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Postby kc8ufv » April 26th, 2007 1:18 pm

Name: Chris Hart
Age: 25
Place of birth: Toledo, OH, USA
Furthest location travelled: LV NV USA
Places you want to go: (do I need to state the obvious)
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English, and can usually decypher Latin
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, Morse
Hobbies: Ham Radio (duh), reading, listening to music
Occupation: Tech Support/IT
Education: AAS in Wide Area Networking Tech
Favorite Movies: 2001: Space oddessey, 2001: Space Travesty, Matrix trilogy, Back to the Future, H2G2, Star Wars movies...
Favorite Bands: Adiemus, Enya, Kitaro, Kodo, Cusco, Bach, Imogen Heap...
Ultimate Goal: Travel the world
Last edited by kc8ufv on June 15th, 2007 5:57 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Postby dlai » April 26th, 2007 11:40 pm

Name: デイビッド(David)
Age: 27
Place of birth: California
Furthest location travelled: 日本の京都、Kyoto, Japan
Places you want to go: Tokyo (again), Kyoto (again), Hokaido, Hawaii, Italy, New Zeland
Spoken languages: English, Japanese (learning still), some Chinese-mandarin
Written Languages: English, Japanese (learning still)
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Kendo (Japanese fencing), Motorcycling, Travel, e-mail pen pals
Occupation: Engineering
Education: BS degree
Favorite Movies: Lone Wolf and Cub series, Sanjuro, Takeshi's Zatoichi
Favorite Bands: Dir en Grey, UVERworld, Utada Hikaru
Favorite Video Games:
Ultimate Goal: Learn enough Japanese to hold normal conversations and read the newspaper. Get a Japanese wife, a Chinese cook, and a Swiss bank account.

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Postby InfectedTofu » April 27th, 2007 9:06 am

I'm not just posting here to talk about myself (even though that's always nice), I also feel like making Japanese-studying friends. So please feel free to contact me if you need a beginners' level practice partner of just to say hello :)

Name: Roy Klein
Age: 25
Place of birth: Israel
Furthest location travelled: California to the west, Japan to the east (which means the only place I haven't covered is the pacific)
Places you want to go: Again to Japan, China, Australia, and India.
Spoken languages: Hebrew & English
Written Languages: Hebrew & English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Aikido, footbag, games, reading, composing music.
Occupation: Computer Games developer
Education: self educated
Favorite Movies: Ghibli films, The green mile, Starship troopers(anything that'd squeeze a tear or involve aliens)
Favorite Bands: Herbaliser, Amon tobin, Pendulum, Operation Ivy, AFI.
Ultimate Goal: to Purchase (or take over) the lindt chocolate factory!

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Postby AdmiralAK » April 29th, 2007 5:47 pm

Name: Apostolos (also known as "A.K.")
Age: 26
Place of birth: Boston, MA
Currently in: Salem, MA
Previous Residence: Amaliada, Greece
Furthest location travelled: Northern Greece
Places you want to go: Italy, Spain, Japan, Korea, China, Russia, Norway
Spoken languages: Greek, Italian, French, English
Written Languages: German, Russian, Vietnamese (a little), Spanish
Languages in the process of learning: Chinese, Japanese, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Serbian
Hobbies: Languages, Video Games, Technology, Gadgets, Calligraphy
Occupation: IT Specialist
Education: BA (comp sci), MBA, MS in IT (currently in progress)
Favorite Movies: too many too list :p
Favorite Bands: Floorfilla
Favorite Video Games: currently Ridge Racer PSP
Ultimate Goal: Self-employment, or at least working for a company that is great to work for (I will blog, or podcast for money and health insurance LOL :p )
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Postby brendan » April 30th, 2007 4:10 am

Name: Brendan
Age: 28
Place of birth: USA
Furthest location travelled: Never left the states :(
Places you want to go: Japan (obviously), Amsterdam :wink:, England, Italy, Bulgaria, Czech Republic
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages:
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Cars, computers, video games, girls, exercise, reading.
Occupation: Sales
Education: Associates Degree in Specialized Technology
Favorite Movies: Goodfellas, Oldboy, Fear and Loathing in LV, Usual Suspects, Reservoir Dogs.
Favorite Music: Hip Hop, Techno, Breakbeat, Classical
Favorite Video Games: Mega Man 2, Seiken Densetsu 2, Super Mario World.
Ultimate Goal: Travel and Live abroad.

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Postby jaypunkrawk » April 30th, 2007 5:24 am

Name: Josh
Age: 24
Place of birth: Corpus Christi, Texas
Furthest location traveled: Toyoma, Japan
Places you want to go: Japan (again), Italy, Germany, UK
Spoken languages: English, some Japanese, very little Italian
Written Languages: English, some Japanese, very little Italian
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, Italian
Hobbies: playing guitar, playing piano, singing, karaoke
Occupation: Engineer
Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University
Favorite Movies: The Goonies, Equilibrium, The Shawshank Redemption, V for Vendetta
Favorite Bands: Chris Tomlin, James Blunt, The Fray, Mat Kearney, Journey, Switchfoot, Anberlin, Imogen Heap, Frou Frou, Death Cab for Cutie, Keane, Cartel, FM Static, Dashboard Confessional, Weezer
Favorite Video Games: Project Gotham Racing 3, Halo, Tony Hawk series, Zelda
Ultimate Goal: Become fluent in Japanese and perhaps do missions in Japan

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Postby joroniconia » May 9th, 2007 8:18 pm

Place of birth:Berlin
Furthest location travelled:USA
Places you want to go:Jp
Spoken languages:english german,(i hope more soon)
Written Languages:englsih
Languages in the process of learning:japanese
Hobbies:manga, anime,
Education:home tutured past primary education
Favorite Movies: matrix and ghost in the shell, house of flying dagers.
Favorite Bands:Beatles
Favorite Video Games:Im addicted to so many i forgot
Ultimate Goal:LEARN 日本語 AND GET A DIPLOMA,
Favoite phrase:Du bist mine fruidinin,Wills du mine freundin sein, Du bist Hübsh
i have been fetured as a rabit in fruit basket wait now you know my name………

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Postby kichigaijin » May 10th, 2007 8:15 pm

Place of birth:Brindisi, Italy
Furthest location travelled:how do you answer this when you've lived all over the place?
*current location: fort worth, texas*
Places you want to go:Anywhere in Asia, South America, Europe
Spoken languages:english japanese
Written Languages:english japanese
Languages in the process of learning:japanese, uchinaguchi, lil bit of spanish & chinese
Hobbies:boxing, kickboxing, languages, bodyboarding, computers, books, music, movies, eating
Occupation:i work at a company that designs jets
Education:went to high school on base in japan, studied a lil in college, taking a class through the fort worth japanese association, and mostly on my own
Favorite Movies: too many to list, but fight club, novacaine, and night of the creeps are on there
Favorite Bands:again, too many to list, but misfits, social distortion, BEGIN, and wutang make the list
Favorite Video Games:lately? some kanji games on my DS and city of heroes/villains
Ultimate Goal:not sure. just feel a desire to get my japanese from conversational to something actually usable/certifiable/employable
Favoite phrase:ichariba chode- (uchinaguch/okinawan for "first time we meet, become brothers")

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Postby untmdsprt » May 12th, 2007 4:02 am

Name: Jenny
Age: 39
Place of birth: St. Joseph, Missouri
Furthest location travelled: Germany
Places you want to go: Japan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Photography
Occupation: accounting
Education: BS in accounting and music business
Favorite Movies: take too long to list
Favorite Bands: L'arc en ciel, Luna Sea, B'z, Psycho le cemu, Def Leppard, Queensryche
Favorite Video Games: Legend of Zelda
Ultimate Goal: work for the Japanese record companies as a copyright or publishing translator
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An introduction from Spain

Postby mplana » May 20th, 2007 5:46 pm

Hi all,

Great idea! Here my profile.

Name: Marcela
Age: 36
Place of birth: Madrid (Spain) and currently living in Segovia (Spain)
Furthest location travelled: Cuba. Last travel was to England (my brother-in-law lives in Cambridge and we went to pay a visit to the family!)
Places you want to go: Japan (surprise!), USA
Spoken languages: Spanish, English, a bit of German
Written Languages: Same. I also understand a bit of French and, of course, Italian
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: So many. Among them, tea ( ), animals, studying small things with a magnifying glass.
Occupation: Internet services. I run my own business for hosting, design...
Education: I studied Tourism actually.
Favorite Movies: The Name of the Rose (also the novel), and many more. I also like series (The Soprano, Rome, Band of Brothers, Star Trek, Heroes, CSI: Las Vegas...)
Favorite Bands: Mostly classical music: Barroque, Purcell, medieval... Beatles, of course.
Favorite Video Games: Uf. I once played sports with a Wii at a friend's and really loved it, but I do not usually play
Ultimate Goal: To be better everyday in my job, with my husband, in my studies... To think, at the end of the road, that I had a real life.

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Postby tronella » May 28th, 2007 1:28 pm

Hey everyone... I'm new to the forums but I'm up to lesson 90-ish of the beginner lessons. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! :)

Name: Katy
Age: 22
Place of birth: Shrewsbury, England. I mostly grew up in Colchester, and now live in Bristol (where I moved for university).
Furthest location travelled: I worked in Brazil for three months in my summer holidays a couple of years ago... the only time I've been out of Western Europe, actually.
Places you want to go: Japan :), France, Italy, Czech Republic, Brazil...
Spoken languages: English, a bit of French and German from school, a bit of Portuguese from being in Brazil.
Written Languages: Same.
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, Portuguese.
Hobbies: Reading, watching films, dancing, playing the Sims...
Occupation: I'm right at the end of my final year studying Maths and Computer Science at university... next year I'm starting a PhD.
Education: See above.
Favorite Movies: Clerks, Lost In Translation, The Blues Brothers, Mirrormask
Favorite Bands: I don't listen to a lot of music.
Favorite Video Games: FF9, FF12, The Sims 2, at the moment I'm playing Star Ocean 3.
Ultimate Goal: To know what my ultimate goal is, really! :)

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Postby Josh_ » June 7th, 2007 3:25 am

Name: Josh Teperman
Age: 21
Place of birth: Melbourne, Australia
Furthest location travelled: aah, Barcelona, and Paris.
Spoken languages: English, bit of japanese, even less of french, 'kitchen' italian
Written Languages: English, japanese (incl 300 or so kanji so far)
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: artist, japanese, playing soccer, piano, texas hold-em
Occupation: At the moment a kitchenhand (hence the 'kitchen' italian) to save to go to japan next year
Education: Did a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing, finished last year.
Favorite Movies: Too many.
Favorite Bands: Also to many. anything without screaming and whining.
Favorite Video Games: I used to be addicted to Counter Strike. Diablo1 and2 were good too.
Ultimate Goal: To be come fluent in Jap and to make lots of money. :)

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Postby cornycort » June 12th, 2007 12:59 pm

Name: Cortney
Age: 27
Place of birth: Southampton, NY, USA
Furthest location travelled: Thailand
Other countries lived in: France, Japan
Places you want to go: Africa, more of Europe (esp. Eastern), the rest of Asia, Australia, South America - um, everywhere I haven't been?
Spoken languages: English (native), French (some), Japanese (some)
Written Languages: English, French, Japanese (some - more on the computer than by hand ;-D)
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, maybe French again
Hobbies: nomikai, scuba diving, skiing, fishing, more nomikai
Occupation: MBA student
Education: MBA - in process
Favorite Video Games: I don't really play, but I do like Wii

Sorry, I cut out and added a question or 2...

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Postby Inuzuka » June 16th, 2007 1:19 am

Name: Thomas
Age: 41
Place of birth: Berlin, Germany
Furthest location travelled: 東京、京都、奈良・・・
Places you want to go: 勿論、日本, but also any interesting places, like Mexico...
Spoken languages: German, English, 少し日本語
Written Languages: German, English, 少し日本語
Languages in the process of learning: English, Japanese
Hobbies: Cooking, watching movies, learning japanese, computer games, reading, learning, playing guitar sometimes, visiting middle age markets
Occupation: Network-Administrator
Education: Div.
Favorite Movies: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Dolls, Gladiator, most Hayao Miyazaki movies
Favorite Bands: I haven´t favorite bands, but I hear all what I like, as RAP/Hip-Hop, classical, jazz, ethnic, folk, pop...
Favorite Video Games: Outcast, Tomb Raider, Diablo, Anarchy Online, Larry
Ultimate Goal: to watch and understand japanese movies, beeing able to talk fluently with native japanese people, 絶好調になりたいんです ;-), to improve my english knowledge ;-))

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Postby TheProfessorOne » June 26th, 2007 2:17 pm

Name: John
Age: 30
Place of birth: California, USA
Furthest location travelled: Been around the world once
Places you want to go: Israel
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, Tagalog (very little)
Hobbies: Learning Japanese, computer stuff, console games, reading, web design, cycling, spending time with the wife
Occupation: 副牧師
Education: BA Biblical Studies, MA Christian Counseling, might do a Th.D. next year >.<
Favorite Movies: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Spaceballs, The Three Amigos, etc.
Favorite Bands: No favorite, I listen to most music except country
Favorite Video Games: SOCOM Series, Final Fantasy Series, God of War Series, MGS Series, Mario Series...yeah been gaming 20+ years, I am a nerd
Ultimate Goal: I am aiming to be able to speak and read near fluent Japanese.
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