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barthezz
New in Town
Posts: 4
Joined: May 7th, 2009 4:01 am
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Postby barthezz » May 14th, 2009 5:57 pm

Name: Amr
Age: 23
Place of birth: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Furthest location travelled: UK
Places you want to go: Japan and Ireland
Spoken languages: English & Arabic
Written Languages: English & Arabic
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: video games, video game and video games (PS3 >.>;; lol)
Occupation: Senior Relationship Officer, Corporate Banking
Education: Working on my MBA (already got my IT Degree)
Favorite Movies: 300, Advent Childre, Pirates of the Carrebian trilogy (a few more just can recall thm now lol)
Favorite Bands: Paramore, Panic at the disco!, Paul Van Dyke, Armen Van Buren, A Perfect Circle
Favorite Video Games: this is an extremly long list >.> lol, but Final Fantasy series is @ the top of it (aswell as 4 years of my life invested in FFXI >.>;; 2004-2008)
Ultimate Goal: get fluent in Japanese (and hopefully find sum1 to practice it with locally)
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oskar2008
Been Around a Bit
Posts: 16
Joined: January 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm
Location: クロアチア

Postby oskar2008 » June 22nd, 2009 4:30 am

Name: Zoran
Age: 46
Place of birth: Novska-Croatia-Europe
Furthest location traveled: Thailand
Places you want to go: Japan
Spoken languages: Croatian , English , a little Japanese
Written Languages: Croatian , English , Japanese Hiragana and Katakana just little kanji
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Amateur radio
Occupation: retired
Education: High school , some law college
Favorite Movies: Bridge over river Kwai
Favorite Bands: Pink Floyd (one of many)
Favorite Video Games: -
Ultimate Goal: fluency in Japanese

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davec6
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Posts: 1
Joined: July 14th, 2008 8:03 am

Postby davec6 » June 22nd, 2009 11:28 am

Name: Dave
Age: 38
Place of birth: New York City, but I'm a Californian now.
Furthest location travelled: New Zealand
Places you want to go: Back to Japan, Spain, Ireland
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Running, Tennis, Reading, studying Japanese
Occupation: National Park Ranger
Education: Trinity University - Go Tigers!
Favorite Movies: LA Confidential, Quiz Show, Man on Wire
Favorite Bands: Midnight Oil, Pete Yorn, The Jayhawks
Favorite Video Games: I'm following Hiroko's lead on this one and going with books instead: The Quiet American by Graham Greene, Young Men and Fire by Norman MacLean.
Ultimate Goal: Live a simple, kind, gentle life.

RobertR
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Posts: 1
Joined: July 4th, 2009 3:10 pm

Postby RobertR » July 5th, 2009 1:48 pm

Name: Robert Rice
Age: 38
Place of birth: US
Furthest location traveled: Alaska, Guatemala, Malaysia, Iceland.
Places you want to go: Japan, Mars (heh)
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Kyudo, Fencing, Photography, Anime, Reading, Travel, Business, Technology, Tenor Saxophone, Haiku
Occupation: CEO, Neogence Enterprises, Mobile Augmented Reality
Education: Some College
Favorite Movies: Hrm, Seven Samurai, Shogun, Blade Runner, Tron, Dune, Buckaroo Banzai, Dark City, Big Trouble in Little China, Young Frankenstein, Chunhyang, Wing Chun, lots of others.
Favorite Bands: Various. My tastes are broad and sometimes eclectic.
Favorite Video Games: Various. I have a game design background, so I'm picky.
Ultimate Goal: World domination through technology. Of course.
Twitter: robertrice
Skype: rrice919
Blog: www.curiousraven.com

Sp3ctre18
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Posts: 27
Joined: June 23rd, 2009 10:04 am
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Postby Sp3ctre18 » July 5th, 2009 2:28 pm

Name:Rhoi Fajardo
Age:21
Place of birth:USA
Furthest location travelled:Costa Rica; France
Places you want to go:Lots of places. Preferably another planet/moon in our solar system or another.
Spoken languages:English, Spanish, some French, but I need a warm up, like, a week in France. :P
Written Languages:English, Spanish, French.
Languages in the process of learning:French for Fluency, and starting Japanese
Hobbies:Writing music, writing novels, writing and drawing and making up background stuff for novels, languages/linguistics, deep theoretical physics, and so much more.
Occupation:Student; composer
Education:About 1 year left of college
Favorite Movies:I can never remember my favorites,
Favorite Bands:HOW DARE YOU HAVE SUCH A LIMITED IGNORANT VIEW OF MUSIC!!! :twisted: Not really into bands. Fav composers range among Wagner, Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Gregson-Williams, ES Postumus, Youko Kanno, Jeehun Hwang, Yasunori Mitsuda, Justin R Durban, and more.
Favorite Video Games:MechWarrior 2, MechWarrior 3, KOTOR 1 & 2, Mass Effect, SimCity 3 & 4; gotta have a good story and / or be a worthwhile, unique, memorable experience.
Ultimate Goal:Be the next John Williams, the next Beethoven, the next George Lucas, the next Gene Roddenberry, the next Tom Clancy, next Michael Crichton, next Asimov...something like that. :)
Rhoi Fajardo (aka Sp3ctre18)
Composer of Film / Cinematic music
Creator / writer of an original scifi universe and novels.
www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?AID=509512

RebelDogg
Been Around a Bit
Posts: 49
Joined: June 16th, 2009 8:36 am
Location: Louisiana

Postby RebelDogg » July 13th, 2009 5:05 am

Name: CJ
Age: 26
Place of birth: LaPlace, La, USA (Raised in Kenner and St. Rose)
Furthest location travelled: Been all over the US. I'm a truck driver.
Places you want to go: Japan. Maybe Ireland.
Spoken languages: English. Ebonics. Pig Latin. Redneck. A bit of Cajun French. Learning Japanese.
Written Languages: English. Scribble scratch. Both kana scripts. Learning Kanji.
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese.
Hobbies: Lifelong musician (Mostly guitar and drums) Huge movie freak. My dog (Rebel)
Occupation: Truck driver. Work locally in southern Louisiana now.
Education: Not really. Louisiana public schools. Self taught.
Favorite Movies: In no order off the top of my head... Casablanca, Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, Tokyo Gore Police, Living Dead movies, 1984, American Werewolf in London, Azumi, Bad and the Beautiful, Grand Hotel, Barton Fink, Battle Royale, Planet of the Apes, Dr. Strangelove, Seven, The Exorcist, A Face in the Crowd... I could go on all day. I've got a friggin HUGE movie collection.
Favorite Bands: Just like the above... Rush, Yes, ELP, SRV, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Beatles, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Zebra, Four Seasons, Dr. John, Cecelia Bartoli, Sarah Brightman, Dimmu Borgir, Greatful Dead, The Byrds, Isley Bros, Charlie Daniels Band, Kansas, ELO, Rhapsody (of fire), Hammerfall, Heart, Nightwish, Foghat... and on and on...
Favorite Video Games: Havn't really played much since SNES. Metroid (and Super), old Mario games (super, 3, 2, 1), double dragon, bubble bobble, super bomber man, prince of persia (and the XBOX versions ROCK!) Morrowind, Manhunt, Ninja Gaiden Black, TETRIS!!!, Mario Cart, Halo, Unreal Tournament... others. Not much of a gamer these days.
Ultimate Goal: Global domination. Short of that, the American dream. Only in Japan. With a Japanese chick. And a sword... and a spiffy new kimono... and an enemy... and powers...
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simetra866
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Posts: 2
Joined: December 8th, 2009 7:43 am

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Postby simetra866 » December 8th, 2009 8:59 am

Name: Kelsey
Age: 14
Place of birth: Albaqurque, New Mexico
Furthest location travelled: ...Probably Hawii
Places you want to go: Japan! :D
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Nnone at the moment
Occupation: Student (8th grade, homeschool)
Education: ...?
Favorite Movies: Troy, Braveheart, and The Last Samurai
Favorite Bands: Steve Conte and the Crazy Truth
Favorite Video Games: Kingdom Hearts II
Ultimate Goal: ...I guess I just wanna be able to speak, read, and write Japanese so that I can say random crap to my sis in Japanese to get back at her for doing the same to me in Spanish. >:)

SeeingLifeAnew
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Posts: 7
Joined: November 29th, 2009 4:25 pm

Postby SeeingLifeAnew » December 8th, 2009 5:14 pm

Name: Tehilla
Age: 34
Place of birth: US
Furthest location traveled: Israel
Places you want to go: Israel, Japan, Korea
Spoken languages: English, Spanish
Written Languages: English, Spanish
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, Hebrew (Korean soon hopefully)
Hobbies: Reading, watching Asian dramas :oops:, listening to music, yoga, want to learn to play guitar
Occupation: Cust Svc
Education: Some College
Favorite Bands: Beatles, Monkey Majik, Gad Elbaz, Aqua Timez, many othes
Favorite Video Games: I can't even remember the last time I played a video game
Ultimate Goal: Not sure...huge transitions in my life recently and everything is being re-evaluated
Twitter: gentleliving
Skype: livinglearning

aladi
Been Around a Bit
Posts: 25
Joined: June 2nd, 2007 9:50 am

Sivasakthivel

Postby aladi » December 8th, 2009 10:03 pm

Name:
-- Sivasakthivel

Age:
-- 32

Place of birth:
-- Aladipatti, India

Furthest location travelled:
-- Japan , USA

Places you want to go:
--Hokkaido

Spoken languages:
-- Tamil
-- English
-- Japanese (JLPT4 level)

Written Languages:
-- Tamil
-- English
-- Japanese ( Hiragana , Katakana )

Languages in the process of learning:
-- Japanese
--

Hobbies:
-- Japanese language and culture
-- my friends
-- books ( Haruki Murakami, Banana yoshimoto, Mori ogai, Junichro Tanizaki )

Occupation / Education:
-- Computer Engineer

Favorite Movies:
--- Densha otoku

Favorite Video Games:
-- None

Ultimate Goal:
-- master Japanese
-- get the chance for a longer stay in Japan

shivelyac3414
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Posts: 3
Joined: December 3rd, 2009 2:56 am

Postby shivelyac3414 » December 20th, 2009 3:49 pm

Name: Amanda
Age: 22
Place of birth: Savannah, Georgia (USA)
Furthest location travelled: New York City
Places you want to go: Japan mostly, but my wish is to travel to all countries at least once.
Spoken languages: English, Spanish
Written Languages: English, Spanish, Hiragana/Katakana/small bits of Kanji (I'm working on it!)
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: sketching, reading, internet, aerobics, pretty much learning all that I can, so I'd say studying in general (if that's a hobby...?)
Occupation: Currently I'm a Medical Assistant
Education:Starting college in 2010
Favorite Movies: Too many to list!
Favorite Bands: Tool, Breaking Benjamin, Hurt, The Killers to just name a few in one genre, but I listen to a very wide variety of music.
Favorite Video Games: Diablo, Starcraft, World of Warcraft, Onimusha, Devil May Cry
Ultimate Goals: Obtain my doctorate in Biological Anthropology and be fluent in Japanese

keleasmith
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Posts: 3
Joined: November 18th, 2009 4:28 pm

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Postby keleasmith » December 24th, 2009 7:58 pm

Merry Christmas everyone, it is Christmas day in New Zealand right now. 12 midnight


Name: Clare
Age: Way older than the rest of you so not telling
Place of birth: UK but live in New Zealand.
Furthest location travelled: South Africa , Europe
Places you want to go: Galapagos Islands
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Scout leader, folk music, crafts
Occupation: textile artist
Education: science degree, radiography, art degree
Favorite Movies: Avatar, Avatar, Avatar!
Favorite Bands: Salmonella Dub
Favorite Video Games: pass
Ultimate Goal: travel more

Blackwidina
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Posts: 1
Joined: December 24th, 2009 8:40 am

Postby Blackwidina » December 25th, 2009 4:28 am

Name: Brandy
Age: 24. And a half.
Place of birth: Texas, USA
Furthest location travelled: Wales
Places you want to go: Japan
Spoken languages: English, some Spanish and Japanese
Written Languages: Same
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Watching anime(in Japanese), writing, drawing, playing with my daughter, learning everything that I can.
Occupation: Teacher's assistant in a daycare
Education: High school diploma
Favorite Movies: Hard choice. Right now, I seem to be on a horror kick, so I'd say Silent Hill, The Grudge, The Ring, stuff like that. I'm more the psychological horror fan than simply gore.
Favorite Bands: There is no genre of music that doesn't have *something* I like, and my 'Favorite' bands change with my moods. At this moment, my iPod's playing a mix of Hinder, Nickelback, Eli Young Band, Rascal Flatts and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas CD. Eclectic, ne?
Favorite Video Games: Depends on the console. For PC, I love Oblivion and Sims2. For XBox, I love Fatal Frame 1 & 2. Playstation's a tie between grandia 1&2 and Suikoden 1-3 and GCN/Wii has Tales of Symphonia as king.
Ultimate Goal: I want to earn my TEFL and teach English to children in Japan; I want to be fluent enough in both the Japanese language and culture; I want to be able to watch my favorite anime's without subtitles; I want to be able to share what I learn with my daughter so that she can be bilingual too!

taikutsu
Been Around a Bit
Posts: 49
Joined: December 19th, 2009 5:39 am

Postby taikutsu » January 2nd, 2010 12:25 am

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bevbermejo3043
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Posts: 1
Joined: January 15th, 2010 3:52 pm

Postby bevbermejo3043 » January 20th, 2010 11:35 pm

Hi everyone! :P

Vercongetorix
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Posts: 1
Joined: August 17th, 2008 12:59 pm
Location: Hurricane, WV
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Postby Vercongetorix » February 10th, 2010 6:41 am

Name: Mathew
Age: 28
Place of birth: Huntington, WV, USA
Furthest location travelled: Germany, Iraq
Places you want to go: Japan, maybe China and Korea.
Spoken languages: English, a little Japanese, some German and Chinese.
Written Languages: same as above
Languages in the process of learning: Mostly Japanese, and but I will always have a special place in my heart for German and Chinese.
Hobbies: Martial Arts, lifting weights, bout anything physically demanding.
Occupation: College Student
Education: nothing special, although I did do some demolition work for the US Army.
Favorite Movies: Black Hawk Down, Boondock Saints (I & II)
Favorite Bands: Disturbed, Stone Temple Pilots, Megaherz, Seether
Favorite Video Games: Assassin's Creed (I &II) Mass Effect (I &II) Gears of War (I &II)
Ultimate Goal: To find aliens, time-travellers and espers. Also, to have fun!


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