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by saraLynne
Tue 02.19.2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the garden state
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

RE: Greetings from the garden state

It was only a matter of time before the Grues found their way here.

TJPへようこそ!
by saraLynne
Mon 02.18.2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Listening Comprehension
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

RE: Listening Comprehension

The more vocabulary I acquire, the easier it is to understand spoken Japanese. My vocabulary is still very low, so much of it is still incomprehensible. But more and more often, I can understand entire sentences. Stick to listening material that uses more "everyday vocabulary". Things like dramas or...
by saraLynne
Fri 02.15.2008 5:17 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: A thank you to Mr. Cash and everyone
Replies: 67
Views: 19875

RE: A thank you to Mr. Cash and everyone

if there are no fish in the pond, i'm gonna tell you so.
You could add: 'But, there's a great fishin' hole 2 hrs away from here.'

It's up to me whether I wanna drive 2 hrs to fish. :P
by saraLynne
Fri 02.15.2008 2:14 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: A thank you to Mr. Cash and everyone
Replies: 67
Views: 19875

RE: A thank you to Mr. Cash and everyone

What's to argue? I just don't want people to think I'm all about blowing smoke up peoples' behinds. :)
by saraLynne
Fri 02.15.2008 2:02 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Genki and what to buy
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

RE: Genki and what to buy

Getting the audio is a must so you have something to try to match when speaking. I don't have the teacher CDs, but I understand it's better to have them than the student ones. Workbook... I wish I had it, but I don't. So, if you're able, I think you should get it. Answer key is necessary to make sur...
by saraLynne
Fri 02.15.2008 1:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

RE: Introduction

Welcome!

As they say, "All roads lead to TJP." ...or something like that. ^_^

Do your best! Ganbatte! がんばって!
by saraLynne
Fri 02.15.2008 1:51 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Fuurin Kazan
Replies: 10
Views: 4261

RE: Fuurin Kazan

He has a beautiful singing voice. I first learned of him from Japan-A-Radio and was a fan by listening first. The fact that he was a pretty boy was a secondary revelation. :P So, I'm a fan of his. But I don't think singers should act solely on account of their pop status (or vice versa.... *cough*Ha...
by saraLynne
Fri 02.15.2008 1:36 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: A thank you to Mr. Cash and everyone
Replies: 67
Views: 19875

RE: A thank you to Mr. Cash and everyone

Yudan Taiteki wrote: some people have that anyone expressing a dream or goal should be encouraged, and not challenged or questioned in any way Ack, I haven't visited this thread in a few days. Just wanted to comment on this bit. That takes the extreme the other way. I'm not against tempering dreams...
by saraLynne
Wed 02.13.2008 4:12 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 14
Views: 3980

Apology

I'm entirely guilty of misinterpreting Mr. Cash's post and reacted immaturely. I can't say enough how much this has actually upset me. I hate acting like that, and I'm ashamed. I can admit that the knee-jerk reaction that many people (including myself) have for knocking people's idealistic fantasies...
by saraLynne
Mon 02.11.2008 2:12 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: A thank you to Mr. Cash and everyone
Replies: 67
Views: 19875

RE: A thank you to Mr. Cash and everyone

I certainly don't disagree SS-san, and I don't consider him a liability.

Regardless of what he prefers ascribe to me, I have received help and correction from him in the past and appreciated it very much.
by saraLynne
Sun 02.10.2008 11:49 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: A thank you to Mr. Cash and everyone
Replies: 67
Views: 19875

RE: A thank you to Mr. Cash and everyone

Telling it how it is: I'm sorry, but your daughter isn't likely to ever be able to walk, sit up, feed or dress herself. Helpful follow-up: But here's what we're going to do anyway.... see you next month. Telling it how it is: I'm sorry, but your daughter isn't likely to ever be able to walk, sit up,...
by saraLynne
Sun 02.10.2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Foreign Translator Career
Replies: 47
Views: 11369

RE: Foreign Translator Career

Salza600 wrote: Thanks everyone for your great replies! I've pretty much learned now that I can't just get a degree in Japanese and hope to live there. I need to add another one with it. Now that's the part that is gunna be kinda hard. I really love learning languages more than math or science or a...
by saraLynne
Sun 02.10.2008 7:35 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: The Fingers
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

RE: The Fingers

That particular one isn't limited to Japan, either. When I was a child, we always used the"pinky swear" to make promises. :)
by saraLynne
Sun 02.10.2008 7:19 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Foreign Translator Career
Replies: 47
Views: 11369

RE: Foreign Translator Career

arbalest71 wrote: Maybe that is not such a bad thing. It is best to crap on teenagers who have big dreams. The ones who have a chance of achieving them will ignore you. The rest might be dissuaded before they do something stupid. Or they might not. At least you tried. Sorry, that's even more crap t...
by saraLynne
Sat 02.09.2008 7:06 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Foreign Translator Career
Replies: 47
Views: 11369

RE: Foreign Translator Career

Mike Cash wrote: There seems to be a shortage of those who have anything resembling a plan for actually doing so, however. What's yours? To be fair, I think that's precisely what he's trying to come up with. I'm nearly as cynical as others in that most people never live up to their dreams. But some...