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Mon, Dec. 24th, 2007, 03:57 am

This was my mom's favorite song...

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TSUNAMI (English translation by somebody else)
Southern All Stars
Words and music: Keisuke Kuwata

I am timid, and lost in the wind
The shadow of that day passes me by
The truth is, I have a past of easily crying
More than it would appear

Fresh water, flowing without stopping
A devilish fire that burns without disappearing
There won't be a summer again
Where I'll meet a girl that I love that much

Everyone searches for love, destined to wander in the darkness
So I trust myself to the wind, oh, my destiny
Until my tears dry up

When we gaze at one another, I can't talk to you naturally
Loneliness like a tidal wave
I know...I'm afraid of it, hoo
From the time we met, the magic hasn't gone away
In a dream like a mirror
My memories are rain everyday

When the dream is over, and I wake up
The dawn comes in the thick darkness
The truth is, I'm more tough
Than I would appear

Gazing at the sky that seems about start crying, seagulls float above the waves
This world is certainly pathetic, oh, sweet memory
Journeys in my heart

A person can't grow up without showing his tears
A love like glass
I know...I notice it, hoo
My body and heart can only see the girl that I love
Inside my heart that seems about to break
How do I endure this sadness?

When we gaze at one another, I can't talk to you naturally
Loneliness like a tidal wave
I know...I'm afraid of it, hoo
From the time we meet, until I die, say that you love me
In a dream like a mirror
Who is it that smiled at me?

Why do I cry, even though I love you?
My memories are rain everyday.

Mon, Dec. 24th, 2007, 02:56 am
Swedish mystery

I have this Yngwie Malmsteen (Swedish Hard Rock guitarist) video and I don't understand this Swedish... any help? Below is the audio file. Hakan, I need ya.

Thu, Dec. 20th, 2007, 08:35 pm
English homework help needed

(I tried to LJ-Cut but it didn't work!)
Pretty please. My learning skills aren't good enough.

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Tue, Dec. 18th, 2007, 04:07 pm
Your Culture Shock Here.

Hardcore NES(The 80s Nintendo) shoot-'em-up games make you do STRANGE things, like this watermelon-explosion-by-16persec-finger thing. (I'm a native Japanese who was an elementary school student in the 1980s who had a Famicom who's a fairly good English speaker nowadays.)

Get ready for culture shock...

... This is why st*pid Americans make movies like "Lost In Translation" and "Kill Bill." Well well. Oh well.

OK, you need some explanation. Around 1985-1987, shoot-'em-up games from Hudson Soft, namely Star Force and Star Soldier were big hits. Then came Takahashi-Meijin (高橋名人, "Meijin" means "Da Master Of Us All" or sth and Takahashi is his last name) who can fire the Hudson Joystick button 16 times per second. He is still popular and he has a podcast/blog in Japanese.

Then, his rival Mouri-Meijin (毛利名人) came up and he was considered a cool, urban kind of goal-oriented great Star Soldier player, although he could fire only up to 14 times per sex... or sec. (Sorry)

Ok, so the above movie is the opening of 1986(I suppose) Japanese film 「GAME KING 高橋名人VS毛利名人 激突!大決戦」 (Translation: GAME KING Takahashi vs. Mouri Furious Collision Grande(italian)-Winner-Determining Fight :P) The game there is Star Soldier for the NES.

And the following movie is the content of the fight. In the next few months, I might wanna work on English subtitles but you get the spirit.

Takahashi's Podcast: http://www.16shot.jp/16shotradio/index.html
Hudson: http://www.hudson.co.jp/index.html

Current Location: Fukuoka, Japan
Current Mood: proud-to-be-a-sickojap
Current Music: Amazing Grace

Tue, Dec. 18th, 2007, 11:34 am
Birthday: THIS = Japanlove

THIS is the reason I love Japan so much. Period.

By the way, today finally I turned 30! Insult me and celebrate me at the same time, would ya please?

Sun, Dec. 16th, 2007, 12:32 am
My Essay!!! Comments wanted.

Essay (Homework 5 for "English Program" class, Inter School Fukuoka, Japan)
Teacher's Name: Wendy Lotteria Burgerking. (Okay. Her real name is *el** McDonald.)
Title: Does your cellphone make you a Paparazzi or a Vigilante?
Takaaki Furukawa

Do you consider yourself a cellphone-using paparazzi spying on your kids, or a cellphone vigilante with a signal jammer[1]? If you would rather be a mentally healthy person, I hope that your answer would be... Read more of my essay!Collapse )

[1] Cellphone vigilantes using signal jammers, Author Unknown, International Herald Tribune, Monday, Nov 5, 2007.
[2] "Surveillance society - Big Brother meets Big Parent, Ellen Goodman, Washington Post.
[3] Silencing the chatterbox, Matt Richtel, New York Times.

Mon, Dec. 3rd, 2007, 08:49 pm
The Special Theory of Appetite discovered

Who cares about Billy's Boot Camp or Atkins low-carb when you have Turbolaserguy's Special Theory of Appetite?

6. The Special Theory of Appetite (A joke theory)

Second Edition, Dec. 3, 2007

Turbolaserguy weighs as much as 1.35 x 10^8 milligrams. This outstanding achievement of his has been made according to the result of the effect according to the following theory.

It is a commonly accepted notion that the key to weight loss is keeping track of your metabolism, calorie intake and calorie burn. However, it is nearly impossible to keep the calorie intake low when your appetite is significantly high. In order for an advancement of weight-loss technology to be made, it is our manifest destiny to express appetite in a mathematically beautiful equation.

Let A be your appetite, measured by a series of questionnaires on a certain scale.

Let us call the threshold value at which your satiety center sends the satisfaction signal as q.
Similarly, let p be the threshold value at which your hunger center sends the devastation signal.
An average Japanese would likely have values close to q = 500 and p = 60.
If you have a mutation in β3-adrenaline receptor caused by obese gene expression, the values should take q > 950 and p > 200.

Let s be the evaluated value of your psychological stress.

Furukawa's distinguished intuition says:

A = ∫exp(λ(q - p))dt + k s^3

where λ being the metabolic constant and k the psychological stress-tolerability. ■

Sat, Dec. 1st, 2007, 11:22 pm
Bubble Packing Simulator

Isn't it a part of human nature to have the urge to pop-pop the bubble packing thing?
Here's an innovative solution.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

This 「∞プチプチ 」thing's been a big hit here in Japan. It even has a speaker and makes random sounds when you push the "bubbles."


Mon, Nov. 26th, 2007, 03:44 pm
JOIN DA FIGHT to save the dignity of Japanese men!!


This URL and the fact that I am a native Japanese man. 'Nuf said.

I need more soldiers. I will give you 9,999,999,999,989 shells for the radioactive-sewage-infested-lab-rat-thrower of yours. Stand up and fight. In the comments, turbolaserguy is me, of course.

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