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Post by nanski » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:01 am

i thought it was about time i started this thread.

so we talked about cucumber flavoured soda in the japan thread in that other forum, how about wasabi flavoured cheese here?

it's surprisingly good. kind of addictive. the cheese is awful processed stuff, but did i mention it's wasabi flavoured?!

mmmm wasabi
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Post by aorta » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:45 pm

Do you ever watch anime on Tv?
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Post by nanski » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:58 am

heh. only just noticed this.

i don't, but i should. i reckon it's the best there is on japanese tv, and it will probably improve my language skills. i'm not a big anime fan, though.
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Post by nohnohyeh » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:49 am

i need to know. do you have a wide range of beer over there? i wanna flee my country but i can't unless i get beer.

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Post by nanski » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:09 am

i'm not a beer drinker, but i'd say the selection isn't bad. there's a liquor store near me that has a good(ish) selection of Belgian beer. most pubs have things like orion (an okinawa brand), kirin, and asahi. but i live as far off the beaten track as possible in japan, so really it only gets better than this...
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Post by nohnohyeh » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:29 pm

that's enough for me! happened to notice your cigarettes goes for about one third of our price too. are age limits in bars and clubs strictly enforced?

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Re: Japan

Post by nohnohyeh » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:18 am

where can i find a twee or (preferably) powerpop scene in japan?
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Re: Japan

Post by nanski » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:53 am

nohnohyeh wrote:where can i find a twee or (preferably) powerpop scene in japan?
i don't know, but if you find it, can you let me know where it is?
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Post by mae » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:00 pm

are you in japan now nohnohyeh? or are you trying to choose where to go? if i got to choose where to go now i'd choose nagoya, because i only went there for a day or so and i met several people with great taste in music.

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Re: Japan

Post by nohnohyeh » Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:16 pm

i'm deciding where to live and study next year.
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Post by mae » Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:18 pm

speaking of indiepop in japan, i was in shimura music or whatever it's called today and while listening to los cempesinos! on their listening post i flicked through cookie scene magazine and they had a page about indiepop around the world, and it interviewed lots of indiepop bands... so if indiepop is so popular here where can i go to hear it?? aside from where i DJ, and no one knows any of the stuff i play there.

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Post by nohnohyeh » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:10 pm

hmmmmm, how's nagoya as a city then? please make a comparison to some other city too.
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Post by Furtho » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:34 pm

mae wrote:speaking of indiepop in japan, i was in shimura music or whatever it's called today and while listening to los cempesinos! on their listening post i flicked through cookie scene magazine and they had a page about indiepop around the world, and it interviewed lots of indiepop bands... so if indiepop is so popular here where can i go to hear it?? aside from where i DJ, and no one knows any of the stuff i play there.
On the other hand, you are living in a place where the recorded announcement at the train station actually sings the name of the city. That's got to count for something.

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Re: Japan

Post by crystalball » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:02 pm

Furtho wrote:On the other hand, you are living in a place where the recorded announcement at the train station actually sings the name of the city.
That's got to be the best thing ever.

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:10 pm

There was a bloke who used to be a ticket inspector on the Grimsby to Nottingham/Leicester/Birmingham line when I used to suffer it three or four times a week, who would sing the next station stop over the tannoy. Depending on what kind of bad mood I was in (and I usually was, because that is/was the slowest service in the world) it used to grate on me in varying degrees.

He also used to end everything he said with "God bless", and wore a massive, luminous cross around his neck.

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Re: Japan

Post by Gordon » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:12 pm

a layer of chips wrote: and wore a massive, luminous cross around his neck.
Is not what I read on first glance.
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Re: Japan

Post by Furtho » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:48 pm

crystalball wrote:
Furtho wrote:On the other hand, you are living in a place where the recorded announcement at the train station actually sings the name of the city.
That's got to be the best thing ever.
I can assure you it is; wish I could find it online somewhere. A lovely voice singing "Mastumotoooo... Matsumotooooooo," before saying more sensibly "Matsumoto desu". What a welcome to a city.

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Re: Japan

Post by nanski » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:52 am

I'm in a real hate phase of my love-hate relationship with Japan. I'm moving house right now and I feel like I'm getting ripped off left and right. The place I work has had some new houses built. They're meant to be for short-term visitors, but they need them to be occupied so are allowing some longer-term people to live in them. Basically, I'm doing them a favor. But they're doing me a favor, too, because these houses are absolutely amazing! I definitely wouldn't be doing them this favor if the house wasn't so nice. But just getting there is turning into such a hassle! It costs *alot* to move in Japan. And I might only get to live there for a year, meaning I'll have to do it all over again! I probably should have just said no.

I don't mind so much when something costs double here what it would in the UK. But when it costs 10X as much (and this is at the old exchange rate!), I just don't understand it. I live on a pokey little island with high unemployment and low cost of living (relative to most of Japan)--what justification is there for that sort of mark up?!

The bastards are ripping me off, and they've not even brought me a wardrobe box to move my clothes in.

And what makes it even worse is that I don't speak enough Japanese to tell them what I think of them.

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Re: Japan

Post by nanski » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:54 pm

i had to go to the bank today and it reminded me of something I love in Japan: getting my bankbook updated in the ATM machine. It's so awesome!

*and* I was totally loving the ladies who dealt with my transfer request because they didn't make me refill out my form even though i had to X out my address and write my new one.
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Re: Japan

Post by Gordon » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:48 pm

nanski wrote:i had to go to the bank today and it reminded me of something I love in Japan: getting my bankbook updated in the ATM machine. It's so awesome!

*and* I was totally loving the ladies who dealt with my transfer request because they didn't make me refill out my form even though i had to X out my address and write my new one.
I think they used to (possibly still do) do that in Canada. I never understood why I'd want to, though.
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