Hello everyone ! Well I'm a new subscriber to Japanesepod101.com and I hope I'll become better at Japanese, learn new stuffs and discover nice people here Although it could have been cool to create a special section for members to get to know each other a bit more and to keep the forum even more active, I'll just follow the regular pattern ^^
Let's all improve together and become better people for ourselves and this world
Name: Edouard (Edward)
Place of birth: Paris, FRANCE (I'm a French born Asian guy)
Furthest location travelled: Well, I could say Japan, Taiwan or Singapore, but culturally speaking I would say Madagascar (although they're mostly a mix of Asian and African people)
Places you want to go: Asia (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, South Korea etc.)
Spoken languages: French, English, Mandarin, a bit of Japanese and German ^^
Written Languages: Same as above
Languages in the process of learning: English, Mandarin, Japanese
Hobbies: Piano, Go game (igo), Chess, Badminton, Billiards and so on.
Occupation: Recently graduated, looking for a job now~
Education: In order to keep it simple: French Business School + Master's degree in New York City
Favorite Movies: Depends on my mood, but I was lately very very moved by the OAV of Samurai X (Kenshin): Trust and Betrayal (Tsuiokuhen)
Favorite Bands: Depends on my mood
Favorite Video Games: Planescape Torment (one of the old great games you should play before you die, according to many, and I agree - better and deeper than most of the books and movies around, but a commercial failure despite being widely praised among critics), Fallout 2, Genewars, Final Fantasy /// And for the geeky section although I've stopped playing games: Starcraft, Warcraft, Counter-Strike, ...
Ultimate Goal: Completing my personal Maslow Pyramid including the new additional section: Eternal life (might change in the future, perhaps)
Name: Daniel Age: 23 Place of birth: Sofia, Bulgaria Furthest location travelled: Russia (Moscow, Kolomna, Yegoryevsk), Cyprus (Larnaka, Nicosia, Pafos) Places you want to go: Japan, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand Spoken languages: Bulgarian (Native), English (Advanced), Russian (Basic) Written Languages: Bulgarian (Native), English (Advanced), Russian (Basic) Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, English Hobbies: weightlifting, nature walks, sightseeing Occupation: Unemployed (fresh graduate) Education: Bachelor of Public Administration Favorite Movies: Groundhog Day, A Thousand Words, Fury, V for Vendetta Favorite Bands: All sorts of music - rock: Cold (with 'Cold- When Angels Fly Away' being my favorite track in all of my music tastes), White Snake; classical: Mussorgsky, Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Borodin; trance and progressive, vocal trance: Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, ATB; melodic music - Adrian Von Zeigler (Celtic Tunes); taiko drums: Yamato the Drummers of Japan Favorite Video Games: Hearthstone, Warcraft 3, World of Warcraft, Medieval 2: Total War, FIFA series Ultimate Goal: Creating a family, having a stable career, visiting Japan in this lifetime
Name: Joe Age: 35 Place of birth: Rome, Georgia Furthest location traveled: Austin, Texas Places you want to go: Japan Spoken languages: English Written Languages: English Languages in the process of learning: Nihongo Hobbies: I collect swords if that counts Occupation: Computer Support Specialist Education: Working on my Associate degree Favorite Movies: I love a lot of movies Favorite Bands: I'm lucky to remember the name of a band half the time Favorite Video Games: Metal Gear(all), Uncharted(1,2, and 3), The Last Of Us, The Witcher, and naturally the Star Wars games Ultimate Goal: To obtain a nanite bio-armor and become a genius Samurai
Name: Eric Age: 38 Place of birth: Brindisi, Italy Furthest location traveled: Koh Samui, Thailand (high school in Okinawa) Places you want to go: Japan Spoken languages: English, Nihongo Written Languages: English, Nihongo Languages in the process of learning: Nihongo Hobbies: Muay Thai, Boxing, Okinawan drumming (eisa), Video games Occupation: Cyber Security Researcher Education: Have an MBA Favorite Movies: probably Fight Club Favorite Bands: Misfits, Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphys Favorite Video Games: City of Heroes (rip), Defiance Ultimate Goal: JLPT1, get a job in Okinawa & eventually retire there.
Name: Nathan Age: 33 Place of birth: Manchester, UK Furthest location travelled: Tokyo Places you want to go: A lot of places in Japan, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Holland, South Korea - and more places Spoken languages: English Written Languages: English Languages in the process of learning: Japanese Hobbies: Circuit Bending and learning Japanese Occupation: Finance Officer Education: nothing at all Favorite Movies: Bladerunner, Alien, Terminator, Tron, Toy Story, Akira - and more Favorite Bands: Devo, Severed Heads, YMO, Negativland, Hoodlum Priest, and I am very partial to Drum & Bass - many more bands too Favorite Video Games: Flashback, Silent Hill 3, Bioshock, Portal, Half Life, Mario Kart, Alice (on PS3), Sensible World of Soccer, Sonic, Super Mario World - way too many games played in my life, so I have probably forgot some of them. Ultimate Goal: To learn Japanese, keep my circuit bending going and make a few albums with my favourite circuit bends.
こんにちはゆきさん、わたしたちはごがつとうきょうにいきました。ぼくのかいしゃににほんごをしません。I hope that makes sense regarding when I went to Tokyo and whether I use Japanese in my office. I don't use Japanese as part of my work, but I do れんしゅう when I can. I deal with ばんご a lot, so I have just started to say the words to myself in Japanese, the numbers at work can be very low, to とてもたかい！So it will be good for me to do this as practice to understand the spoken prices more when I'm shopping with my pocket full of いちまんえん in にほん
Nathan さん, Freeformdさん、 こんにちは。 そうですか。 Nathan たちは ごがつに とうきょうに いきましたね。 You can omit particle に after ごがつ in casual conversations however, actually it should be put. And ぼくのかいしゃで にほんごを はなしません is a correct sentence. Particle に is a destination marker so it is followed by いきます(go), きます(come), かえります(return) and so on. When you want to say ‘at’, please use ‘で’ in Japanese. Moreover, しません means ‘don’t do.’ ‘don’t speak’ means はなしません is more appropriate here. Furthermore, ばんごう have a long vowel at the end therefore, you need う. If you want to practice Japanese, you can write sentences here. Other listeners or I will answer your questions or give feedback to you. Yuki 由紀 Team JapanesePod101.com
Name: Peter Age: 38 (ugh...can't believe it) Place of birth: Canada Furthest location travelled: Europe Places you want to go: Japan, China, Italy Spoken languages: English Written Languages: English Languages in the process of learning: Japanese Hobbies: Running, cross training, reading, video games, anime/manga Occupation: Emergency Department physician, university professor Education: Bachelors degrees in Arts, Science, and Education. Medical Degree. Masters of Education Favorite Movies: Apocalypse Now, most Korean action movies, all Studio Ghibli Favorite Bands: Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Delain, Within Temptation Favorite Video Games: Fallout series Ultimate Goal: Travel through (and maybe live in) rural Japan