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Youtube party – part 2

08/20/2014 Leave a comment

I forgot that I hadn’t posted this yet! Part two of the 2013 Tokyo Youtube party! It’s still the latest episode of my second Japan series, the next episode is coming this weekend!

Three new trailers for New Love Plus +

02/13/2014 Leave a comment

First there was Love Plus. Then there was Love Plus +. And then New Love Plus, and now New Love Plus +…  And I want it. (not at all much now as before though, due to one special event) I do have Love Plus but it’s in Japanese so I have hardly played it.

Click on the link to go over to GoNintendo for the three trailers. 

Categories: gaming, nihongo

Hatsune Miku shop at Haneda airport

01/25/2014 Leave a comment

There’s a new (or two) shop(s) that have opened up at the Haneda airport in Japan. They are Hatsune Miku shops. Hatsune Miku being the popular vacaloid, the digital artist from Japan. It’s called Hatsune Miku Wing Shop, because “hane” means “wing(s)” in Japanese. SO wanna go there! It ought to be very expensive though. I don’t think there is a Miku themed store in Akihabra…

Check out this video below by Alex from SubTokyo giving us a tour of the shop.

I’ll probably be landing at Haneda airport instead of Narita next time!

Categories: culture, gaming, Japan, music, nihongo, travel

One-point Japanese Lessons

01/22/2014 3 comments

If you’re studying Japanese you should subscribe to this Youtube channel. NihongoGears. This Japanese man who speaks very good English makes videos that focus on one point of the Japanese language. And I really like them so I want him to get more subscribers. Check out his latest lesson regarding how to say “I” or “Me” in Japanese.

Categories: nihongo

Super Smash bros. at Apex 2014

01/21/2014 Leave a comment

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So I’m trying to find some good matches of Smash from this years Apex tournament. But it’s hard. I’m gonna gather some good fights that I find here.

First up is this awesome match of Melee with veteran and rare Ganondorf-player Kage, against another rare player using Yoshi, aMSa from Japan.

Kage vs aMSa – SSBM

This next fight isn’t that great. But a few things I wanna point out. The commentary is in Japanese, that’s nice if you’re studying Japanese. Maybe annoying if you don’t care for Japanese. At the beginning of the video the player Fiction picks Ness, and I was like “OMG A NESS PLAYER!!”. You can see my comment below the video. I was saying thatbecause Ness is my main and Ness players are rare, I got excited but then after the warm-up he changed to Fox. Lastly, Hungry Box is a veteran but he seems rusty here.

Hungrybox vs Fiction – SSBM

My favorite Smasher is Mew2King, not only because he’s one of the best but because of his personality. He’s so awesome. And this fight is awesome. He’s playing against a Swedish guy! Leffen. First it looks like Mew2King is having some problems but then he shows who’s best.

Mew2King vs Leffen – SSBM

Here we got Mango vs Dr. PeePee, two of the best Smashers. Mango currently being considered the champion, this match plays out oddly.

Dr. PeePee vs Mango – SSBM

Not much to say about this next match, it’s Mango again and he does his thing against Hungry Box.

Hungry Box vs Mango – SSBM

The last fight in this match is amazing. It’s Mango meeting the Swedish Leffen. Leffen looks really strong but is Mango just playing with him? Mango of course has the crowd cheering for him which is awesome to hear, but when they go “USA! USA! USA!” it’s sound stupid haha.

Mango vs Leffen – SSBM

This fight isn’t great, for two reasons, not very exciting for me because… just watch.

Dr. PeePee vs Mew2King – SSBM

Not much to say here either, because it’s two of the biggest smashers playing each other.

Mango vs Mew2King – SSBM

And the grand final of Melee has Mew2King vs Dr. PeePee in one crazy match.

Mew2King vs Dr. PeePee – SSBM

And here we have the grand final of Smash 64, with the player that could have been the best in Melee but he wanted to stick with 64, definitely the best of 64 today, Isai.

Dext3r VS Isai – SSB64

Here’s something I really haven’t seen before, top players playing a team match of Melee. So awesome to see it go down with 4 players on stage. I’d like to see the same but without teams.

Hungrybox + Plup VS G$ + Alukard – SSBM

Another 2 on 2, with Leffen, a Swedish Smasher (as I’ve mentioned)! He’s playing together with one of the best Dr. PeePee.

MacD + Fiction VS Leffen + Dr PP

Speaking of a Swedish smasher, here’s Sweden’s best smasher in a team battle.

Armada + Ice VS Shroomed + S2J

Categories: gaming, nihongo

Back to Japanese class

02/25/2013 2 comments

So you know I study Japanese, if you follow me on Twitter or anything else I’m doing. (Not doing much blogging though! Haha! … T_T) 2 years ago I stopped going to Japanese class. Why? Because it ended, and then there were no more classes cause my teacher, who’s Japanese, moved to the capital of Sweden. Then it started again, now they had found a teacher, I didn’t go to this class though because it was at the same time as I went to Japan. I still kinda wanted to do it but I figured I’d take the next chance. And so I did.

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Today was the first lesson of this term. It’s actually still called term 4. The last term I took. So there will be some repetition, but that’s good, I need it as I’ve forgotten a lot from that time. I have been studying on my own of course! But I still haven’t really gone through what I should know at this stage. I feel ashamed.

So the new teacher, she isn’t Japanese. She’s Swedish. And she’s young. Hard to judge after just one lesson but the whole lesson felt a bit too relaxed or… “loose”. The speed was uneven and she seemed to be unsure of something, she even did some mistakes. Also she doesn’t seem to prepared. I think it lacked some structure and for example, she didn’t translate when we did an exercise. I understood it all, but not everyone did. The first lesson was too easy for me. Still I made a stupid simple mistake. I hate this, I always do. I know I know, making mistakes is good, but it’s not a mistake you learn from because I KNOW this already. I just got something super easy wrong.

I don’t know what level the teacher’s Japanese is on, but she’s still has a lot to study, and I don’t know if I trust a teacher that isn’t Japanese. I feel like I wanna double check it with a native Japanese person. 

I’m still looking forward to the coming lessons a lot. It’s always fun to study with other people and have some more structure by going to class. I’m thankful that they have found a teacher, but I wonder if the last one they had, that was after the one I had, was better. I’m not saying I could do it any better, I’m not sure I could ever teach anything…

Last time I was almost the best in class, now I’m definitely on a higher level than the others. But because I’m so nervous all the time I get blackouts and forget super simple stuff or make stupid mistakes.

I don’t wanna be too harsh so early and I know she at least tries hard. It’s not like she’s annoying or stupid, just not so skilled as I was hoping for. She’s brave to do this and I hope she gets better at both teaching and Japanese. I miss my former teacher so much. She was my first real Japanese friend.

Categories: nihongo, swedish

Yes Japan daily #100

01/08/2013 Leave a comment

Another great video with George from YesJapan.com, talking about keeping the momentum when studying another language. I really agree with all of what he’s saying. You can read some of my comments below the video on the Youtube page.

Categories: Japan, nihongo