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Post by danb777 » Tue 02.06.2007 6:29 pm

Is it anygood? I dont want to sign up if I'm just gonna meet a bunch of wierdo's!

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Post by keatonatron » Wed 02.07.2007 5:47 am

If only you sign up, there'll be enough wierdos to keep us all away! ;)

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Post by Kagemaru » Wed 02.07.2007 5:57 am

I have met 2 great Japanese people from there from different parts of the country.

In fact, come this spring break, I will head over Kantou way to meet her.

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Post by danb777 » Wed 02.07.2007 6:51 am

Ha. Cheers keatonatron. Helpful.

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Post by Harisenbon » Wed 02.07.2007 8:39 pm

To be honest, I'm just using it for the eyecandy while I read TJP posts in the morning. =)
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Post by hiraikotsu » Wed 02.07.2007 10:12 pm

I think it's pictures like these that give those who've never been to Japan the misconception that all Japanese are good-looking.... :D

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Post by HeyItsMatt » Thu 02.08.2007 1:23 am

Harisenbon wrote:
To be honest, I'm just using it for the eyecandy while I read TJP posts in the morning. =)
Yeah, where'd that Fumiko girl go? I likey the round cheeks and glasses.

.... also, just to lower my creep-level a bit, I'm sure she has a wonderful personality that makes her physical appearance completely irrelevant.

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Post by jziemba » Thu 02.08.2007 2:37 am

hiraikotsu wrote:
I think it's pictures like these that give those who've never been to Japan the misconception that all Japanese are good-looking.... :D
Most of the girls here are fairly decent looking, Well until they smile :o
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Post by carlanox » Thu 02.08.2007 4:22 am

im using it. still havent decide whether I will put photo or not. Too many pretty gals over there and I lost my confident :(

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Post by Dehitay » Thu 02.08.2007 3:32 pm

jziemba wrote:
hiraikotsu wrote:
I think it's pictures like these that give those who've never been to Japan the misconception that all Japanese are good-looking.... :D
Most of the girls here are fairly decent looking, Well until they smile :o
is that a crack about dental hygene? Otherwise, I have a hard time imagining a girl who doesn't become prettier by smiling
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Post by angstycoder » Thu 02.08.2007 3:34 pm

I actually have 1 penpal from the friends page here, 1 I found on myspace, and 1 I found on some other site.
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Post by hiraikotsu » Fri 02.09.2007 4:10 am

Dehitay wrote:
jziemba wrote:
hiraikotsu wrote:
I think it's pictures like these that give those who've never been to Japan the misconception that all Japanese are good-looking.... :D
Most of the girls here are fairly decent looking, Well until they smile :o
is that a crack about dental hygene? Otherwise, I have a hard time imagining a girl who doesn't become prettier by smiling
They've got yellow teeth from drinking too much green tea?? :o
On a side note: Who thinks today's "Friends" guy looks like an Asian version of Steven Segal? :D

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Post by lemonaid » Fri 02.09.2007 5:59 am

Dehitay wrote:
jziemba wrote:
hiraikotsu wrote:
I think it's pictures like these that give those who've never been to Japan the misconception that all Japanese are good-looking.... :D
Most of the girls here are fairly decent looking, Well until they smile :o
is that a crack about dental hygene? Otherwise, I have a hard time imagining a girl who doesn't become prettier by smiling
Among other things. It's mainly a myth since surveys have been conducted and found that the japanese brush their teeth 2,4 times a day. However, 53% of those polled had never been to a regular check-up to a dentist. I don't remember where I read this. I'll look into it.
I have also read, again, somewhere that the reason many japanese have skewed teeth is that it was considered beautiful, or even royalty-like, to have overlapping and skewed teeth in ancient Japan. This might be a myth, so take it with a grain of salt.
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Post by keatonatron » Fri 02.09.2007 7:15 am

lemonaid wrote:
I have also read, again, somewhere that the reason many japanese have skewed teeth is that it was considered beautiful, or even royalty-like, to have overlapping and skewed teeth in ancient Japan. This might be a myth, so take it with a grain of salt.
In ancient Japan it was considered beautiful to have dark/black (i.e. not visible) teeth.

The Tale of Genji talks about how Genji had "wonderfully greyed teeth" and how one girl's teeth were "hideously shiny".

I think Japanese people have bad teeth because their mouths are too small. There's no lack of hygiene, but it's really hard to take care of your teeth when there are many places not accessible to a toothbrush but easily reached by food and drink.
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Post by hiraikotsu » Mon 02.12.2007 4:52 am

Gee... looks like it's true then. At least all those in Japan seem to think so...

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