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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:A few weeks ago, I applied to go to Japan to do a short course with uni, but my application didn't make it though...

Until tonight when I got a call from my Japanese lecturer (And I can tell you, hearing your Japanese lecturer speaking to you in Japanese on the phone when you aren't excecting it is a tad wierd!)

And there was a cancellation from the program....AND I WAS THE TOP OF THE WAITING LIST!!!!! I GOT IN!!!!!!!

i think i failed a japanese test this morning (actually, when i heard her voice i thought she was calling me to tell me i failed it) but this accaptance is totally what i need to kick me in the arse for this subject and pick up my motivation again!
bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
Posted:bounce :yay:

Now get yourself set to post up lots of piccies of Japanese stuff!

hug


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo, Australia

Total posts: 3764
Posted:YAYYY!! 4 rougie!!

bounce bounce bounce

so cool beth... hug just goes to prove, folks... party on the weekend instead of studying... pays off in the long run...


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Firetramp

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Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight

Total posts: 896
Posted:Japan is craaaaazy! Where exactly r u going? My favourite thing in Japan: the music at zebra crossings when the light goes green. It'll stick in your head for months!!! ubbtickled

Ask a question and be a fool for a minute...don't ask and be a fool your whole life.

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:I'm going to Kanazawa for a 10 week intensive Japanese course (a year's worth of university Japanese in only 10 weeks!). It's apparently a traditional provence full of heaps of old stuff!

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i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
Posted:Can you bring a real live Samurai warrior back for me? ubbangel

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Depends. If he's cute, I'll bring him back for me! ubblol

NO! bad Rougie! No more foreign boys! They only lead to trouble! spank

(although thats probably just Eastern European ones! ubblol)


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
Posted:Aw! frown but I want one to stand guard outside my house a go "RRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHH" at people as they walk by!

ubblol


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Aight, I'll find you an ugly one - they're scarier that way! ubblol

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Posted:biggrin

Good luck getting his sword through customs! ubblol


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Yeah...i'm cute, but I don't think I'm that cute! ubbangel

ubblol


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Location: Preston, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2666
Posted:JAPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! Thats so cool Rouge, we are all very very jelouse!

I saw a programme about Japan the other night, they bow at 90 degree angles lol, hope your in good shape.


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'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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WELL DONE ROUGIE!!! (send me a postcard!!) xxx


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:omg jo! they are just so damn cute!!!!!!
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joe, the 90 deg bows are if i meet the president, or someone of that level! ubblol


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

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Location: brizvegas, Australia

Total posts: 3776
Posted:*squee* bounce clap bounce2 hug that's brilliant news beth!! biggrin *woohoo*

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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polarity
SILVER Member since May 2005

polarity

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Location: on the wrong planet, United Ki...

Total posts: 1228
Posted:Me = so jealous, and hungry. I developed a bit of a manju habit when I was in Japan *drools*.

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Location: Preston, United Kingdom

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Posted:
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Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Mascot


Mascot

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Posted:I went to Japan for 2 weeks. Strange place indeed

You have to go and check out the Nihon Ki-in and learn go. (I'm a go nut- It's the greatest game there is)
And the touristy stuff like the temples at Niko
And the Nihon Ki-in, but read a good book on go first
try- "The magic of Go" by Cho Chikun
or if you're feeling cocky
"Lessons in the fundamentals of Go" by Kageyama
He'll knock you down a peg or two.

A word of warning- the Japanese are actually quite racist. The word for westerner is "Gai-jing" literaly meaning "outside person" but it's kind of like "nigger". They tried to change it to Gai-goku-jing but not very sucessfully. You'll hear it all the time, but bear in mind that it's not nice. Also almost all foreigners are in Tokyo, you'll get odd looks indeed out in the countryside.

Oh and go and see some Sumo Wrestling if you can- that was the most fun I had. I still maintain that Sumo is the best spectator sport


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:I had a friend try to teach me go. i never got into it tho.

I remember last time I was in Japan hearing people call me a "gaijin" but thinking I didn't speak Japanese - they got a nasty shock when i glared at them letting them know I understood! ubblol

Something I find difficult about Japanese is the fact that I will never pass for a native because I simply don't look like one (unlike when I was in Romanian and noone was the wiser)


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

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Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:good luck in japan smile
you should go meet yuta, he's awesome.


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:I've PMd him! Hopefully I will be able to! biggrin

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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alien_oddity

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Location: in the trees

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Posted:wicked news rouge hug take me with you......plaesehug

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GitasGuy


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Location: Brisbane

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Posted:Congratulations kiddo, there you go. Like i was telling Gita the other day. Good things happen to good people. Now you were going to throw it in cause you were knocked back originally but now look!!!! hug ubblove you'll make your dad proud yet!!

ooo BTW the other candidate will be out of hospital soon, it was only a minor break. Muhahahahaha *insert evil Mr Burns finger flexing* devil ubblol
It was all for you!!!!


:admires giant wooden aeroplane: Its about time trees were good for something, instead of just standing their like jerks!!! ubblol ubbtickled

Homer rocks!!!! ubblol ubbrollsmile

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Aww thanks daddy! here, i found this trophey as a thankyou!


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i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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GitasGuy


GitasGuy

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Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 2303
Posted:Awww!!! wow well that can go up with pride and place in my lounge room!!! redface hug
Your a good little dragon!! So when do you leave?


:admires giant wooden aeroplane: Its about time trees were good for something, instead of just standing their like jerks!!! ubblol ubbtickled

Homer rocks!!!! ubblol ubbrollsmile

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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Total posts: 1530
Posted:i hate you ( not really) but i am obsessed with japan

you're very lucky, me and liquid fire might have an oppertunity to spin for a company in japan, its in the works


I like Languages.

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