 23rd, '09, 16:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Celeb to Daihinmin (Ueto Aya&Kamiji Yusuke)
Replies: 130
Views: 35739

I know that the plot required that Alice temporarily "lose" all her wealth, but the way that it happened was completely bizarre :scratch: . Gotoda "Bought the rights to manage the Mitazono Group" so therefore Alice and Makiko were penniless? I may not be an expert on corporate machinations or corpor...
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 23rd, '09, 15:42
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Terroir (SBS, 2008)
Replies: 7
Views: 5989

Anything with Hany Hye Jin in it can't be that bad, so I thought. But a show about wine? Watched the first ep, hmm, a bit silly for my tastes. I know what you mean, I also only started to watch it because of her and then the first 2 or even 3 episodes dissappointed me :-( but I kept wachting it bec...
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 23rd, '09, 15:05
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Boys Before Flowers (KBS2) Korean version of "Meteor Ga
Replies: 465
Views: 229743

Hmm, I'm not sure that I can hack yet another series (watchd Meteor Garden, the HYD anime, and HYD LA) whose plot and characters are basically the same... perhaps it is that which makes me get more annoyed at the massive, bizzare plot holes and stupid behaviour. That and I find that my tolerance of ...
by aimlesswanderer
Jan 13th, '09, 15:03
Forum: Travel
Topic: Anyone from Hong KONG?
Replies: 25
Views: 10364

You should go to a "wet" market, it's something you don't see in most developed countries, then go to a steak place after. Err, or not, if you are sqeamish or have a delicate stomach!

It is very safe generally, though like any city it has its dodgy areas.