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Postby idhreniel » March 20th, 2008 6:28 am

Name: Medea Pai
Age: 27
Place of birth: Taiwan
Furthest location travelled: orlando, florida, USA
Places you want to go: France, Japan (esp Kyoto!) Korea and UK
Spoken languages: English, Mandarin, Taiwanese
Written Languages: English,Mandarin, Sindarin
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, Korean, French and Te Reo (Maori)
Hobbies: Music, Kendo, Writing, procasinating.
Occupation: Lab Geek
Education: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Otago, NZ
Favorite Movies: LOTR , Musicals
Favorite Bands: Clannads, capercaillie
Favorite Video Games: FF series
Ultimate Goal: To be able to claim fluency in Japanese,Korean and enough french for backpacking Europe!

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Postby bloritsch » March 21st, 2008 5:45 pm

Name: Berin Loritsch
Age: 36
Place of birth: Virginia, USA
Furthest location travelled: La Ceiba, Honduras (further south than Tegucigalpa)
Places you want to go: Japan, Italy, Ireland, France, Greece
Spoken languages: English, Spanish (barely)
Written Languages: English, Spanish, Classic Greek
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese :roll:
Hobbies: Photography, martial arts, history, darkroom printing
Occupation: Software engineer
Education: I've had four years of college, with two associates to show for it. I'm mostly self taught.

Favorite Movies: Zatoichi (all the classics), Lord of the Rings series, Star Wars, The Usual Suspects, Charade

Favorite Bands: Metallica, Da TRUTH, Flame, Ambassador, Sho Baraca, Linkin' Park, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Everyday Process, J.R., Tedashii, Nakashima Mika, Yokou Kanno, Frank Sinnatra, Louis Armstrong (I defy categorization)

Favorite Video Games: I don't play very often, but I like Final Fantasy, SSX series, and Need for Speed

Ultimate Goal: I'd like to retrace my grandparent's steps from when they meet in Japan in 1949.

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Postby lowlita » March 26th, 2008 11:42 am

Name: Juliane
Age: 25
Place of birth: Munich, Germany
Furthest location travelled: Los Angeles
Places you want to go: Asia in general, France once more and Rome.
Spoken languages: German, English, French, Hebrew
Written Languages: German, English, French
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, Hebrew

Drawing, Reading english mystery books (esp. from Preston&Child), cinema & movies, cooking, volleyball

Occupation: Media Designer
Education: Graduated Designer, Part-time applied informatics student

Favorite Movies: too many to fit in this posting ^^; - mostly sci-fi, fantasy movies, James Bond and anime movies like 時をかける少女 really are my cup of tea ^_~
Favorite Bands: don't have one
Favorite Video Games: Final Fantasy Series

Ultimate Goal: To eat a lot of Natto. :roll: :lol:

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Postby Koru » April 9th, 2008 12:01 am

Wow so many cool and interesting people here, it's so awesome to have a chance to be a part of this community. Really enjoying the podcasts, starting to work my way up from the begginers so plenty to get through!

Anyhow here's me:

Name: Col Walder
Age: 24
Place of birth: Sheffield, UK
Furthest location travelled: Zanzibar, Kenya
Places you want to go: Japan (in one month!), America
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Music (playing, recording, composing, listening), playing games, Aikido, Wing Chun, reading
Occupation: Game Audio Programmer
Education: Physics, Music Tech,
Favorite Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Kung Fu Hustle, Anything Kurosawa or Miyazaki, Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy, Stardust, Troy
Favorite Bands: Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Kano, Tori Amos, Incubus, RHCP, Foo Fighters
Favorite Video Games: FF7, pretty much all the other ff's, Bioshock, Mass Effect, Eternal Sonata, Oblivion, Shadow of the Collosus, Resi 4, God of war, MGS.....I should probably stop could go on for a bit.
Ultimate Goal: Hmmm I'd quite like to own/direct my own games one day but also to keep learning new things and live a full and interesting life.

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Postby DInk » April 18th, 2008 5:37 pm

Name: Andy
Age: 23
Place of birth: Rotherham, England
Furthest location travelled: Florida USA
Places you want to go: New Zealand, Australia
Spoken languages: English, German
Written Languages: English. German
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, brushing up on my german
Hobbies: Movies, Music
Occupation: IT Technician
Education: University Dropout :P
Favorite Movies: Indiana Jones
Favorite Bands: Foo FIghters, Jimmy Eat World
Favorite Video Games: GTA, World of Warcraft
Ultimate Goal: To not get lost in Tokyo/ Road trip across the USA

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Postby capris » April 18th, 2008 9:22 pm

Name: Kasia
Age: 27
Place of birth: Poland
Furthest location travelled: Japan, Thailand
Places you want to go: Vietnam, Laos
Spoken languages: English, Polish
Written Languages: English, Polish, Japanese
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Asian Movies, Photography, Japanese literature,
Occupation: Retail
Education: Jagello University - Krakow, Japanese Culture. University of London - Japanese Language
Favorite Movies: all by Shunji Iwai, all by Wong Kar Wai Dolls, Aoi Haru, 3-Iron, The Hole, Last life in the Universe, The Vertical Ray of The sun,
Favorite Bands:
Favorite Video Games: The Sims
Ultimate Goal: fluent in Japanese :D

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Postby robopanda » April 27th, 2008 2:05 pm

Name: Kirsten
Age: 20
Place of birth: Australia
Furthest location travelled: Japan
Places you want to go: Singapore, China, Korea , and Japan (again)
Spoken languages: English, a little japanese :D
Written Languages: English, a little japanese (but forgotten all my kanji T.T)
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Illustration, Photography, Gaming, Anime, swimming, reading
Occupation: Graphic Design/illustration
Education: Only TAFE Diploma thus far, considering University
Favorite Movies: V for Vendetta, Death note, Harry potter :)
Favorite Bands:M-FLO, Teriyaki Boyz, RIP SLYME, Bennie K, The Presets, Gotye, The Gorillaz...
Favorite Video Games: Where to start? Um...Final Fantasy series from 7 up, Tekken series, Shadow of the Colossus, Taiko DS, Phoenix Wright, Ouendan, WE LOVE KATAMARI...the list could go on forever... :D
Ultimate Goal: short term: increase japanese speaking confidence and remember more kanji!!
Long Term: Become famous :P to have my Artwork respected by my peers

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Postby agro1986 » June 3rd, 2008 1:37 pm

This is the thread I've been looking for!

Name: Agro Rachmatullah
Age: 22
Place of birth: Jakarta, Indonesia
Furthest location traveled: Australia? Thailand?
Places you want to go: Japan
Spoken languages: Indonesian, English, a little Japanese
Written Languages: Indonesian, English, a little Japanese
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Education: Computer science
Favorite Bands: モーニング娘。!!!

I'm currently listening 1 episodes per day. But still the old ones :).

Yoroshiku o-negai-shimasu!

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Postby rooraa » June 17th, 2008 2:35 am

Wow!! There are sooo many people! I feel just like a new student who transferred to a new school =] (I guess I sort of did, from Koreanclass101 to here! But I didn't give up on korean though :D)

Name: Stephanie
Age: 16
Place of birth: California, USA
Furthest location travelled:Florida
Places you want to go: Korea and Japan
Spoken languages: English, Vietnamese (sort of...though I should be fluent seeing that I am vietnamese, but I 'm not =[)
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Korean, Japanese (I just started 2 days ago) and I am taking Spanish in school but I'm not serious about it at all
Hobbies: internet (anything with korean boybands >.<)
Occupation: soon to be 11 grader
Education: so far I've passed 10th grade
Favorite Movies: My Sassy Girl
Favorite Bands: DongBangShinKi, Super Junior, Big Bang, Epik High, SS501, Shinee, R-eal, Battle, Supernova, Shinhwa
Favorite Video Games: I guess Kingdom Hearts?
Ultimate Goal:become fluent in korean and Japanese and travel to Korea and Japan!

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Postby spiralspoon » July 27th, 2008 2:16 am

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Postby chloew8 » July 28th, 2008 4:01 am

This is such a good idea!

Name: Chloe
Age: 14
Place of birth: El Paso, Texas
Furthest location travelled: Jacksonville, North Carolina, unfortunately.
Places you want to go: Japan, England, Europe in general, New York, India, the west coast
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese and French
Hobbies: writing, playing music, listening to music, drawing, reading, learning Nihongo
Occupation: student
Education: highschool
Favorite Movies: Donnie Darko, Across the Universe, anything Miyazaki, Final Fantasy 7- Advent Children...
Favorite Bands: Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Gackt, Shonen Knife, Flight of the Conchords, Hikki, Imogen Heap, Regina Spektor, Pixies, Nirvana, Raconteurs, White Stripes, RHCP and many, many, many more...
Favorite Video Games: Final Fantasy, especially FF7, Kingdom Hearts, KH2, Legend of Zelda, any sort of RPG/Fantasy game or MMORPGs like WoW, etc.
Ultimate Goal: to speak fluent Japanese and live in Japan :3

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Postby indy138 » August 3rd, 2008 2:58 pm

Name: Attila Malarik
Age: 29
Place of birth: Budapest, Hungary
Furthest location traveled: Japan!
Places you want to go: too many!
Spoken languages: Hungarian, English, German
Written Languages: Hungarian, English, German
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: video games, photography
Occupation:technical designer for video games
Education: Some university
Favorite Movies: The Fifth Element, Stand by Me, most anything Miyazaki
Favorite Bands: Air, M83, Foo Fighters, lots of others
Favorite Video Games: Zelda series, Eternal Darkness, FF12, love/hate relationship with World of Warcraft, lot of others
Ultimate Goal: to be able to speak and read fluent Japanese

I was born in Hungary, but because of my work I lived in Austria for a while and then moved to England. After 2 years here I will move again soon, this time to Dubai!

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Postby korinsan » August 7th, 2008 7:07 pm

Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Furthest location travelled: Bangkok, thailand and Xian, China
Places you want to go:Japan, duh
Spoken languages: English, Spanish
Written Languages:English, Spanish
Languages in the process of learning: Spanish, Japanese, Chinese
Hobbies:Guitar, JPod101, anime
Occupation:Student, and employee at McDonalds
Education:Still in High School
Favorite Movies: samurai 7, ill just list favorite anime: Bleach, Naruto, Mnemosyne, Grave of the fireflies, SPIRITED AWAY!!!!
Favorite Bands: Galneryus (GREAT JAPANESE BAND!!), symphony x, yngwie malmsteen
Favorite Video Games: halo, Final fantasies, GTA, flash games
Ultimate Goal: go to japan (next summer)!, beat FFVIII:Crisis Core (japanese version) on hard, meat Syu
so thats me....

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Postby blueschizont » August 18th, 2008 4:32 pm

Anybody from Thailand???

Name: Benjawan Skulsujirapa
...super long, right?
Age: 27 in very near future
Place of birth: Thailand
Furthest location travelled: Ohio USA
Places you want to go: japan (again), France, Amazon ..
Spoken languages: Thai, English
Written Languages: Thai, English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese and Italian
Hobbies: Reading, travelling
Occupation: Doctor (General Practitioner)
Education: MD. and will be an internal medicine resident next year(hopefully)
Favorite Movies: Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind , (Series) Nodame Cantabile
Favorite Bands: ... let me think .......
Favorite Video Games: sumimasen .. I don't play video games ..
Ultimate Goal: Be a multi-lingual doctor! and work for Medicin San Frontiers

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Postby Andialu » August 19th, 2008 12:38 am

Name: Jim Macias
Age: 32
Place of birth: Torrance, CA
Furthest location travelled: Japan
Places you want to go: China, Japan (again), Australia, Amsterdam (again)
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Photography (, Learning Japanese, Drinking
Occupation: Web Developer
Education: Other
Favorite Movies: Falling Down, Amadeus
Favorite Bands: The Cure, Slowdive, Siouxsie and the Banshees, This Mortal Coil
Favorite Video Games: N/A
Ultimate Goal: Fluency in Japanese

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