Sad news about SS.

NO SPAM ALLOWED! Discuss stuff not related to Japan or Japanese. The rules are the same in this forum as in the other forums.
User avatar
AJBryant
Site Admin
Posts: 5313
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 11:29 am
Native language: English
Gender: Male
Location: Indiana
Contact:

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by AJBryant » Sun 05.01.2011 7:28 pm

This is horrible.

Absolutely horrible.

Shirley and I flirted for a while off and on a few years back, and I think it kind of took on a bit more to us than I think it normally would have. We spoke on the phone a few times a while back, we talked in e-mail...

Dammit.

I had no idea (I can't believe I missed it) that things were as bad as they were.

I was hoping to make a trip out to Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan next spring.

Crap.

I need a drink.

Shirley, you have no idea how much I'm going to miss you.

Where's the scotch?

bikki
Posts: 36
Joined: Mon 05.30.2005 8:27 am
Native language: 中国語

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by bikki » Mon 05.02.2011 5:43 am

I really miss her very much.
World is so unfair

Takashi
Posts: 14
Joined: Thu 05.04.2006 6:22 am
Native language: Japanese

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by Takashi » Mon 05.02.2011 8:45 am

I didn't know about the news.
I'm shocked and can't believe it.
I learned a lot about English from her.
I appreciate her kindness.

安らかにお眠りください

User avatar
tōkai devotee
Posts: 1113
Joined: Thu 08.02.2007 6:15 am
Native language: Australian!

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by tōkai devotee » Mon 05.02.2011 9:39 am

AJBryant wrote:
Shirley and I flirted for a while off and on a few years back

Aaaaaaahh.... So that's what you call it?! I thought there was something fishy going on when I first joined TJP!! (on another account, not this one)

She will indeed be sadly missed. But we have some very happy memories of her.

User avatar
AJBryant
Site Admin
Posts: 5313
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 11:29 am
Native language: English
Gender: Male
Location: Indiana
Contact:

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by AJBryant » Tue 05.03.2011 12:39 pm

Yeah, there was some serious flirtage there.

Dammit.

But hey, I now know how much scotch I can drink before I throw up.

All the words I want to use are monosyllabic, and *very* Anglo-Saxon.

spin13
Posts: 481
Joined: Wed 04.06.2005 9:38 pm
Native language: English

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by spin13 » Fri 05.06.2011 2:06 am

「世界には涙を流すことのできない哀しみというのが存在するのだ。それは誰に向かっても説明することができないし、たとえ説明できたとしても、誰にも理解してもらうことのできない種類のものなのだ。その哀しみはどのような形に変えることもできず、風のない夜の雪のようにただ静かに心に積もっていくだけのものなのだ。」

*sigh*

User avatar
chikara
Posts: 3577
Joined: Tue 07.11.2006 10:48 pm
Native language: English (Australian)
Gender: Male
Location: Australia (SA)
Contact:

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by chikara » Sun 05.08.2011 7:18 pm

This is very, very sad news. :(

I haven't been on TJP much over the last couple of weeks and am sorry I missed this thread until now.
Don't complain to me that people kick you when you're down. It's your own fault for lying there

User avatar
Infidel
Posts: 3103
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 1:12 am
Native language: 英語

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by Infidel » Fri 08.05.2011 12:44 pm

Dangit! I get a chance to say Hi and she is gone.

I'm in Guam now, which is nearly shouting distance. I was totally considering going over to visit. She will be missed. We had many fun conversations over skype and im.
なるほど。
さっぱりわからん。

User avatar
Ranja
Posts: 125
Joined: Wed 11.05.2008 5:40 am
Native language: Japanese

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by Ranja » Sat 08.06.2011 7:31 am

なんという悲しい報せでしょう。今まで知らなかったなんて。

彼女は本当にすばらしい女性でした。

私も彼女からEメールを何通かもらったことがあります。どれも優しさと日本語習得への熱意の感じられるメールでした。

こんなこと、信じたくないけど....
どうか、安らかに眠ってください(涙)

Snowflake
Posts: 201
Joined: Thu 01.24.2008 7:04 pm
Native language: English
Location: New England, USA

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by Snowflake » Wed 09.28.2011 11:45 am

I know I'm late coming to this topic, but I've only recently returned to TJP and I only saw this topic last night. I remember SS as being one of those posters who, whenever you saw her name on a post, you knew it would be helpful or fun or full of joy and often all of the above.

At the time I left TJP, she was on the mend, or so I thought. I'm truly saddened to hear this news.

User avatar
Yudan Taiteki
Posts: 5609
Joined: Wed 11.01.2006 11:32 pm
Native language: English

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Thu 09.29.2011 2:31 am

I had missed this thread as well; sad to hear this.
-Chris Kern

User avatar
AJBryant
Site Admin
Posts: 5313
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 11:29 am
Native language: English
Gender: Male
Location: Indiana
Contact:

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by AJBryant » Thu 09.29.2011 3:56 pm

Yeah, the feeling never really goes away.

chchan45
Posts: 403
Joined: Wed 03.01.2006 10:01 am
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by chchan45 » Sun 10.02.2011 5:20 am

I used to frequent this forum in the past and was communicating with her a lot, so imagine my shock when I stumbled upon this site again and saw this thread. I cannot believe that she has left us already, and it is with regret that I only learnt about this half a year later.

ss always appeared to be a person bursting with energy and keen to learn. I really admire the energy she devoted in learning, as she was holding down a demanding job at the same time. She certainly inspired a few of us that your dreams can come true if you put in the hard work.

It is a shame that she was not able to pass JLPT1, a dream which she did communicate to me on several occasions, and which she would have doubtlessly achieved in due course.

My condolences go out to her family - one of the greatest sadness in life is having to bury your own children.

We worked with coco to translate a piece about butterflies and the struggles in lives they have to get through in order to survive and grow. I hope that in her next life (yes, some of us do believe that), she will overcome all difficulties and become a beautiful butterfly.

それぞれに(中孝介)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwrIEo8d ... re=related
Reading 李香蘭 私の半生

Please note that:
1. English is not my first language.
2. I am not Japanese. I am prone to making mistakes so please point them out if you see any.

aKuMu
Posts: 636
Joined: Sun 12.04.2005 8:19 pm
Native language: German

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by aKuMu » Wed 02.08.2012 4:57 pm

Sorry for getting this one out.

Damn, I was off for a couple of years and checked back to TJP a few days ago to read some of the old threads. I just read about the translation of "Change Brings Life" again (and the one where it was translated into several other languages of wich i translated it into german) and was looking at her recent activitys whats she´s doing and then i just found this :( I was shocked as i just remembered how nice and friendly she was, I feel bad now :neutral:

This is indeed very very sad.

User avatar
AJBryant
Site Admin
Posts: 5313
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 11:29 am
Native language: English
Gender: Male
Location: Indiana
Contact:

Re: Sad news about SS.

Post by AJBryant » Sat 03.24.2012 8:35 pm

Yeah, I still miss her friendly pixels. :(

Post Reply