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One thing I really love about Rin and his Australian parents is how they give Haruka his space before dinner. They don’t sit him down and drill him with questions (Lori and Russell probably understand his personality from all the things Rin told them over the years) but instead let him de-stress by getting to know Winnie the dog first.  Rin is probably inside catching up with his Australian parents, but they seemed to let Haruka alone to get used to the surroundings first.

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Haruka was clearly (and understandably) very nervous about visiting with people that spoke English (since English is his worst subject) but when they all sit down to dinner together, Lori and Russell were so gentle when speaking to Haruka, even re-phrasing questions so that Haruka would understand better on his own.

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And Lori used some Japanese (and mackerel) to make Haruka feel more comfortable at the table. Even though it was one Japanese word, I think the familiarity of “saba” was enough for him to feel a little more part of the conversation.

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They never rushed him to understand what they were saying, or made any comments on his accent or the amount of Japanese he knew, instead they just patiently communicated with him, and I think that probably helped make him feel more at ease, and possibly in a small way helped raise his self-esteem later on in the episode.

I’m also really glad that Rin didn’t enable Haruka by translating everything, but trusted his Australian parents to communicate in a way Haruka could understand.

Though there were also times they allowed Rin to translate to let Rin filter how much of his crush for Haruka would show.

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This homestay part was really important to me because I’ve been to quite a few homestay dinners over the years (both in Japanese and Spanish-speaking households) and I’ve encountered many different types of hosts and the ones I’ve always felt more comfortable with and learned the most from are the ones that acted exactly the way Lori and Russell did. Bless Rin and his Australian parents.

If youre alone on new years clap your hands

If youre alone on new years clap your hands

If youve never had a new years kiss and youre starting next year the same as the last crying and drinking vodka because youre perpetually alone

Clap your hands

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watch shameless meme [2/6 male characters]: ian gallagher

"I don’t have any interest in being a mistress anymore."

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"How many shots do we have left?"

  • Bang Yongguk
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We BAP have come to this high place and drawn a little bigger dream. We are waiting for the day we change the world with our music, and the day our music is introduced to the whole world. And we are running towards that day. Before we debuted, many people have said that those words, a rookie’s ambitious spirit, are just idealized. Too many people thought that way. However, we are making them come true one by one.

At this high place, you can’t see the stars, right? But the stars right now are very beautiful.Uh? Ha~ Awesome. I have found one. That star you see there, until we become one like that, I want to make good music, become a good person, to become a musician who would inspire others to embrace their own dreams.

Thank you.

-Bang Yongguk, BAP Attack Episode 4

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