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Unread post by Yi-Long » 12 Nov 2009, 19:02

HungFist wrote:In my home uni I study international business, so officially this is to support my business studies... icon_suspect :D
My friend does the same kinda study. First he was in Cheng Du, untill the earthquake, and now he has an internship in Shanghai. You students are so spoiled :P
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Unread post by thelostdragon » 12 Nov 2009, 19:56

@Hung
Apart from its TV and that it flips open very quickly, what is special about a SoftBank phone?
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Unread post by HungFist » 13 Nov 2009, 02:40

There's penguins.

And it's SoftBank.

Obviously.

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Unread post by HungFist » 21 Nov 2009, 12:19

Lake Tōya

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Unread post by grim_tales » 21 Nov 2009, 15:36

Great pics :)

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Unread post by romerojpg » 21 Nov 2009, 16:36

HungFist keep it up, really nice places for images thats for sure :) I like the 3rd one myself, looks like a war torn city from up there.

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Unread post by Yi-Long » 25 Nov 2009, 10:30

HungFist wrote:Lake Tōya

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Thos pics are stunning, Hung. Awesome stuff. Gawd, Japan is beautiful.
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Unread post by HungFist » 10 Dec 2009, 01:08

HungFist wrote:Aya and Tarantino are advertising Softbank.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQRizOfJ8fo

Ah, I love to be a Softbank customer at times like this :D
CM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9-z1A-PXXk

It's great. Tara-chan, ahahah :D

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Unread post by HungFist » 18 Dec 2009, 02:26

Heh, speaking of singing I skipped yesterday's karaoke because I drank a bit too much at the badminton party and felt too dead. We went to yakiniku and I ate too much and drank loads of beer, gin tonic and I don't know what. I didn't even use to drink in Finland... or sing. A lot of bad habits I've picked up here :D

And it was the same the day before yesterday, but without alcohol. Nomihodai for 1800 yen, but we only arrived 40 min before they stopped serving food. So, of course at 20:55 everyone rushes to get three more plates full of meat, french fries, salad, sushi, cake, ice cream... all the way back home I was just thinking of stomach exlosions in movies. Alien, The Thing...

The cool thing at the restaurant was that the meat was served raw, and you grill it yourself. There's this system built into the table... see pictures (as usual, I have decided to protect people's identities).
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Unread post by gasteropod » 18 Dec 2009, 08:01

Haha, sounds like you're having a great time in Japan, I can't wait to go (frantically saving to visit sometime next year).

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Unread post by grim_tales » 18 Dec 2009, 10:17

HungFist wrote:Heh, speaking of singing I skipped yesterday's karaoke because I drank a bit too much at the badminton party and felt too dead. We went to yakiniku and I ate too much and drank loads of beer, gin tonic and I don't know what. I didn't even use to drink in Finland... or sing. A lot of bad habits I've picked up here :D

And it was the same the day before yesterday, but without alcohol. Nomihodai for 1800 yen, but we only arrived 40 min before they stopped serving food. So, of course at 20:55 everyone rushes to get three more plates full of meat, french fries, salad, sushi, cake, ice cream... all the way back home I was just thinking of stomach exlosions in movies. Alien, The Thing...

The cool thing at the restaurant was that the meat was served raw, and you grill it yourself. There's this system built into the table... see pictures (as usual, I have decided to protect people's identities).
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y297/S ... 67cage.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y297/S ... 65cage.jpg
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Once when went on holiday to Madeira (I think) there was this dish served at a restaurant called Steak on the Stone, the meat was served raw and you put it on the hot stone yourself and it cooks in front of you. Superb :)
There's one like that in St. Albans likie that too (I havent been)

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Unread post by HungFist » 18 Dec 2009, 11:46

Markgway wrote:Ask someone you trust Grim to give an honest opnion. Tell them to be truthful even if it hurts.
hah, just today we were discussing this issue in school... how the Asians always tend to be polite no matter what, while some people from other cultures are too honest. To test it in practice, I asked a Japanese girl how my hair looks like. "It looks great". Then I asked a German guy. "It looks like shit. What kind of fucking guestion was that!?". Yep, the theory works. :D

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Unread post by HungFist » 19 Dec 2009, 07:39

もっと雪
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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by Yi-Long » 23 Dec 2009, 16:01

HungFist wrote:もっと雪
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You lucky LUCKY bastard :love:

I was wondering, how much money would someone need to pack his bags and start a new life somewhere else, in another part of the world?
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Unread post by HungFist » 24 Dec 2009, 17:48

Spent a few days in Tokyo. Looked about the same as before, the girls are as cute as ever, only now wearing christmas hats. Total winner.

Didn't bother going paparazzi or even tourist. I only took one picture and that was next to the Shinjuku station (cool blue tree)

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Did lots of dvd shopping of course. Much easier nowadays that I can read katakana and know to stay away from stores that say アニメ (anime) or アダルト (adult). I did still manage to walk into one sex toy shop. Well, actually two. Ran away screaming when I saw the first Barbara...
(if you can't read any Japanese, it can be difficult to distinguish between movie and AV shops. The shops are very small, and they don't have front window... just door and a sign saying "DVD". In Akiba the shops are often in the 4th or 5th floor.)

I'm now in Finland (for a few weeks only, then back to Nippon). Took bloody 25 hours to get from Hotel Tateshina in Tokyo to my hometown in Central Finland. And the flight was delayed by 3½ hours thanks to snow storm in Helsinki. It was damn long day, as Finland is 7 hours behind Japan. Luckily, jet lag has never been much of a problem for me (probably because my sleeping rythm is so fucked up even normally that +- 7 hours doesn't really make difference my body could notice :lol: )

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by Yi-Long » 24 Dec 2009, 18:29

Have you been to that huge (manga?) bookstore in Shinjuku? It's pretty close to the point where you took that picture from, if I remember correctly. And I believe in the street in front of you, there is a pretty big Sega arcade.

Damn, I miss Japan.

Jetlag also never has been a big problem to me either. Only in 2001 did I get REALLY sick for a few weeks, but that was more because the few days before I left from HK, I really slept wayyy too little, and we left very late, arrived in Holland very early, didn't sleep on the plane, and the weather in Holland was absolutely horrible, wet and cold, so I just got sick. I looked like a zombie.

In 2008 and 2009 I had no problem. I even drove back home from my girlfriend's house, after having been up for over 24 hours at the very least (left HK in the night, so was already up the whole day, then we had a 12 hour flight orso (not sure how long the flight is), then it took some time to get home (in 2008 the journey from Germany to Holland pretty much took as long as the flight from HK to germany(!) ), and you can imagine how long I must have been awake.

Luckily I didnt feel very tired when I had to drive.
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Unread post by HungFist » 24 Dec 2009, 18:52

I didn't go to any bookstores. I don't care about manga (not that I have anything against it). Sometimes I go look for some movie books (Hotwax mainly), though. And I might be interested in some idol stuff, but 98% of the idol stuff is gravure idol so I don't even bother.

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by HungFist » 31 Dec 2009, 11:17

Sidenote: some of the following posts and references don't make full sense now because the discussion originates from a different, larger topic, from which it was extracted into a topic of its own at a later point of time (and a few posts went missing in the process). Bradavon's confusion has nothing to do with it, though - at the time he was commening everything still made perfect sense... to everyone else that is.
bradavon wrote:How many days were you in Japan? Surely not just a few days in Tokyo.
I don't know, around 90. About 240 to go.

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Re: The off-topic topic

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HungFist wrote:
bradavon wrote:How many days were you in Japan? Surely not just a few days in Tokyo.
I don't know, around 90. About 240 to go.
Have you been raped by a group of schoolgirls yet? Has the Yakuza already beaten you up?
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Re: The off-topic topic

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HungFist wrote:I don't know, around 90. About 240 to go.
Huh? What? You're now back in Finland but was Tokyo for 90 days, that's not a few days. You have 240 days left to go of what?

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Re: The off-topic topic

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bradavon wrote:
HungFist wrote:I don't know, around 90. About 240 to go.
Huh? What? You're now back in Finland but was Tokyo for 90 days, that's not a few days. You have 240 days left to go of what?
He was in japan for 90 days orso, and in Tokyo only for a few days. He's now back in Finland to spend Xmas with his family/friends, because of a return-ticket he had, and will return to Japan shortly for the remaining 240 days.

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by bradavon » 31 Dec 2009, 13:58

WTF! How did I miss all that! Are you working there Hung? Are you renting a flat? I didn't know any of this. What have you been up to?

Thanks.

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Unread post by HungFist » 31 Dec 2009, 14:00

Yi-Long wrote:
bradavon wrote:
HungFist wrote:I don't know, around 90. About 240 to go.
Huh? What? You're now back in Finland but was Tokyo for 90 days, that's not a few days. You have 240 days left to go of what?
He was in japan for 90 days orso, and in Tokyo only for a few days. He's now back in Finland to spend Xmas with his family/friends, because of a return-ticket he had, and will return to Japan shortly for the remaining 240 days.

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Excellent. Can I order this service to my cellphone? :D
bradavon wrote:WTF! How did I miss all that! Are you working there Hung? Are you renting a flat? I didn't know any of this. What have you been up to?

Thanks.
Read the last 5 pages of this thread. Then I will answer your remaining questions.

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by romerojpg » 31 Dec 2009, 14:12

:lol:

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by saltysam » 31 Dec 2009, 14:14

:notworthy: classic stuff
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