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08 November 2010 @ 17:37
 
Volcanic eruption

Space Battleship Yamato producer dies after fall from boat Some tabloid sites have described the boat he was on as a 'battleship' named 'YAMATO', but this appears to be untrue. 

I'm at the immigration centre today. I have my number in hand and all I need to do is wait for it to appear on the screen.

...That may take hours.

(Time lapse)

Out of immigration now, which took twenty minutes. Very strange. I'll know if I passed when I get their postcard in the mail.

Day 22 - Your favorite Japanese saying or kotowaza (proverb).

I don't really have any. Here's a few I thought of off the top of my head for stupid reasons.

Even monkeys fall from trees (猿も木から落ちる) - everyone knows it and it's easy to remember in Japanese despite being quite long.

Neko ni koban (猫に小判) - an attack that gets you money in Pokemon.

The wise climb Mt Fuji only once (富士山に一度も登らない馬鹿、二度登る馬鹿) - I intend to defy this... one day.

The customer is God (お客様は神様です) - I tell this to kids when they're playing shopping games and not using enough English (yes, I realise the irony of telling them that in Japanese!). They have no choice but to think of me as God and serve me in English.

The Japan 30-day Meme:

Day 01 - A picture of you "in Japan". (doing or wearing something "Japanese")
Day 02 - Describe your neighborhood in Japan.
Day 03 - Most interesting person you've met.
Day 04 - What's your favorite place that's not in any of the guidebooks/lists of places to visit?
Day 05 - Which, if any, Japanese mannerisms or expressions have you adopted?
Day 06 - Food that you swore you would never eat but now love (or tolerate).
Day 07 - Which Japanese words do you use in English? (hanami, shinkansen, etc.)
Day 08 - Are you a Herbivore or Carnivore? S or M?
Day 09 - Favorite stores/shopping centers.
Day 10 - Something about Japan that sets it apart from anywhere else.
Day 11 - What did you find most overrated and underrated about Japan?
Day 12 - Describe a fail!gaijin moment, where you did something wrong or completely misunderstood because you couldn't ~read the air~ or just plain had no idea what you were supposed to do because you weren't born and raised here. Describe a gaijin!smash moment, where your foreignness was to your benefit.
Day 13 - CHANGED: What's your favourite live event you've attended in Japan?
Day 14 - What is the hardest thing about living in Japan versus your home country?
Day 15 - Weirdest food item you've seen, and weirdest food item you've actually eaten.
Day 16 - How you realised you'd acclimated to Japan. (if you have)
Day 17 - Your karaoke top 5, your sushi top 5, your conbini top 5.
Day 18 - Post some amusing/cute/faily purikura.
Day 19 - Your favorite Japanese character(s) and Gachapon/UFO Catcher toys
Day 20 - Favorite Japanese festival or folklore.
Day 21 - Favorite and least favorite Japanese fashion trends.
Day 22 - Your favorite Japanese saying or kotowaza (proverb).

Day 23 - What is something you have/do in Japan that you wish you had/could do in your home country?
Day 24 - Your favorite Japanese slang or borrow-word (外来語), e.g. セフレ "sex friend"
Day 25 - Most interesting vending machine find.
Day 26 - What's your favorite/least favorite train line.
Day 27 - Place you avoid going to if at all possible.
Day 28 - A picture of you looking like a weaboo/A picture of you trying to blend in and failing.
Day 29 - What's the thing you [will] miss most about Japan when you leave (either on vacation, or move away)?
Day 30 - Did Japan meet your expectations, both good and bad? What has been the most surprising thing about Japan for you, or the thing you least expected?
 
 
 
h_whungry_worm on 8th November 2010 05:51 (UTC)
"Even monkeys fall from trees" - I liked this proverb since I first heard of it. It's something nice and comforting to say to someone who failed despite usually always being on top of things.
tirwolftirwolf on 8th November 2010 12:49 (UTC)
Story or the past 15 yrs of my life! Ah, well.
Williamgenkischuldich on 9th November 2010 10:24 (UTC)
I think it's a little too pat, myself, but it's certainly well-known.
tirwolftirwolf on 8th November 2010 12:48 (UTC)
wow. How long ago was that footage taken? Do they think the thing will actually proceed erupt to a full scale eruption?
Williamgenkischuldich on 9th November 2010 10:21 (UTC)
The video is dated November 1st, so around that time, I guess. I don't know what happened next though. :)