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5th-Oct-2003 07:53 pm
Jesus! (Should I say Budha! or something? LoL)
I was forgetting to get the ticket for that Chicago philharmonic/Sylvie Guillem for "Bolero" at Tokyo!!
Can't believe...*shocked*

I'd go Pia and buy another venue's....sigh. No orchestra there, may be.
What I afraid most is the audiences. It is the reason I go to Tokyo all the way.
20th-Oct-2003 11:40 am (UTC)
Hello! :) I'm so sorry I'm late for reply.

And thank you for your offer! I think I will ask you many questions. ;)
Seems you are a multilingual(first question: Do you use this word? I've learned this before, but I'm not sure it's popular or not.)... I wish I could.

>Japanese writing here looks incredibly beautiful
Thank you, but they are just a casual talk... about food. ;)
And, what does this "shit" mean, in this case? I have learned(?) some of slang from songs of GN'R or others, but... you see, I can't tell the meanings correctly.

Again, thank you for the comment!
20th-Oct-2003 12:43 pm (UTC)
Found your other comment at english about friending: you don't have to ask me if you can add me, so just go ahead ;)

As to your questions: multilingual's an adjective, not a noun (i.e. multilingual describes a person, but the person himself isn't a 'multilingual'. That would be a multilingualist). So you'd say I'm multilingual :) And yes, it's commonly used.

Japanese writing still looks pretty to me, anyway :) I love manga (translated, natch); one of my faves is Blade of the Immortal by Hiroaki Samura. The artwork's breathtaking.

Shit has many, many meanings. If you call someone a shithead, that's a big insult. So is saying their food or clothes or car are shitty (i.e. not good, bad-tasting, look dumb, old-fashioned ... it basically means not cool). This, too, is an insult. However, a fairly new slang meaning for 'shit' has come into meaning, as in 'the shit' (i.e. wow, you're new car's the shit, man!). It's important to include 'the' before the 'shit' part, because 'your car's shit' has an entirely different meaning (i.e. your car is a piece of junk). It's a very subtle difference and can be a very vulgar part of language, so I wouldn't worry about using it for a while.

Needless to say, you'd only use something like this with other young people and not around your grandparents or employer ;)

A better term to use would be 'cool'. Much more frequently used in the US (I don't know if people use 'the shit' like this in the South), and definitely appropriate to use around your grandparents.
26th-Oct-2003 09:36 am (UTC)
I'm sorry I'm late again.

>So you'd say I'm multilingual
>it's commonly used.
Thank you so much! I was wondering about it for ages. :D

Thank you for the usage for "shit", too.
I try not to use it(especially around my employer :)), however, since I didn't know about "the shit" at all, it will be really helpful! Thank you again. Yes, Sushi is the shit!

Blade of the Immortal?! It's one of the most favorites of mine, too!!!
His works are unbelievably brilliant... Plus, I'm totally knocked out by that wonderful mixture of correct historical investigations and the originality for Edo era. I can nothing but sigh. It's good to see another fan!
26th-Oct-2003 03:08 pm (UTC)
Glad to be of service :) I know that a foreign tongue's slang is one of the most difficult, but extremely important to learn. For example, nobody (in America, anyway) says "Do you have a pen?" unless the occasion's formal or the person to whom you speak is a stranger. Most of the times it's "Got a pen?" "Gimme a pen" "Fork over a pen", ect. And in case you didn't notice before, instead of "favorite" you can say "fave" (i.e. That manga's one of my faves!) :)

Omg, Samura's a god!! It's one of the few mangas I'm actually impressed by (a lot of manga and anime is crap, I'm sorry to say, though there are a few that continue to stun me). I can't wait for the next volume to come out. It's pretty expensive buying them, but a friend has the series so I read all of them through him :)
9th-Nov-2003 06:09 am (UTC)
I'm late repling...sorry.X(

>extremely important to learn
Yes, I understand. but, what I'm wondering is, if I have a friend whom I don't know well yet, whether I can use those casual phrases or not. I think if I use them partly, it might seem odd...so I didn't use "fave" this time.(thank you, I noticed.:)) Anyway first of all, I have to learn more! :)

>a lot of manga and anime is crap
I agree, especially recent ones. So I don't read much manga recently.
Is it so expensive? It's the same for me... I sometimes buy Heavy Metal Magazine and it costs more than three times, but I have no such friend like you have. :(
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