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by yankumi
Wed 02.28.2007 1:38 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weird Food... like Candy
Replies: 10
Views: 2428

RE: Weird Food... like Candy

well, let's see. Kitkats come in a variety of flavors, including sakura, uji-kintoki, fruit parfait, azuki and wine. There is black sesame candy and plum wine chocolate. Iced lemon chocolate. Fried almond chocolate. Chocoball apple pie. Anjali at Giant Jeans Parlor is an American teaching English in...
by yankumi
Fri 02.09.2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Hosting a Japanese student
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

RE: Hosting a Japanese student

Thanks, Yudan Taiteki. We do have a number of Asian stores, mostly Chinese and Vietnamese but with a small selection of Japanese things. It would be no problem to make a few dishes she might be more familiar with, as well as keeping certain things around. I think I should probably get an new, unopen...
by yankumi
Fri 02.09.2007 3:40 am
Forum: Japanese Movies and Music
Topic: JDramas anyone?
Replies: 40
Views: 10288

RE: JDramas anyone?

Oh, I love doramas. But I really love the thriller type, and there aren't that many of them. I've seen Trick, Keizoku, Midnight Rain, Sleeping Forest, Yasha and A Million Stars Fall From the Sky--that seems to exhause the non-comedy, non-romance doramas. I'm trying to find Unfair subtitled, I saw th...
by yankumi
Fri 02.09.2007 3:30 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Hosting a Japanese student
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

RE: Hosting a Japanese student

Oyaji, thanks for your response. I realize that it's important to avoid stereotypes--if my daughter were to ever make such a trip, I doubt she would fit into the mold of American Girl. We really are looking forward to this--I think the biggest challenge as far as living our lives normally is probabl...
by yankumi
Fri 02.09.2007 2:41 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Hosting a Japanese student
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Hosting a Japanese student

I've been trying to teach myself Japanese for about a year and a half, along with attempting to teach my homeschooled daughters (ages 4 and 8). Recently we learned we have an opportunity to host a 12 year old Japanese girl for a week. She's visiting with her teacher during the March break between sc...
by yankumi
Mon 01.22.2007 5:03 am
Forum: Japanese Movies and Music
Topic: Disney Japanese
Replies: 7
Views: 3399

RE: Disney Japanese

Ebay is also a good place to look, but expensive as well. Yesasia is a reputable place to deal with, I've been buying from them for a while now and while the prices may seem high on some things, the free shipping on orders 25.00 or more is a real bonus.
by yankumi
Mon 03.27.2006 2:50 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: *personal* Question
Replies: 52
Views: 6577

RE: *personal* Question

If you are truly interested in this history of Japanese menstrual pads, here is a good webpage http://www.mum.org/panhomja.htm That was about all I could turn up online, but I am going to guess it was pretty much the same centuries back. I think perhaps young women today sometimes find this such a t...
by yankumi
Mon 03.27.2006 2:39 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Sushi joke
Replies: 67
Views: 17237

RE: Sushi joke

Here's a rather interesting update on the Sushi Video

http://www.tian.cc/2006/02/atsu-isodas- ... hreat.html
by yankumi
Sun 01.22.2006 2:19 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Could you explain...
Replies: 31
Views: 8813

RE: Could you explain...

sorry, I am quite embarrassed, I left the screen up and my three year old started playing on the computer. I have deleted the posts.
by yankumi
Sun 01.22.2006 3:17 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Could you explain...
Replies: 31
Views: 8813

RE: Could you explain...

my understanding of おばさん is that it's used to refer to a middle-aged woman--which to some can be mid-30's, it's an iffy sort of phrase to use because it can be potentially insulting even if used politely, seems perhaps sort of like how "ma'am" is in the US.
by yankumi
Mon 01.16.2006 12:09 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Superman In Japan
Replies: 3
Views: 822

RE: Superman In Japan

Yes, there are Superman comics in Japan

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Chamber ... road1.html
by yankumi
Sat 01.14.2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: こちら そちら あちら 
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

RE: こちら そちら あちら 

thank you! The forum does have a search function, but I always forget about it when I have a question.

Coco noted that you might find uses of kochi in manga, a friend of mine who lived in Japan for several years said you could also use kochi when talking to children.
by yankumi
Sat 01.14.2006 3:08 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: こちら そちら あちら 
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

こちら そちら あちら 

I have a book -- "Different Games Different Rules"--that briefly mentions that こちら そちら and あちら are direction pronouns that can be used for literal pronouns. Japanese For Busy People does use こちら for "this person", is it ever used for I or we as the Different Games book states? The book also states そ...
by yankumi
Sat 01.14.2006 2:47 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Too many books? Materials?
Replies: 22
Views: 5401

RE: Too many books? Materials?

I have read a number of your posts and it sounds as though you are in the same place I am as a self-studier--you have no idea how you are doing. When you take a class, you have a teacher giving you homework, tests, prodding you along, letting you know what you are good at, what you aren't. When you ...
by yankumi
Fri 01.13.2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Rosetta Stone
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

RE: Rosetta Stone

The program implements an immersion technique--supposedly you will learn simply gradually associating the word/phrase with the picture. It's the way children learn language--you might say to a child "there's a squirrel eating seeds on the back porch". You don't distinguish between the porch, the squ...