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The Next Person Game in English

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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby tōkai devotee » Thu 07.15.2010 7:21 am

Well, I have played a violin, but very badly :blush:


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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby NileCat » Fri 07.16.2010 2:03 pm

Pretty much. That's like a cat-and-mouse game. Whenever I set a new filter, they send me a new crap.

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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby Snowflake » Fri 07.16.2010 2:25 pm

I've read a little about cloud computing but don't quite get how it works/will work. Is it just for gaming (which is fine) or will it be available for other things? Will I be able to start a game at home, for example, then continue right from where I left off in a hotel room? Can I start on my TV and continue on my IPod?

I enjoy learning abut new tech (although I don't always jump on the new-tech bandwagon) and I'm eager to learn more about this!

The next person loves to sing (bonus points if you've done it in public and/or on stage).
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby phreadom » Fri 07.16.2010 3:29 pm

I used to love to sing, but since my voice changed I've rather neglected it. :( And yes, I've sang at a big theater in the Carmina Burana etc. :)

As for Cloud Computing; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing (something I'm actually looking into at the moment)

The next person knows what the troposphere is. ;) hehehehe
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby becki_kanou » Fri 07.16.2010 9:33 pm

I knew it was a layer of the atmosphere, but I had to check wikipedia to find out more details.

The next person has wasted(?) lots of time jumping from link to link on random wikipedia articles that seemed interesting.
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby NileCat » Sat 07.17.2010 11:01 am

Exactly. In fact, I tend to waste lots of time wandering in the electric sea especially when I have to do something straight away in the real world. It would be a sort of escapism, I guess.

The next person has experimented in person that swirling water spins in the opposite direction in the other hemisphere on the earth.
(Hmm...does my question make sense?)
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby SakeIt2Me » Sat 07.17.2010 6:19 pm

It took some time, but the question made sense...I have just realized I have never travelled out of the northern hemisphere...but if I had, I do believe that the water would have stopped swirling by the time I arrived.

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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby NileCat » Fri 07.23.2010 12:38 pm

Well, let me think... Honestly, this kind of English sentence is what I mostly find it difficult to get the nuance... :shock:
The first thing I thought was that I enjoy being emotionally manipulated by music in general. But wait. The question seems having some negative nuance to me. Hmm... in that case, currently I'm not a big fan of any specific singer or band. Perhaps the question might be asking about my tendency like I can be easily moved by tacky old-fashioned love songs and stuff. In that case, that's true. :D

Anyway, :P , the next person can't stand the low-quality audio of those popular mp3 players on store shelves.


EDIT: I kind of read the questioner's introduction now and found out that s/he loves music. So I assume my assumption was wrong and s/he used the word in a positive way with a kind of ironical(?) sense. Fascinating. :)
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby becki_kanou » Fri 07.23.2010 7:00 pm

To tell the truth I haven't used my ipod in ages; it's sitting gathering dust somewhere now. I was always happy with the sound quality when I did use it, but I'm not much of a music snob.

The next person is good at telephoning in their second (or third, etc.) language. (I'm giving a lesson today on how to make business calls in English).
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby NileCat » Sat 07.24.2010 2:19 pm

I wish I could take becki's lesson.
Well, I don't think I'm good at telephoning even in my mother tongue. In English, I always have issues with listening to voice mails. I mean, I can't ask for explanation on the left message . The other day, for example, I couldn't catch a word "Dreamgirls". It sounded to me like "dinger" and I was totally lost...

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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby Snowflake » Tue 07.27.2010 9:49 pm

I've never seen Dreamgirls. From what I understand, I'm truly missing out. I suppose I should put it on my Netflix queue :). I do wish I'd seen the live version -- I love the Jennifer Holliday rendition of ...And I Am Telling You.

The next person has tried to play the koto.

Oh, and here's a YouTube of a funky koto solo. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do (I wish there was a full version of it!): o-koto solo by Richard Graham
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby NileCat » Fri 07.30.2010 7:32 pm

My mother used to play the koto. Decades ago in Japan, there were three popular kinds of enrichment lessons for girls, which were tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and koto. Many elderly women today have to have learned one of them at least. When I was a kid, I used to be scolded for playing with my mom's koto.

The next person were forced to take some lessons when s/he was young and now is grateful to his/her parents who gave he/r the oppoturnity.

BTW, since this thread is in the English Practice Section, your corrections are always welcome. :) Thank you.
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby becki_kanou » Fri 07.30.2010 10:22 pm

I took gymnastics lessons and swimming lessons when I was a kid, but I enjoyed them at the time, so I wasn't "forced" at all. I'm planning to have Rin take swimming, abacus and calligraphy when he gets bigger, but if he wants to take something else, he can decide that too.

A friend of mine is an abacus teacher and I'm always impressed at how quickly she can calculate things in her head, especially since I can't do it at all. The next person also knows how to use an abacus.
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby Snowflake » Fri 08.06.2010 8:13 pm

A looooooooong time ago, when I was but a wee little one, my mother got an abacus. I say "got" because I'm not sure if she purchased it or if it was a gift. I don't even know where it came from. Perhaps it was imported. By the same token, I suppose it could have just as easily come from Sears :whistle: . In any event, I remember playing with it and trying to figure out how it worked. While I got the general concept, I never became good with it.

I wonder if playing with that abacus had any affect on my eventually becoming an accountant :lol: ?

As a side note, I recently re-discovered that little abacus just a few weeks ago while helping reorganize her bookshelves. It has been years (DECADES, really!) since I last saw it!

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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby NileCat » Mon 08.09.2010 4:18 pm

No, unfortunately I haven't.
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