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by Grit
Sat 09.16.2006 12:34 am
Forum: History and Literature Discussions
Topic: Anyone read a Japanese novel entitled 'Out'?
Replies: 16
Views: 16513

Anyone read a Japanese novel entitled 'Out'?

Topic. It's a novel by an author named Natsuo Kirino (IME is off the computer here), and I surprisingly liked it. Long story short: I only perused it in order to pass time one day and ended up reading the whole thing. These days I hardly ever read (outside of reference or informative reading), that'...
by Grit
Sun 08.13.2006 1:19 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: What are they wearing...
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

RE: What are they wearing...

I am familiar with the Bunraku costume, but with the hood up it looked completely different (I thought that the way they were wearing it made it some kind of hat or something). But go figure, all black suit.

Well now I feel stupid, but I wonder if that's Keatonatron...
by Grit
Sun 08.13.2006 12:48 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: What are they wearing...
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

What are they wearing...

...in this video? Hamada is the only one wearing it in the beginning, but later Endo, Tanaka, and Yamazaki don this same outfit. It doesn't really look like a contemporary form of attire, so I wonder what it was traditionally worn for/what it's associated with. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by Grit
Thu 08.03.2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Haircuts!
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

RE: Haircuts!

That's because Oyaji is my 日本語 hero (so are AJBryant and Coco); however, the response was a tad more prompt than usual.

Thank you (you know this is an example of one of those short topics I was trying to avoid).
by Grit
Thu 08.03.2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Haircuts!
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Haircuts!

Some may dislike the word, but all the same, how would I go about simply saying, 'I got a haircut'?

Would it be:

haircut を しました / haircut を した? (I don't know the word for haircut myself)

Pardon my ignorance, and thanks to any and all future replies.
by Grit
Thu 07.27.2006 1:01 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Ware Ware Nihonjin
Replies: 21
Views: 6102

RE: Ware Ware Nihonjin

You are very helpful in that department Oyaji. So he started out as kickoboxer eh?
by Grit
Thu 07.27.2006 12:24 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Ware Ware Nihonjin
Replies: 21
Views: 6102

RE: Ware Ware Nihonjin

That's no problem.

I have another question about part of a celebrity's name. He's a black guy, and his first name is Bobby I believe. What's his last name?
by Grit
Wed 07.26.2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Ware Ware Nihonjin
Replies: 21
Views: 6102

RE: Ware Ware Nihonjin

favorable impression Kazutoyo has made with Nobunaga That being trying to kill him. Nobunaga is thinking, 'that Kazutoyo is a stand up guy, what with trying to impale me with his yari and all.' play easy with the favorites Makes sense, and it goes both ways. He sure treated Mitsuhide like dung (the...
by Grit
Tue 07.25.2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Ware Ware Nihonjin
Replies: 21
Views: 6102

RE: Ware Ware Nihonjin

It's too bad Nagamasa didn't get rid of his old man. It worked for Shingen... Yea but Shingen did that for himself, had Nagamasa done that to his father it would have been over some affected, zero personality wife who obviously had more feelings for Nobunaga then she did for her husband. I still th...
by Grit
Mon 07.24.2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Ware Ware Nihonjin
Replies: 21
Views: 6102

RE: Ware Ware Nihonjin

Man I feel pretty stupid, I mispelled both names. Yeah that's it, thanks Oyaji. But I have heard his surname said many times, why did I always perceive it to sound like Yamada? It must be my gaijin brainwave patterns or something ;).
by Grit
Mon 07.24.2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Ware Ware Nihonjin
Replies: 21
Views: 6102

RE: Wara Wara Nihonjin

Yeah.. "ware ware nihonjin," or "We Japanese..." Oh it's ware ware?! Heh, I see, well I came upon the phrase Wara Wara Nihonjin when I was looking up something about wara wara, so pardon my mistake. Just type Wara Wara Nihonjin into google and there are a bunch of topics with this used instead of w...
by Grit
Sun 07.23.2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Ware Ware Nihonjin
Replies: 21
Views: 6102

Ware Ware Nihonjin

I've seen this phrase here and there and I was wondering what are the origins/(is the) background to this phrase which is often used to represent, I think, Japanese racism. In all the contexts I have seen it used, it has been a reference to rascism, but it could be used in other contexts (if it is, ...
by Grit
Wed 07.12.2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Grit's Question Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 6689

RE: Grit's Question Thread

I checked the link, and, would it be too much to have the honorific 伯爵 attached to my name from here on out? ;)

I have just found out that Schwarzenegger is called シュワちゃん in Japan. All I can say is XD, XD...
by Grit
Wed 07.12.2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Grit's Question Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 6689

RE: Grit's Question Thread

Alright, whew a lot of posts. 俺 doesn't nessicarily sound arrogant - but you have to take a lot of care when using it. I usually don't use it, just to be safe. I actually have been noticing 俺 being used more frequently than I used to think. I can now usually pick it out of what is usually an incoher...
by Grit
Tue 07.11.2006 3:08 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Grit's Culture Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1908

RE: Grit's Culture Thread

Yeah so I double posted. Quick question here: What's the first name of that guy who's always on TV and has puffy lips, last names Yamada (<-- IME isn't working right now)?