Or are you asking yourself if you should watch it or not? (That’s kind of a stupid question though because you should watch it and it’s filled with the cuteness of three of our original Rikkaimyu actors. > w <)
Anyway, here are some things that just might convince you to watch it, I hope?
So, reading the way Bank of Japan was written on those yen notes got me curious about the pronunciation of 日本 and which was more appropriate to use, so here’s what I found out.
日本, the word for Japan, consists of the characters for sun (日) and root/base(/book but that’s irrelevant) (本), which obviously roughly translates to root of the sun or ‘sunrise’. It can be pronounced either as ‘nihon’ or ‘nippon’, and long story short, there don’t seem to be any fixed rules for which you should use, but depending on the circumstances one is often more commonly used than the other (others are variable; ‘Nippon Ginko’ is often called ‘Nihon Ginko’ too, for example).
Generally speaking, if you’ve been taught to use one more than the other, stick with that. While it is possible to say things like nippon-go or nippon-jin, it’s apparently very rare to hear a native speaker use those pronunciations. ‘Nippon’ in general seems to be the rarer pronunciation… I don’t think I’ve really been taught any phrases or words that use it.
(If anyone is a native speaker and disagrees with this stuff, please feel free to comment and correct me. ♥)
Kento: …. Kanesaki Kentarou, Aniki! Kane: When did I become that? I’m not the aniki… Kento: No, but from now on you’ll be Aniki. [???] Baba: Well, I guess he is, so to speak… Kane: You guys have never called me anything but Otou-san!
Well, it went something like that. ^^; Sorry for the incomplete (and probably inaccurate) translation. Kane’s comment was so funny!
Sit in front. You do not have to raise your hand, but generally try to sit in the first few rows during lectures. You’re less likely to ditch mid-lecture this way, you can hear the person speaking, and if you have questions you will get them answered. Sit. In. Front.
“Turn to Page 394.” Read the textbook. Skimming through just to answer specific homework questions will get you a B- on the final. Professors rely heavily on the textbooks because the words within them are usually derived from the research of colleagues (or sometimes themselves). Also, be sure to rent your textbooks instead of buying them. You will save a fortune.
“Step into My Office” Go to office hours. Regularly. If the class has 10 people, go to office hours. If it has 500 people, still go to office hours. It’s usually mandatory that professors hold them, and they’re literally sitting in their offices, begging for some kid to walk by. In the times I’ve been to office hours I’ve been given insider info by the prof on specific pages/diagrams to read, been told exactly what to write to get an A, even got extra credit a few times. Yes, you will be that bitch who goes to office hours. But you will get a better grade. Even if the professor is an asshole in lecture and seems intimidating, go with a friend and get to know them. It’s not as awkward as you think it will be. Do it. Also, unrelated — show up to the discussion courses if you have them. They are useful and sometimes attendance will add 5-10% to your grade.
“But What Will Happen to My Blog” Download SelfControl. It’s an application that runs on your Mac that blocks certain websites (read: Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter) of your choosing for however long you set it. Press start and it will become impossible for you to log into Tumblr (and any website that ends in .tumblr.com) for however long it takes you to study.
Organize Download Evernote for your computer, iPhone, Android, iPad, toothbrush, EVERYTHING. Take notes in class on it and it syncs what you wrote to all of your devices instantly. You’ll also want to utilize the calendar on your phone as a planner. Seriously. Make a note of everything. Homework assignments are easy to forget about in college, as are exams and project due dates. As soon as you hear, “will be due,” you should be logging it somewhere.
Schedule Be smart about scheduling classes. Try to put them all in a back to back to back block so that you don’t have hours between each one. Coming out of high school, it probably sounds like heaven to be able to choose to dally between classes, but it will ruin you. You will either forget about classes or you’ll be tempted to skip and ditch because you got busy in the two hours between your English class and your Poli Sci class and oh what the hell, Poli Sci sucks and I’m on Tumblr and this needs to be reblogged. Long blocks help keep you focused and once you’re done, you’re done and the rest of the day is yours.
Go to the Library Do not study in your room. You will get nothing done. Find the nicest library on campus and do your work there. It’s easier to focus and the Wi-Fi is probably faster.
Realize You’re Paying for This I originally set out to make ten little points but then I realized that I could save time by saying this: you’re paying for this now. If you fuck off, you’re wasting your own (or your parents’) money. If you’re on a scholarship or financial aid, those things can be revoked or you can become ineligible. Also, your GPA still counts. If you’re going to graduate school that much is obvious, but even if you’re not, a LOT of jobs will want to see your transcripts when you apply, and it’s somewhat standard to put your GPA on your resume. Try to keep it above a 3.4 (a 3.7 is ideal). Now would probably be a good time to start taking what you’re doing at least a little bit seriously.
Yesterday I pulled out Wang Leehom’s 十八般武藝, and today it’s Jay Chou’s 依然范特西. I don’t import my CDs because I feel like that would make them pretty obsolete.. But I don’t want to bring all my CDs to school either!
I first noticed them in that one Gap picture I posted the other day.
I think they’re the ones that Don T. wears? I’m not sure. I like the overall design of them, and of course the ASICS stripes. I saw a couple pairs in Robert Wayne Footwear, and later in Journey’s. Do shoe stores generally carry this brand? Because I’ve never noticed them before!
In 1972, GTO, Jelenk, and Onitsuka combined their financial and athletic positions to build a regional sales offce near Hokkaido for the Sapporo Winter Olympics that would lead to the eventual 1977 merger of all three companies known as ASICS. Today, the company is still known as ASICS and provides shoes to retailers around the globe. The ASICS acronym stands for “Anima Sana in Corpore Sano” or “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body.” -Wikipedia
When I first saw them, I was like, “Oh, ASICS!” And then at Robert Wayne, the sign just said Onitsuka Tiger, so I thought, “So they’re not ASICS?” …And then I saw the sign in Journey’s, and they are indeed ASICS. Hahaha xD
Haha, I wonder if these are the ancestors of the modern Converse design?
…a small former American agency of Onitsuka, run by a man named Phil Knight, began selling the CORTEZ shoe, which was based on our CORSAIR. Knight named his outlet NIKE. -Onitsuka Tiger History
Whoa, so NIKE and Onitsuka are like cousins! Hahaha
I’d love to own a pair.. Prices are typically around $60-80 though! :<
He wrote: It’s not that peanuts are particularly my favorite food. It’s just that I like the sound of it.
I like his shirt. :D
Clicked next, and it was this. Not surprising! XD So apparently, he bought the shirt just because there was a cute Snoopy on it. He didn’t notice the back at all until someone said, “Taisuke, there’s peanuts written on your back.” He thought, “No way~ If it’s really written there, he must be pranking me~” But then he looked in the mirror. LOL
Hobbies: Traveling (even if it’s alone [?]), driving, shopping Strong point: Friendly Weak point: Fickle Something you can boast about: I’m fast. Something you’ve gotten into lately: Gargling green tea, sleeping with the humidifier on What’s the first thing you do when you get home?: Wash hands, gargle, nasal irrigation How many hours of sleep do you get on average?: 6-7 hours Favorite phrases: Seriously—! OK! Yacchatte-! [how do you translate that? >.>; ] How frequently do you update your blog?: Twice a day [?] What do you write on your blog?: Information on current circumstances. What do you collect?: Dragon Ball figures Sports you like?: Baseball, soccer Places you like?: Japanese countryside, mild places How do you like to spend your days off?: Fast asleep A word you like?: Thanks. If you could have one wish?: For everyone to be healthy and energetic. Doing what makes you happy?: Dancing, singing, acting Something you wouldn’t surrender no matter what: Dreams! People you respect?: Parents What do you think you were in your previous life?: Foreigner What would you be doing if it were the last day on earth?: I’d be with my family. Moment you feel happy?: The moment I get home [?] What did you want to become when you were a kid?: Train driver Something just for here: I got my wisdom teeth. What’s your current ringtone?: Kitajima Saburou Right now, where would you like to travel to?: A southern country
While browsing through his photos/posts, I found that he also likes RADWIMPS! :D He hasn’t updated his blog since last December though. :< Oh, never mind! He changed to a different URL hahaha. This is all from the old one.