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Posted 1/23/15
Ichi-san, I can cook pretty much anything, and I like to try new things. The number of cookbooks I have is ridiculous. Anyway, I'm not vegan, though I have some vegan friendly recipes. One thing I experimented with the other day was pear sauce. Basically, it is just apple sauce but with pears and minus cinnamon. Very delicious.
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Posted 1/24/15
I know I'm totally grateful for waking up to snowfall today! It was a really pretty site when I looked out my window!
I never heard of "La oveja española" I know it means "The Spanish sheep" But is it a book or something, Rachel-san? And wow that's great you studied so many languages! Which foreign language do you know the most?

And that's great you have vegan friendly recipes Ditto-san! I'd never think of combining apple and pears together! Do you have any good tofu recipes? 豆腐が大好きですよ〜。
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Posted 1/25/15
Yeah. I'm at Hamilton island rn. It's soo hot!
Yeah nah I only knew a few words and I just put them together. Lol.
I know Japanese the most and i can't understand any of them fluently I can just guess pretty accurately.
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Posted 1/25/15 , edited 1/25/15
I just looked up Hamilton Island and it looks so beautiful there and haha! "La oveja española" really does sound like a book title, like a children's book or something! And it's summer there in Australia, right? I miss going to the beach, since I barely went last year, and this year I won't have a chance to go to the beach much either. I'm kinda regretting saying that I'm grateful for the snow in my previous post because today I just found out that there's a huge snow storm heading my way tomorrow I hope I don't lose power

I forgot to say that I can read Portuguese pretty well since it's so close to Spanish (it particularly resembles medieval Spanish!)

Also, I added some new pictures to our photo album, and encourage you all to add pictures, as it's quite lonely seeing mostly my pictures.

Check out our photos here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Japanese_Language_Club#s=/group/Japanese_Language_Club/photos
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Posted 1/26/15
I know we talked about Chihayafuru on a different thread. I thought I'd share this pic of a present a friend of mine brought back from Japan. :D

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いいですね〜。 that's so nice of your friend to get that for you Ditto-san! Judging by the ridges on the bottom, it's a folder? Because at first glance it looked like a poster ! Anyway thanks for sharing the picture with us!
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Posted 1/27/15
それは見た目がClearfileというものだね? I've seen the word many times, "clear file" (usually rendered in katakana), as it appears to be a very common anime promotional item, but I've never actually seen one to be sure.
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That's right, it is a clear file folder. It's a transparent plastic folder with images printed on the sides. The left & bottom sides are sealed. You can fit maybe a dozen pages inside.
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Posted 1/27/15 , edited 1/27/15
So, I know we talked about music in the suggestion thread...

Out of curiosity, what are some of your favorite Japanese bands?

Supercell (and the alter-ego Egoist) is probably the best known of the ones I really like. I also like some punk oriented bands: Molice and Kishida Kyoudan & the Akeboshi Rockets.
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Hm, truth be told, I don't know too many Japanese bands. There is one I definitely like, though, it's Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Funny thing, I used to listen to their songs some 2-3 years ago in secondary school and then stopped for some reason. And I checked some of their both new and old albums just yesterday AKFG's music's great, I feel like I could blindly choose a title I haven't listened to yet and be 90% sure I'll like it. I'd highly recommend to anyone into [alternative] rock.

I also know a handful of titles by UVERworld or FLOW, but it's literally like 10 altogether. Apart from bands, I find various remixes of Touhou BGMs quite interesting too (by people like Cool&Create, IOSYS, 魂音泉).

By the way, Egoist is from Guilty Crown, am I right?
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Posted 1/28/15
I really like your file Ditto-san! I have a question, are all Japanese files like that? You know, the one picket ones like this Chihayafuru ones? Because I'm used to the two pocket file folders. I love Japanese music! The first Japanese band I've ever listened to was Alice Nine.

Although this video is old, this was the first ever Japanese music video I saw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4gviGlvINc I'm sorry for the bad quality, that it's not in HD. I just realized it's almost 10 years old. I really liked this video when I saw it a couple of years ago because what girl doesn't like a bunch of kawaii Japanese guys in school uniforms? (haha excuse my fan girl moment there ). Anyway it was this band that got me into visual kei. I prefer visual key over J-pop/J-rock.

So, I've bounced around from band to band the last 2 years and I finally found my favorite Japanese band: Golden Bomber. They aren't like a typical visual key band because they don't wear those crazy outfits. What I really like about them is their sense of humor! I highly recommend that you check them out! This is one of their songs that is stuck in my head! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvepe04Dbh4

Another guy I like is "Sid" I really like his voice! I heard about him from FullMetal Alchemist since one of his songs was used as the theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlbASi61-7Q I love the melancholic tone of this song!

Another guy I found recently was called Piko. Apparently he has a duel voice and can sing high like a girl too. When I was recovering from my wisdom teeth surgery I watched this video a lot:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkVXMrst89I

If anyone is interested, Fahrenheit is the first ever Chinese band I've listened to! But they're disbanded now :'( This was their first music video I ever saw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5whFbUWtzvk

And if anyone is interested in traditional Asian music, Jiang Xiao-Qing 's music is so beautiful. The first time I heard her song, Winter Sky, its beauty brought tears to my eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVnyUfAFsqA

Sorry for this long ramble of mine about the music I like! If any of you check out the links I've posted here let me know how you like the music!
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Posted 1/28/15
Going back to cooking for a moment, Ichi-san, you asked about vegan recipes. I have some tofu recipes, but not handy at the moment. I'll share once I get a chance.

I was typing up a minestrone recipe to share with a friend. This is vegan-friendly: you only have to use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. Everything else is vegetables. I just have to warn you though, there's a lot of chopping. It's worth it though. This makes about 4 quarts of soup. I tend to freeze soup in 1 quart batches so that I have convenient meals for when I don't want to cook.

3 Tbsp olive oil
1 baking potato
2 red potatoes
2 large carrots, sliced thinly
1 celery stalk, sliced thinly
2 zucchini
2 turnips
½ acorn squash
¼ head cabbage minced
1 can canelli beans
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
4 cups stock (chicken or vegetable)
4 cups water

If not specified, dice all vegetables into ½” cubes.

Warm oil in large stock pot. Add onions and potatoes. Saute over medium heat, stirring occasionally. The onions should be translucent and the potatoes should leave a starchy film on the bottom of the pot (about 8 minutes).

Add remaining ingredients. Simmer over medium-low heat, partially covered until vegetables are tender (about 90 minutes). Check seasoning.

For serving: Remove some soup (4 cups) into a smaller pot. Cook with ditali pasta (1/2 cup) or similar size pasta. Serve hot.
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Yeah most beaches here have sharks and jellyfish and stuff though. But I went diving and the reef was really cool! It was really hot there too. Yeah I also heard there were severe storms and flash flooding and cyclones in Queensland but it was fine. Yeah it does sound like a book.

That chihayafuru folder is so awesome!
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Thank you so much for your recipe Ditto-san! I'll save it It's a good rainy day recipe, when I'm stuck in the house and can do all that chopping! Anyway it looks so delicious

Rachel san it sounds like you're having so much fun! I've never ever went diving before! Did you see any cool fish when you went diving? I absolutely love fish and the ocean; I'm a Pisces after all! And I love it how the weather there is completely opposite as here. Where I am, there's so much snow, and we're going to get more snow this Friday!
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Yeah I also saw a sea cucumber...
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