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Posted 5/21/15
That's cool your library has a manga section! I'm lucky my library has a big manga section too because the guy who is in charge of ordering the books for the library likes manga! Yeah both the Full Metal alchemist: Brotherhood anime and Attack on Titan anime follow the manga so closely!
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Ichibanx3 wrote:

That's cool your library has a manga section! I'm lucky my library has a big manga section too because the guy who is in charge of ordering the books for the library likes manga! Yeah both the Full Metal alchemist: Brotherhood anime and Attack on Titan anime follow the manga so closely!


I cannot tell how big the section in my library is because most of it seems to be gone. I guess I have to ask them to hold it for me. I might have to find who orders the books and make some suggestions.

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Posted 6/4/15 , edited 6/4/15
My Japanese adventure: TIFU by walking into my classroom

So I go to a Japanese high school everyday instead of an international one.
Now aren't the people in my school really good in communicating in important information to me.
Well with that information, let's go to the sports festival I had today. (Actually last week but then it wouldn't be a TIFU)
So I came to school like any other day, but now only with my bag full of my PE clothes and I walk casually up to the stairs to the fourth floor to my classroom. So I open the door of my classroom and Bang...
Full of girls stripped down to their underwear. F***. So I'm slamming the door while screaming "I'm sorry! I'm sorry!" God did I feel bad. I think my face was completely red. Little did I know I was supposed to change in class 2-5 on the second floor. "Thank you boys from my class for telling me!" Well after I changed in the RIGHT classroom (Asked a teacher) I saw some of the girls on the field. And after apologizing a lot more about it they could laugh about it in the end. In the end I saved the picture of the changing girls in High Definition 4K in my brain HDD.
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Posted 6/4/15 , edited 6/4/15

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My Japanese adventure: TIFU by walking into my classroom

So I go to a Japanese high school everyday instead of an international one.
Now aren't the people in my school really good in communicating in important information to me.
Well with that information, let's go to the sports festival I had today. (Actually last week but then it wouldn't be a TIFU)
So I came to school like any other day, but now only with my bag full of my PE clothes and I walk casually up to the stairs to the fourth floor to my classroom. So I open the door of my classroom and Bang...
Full of girls stripped down to their underwear. F***. So I'm slamming the door while screaming "I'm sorry! I'm sorry!" God did I feel bad. I think my face was completely red. Little did I know I was supposed to change in class 2-5 on the second floor. "Thank you boys from my class for telling me!" Well after I changed in the RIGHT classroom (Asked a teacher) I saw some of the girls on the field. And after apologizing a lot more about it they could laugh about it in the end. In the end I saved the picture of the changing girls in High Definition 4K in my brain HDD.


That is some story. If you tell us you get to pilot a mecha next, then we will think you live in a anime. Did they girls yell ecchi at you?
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Posted 7/15/15
Hello, all!
Today I went to a sushi restaurant. I ordered some eel don to go. I was amazing!
The eel was very soft and moist. I melted in my mouth and had a kind of beefy fish flavor.
The sauce was sweet. I am not sure what the sauce was but it tasted sweet.
I was going to talk to the people there in Japanese, but when I got in it occurred to me that they might not be Japanese. I was going to ask them, but my food was done so quickly I just left. I wish I had asked them. Well there is always next time.
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Posted 7/15/15
Yeah, Unagi don is always great in summer. You should try fire grilled eel as well.
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Posted 7/15/15
It was delicious! Do you normally get a fortune cookie when you go to Japanese restaurants? They gave me one and that makes me think the people there are Chinese.
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Posted 7/15/15
I've never received a fortune cookie at a Japanese restaurant myself. That's a bit strange.... Long ago, a friend and I stopped by a Chinese restaurant we happened to pass while on our way to a church retreat in the hinterlands of Michigan-- other than the greeter, we were the only Chinese folks in the restaurant. The food was good (maybe chef was Chinese too)-- but they served oyster crackers with the soup!

Anyway, I did try making sauce for unagi or unagi-don before-- long, long ago. I recall it being teriyaki like (so sweetness likely due to sugar and/or mirin wine), and it also involved simmering the sauce with the eel skin and bones.
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Posted 7/16/15
すごい。美味しい。That sounds so good!
I was confused when they gave me the fortune cookie. I was thinking, "Aren't fortune cookies Chinese?" I could not tell if they were Japanese or Chinese. The woman who I talked to pronounced the ん in どん
correctly, but I do not know it that sound exists in Chinese. Next time I go I will have to ask. I was excited to try and use my Japanese. There is another sushi restaurant close to my work. I might stop in there and see how it is next. Hopefully the people there will be Japanese and I can use what I have learned.
You church retreat sounds awesome, Sushi-san. How was it? I have never been to Michigan.
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Posted 7/16/15
Fortune cookies are American, from either Chinese American or Japanese American restaurant originally. They resemble a formed version of a せんべい
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I think the church retreat was good, but it was many many years ago, more than 20. I don't remember too many details, other than that it was well worth it for me. Retreats can be tiring-- so packed with activities, one needs a retreat from the retreat at the end!-- and as a college student, one tends to pack retreats full to make the most of the cost since we were all poor. (Now that I recall, it was a campus fellowship retreat, actually.)

The "n" sound does exist in Mandarin, both at the beginning of syllables, and at the end. (e.g. 年, "nen" in Japanese, is similarly pronounced nian2 in Mandarin, the "2" representing the tone )
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Posted 8/20/15
愛する寿司 (あいするすし) The name of a sushi restaurant I saw the other day... it just seemed weird to me.

よーほー致します (よーほーいたします) This one was actually said by a bunch of Japanese servers in a pirate themed restaurant that I went to in Odaiba... I could not help but laugh my ass off repeatedly because いたす is probably the last thing a pirate would say... combined with yo ho... yeah, LOL
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Posted 8/20/15
It is still a restaurant, they can't be impolite. Maybe like gentlemen pirates humbly requesting that you turn over the loot.
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Posted 8/20/15
That is so funny! That made my day.
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Posted 8/29/15
This one happens all the time but... 上に参ります (うえにまいります) - The first time I heard this I was in a lift and I couldn't help but snigger at the fact that the lift was humbly serving me... as if it had a personality (or something).
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