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Hey there, all. Today I bring you another random question. If you had to chose which would you rather use Japanese or English? What I mean is if you had to only use one language from now on, let us assume that you could speak, read, and write Japanese fluently, which would you chose, English or Japanese?

I would chose Japanese. Yup, I am totally crazy.
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I don't think I could choose. It would be like choosing not to see or not to hear. I'd rather have the option to do both.
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Well, given that I live in the U.S. with a job, family, and all sorts of other relationships and so on already established, and I could only choose one of those languages and not both, English would be the clear choice.
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こんにちは、皆さん。元気ですか。金曜日はどうでしたの。僕は仕事をたくさんしたの。夜に家に帰ったから日本語を勉強しませんでした。日本語の宿題のために今日はきっと勉強しましょうよ。Hey there, all.
お茶の質問がある。 I have a tea question. I have one of those tea pots that have a side handle, I believe they are called 急須 , though I am not completely sure, how do you pour them properly? When I pour mine I always seem to end up spilling. It seems like we have a few members here that are interested in tea, yes, I am looking at you マサフタ先輩. じゃ、また。
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Well, I guess the trick is simply getting the initial angle correct to force the tea away from the spout and not adhere to the surface and then run down the body. It might help if you rotate it a little more than normal and then back off once it starts filling the cup. One of my favourite teapots is a 急須 style. It depends on how you prefer to position it, but it might help to hold the lid with your left hand and handle with the right to give more control to the pot.
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Hey there, friends. I was wondering, seeing as all of us here have a interest in Japan, do any of you make Japanese food? I make miso soup pretty often, and I am gathering Japanese condiments and spices at the moment.
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Also, thank you Masafuta-sempai! I stopped spilling my tea and now I get every last delicious drop.
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I make it often enough, usually bentou stuff, but also dinners when I feel like it.
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I make some simple stuff from time to time. Anytime I make the cheap Japanese curry, I use the premade mixes, but lately I've been marinading the meat so that the marinade gets dumped into the cooking water before the curry cubes are dropped in.

Okonomiyaki and tonkatsu are pretty easy to make. Okonomiyaki is just batter with a bunch of stuff mixed in (easy to make with leftover batter from fish and chips), and tonkatsu's like deep fried breaded pork chop.
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I was wondering, is there a Japanese spell check? In my post earlier I made several spelling errors and there was no spell check.
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Posted 6/9/15 , edited 6/9/15

CaelK wrote:

I make some simple stuff from time to time. Anytime I make the cheap Japanese curry, I use the premade mixes, but lately I've been marinading the meat so that the marinade gets dumped into the cooking water before the curry cubes are dropped in.

Okonomiyaki and tonkatsu are pretty easy to make. Okonomiyaki is just batter with a bunch of stuff mixed in (easy to make with leftover batter from fish and chips), and tonkatsu's like deep fried breaded pork chop.


You should try slow cooking pork, then using the broth from it to make the curry, it's really good. お好み Do you make HIroshima style normally?


Trinitywarrior wrote:

I was wondering, is there a Japanese spell check? In my post earlier I made several spelling errors and there was no spell check.


I've not seen one outside of a Japanese language set-up for the OS
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I made more Japanese food in my single days. There was a time I rolled futomaki (my version thereof) every other day for several months until I had the technique down, and tried making every ingredient from scratch. Okonomiyaki too. Now we're all too busy, so it's generally pre-made pre-seasoned stuff which is perfectly fine (e.g. fresh ramen, the curry everyone is familiar with, oden sets etc..) My wife cooks most of the time, and she's less fond of Japanese cuisine, so we eat other things now much more often.

I'm also not aware of any Japanese spell-checker. The U.S.-based Windows OS I use has Japanese and other IMEs, but I don't think any language other than English has a spell checker. Same situation for the Android smartphone I have.
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Posted 6/10/15
Hey, pals. How you doing? Do any of you listen to Japanese music? I like Ai Otsuka and random Touhou music myself. Though I have only listened to the samples on iTunes. I need to get some money to buy the full songs.
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Masafuta wrote:
You should try slow cooking pork, then using the broth from it to make the curry, it's really good. お好み Do you make HIroshima style normally?


I actually prefer Hiroshima style, but I only have one pan - not a lot of cooking surface, so I usually make Kansai style.


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I was wondering, is there a Japanese spell check? In my post earlier I made several spelling errors and there was no spell check.


The spacebar is my spell checker. The IME shows you what you wrote can be in kanji, and if something looks odd, you've probably misspelled something. ^_^;
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Caelさん, maybe you can share some recipes? :)

I also use the IME in the same way. On mobile, the predictive text also works great for avoiding spelling mistakes. Too bad there's nothing to help me with bad grammar.
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