Languages are Tough

29 02 2008

For my Japanese class I usually write 10-15 sentences about random shit, trying to use different grammar points. I take it to my teachers and she checks. Languages have so many fucking weird shit, that there invariably is always many mistakes. Sometimes of the humourous variety. The date girl has no started to send me emails in English and Japanese becuase she is trying to learn English and I said it would be a good idea. I’m trying to keep the relationship as friendlike as possible….But anyways here is here email. Not so much for comedic purposes, but to show very common mistakes Japanese learners of English make..

It went to drink me with senior yesterday. It worked today. it was said late atetendance, and was wark from 9:30 to 6 ‘oclock. Always though it is up to 4:30 from eight o’cloc…By the way. these sentences were axamined by the interne.

Always using past tense is very common, but the most popular mistake is not using THE before a noun.

For example. I went to THE park. Almost every low level student leaves THE out. This is because Japan doesn’t exactly have a THE.

The most difficult sound is R and L. Hence the joke…HERRO? or various other form of “Engrish”

I used to laugh at these jokes as well, but I guess it’s just not funny to me anymore. I guess I’m getting soft or something. I guess for me I know how fucking hard it is to learn a language, and then get up the confidence to actually use it. I will never bust on someone’s incorrect English again because when I talk, if there is such a thing as “Japanlish,” I speak in it. So I make the same fucking mistakes. Weird how your perception changes what is humourous…ne? Walk a mile in a man shoes…. or something like that.

Ok enough gay shit…Japanese of the Day!!!

Verb endings…. “trying” or “tried”

Tomorrow I will try to go to the strip club.

Ashita, watashi wa sutorippu-goya ni itte mimasu.

あした、わたしは ストリップーごよに いって みます。
明日、私は ストリップー小屋に 行って みます。

Notice the ending… Mimasu… masu form of miru. Not 見る(miru – see, look). But just みる. Try.


Guest source…Maki from High and Mighty Color.. Thoughts?

 <— “your gAAAAy.”

Music of the Day…I’ve been in an emo mood recently…here is one of the best. I mean maybe its not emo, but it’s just awesome. Who cares what genre it is. This song has like perfect feeling of when you are just mad at a situation with a female. I really do not feel that now, but it makes me remember those times when I did. Sweet sweet pain.


My Japanese Age Rule

5 02 2008

Over 20, Subtract 4 years. Under 20 Add 2 years. While it’s not fool-proof, it will get you close. It’s that simple. When you meet someone for the first time, and your mind is still wrestling with compartmentalizing their good and bad points, age will enter the picture at some point. When that happens and you, subtract 4 years or add 2 years, depending on what your original guess was. Take it to the bank. This will stop you from being as shocked as I am on a weekly basis. High school seniors seriously look 15-16, and 3o year olds always look like thier in their early 20’s. If someone looks over 40, call the morgue.

New Manager today. She one of those bubbily Japanese people, which is cool. Always in a good mood. Plus she lives in my building, so that’s a person to go to Fukuoka with for any company parties. Not particularly hot though, but ultimately thats better for the workplace isnt it lol.
She looks about using my own formula, she is 24. I will find out tommorrow. She is very relaxed in her rules which is good. She seems very accepting of whatever I want to do, as long as I get the job done, which is all you can ask of from any boss.

Japanese of the Day….3 different verbs for (break)(and another im not sure how to use)

oru, kowareru, and waru. 

折る(おる)means pushed past the limit – Leg would be a better example but this is funnier;(Watashi wa)kao o otta. I broke my face. かおをおった.

割る (わる) means shatter into pieces. A Glass is the best example. – (Watashi wa)kuppu o watta. I broke the glass. コップをわった。

壊れる(kowareru) means break like a computer. So computer will work. – (Watashi wa)Konpyuta wo kowaretta. I broke the computer. コップをこわれた。                                    

Mr. Miyagi  <——“That took WAY to long…Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything.”   More wise words sensei……(先生)

Ok that really did take forever.. So music time…

Music of the Day….Yuna Ito + Celine Dion ” A World To Beleive In”… it’s ok… but big song in Japan these days so I should include it I guess…..Goodnight!

EDIT: Sorry it was toooo gay…Heres link if you REALLY want to hear it and like Brokeback Mountain….click. But I had to change it lol

Take Two….HIGH and MIGHTY Color “Okizarisu” Cool song. Nice scenery as well. Or Eye Candy. You decide!

Perversion is International

27 01 2008

While shopping at D.Q.’s, no not the ice cream, I was in the electronics section contemplating replacing my broken DS. Well the electronic’s section is right next to the porn section. I turned and my eyes were met by a 12 year old boy deeply engrossed in a magazine he shouldn’t be reading. I gave him a smirk, and he smiled back. Perversion is International. I’m not saying its a bad thing. Quoting my linqual correspondant, Dr. Noah Webster:

“Perverse (adj.) : Directed away from what is right or good….learn how to spell dick, you suck”

Society says porn is not right to look at at that age, but then why is that such an interesting topic at when your 12???

Japanese of the Day… I really don’t feel like doing a lot of research tonite so I’ll make it simple.

Counting in Hundreds

hyaku – 1oo – 百 – ひゃく

nihyaku – 200 – にひゃく

sanbyaku – 300 – さんびゃく

yonhyaku – 400 – よひゃく

gohyaku – 500 – ごひゃく

roppyaku – 600 – ろっぴゃく

nanahyaku – 700 – ななひゃく

happyaku – 800 – はっぴゃく

kyuuhyaku – 900 – きゅうひゃく

sen – 1000 – – せん

Notice the annoying irregularities in bold.

Music of the day.. New Find.. High and Mighty Color – “Pride”
Rock It.