Thursday, July 29, 2010

Weird Japanese TV Commercial of Pasta Sauce

Tarako means cod eggs. This is the commercial of Tarako (cod eggs) pasta sauce. Japanese pasta with cod eggs actually tastes really good…

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
When the last Paraguayan player scored the goal in PK and Paraguay won, Valdez from Paraguay didn’t join his team players to celebrate the victory. He came to Komano, the only Japanese player who couldn’t score the goal (and thus caused Japan’s defeat) and comforted him. The source hasn’t been confirmed but it’s been said that Valdez said he would make up Komano’s missed goal by scoring in the next game (against Spain). Komano nodded with tears. This story warmed up my heart. I kinda like Paraguay now :) At least I’m hoping Valdez will keep his word and score in the next game for Komano! That’d be so AWESOME.

When the last Paraguayan player scored the goal in PK and Paraguay won, Valdez from Paraguay didn’t join his team players to celebrate the victory. He came to Komano, the only Japanese player who couldn’t score the goal (and thus caused Japan’s defeat) and comforted him. The source hasn’t been confirmed but it’s been said that Valdez said he would make up Komano’s missed goal by scoring in the next game (against Spain). Komano nodded with tears. This story warmed up my heart. I kinda like Paraguay now :) At least I’m hoping Valdez will keep his word and score in the next game for Komano! That’d be so AWESOME.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pardon me. I’m so depressed today Japan lost to Paraguay.

WE WERE SO CLOSE. WE WERE SOOOOO CLOSE.

Seriously we could’ve won. Well done, Samurai Blue.

I’m so so so sad right now, but I guess… I can see them playing in Brazil. We’ll be back and we’ll be better.

My fav players = Kawashima, Matsui, Honda.

Thank you samurais.

Friday, June 25, 2010
(via fuckyeahworldcup)
Wow, our players are… We are… SHORT! But were better! =)
Endooooo!!!

(via fuckyeahworldcup)

Wow, our players are… We are… SHORT! But were better! =)

Endooooo!!!

fuckyeahworldcup:

Thank you akw! 

Why is he hugging the Danish player? lol

fuckyeahworldcup:

Thank you akw

Why is he hugging the Danish player? lol

Tokyo WC Celebration on Twitpic
This is how big football is in Japan. So sad we haven’t been really good, you know? lol Hopes up for this year!

Tokyo WC Celebration on Twitpic

This is how big football is in Japan. So sad we haven’t been really good, you know? lol Hopes up for this year!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Still cannot get rid of the excitement from the game. I have been a fan (and also a player)of this sport since the age of 6.

A few facts about Japanese football… It’s one of the biggest sports in Japan and we have our own domestic league. However, Asian football is not as high-leveled as Europe and Latin America. Once the salary attracted big players from all over the world, but after they cut out the funding, not so many players would pick to play in Japanese league.

Anyhow, we have not been really good at football.

This is the first time in 8 years for us to go into the 16s and the last time we were having home games (2002 Japan/Korea World Cup). This is also the 2nd time in our history to go into the 16s. 3 goals are the most goals we’ve won in a World Cup game.

So yeah, this is a pretty big thing for us. We are all incredibly happy and terrified. Not sure how far we get in the tournament, but as long as the team do their best, I will be content. Because they have already proven what they have got. They have already performed the best - esp in today’s game. Thank you, Samurai Blue.

(I have a personal grudge against Coach Okada - he led the World Cup team 12 years ago and he made a terrible mistake. However, I have to admit he has done a great work for this World Cup and I am thankful.)

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Coca-Cola with Soccer-ball shaped bottles will be on sale in Japan. Because it’s less than one month till FIFA World Cup… It’s a shame nobody pay attentions to the competition here in the United States. US team is not that bad, you know? Well, they have their “own” football, after all… But like, this is the coolest sport ever, you know, you can only use your feet to manipulate the movement of the ball. I hope everyone will be aware of how cool soccer is.
And Japan should’ve selected King Kazu as a support member. He must have changed the atmosphere toward World Cup in Japan… He has that power. He’s the king.

Coca-Cola with Soccer-ball shaped bottles will be on sale in Japan. Because it’s less than one month till FIFA World Cup… It’s a shame nobody pay attentions to the competition here in the United States. US team is not that bad, you know? Well, they have their “own” football, after all… But like, this is the coolest sport ever, you know, you can only use your feet to manipulate the movement of the ball. I hope everyone will be aware of how cool soccer is.

And Japan should’ve selected King Kazu as a support member. He must have changed the atmosphere toward World Cup in Japan… He has that power. He’s the king.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wealth.

Japan is a rich country. Their overall standard. America is a rich country, too. In average.

"Nooo! My family is not rich! I had to work because my parents only supported my tuition." - Go fuck yourself, you’re wealthy enough.

Wealthy people tend to forget what is happening other side of the world. Or other side of your own country. Or probably even someone sitting next to you.

I am not a hypocrite. I have a fair experience to claim so. And yet I understand that I am still one of the blessed people on the planet.

I am not saying that all the people who are suffered from poverty should be supported. I have seen some people who are not trying enough or who have chosen to do so by themselves. But I also understand that some people are caught in a vicious circle and cannot get out of their tough life even if they want to. But still, I am not just saying that all of you should give away your money or stuff. Personally, I think you should do it based on a pure desire to want to help them - are you sure you are not feeling any superior to them? Are you sure you’re not doing that merely because of the guilty conscience?

Anyways - what I want wealthy people out there to do is to be aware. Before you complain, or before you do anything, THINK for a moment.

Throwing away food - how many lives can be saved by that food? You cannot deliver the food to them, but you should at least appreciate it and finish it by yourself (Good thing you can take it home if you’re in America. We cannot really do that in Japan, though).

Going to a sale and spend all the money your parents provided for clothes - Buy some books to put some knowledge into your empty brain.

Complaining about how your parents wouldn’t give you an allowance - Duh.

BUT, working outside of school in order to party and to shop whatever you want and end up skipping the classes? Seriously, get a life.

I have seen many of these kind of deeds in Japan and it saddened me every time. People should be aware of how much they are blessed.

I am not saying being wealthy is a bad thing. I am not saying these behaviors are bad (besides the last one). It is a good thing that your life is easy and you get things you need (Seriously).

But I just wanted everyone to be aware… Don’t think your life is a matter of course. You will regret throwing away the food today if you suddenly have nothing to eat tomorrow.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I realized I really hate attributing myself to the Japanese society, though I have no hostility against the language and history of my country. I don’t know why. I used to say I am proud of my own culture and history, but NO - history is okay but I don’t even like the culture. I mean, I know I totally act like Japanese sometimes, I adopt Japanese social norms and some of them are fine. But like.. UGH. I always get tired after talking to Japanese people unless they are my good friends. Seriously. I am so glad that I am out of that society.

When I’m talking to Japanese people I always protect myself with my identity of being “returnee”. At first I thought maybe my identity is flexible. Maybe I have dual-identity. But no. When I’m talking to non-Japanese… I still don’t like holding my identity as Japanese unless I’m being sarcastic about myself. I would treasure my identity as Asian, but not as Japanese.

At the same time I take advantage of my Japanese heritage occasionally. Like lots of people are interested in Japan and are friendly toward Japan. So sad that I myself hate that country though. Being a linguist, I’m always happy when someone’s asking me about Japanese language but not more than that. I mean I can tell them about Japan but I feel bitterness in my own speech, although I am not trying to teach them anything bad about the country. It’s good that they like something about Japan you know. It’s just me not liking the country.

I. HATE. JAPAN.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

jpoptranslate:

Dreams Come True “Nando Demo”


[Verse 1]

How many do I have to wipe my tears

Until my words reaches you?

Even though I get angry at someone or something

If there’s no exit


[Chorus]

Again and again and again, howevery many times

I will stand up and call your name

Until my voice is gone

When I’m frustrated, finding it rough

And there’s nothing I can do how hard I try

I will remember you


Even though you fail 10,000 times and you get exhausted

Something might change the 10,001st time…


[Verse 2]

Whenever I start talking

The words I really wanna say just drop out and go away

If I let my sadness control myself and get crushed


[Chorus]

Again and again and again, howevery many times

I will stand up and call your name

Until my voice is gone

When I’m down, the motivation is gone

And I can’t try anymore

I will remember you


Even though you fail 10,000 times and you get exhausted

Something might change the 10,001st time…


Face forward, hold onto it, tear your heart, don’t give up and scream!


[Chorus]

Again and again and again, howevery many times

I will stand up and call your name

Until my voice is gone

When I’m frustrated, finding it rough

And there’s nothing I can do how hard I try

I will remember your song


From now on

While I stumble, get hurt, hurt you and hold back unfocused anger

I will fight against myself

Heaving and mourning

Wondering why it doesn’t reach you and you don’t understand


Even though you fail 10,000 times and you lose hope

There’s gonna be the 10,001st time


Calling out for you, I will turn my voice into my strength however many times

Tomorrow might be the 10,001st time…