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Superficial? Oh, just a little And could you maybe stop trying to dictate my sex life? ~~
I'm in Japan for a year; the third year of my course is a study year abroad in Japan, and I and a friend of mine from my course got assigned here to Kyoto University. For the win.
I notice that a lot of people are much more subjective "I love you so your beautiful to me" or they allow their type to be defined by outside forces like hobbies and stuff. I'm just very different in that regard the only thing that matters to me is style you don't have to have my style just a style! I reckon You can still be attractive even if you're ugly.
Studying abroad is a real opportunity and usually loads of fun!Quote:
3rd year? So will you be doing your final exams this year? Do you have to do a dissertation? My friend did Japanese at SOAS and wrote her final exam in Hiragana she just never really got the whole Kanji thing even after 3 years of study, lol! (she got a 3rd degree)
So where will you be living during your time in Japan? in student accomodation like halls or are you staying with a host family or even better your own flat type of accomodation? All of them are good in their own way you get to experience different things so whichever I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Do you think that the gloss of being where you are will wear off? I can imagine you're still in the omg I'm in Japan stage how long do you think it'll be before that isn't special anymore?
Like I did my study abroad in Cape Town and loved it at first beaches, weather, cool as hell people, great (cheap) food! Then I started earning money in Rands as opposed to converting pounds to rand and life got a bit harder, my job got tougher, work demands piled high and I wasn't really going to the beach and the people I spent most of my time interacting with were Bastards.
No, no, *fourth* year will be my final year. This is just a pass/fail year where I'm essentially taking a ton of little random modules at Kyoto that have little-or-nothing to do with my course and don't contribute to it in the slightest, with the exception of the actual Japanese language modules, and in addition to that I have to carry out a horrible, horrible project for my home university back in Sheffield. (The very thought of which would probably kill me if not for the fact that at least all I have to do is pass it; it won't count towards my actual degree... Actually, the thought of it is kind of killing me regardless. That's why I try not to think about it. >_<)
I'm living in student accommodation here, more specifically one of the University's two student halls specifically for foreign students. A lot of us from the hall got together yesterday evening and went out for a meal and stuff, got to know each other, it was pretty cool. It actually turned out that one of them knew me from MangaHelpers, which was a little bit of a O_o moment
As for the newness of it wearing off, well, obviously that will happen to an extent, but I can't see it really happening, at least in the forseeable future. (Lord knows I won't be able to say I've settled in at least until I figure out how to survive here without eating out for literally every damn meal XD)
'Twas good having yakiniku with you last night, Cnet. Hope you enjoy your stay in Kyoto Let me know if there's ever anything I can do to be of help. We gaijin must look out for each other!
So you have to do a project... that won't count towards your final degree? Sounds like a big old pisspile of a timewaste to me. Take my advice there is no project that you can't complete in 36 hours so last minute is the way forward! Do you HAVE to attend those classes?
Your in foreigner halls? lol, that to me is funny! I've lived in a few countries I'm not native too but the only place I ever actually felt like a "foreigner" was in scotland and that's because they are backwards -_-
How did they know you from mangahelpers? Did you do introductions and then you stood up and talked about doing manga translations online? Or have you posted a picture? (*wonders if there is even a picture thread on this site*).
Newness can wear off fast as well as Novelty. I compare it to having a huge crush on someone for a long while and then you finally get to go out with them you can be so euphoric that your dreams have come true you don't see any of their faults. After a while though they start to shine through and then that's when you either build an adult relationship and love the person faults included or you realise your dreams were overated. The worse person to be is the one who never sees the faults that just means your oblivious! I don't know if that made any sense... but yeh from my experiences that's how I would best sum it up, lol.
Oh and try to get a job! Well worth it to get a circle outside of the people you study with and get a different sense or feel for where you are.
How to survive without eating out constantly... do you know how to cook? If not can you boil a kettle?
Wow... a lot of question have been asked including the virginity..
must be a lot of caring people would love to combat your eternal boredom.
one of your favorite manga is fairy tail right? have u read the groove adventure rave manga? similar author as fairy tail... some character from rave also brought to fairy tail..
and the story is as much interesting as fairy tail.. too bad that series lack of love..
how's your life in japan? is it as interesting as you imagine from watching anime, jdrama, or reading manga?
To be perfectly honest, right now it seems like it's pretty much everything I could've hoped it would be. Seriously. ^^
No, I've never read Rave, I'm afraid. Maybe I should someday... or maybe not. Whatever
To be honest, I don't know that I really have any "eternal boredom" right now, being in Japan makes every day an adventure, such that I barely have time to fit everything in XD I should probably change my sig soon. In fact, I will. Soon. Not right now, but soon.
And of course I can boil a kettle. Not that I have one, but still.
Attendance counts towards your final grade? Damn I would fail those courses so hard my uni attendance hit an all time low of 40% and that was with our novel somebody else signs my attendance for me approach -_-
You can boil a kettle? Problem solved! My cheapskate brother if he ever sends a parcel over from Japan it just has like on pack of sweets in it and then instant some type of food stuff so I'm sure you can survive by flexing you're kettle boiling and water pouring skills. From the sound of your eating habits seems like you've got the student diet on lock down.
My brother has lived in Japan for 2 years now and he still feels like a foreigner (he tells me this and then begs me to go visit him and wonders why I answer by saying I would rather poo in public ). London is full of people from many different countries but I just see them all as Londoners the only person I've ever known to call them foreigners was a bit of a twat. So I always see the term in a bad way. Would you say it has a more positive connotation? Or does it as the term implies highlight your outsider status?
The job thing is just because student life is such a lie! Like it's such an easy life and it can be so insular you meet other students you do student things you sleep a lot and have a surprising amount of free time.
The first flush of love... so cute!Quote:
Which leads me to ask what came first the Chicken or the Egg? Or in this case did you learn Japanese because of liking manga/anime? Or did you get into manga/anime because of learning Japanese?
Kyoto!? Really cool
I Hope I'll go to Japan in 2010
How's your day by day?
Where are you roommates from?
How much classes do you have by day?
I posted this in the original thread it came from but considering it was a while after you did it, I'm unsure if you saw it. I was wondering if you could explain to me the literal translation of this line from Naruto 420:
Fukasaku: You've learned to mould Senjutsu chakra... / ...and you have mastered the Way of the Frog to a certain degree. // There's one last thing I want to tell you at this point.
I've seen some translations say that he was referring to Kawazu Kumite and Senpou, while others seem to imply he was referring solely to Kawazu Kumite. So could you please explain it to me? If it's too much trouble, or if this thread isn't meant for that, I apologize for asking.
hmm.i want to ask you if you are willing to translate some pages from the DB3?
And as for the chicken/egg thing... obviously what came first was the chicken omelette.
hello. i'm new here but i like what you do cnet. thx for translating negima, i couldn't go thinking anything without whats in the new negima chapters.
Question: Can you list some sites that can help with learning japanese? Im in high school and im taking it but i am struggling a little with it. hiragana and katanana i am 97% familiar with but not the vocab or kanji....
ok, you said ask you anything,..............................
1. how much do you weight ?
2. are you black ?
3. do you know where i can find the lost treasure of...........captain sparrow?
4. why is the sky blue ?
5. would you describe how look in the mirror ?
6. i see that you are located in japan, how are the girls there....?
7. do you know a way to get manga raws like on the same day of their release (nb. if there is such a way pm me instead of posting it here, thanks).
8. is kakashi going to die ?
9. do you know the secret of life ?
10. how many fingers i'm holding up or which finger am i holding up ?
well that's it for now..........