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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by HungFist » 10 Feb 2010, 15:22

You know how the japanese often put -ne at the end of sentence... sou desune... muzukashii desune... kawaii desune...

...well, I just discovered you can also say hehene when something is funny :D

Love this language.

Oh, and btw, Ecchi and hentai actually mean the same. Foreign anime fans have given them different meanings but in Japan they are more or less the same. Believe me, I know. I've been called with both words many times enough... :icon_suspect:

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by Shingster » 11 Feb 2010, 00:22

Yeah ecchi comes from how the Japanese pronounce the letter H, and that's the H in Hentai - at least that's the theory anyway! In the west Anime fans have come to use the word ecchi to describe a particular style of sexualised comedy that's much tamer than out-and-out hentai.

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by gasteropod » 11 Feb 2010, 00:27

How's the Japanese pronunciation of H different to English? There's the 'fu' but the other vowels are just normal 'h' sounds are they not?

Ha, Hi, Fu, He, Ho

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by Shingster » 11 Feb 2010, 00:33

It's how they pronounce the letter H when they learn the English alphabet, so they're pronouncing it in English. We say h like "aitch", they say "ecchi" or "eichi".

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by gasteropod » 11 Feb 2010, 00:43

Ahhhh I get you now

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Unread post by HungFist » 11 Feb 2010, 17:16

I was on my way to Yuki matsuri when something caught my attention... movie posters, hundreds of them. There was an exhibition at the Sapporo station. Beautiful posters for Japanese and foreign movies. How lucky. I probably spent 30 minutes staring at the Toei yakuza movie posters.

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by Shingster » 12 Feb 2010, 00:11

You really can't beat Japanese film posters can you? Thanks for the images Hung!

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Unread post by HungFist » 12 Feb 2010, 06:10

Here's a few pictures from Yuki matsuri (Snow Festival)

Ski jumping... eh, snowboard jumping... in the center of Sapporo
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Snow castle
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Ice castle and dancers
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Our favorite baseball team, Nippon Ham Fighters*, was also present. Plus a few hundred other snow statues from Totoro to Homer Simpson
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Plus Mickey and Minney, and an unidentified singer
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These are really pretty big...
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Is this the most amazing castle you've ever seen? Or is this the most amazing castle you've ever seen?
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Unread post by grim_tales » 12 Feb 2010, 09:40

My God that ice castle is amazing.

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Unread post by Yi-Long » 12 Feb 2010, 12:27

Pffff... I bet the windows don't even open...(!)
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I was there, the big BNB blackout of november, 2008. We lost many that day...

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Unread post by HungFist » 16 Feb 2010, 13:50

One more test left... then some rest. I wonder how I'll score. In Finland we get numeral grades (1-5), but the Asian system is different.

A-verage
B-elow average
C-rap
D-eath
F-ucked

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Unread post by grim_tales » 16 Feb 2010, 14:09

:D
What happened to E?
E-xecrable? :P

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Unread post by HungFist » 23 Feb 2010, 09:47

HungFist wrote:One more test left... then some rest.
Yeah, right. Party, party, onsen, party, restaurant, sushi party... haven't even had chance to sleep every night. An Austrian guy returned home so we gave him a ride to Chitose (at 3:45 am) and then went to onsen to kill time... again, great views; right next to a lake, it's cold, and snowy mountains on the other side of the lake... the path to the outdoor pool was very long though and I was freezing and afraid that I had lost my way and would end up butt naked in the backyard... really, if you come to Japan, you gotta visit onsen. And preferrably in Northern Japan in winter, cause it's not as cool if your balls don't freeze and you ain't got snow in your ears.

Everybody very tired after a night in mini van... but banana party (don't ask) at the airport woke us up

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I few weeks ago on valentine's day a local Romeo made a heart of candles and place it in front of the girls window... too bad some of the candles went out and it ended up looking more like a skull. And he's too shy to confess for the girl.

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The nice thing about JP valentine's day is that girls give guys chocolate and cake...

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...although some feminist bitches are trying to equalize it and make guys also buy girls chocolate on valentine... which would be otherwise ok but we've already got White Day (in March) when guys are already supposed to respond to valentine's day gifts with a gift 3 times as valuable!!!

Speaking of chocolate, we went to chocolate factory recently. Kinda boring, although the chocolate (cake) tabehodai indeed revealed that girls can't resist sweets... I couldn't believe how much these adorable girls ate. Probably twice as much as guys, on average.

EDIT: haha, can't believe it. As I'm writing this post, I get a mail and pic in my cellphone. The girls are having a tabehodai again... after onsen, and ice cream.

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This is kinda fun

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Just random pic

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by grim_tales » 23 Feb 2010, 10:19

Cool pics Hung :)

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by gasteropod » 23 Feb 2010, 12:13

Sweet haha, my classmate from Japanese and I are off to Japan in October woohoo, can't wait.

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Unread post by bradavon » 27 Feb 2010, 14:47

Shen wrote:So yeah, help would be appreciated, thanks guys.
Have a look here:

http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... f=8&t=5277
saltysam wrote:After a brief revival a few months back this forum sadly appears to be dying on it's arse again :| it's been like a morgue in here lately...
Just speaking personally I've got less time to visit, now I have a girlfriend (and the continuing social life). The films I do watch, I've got less inclination to write a review about any more and shockingly I bought my first BD/DVD yesterday since December. I was literally shocked. Moon BD btw.

EDIT: Forum revived :D - http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... start=2300
HungFist wrote:...although some feminist bitches are trying to equalize it and make guys also buy girls chocolate on valentine... which would be otherwise ok but we've already got White Day (in March) when guys are already supposed to respond to valentine's day gifts with a gift 3 times as valuable!!!
That's such a Japanese way of looking at valentines. I wonder how new it is for them, given that valentines is a western thing. Weird they'd at their own slant and at White Day.

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by HungFist » 17 Mar 2010, 11:46

HungFist wrote:Kaiten zushi restaurants driving me to bankruptcy. 2000 yen 13 plates. But sooo good.
16 plates motherfucker!


...yeah, I'm poor now.

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by Yi-Long » 17 Mar 2010, 12:13

HungFist wrote:
HungFist wrote:Kaiten zushi restaurants driving me to bankruptcy. 2000 yen 13 plates. But sooo good.
16 plates motherfucker!


...yeah, I'm poor now.
1000 yen is about 8 bucks, right?
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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by HungFist » 17 Mar 2010, 13:02

Yi-Long wrote:
HungFist wrote:
HungFist wrote:Kaiten zushi restaurants driving me to bankruptcy. 2000 yen 13 plates. But sooo good.
16 plates motherfucker!


...yeah, I'm poor now.
1000 yen is about 8 bucks, right?
http://www.xe.com/

I found a cheaper place last week where I managed to get 12 plates for 1450.

But today it was the more expensive restaurant again and I dare not say how much it cost...

And tomorrow combined tabehoudai and nomihoudai in Sapporo. No good, haha.

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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by Yi-Long » 17 Mar 2010, 13:13

HungFist wrote:
http://www.xe.com/
A simple 'yes' would have sufficed ;)

I found a cheaper place last week where I managed to get 12 plates for 1450.

But today it was the more expensive restaurant again and I dare not say how much it cost...

And tomorrow combined tabehoudai and nomihoudai in Sapporo. No good, haha.
1450, or about 15 euro, seems like a very reasonable price for so many plates, compared to what it costs here in the west, or more specifically, here in Holland.

What the hell is tabehoudai and nomihoudai? I tried google image-search, but just found random pics of people eating, instead of anything specific.
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Re: The off-topic topic

Unread post by gasteropod » 17 Mar 2010, 17:18

Something to do with eating and drinking!

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Unread post by HungFist » 17 Mar 2010, 17:53

Tabehoudai: all you can eat
Nomihoudai: all you can drink

There's usually a time limit, such as 90 min. But it could also be a much as 6 hours.

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Unread post by Yi-Long » 17 Mar 2010, 18:00

Aw ic. Thanks. Learn something new every day... (and forget it again the next day...)

So how much does that cost over there?
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Unread post by HungFist » 17 Mar 2010, 18:15

Tomorrow's combined tabe-nomihoudai is 3000 yen.

Tabehoudai alone is usually around 1500-2000 yen. Nomihoudai should be about the same. But I'm by no means an expert. Just my experience from a few different places.

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Unread post by HungFist » 18 Mar 2010, 16:12

HungFist wrote:And tomorrow combined tabehoudai and nomihoudai in Sapporo. No good, haha.
+ karaoke with non-alcohol nomihoudai and some snacks. duuh.

Lured there by a creepy Pikachu girl.

They had Super Mario (the orig. game) there, though. Pretty cool.

Just random Susukino photo
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Tomorrow I need to get my travel plan together as I'm off to Tokyo and Kyushu for a week doyoubi kara. I don't actually love Tokyo that much anymore... too many gaijin... but Kyushu shows promise. Produced Asaka Yui. Let's hope the level hasn't gone down in 20 years.

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