i embarrassed myself in japanese for this

a-broken-melody  asked:

(Part 1.5) other people despite my brain constantly seeing, approaching, and understanding things differently... and the more I know, the better I am at handling more things in my life not only from my perspective, but the perspective of others as well.

First of all, thank you so much for your reply.
Second, I must apologize… I’m sorry. The thing is, there was a misunderstanding.

Although I was born and raised in Hawaii, I have a limited vocabulary. It’s embarrassing, really…
My parents are both from Japan, and so my first language was Japanese. When I started school, I surrounded myself around other Japanese children, to avoid the irritating, rather stressful process of understanding another language. Therefore, I spoke Japanese at home and at school. I would avoid teachers as much as possible, since I didn’t know what they were saying anyways. I remember when I was in middle school, I used to hide behind my text book every time our teacher looked around the classroom to choose who should read out loud next. High school is when I finally started to feel comfortable speaking English.

Even til this day, I cannot read a book. Well, I can, but… when I read a book, I’m reading the words, the sentences, the paragraphs — without understanding what the hell is going on. Even if I understand each words’ meaning, the story/message is not being received. So when the writings consists complex sentences, I get easily confused.

Anyways, for this case, I misunderstood what you were saying because I thought the word “invaluable” meant “not valuable”. Which is why I got confused thinking, “wait so do I continue to write or is my writings not valuable”. So embarrassing…


I am so sorry. Now that I know what you said in your original post, I understand what you were saying and I appreciate it so much!!

Not only that but I’m very happy to know that you also appreciate the beauty of people having different perspectives. Some people think whatever they think is the only way to think, and anyone who thinks differently is ‘wrong’, but that’s ignorant. The fact is, we all have our own opinions and perspectives, which we all are entitled to. Sometimes we may agree, and sometimes we may disagree, and that’s okay! In fact, if someone thinks their opinion is right and everyone else is wrong, that’s okay too. That’s how they feel, that’s fine, unless if they try to dictate and control others’ actions, forcing their beliefs…

Cannot agree with you more, and I am so glad to meet someone like you. Thank you so much!

P.S. You just reminded me and inspired me to write about my silly thoughts I have had since when I was a child… I hope you’ll find it interesting!

YOI Fan Rec Friday

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Without further ado, here are the recommendations this week!

Rec’d by @sacchariwrites :
I Want It All by venoms, Teen, 5k (WIP)
When Katsuki Yuuri misses the podium by half a point and finds himself in fourth place during the 2015 Grand Prix Final, he is ready to give up, but Yakov Feltsman sees something in him and offers to coach him the following season in Russia alongside his idol, Viktor Nikiforov and Yuri Plisetsky, whose next season is his senior debut.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Whenever I Fall at Your Feet by thesleepingsatellite, Explicit, 4.8k
Victor would have been lying if he’d said he didn’t find feet erotic. Feet were the primary tools of his and Yuuri’s profession, the instruments they used to dance across the ice, the supporting foundation of their performances. They were simultaneously punished and treasured. Finally, Yuuri was allowing him to cherish his feet the way that Victor had wanted to for months.

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Rec’d by anonymous and anonymous:
if this city will bloom by RennieOnIceCream (Hitsugi_Zirkus), Gen, 8.9k
The story where Viktor accidentally brings home a cherry blossom spirit from Japan, and his life and heart are turned upside-down.

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Rec’d by @mixberkaan :
The Rules For Lovers by ADreamingSongbird, Teen, 128k (WIP)
Prince Yuuri Katsuki has a duty to his country, above all else (his desires, his dreams, and his happiness included), and he knows this alliance will help to ensure the safety of his people. That’s the only reason he accepts Prince Nikiforov’s hand in marriage. The pleasant surprise, of course, is the part where they fall in love along the way. The unpleasant one, well…That’s a long story.

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Rec’d by anonymous and anonymous:
Love and Gelato by flowercrownyuri (elevensong), Teen, 7.6k
Victor’s life consists of three things: taking classes at the local university, figure skating on the weekends, and working at a florist shop downtown. After years upon years of monotony, he’s convinced that nothing can take him by surprise anymore. However, when a new employee begins working at Celestino’s, a gelato shop across the road, Victor’s immediately intrigued. 

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Just Hold On (We’re Going Home) by kiaronna, Teen, 10k (WIP)
Where Yuuri remembers the banquet, Viktor forgets, and Yakov Feltsman has his own plans.

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Rec’d by anonymous and anonymous:
A Political Affair by ChibiFoxx, Mature, 85k (WIP)
As a young Omega, Yuuri had wanted nothing more than to be able to live freely and pursue his dreams. But with the crushing reality of having an Alpha-dominated government, Omegas were forced to live the life society wanted them to have, even if it meant selling their lives to an Alpha suitor at a young age.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
I can be your devil or your angel, baby by hinatella, Teen, 5.1k
Yuuri Katsuki didn’t ask for any of this, and he’s starting to question all of his life choices that lead up to this cursed moment.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
do something pretty (while you can) by renaissance, Teen, 14k (WIP)
Everything is going wrong, and it’s all Viktor’s fault. It all started when he got Christophe involved. That was a mistake. But no, it started before then. It started with Georgi and Anya. Even earlier, it started with one small victory that gave Viktor a lot of big ideas. It started when Lilia arrived with her ballet students on the very first day of term. Really, if Viktor’s being honest, it started the moment he met Yuuri.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
you think my bruised knees are sort of pretty by fireblazie, Teen, 4.7k (WIP)
In which Yuuri gets drunk at a con, earns the nickname Cake Boy, and promptly forgets all about it.

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Rec’d by @sentwithcitation :
The Boy Who Watched by Rosie_Rues, Teen, 12k
In which Victor pines, everybody drinks too much, and Yakov deserves a sainthood for putting up with these idiots. Basically, it’s a decade’s worth of near misses, misunderstandings, and pure obliviousness.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
you are the best thing that’s ever been mine by JMonCheri, Mature, 4.9k (WIP)
Wherein famous actors Yuuri Katsuki and Viktor Nikiforov are forced to fake a relationship for mere reasons such as fame, money, and for teenage girls to make thesis long rants about them on Tumblr. A pact is made, then things snowball into a complete mess, and ya’ll already get the idea where this is going…

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Rec’d by @dragondoodle0268 :
Painting by Homosexualrussian, TwinDragons0268, Teen, 1.3k (WIP)
After Victor Nikiforov settles into his comfy new Barcelona apartment while taking a break from skating, he goes to many new places, he experiences many new experiences. However, out of all of them, his favorite hang-outs is the art gallery near his residence (as he goes nearly every day). Everyone there knows him by name, he knows each painting, sculpture, collage by heart, but after an overly angry guest leaves, Victor slowly begins to discover that change can be for the better.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
will lose my desire for you (never my love) by ken_ichijouji (dommific), Mature, 16k ***Major Character Death
Victor is ten when he leaves home to fine tune his alchemy, nineteen when he meets Katsuki Yuuri, twenty when he becomes a State Alchemist and a husband, and twenty-two when a teen named Yuri Plisetsky begins to report to him. 

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Rec’d by anonymous:
That April (you were knowable) by llythl, Teen, 10k (WIP)
“He said there were dead bodies buried beneath the tree,” Victor explains, eyes wide. Yuuri remembers his sister telling him in passing that Victor could not be more typical as a tourist - possessing a charming naivete that was really only charming when it was not doing any harm.

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Rec’d by @flyingsuits-blog-blog
You Have Witchcraft in Your Lips by RememberingEmbers, Teen, 4.8k
Victor falls in love with the new cheesecake-on-a-stick vendor at the Renaissance Faire.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Fontaine de jouvence by EdosianOrchid, Teen, 4.7k
Maybe he should have chosen a different place to spend his eternity, calmer and less eccentric than San Junipero but Yuuri has promised himself that he will overcome his anxiety to catch up here all the missed opportunities from his previous life. Besides, it is what his best friend Phichit would have wanted for him.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
more than three quarters by alykapedia, Teen, 9.8k (WIP)
“No fair, I wanted to do a review for your new book too!”
Pulling the phone away from his ear, Yuuri Katsuki—New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Akutagawa and Naoki Prizes—squinted at the screen bearing his best friend’s grinning face. 

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Take Hold by LavenderProse, Mature, 20k
“I believe…” Yuuri says, pensive. “I believe that when you’re connected to another person so closely that you share a soul, it’s stupid to think that you wouldn’t feel it. How can you not recognize part of yourself when they’re standing right in front of you?” / “That's…I…yes.” Viktor tries to untie his tongue, mouth suddenly arid. “You—I think you would know, yes.” / Yuuri skates onto the ice and Viktor’s soul screams after him, Do you know? Can you see me? I’m here, I’m here.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
I’ll be loving you for quite some time by Singittome, Teen, 1.8k
Twenty-eight little stories from Saint Petersburg.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
i never could’ve asked for more by flowerbolt, Explicit, 3.1k (WIP)
It’s like having a genie in a lamp.Or such were the tales on the worn-out books he used to have as a child, anyway. Always containing a wondrous spell he never quite understood—though it seems a little unfair on him to have to give something in return, and inevitably even less fair on his benefactor to not have a wish limit in the first place.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Cherry Wood and Golden Robes by Skowronek, Not Rated, 8k (WIP)
When the up-and coming Japanese wizard Yuuri Katsuki arrives in Sochi for his most important duelling competition so far, he expects to flub his duel, embarrass himself, and panic. He doesn’t expect to exceed his own expectations and gain a rival in the process.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
The Force Is Strong in My Family by explanationintime, Teen, 1.8k
“The force is strong in my family. My father has it, I have it, and…my brother has it.”

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Rec’d by @hystericblue:
Found Myself in a House I’ve Never Been Before by QueenofFennoscandia, Mature, 9.4k (WIP)
Yuuri was almost sure that this was reality. His favorite tea blend could be found in the kitchen cabinet on left, and the teapot was on the top shelf, exactly as he favored. Two important thoughts went through his head. Could he even skate anymore, and more importantly, did any of the people he knew exist?

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Unsinkable by terra_incognita, Teen, 18k (WIP)
Victor is a wealthy heir with a lonely soul. Yuuri is a poor dancer with a tender heart. The deck of the Titanic might be a very romantic place to meet your one true love, but it’s not exactly a fortuitous one.

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Rec’d by @exile-wrath :
On Our High Horses by Bad_Wolf, Teen, 11k (WIP)
Sara Crispino loves her job, riding the broad flats and hills of her adopted planet on her beloved horse. She doesn’t have to talk to anyone for days, just the cows and horses she herds. Usually the only other person she interacts with is the landowner of half the planet, Yurui Katsuki, and he’s just plain shy. Sara would have been happy to go on like that, one day flowing into the next, seamless and unvaried; except when a group of uppity nobles decide to invest money into the Katsukis’ business. Now while Yuuri is off schmoozing the money, Sara has to play host to an infuriating rich lady who wouldn’t know hard work if it bit her in the ass.

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Rec’d by @nagoyadelay :
Setting Sun by LittleLostStar, Explicit, 52k (WIP)
With the world watching their every move, Victor and Yuuri begin trading lyrics in a secret conversation; from playful rivalry to intense seduction, through Savage Garden and San Fermin, their virtual affair unfolds, hidden in plain sight. But the Grand Prix approaches, bringing with it newfound opportunities for Yuuri’s career, and his new life hinges on two things: winning the gold, and staying away from Victor.


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[TRANS] non-no Magazine 2017 Aug Issue - BTS Jin

4 QS WITH BTS

Q1: What’s your hobby or something you’re into recently, how do you spend your holiday?

A1: Jungkook decided to learn drums in his free time during the world tour so I started learning guitar too. But he couldn’t bring the drum set along so eventually only I brought the guitar and continued to practice. (laughs) I’m playing our songs like ‘Butterfly’ and ‘Spring Day’. I want to show it on the stage one day.

Q2: Tell us your fashion style or preference!

A2: I like neat and simple fashion. When I go to places where I’ll be seen by many people, I wear clothes I got as gifts from others as much as I can. Because if I were them, I would be happy seeing people I cherish wearing clothes I gave them too.

Q3: Favorite perfume?

A3: I’m using a perfume with soft sweet smell. It feels like the soft texture of cotton candy. It doesn’t mean the smell of cotton candy. (laughs)

Q4: Favorite work among Japanese movies, dramas, mangas?

A4: I like Japanese animes so I used to watch ‘One Piece’ and ‘Bleach’ every week when I was a trainee. Recently I’m into a high school volleyball manga called ‘Haikyuu!!’ so I often read it.

THIS IS ME

[Bright]
[Shining face]
[“Let’s live freely and happily”]

If I were to describe myself with one word, it would be “bright”. I feel happy from small things like when I make someone laugh with my words, or when someone makes me laugh. My charming point is my “shining handsome face”! (laughs) It feels embarrassing saying from my own mouth but I think it’s quite symmetrical. (laughs) And “Let’s live freely and happily” is my motto. It’s something I always engrave in my heart and tell myself whenever something’s not going well and I get anxious.

THIS IS HIM: JIN is..

from RAP MONSTER

“The members’ hyung who went to a cafe together with me before debut, talked with me for a long time and gave me advice. He keeps fooling around with dad jokes recently, but Jin-hyung’s really cool when he’s serious! (laughs)

from JIMIN

“We spend a lot of time together playing games. I still remember we bought each other’s game console about 1 hour before we headed to Japan and played in our free time even after arriving. His skill is… one level above me? (laughs)

JPN - KRN © row_baba, jiimiinnn
KRN - ENG © ktaebwi

Speak my love for you

Ok so @whalechief, I’m your secret valentine. I did shklance for you, so I hope you enjoy. Oh quick thing, ‘hai dozo’, basically mean ‘here you go’ in Japanese. The italicized word in normal quotation marks are being spoken in Japanese but while I have studied it, I’m not really fluent in Japanese except for the basics. So again, happy Valentine’s Day and I hope you enjoy.

Lance blinked sleepily at the semi crowded room. He was tired, college classes were getting to him.

“You doing ok?” he looked over to where Hunk was cleaning the expresso machine.

Lance nodded, “I’m just tired from all the work I have to do. I still need to get my astronomy and Japanese class grades up.”

“Are you still eavesdropping on the really good looking couple?”

“The one with the both equally strong looking guys who look good enough to eat? The same ones I’m really hoping I heard were poly, yes Hunk, yes I am.” The couple on his mind were good looking and from the very interaction, quiet nice. They were going out, if the kiss the shorter one gave his boyfriend the first time they came into the shop was anything to go by, but when they sat together, they’d speak Japanese to each other. Lance, learning Japanese, would eavesdrop on their conversations just to test his listening skills. He had been sure they had been talking about another guy they had tried dating. Either that or his wishes were messing up with his hearing, which would be bad. But honestly, he really wanted a chance with them, if he could ever ask them out.

“They’re gonna catch you one day.” Hunk warned.

“I’ll deal with that then.” Lance let out a yawn behind his hand, rubbing his eyes. He was really tired, and his brain did feel kinda frazzled.

He didn’t notice that the two guys he had been hoping to see walk into the shop but he did notice the very angry customer stomp over, slamming his half-filled cup on the counter, making him jolt.

“You!”

“Um, yes?”

“I had asked for a soy decafe latte.”

“Um, ok?” Lance was pretty sure that’s what the guy had in front of him, not to mention that it was half drunk. “Uh, sir. This is a soy decafe and it’s half drunken.”

“Are you calling me a liar? I have superior taste buds and this is not what I ordered.”

Where the hell was Hunk? When did he disappear? And did the guy have to yell? Lance was sure that he had called out the correct order when the guy came to pick it up. He never corrected him. He couldn’t deal with this guy coming up and yelling at him with no support.

“Hey asshole! Instead of lying, why not just leave cause you’re causing an unnecessary scene.”

That when he noticed them, the two guys he had been crushing on. The smaller one had his long hair tied into a ponytail, his purple eyes glaring at rude man in front of him. His boyfriend looked just as annoyed, but not as angrily powerful. He was sure that was not an easy feet to achieve.

“Excuse me?”

“They tell you you’re drink when your name is called. That cup is half empty and there are stains on the cup from drinking. You can’t honestly think you can get a free drink out of this. That order is correct and now you’re bothering the workers for no reason. So get lost or I’ll be more than willing to do it for you.”

The man looked like he was ready to argue more but taller boyfriend stepped forward. The guy was tall and really muscular. Lance was sure that the scar on his nose made him seem more terrifying, though Lance just thought it added to his hotness. Sure enough, the man took his cup and stormed out. Lance finally felt like he could breathe.

“Hey, are you ok?” he looked up to see the taller man. His mind finally put a name to the face, Shiro. He had gotten his name from him whenever writing down names, he was surprised he forgot. Maybe his mind was a bit more frazzled than he thought.

“Uh, yeah. Um, thank you.”

“You looked overwhelmed. I’m glad we were able to help a bit.” Shiro said. His boyfriend, Keith –what was with his head supplying the names so late? – didn’t look as mad before, but still looked slightly annoyed.

“I really hate it when assholes think they can just get away with stuff like that.” Keith said.

“Are you sure you’re ok?” Shiro asked

Lance nodded, “I’m fine. Thanks.”

Hunk came out from the kitchen, “I heard yelling. What happened?”

“Just a rude customer. I got it, don’t worry.” Lance said, calming Hunk down before he turned back to the other two. “What can I get for you? On the house for helping me.”

“Oh, that’s really not necessary.” Shiro said

“Please, it’s the least I can do. Plus I barely use the free employee discount I’m given anyway.”

“Are you sure?” at Lance nod, Shiro continued, “Ok, but I’m still getting my regular. Passion fruit frappe, for Shiro.”

“Peppermint latte for Keith.”

“Ok, passion fruit frappe for Shiro and peppermint latte for Keith. Alright, I’ll bring it over when it’s done.” The two went to their regular table, while Hunk pulled Lance away a bit.

“I was gone for two minutes to help Coran, what happened? Was it that weird guy with the shifty eyes?”

“Basically this customer was being really rude and yelling and my mind was already frazzled so I kinda almost broke down if they hadn’t come and saved me.” Lance explained

“And of course you offered free coffee. Please tell me you’ll try and ask them out. Trust me, normal people would jump for free stuff. They didn’t until you insisted.”

Lance looked over his shoulder to where the table was. He saw Keith glance at him before continuing to talk to Shiro. “We’ll see. Can you help me with the drinks?” the machinery was a bit closer to their table, so Lance was able to hear the tones of Japanese come to his ears. Lance knew it seemed rude after they helped but him, but he slipped back into the habit of eavesdropping.

“You can get really protective can’t you?”

“He looked like he was about to cry. I didn’t want to see that on him. He always has a smile. One that makes his eyes shine.”

Wait, where they talking about him?

“They do shine don’t they? It looks like the ocean. He’s pretty cute, which is why we should you know…”

Tell him he wasn’t hearing things? Were they talking about him? And saying he was cute?

“Hunk,” he whispered, “I think they’re talking about me. They mentioned Keith saving me and my ‘shiny blue eyes’. I think they called me cute.”

“Why do you look so surprised?” Hunk asked as he started pouring Shiro’s finished drink into the cup. “You always call yourself cute and so do I.”

“There’s a difference between the two hottest guys I’ve been crushing on since I met them and my best bro, who I love deeply.”

“Glad I feel special.” Hunk joked, spraying whip cream on.

“Are we going to ask him out?” Shiro asked

Keith let out a sigh and it took everything not to turn around to see his face. “I do, I really do, but I’d rather wait until before we’re about to leave in case he’s not into us.”

“I’m sure that our favourite barista is.”

“Ok. Now I’m pretty sure it’s me they’re talking about.” So they were interested in him. Lance couldn’t help the giddy smile on his face.

“Wait, really? You didn’t mix words up?”

“I really hope not. Actually, I have an idea. Are you done with Shiro’s?”

“Yeah. But what are you planning?” Hunk asked, handing the cup over.

“Trust me, if I tell you, I might talk myself out of it, or you’ll try and I might let you.” Lance carried the two drinks over to the table. The two stopped talking when Lance approached.

Hai, dozo.” Lance said in Japanese, as he set the cups down. The two started responding in Japanese but stopped before looking right at him. “Just so you know, I’ve been studying Japanese for the past two years. I do feel bad for eavesdropping but I’m not upset about what I heard.”

The two stared at him before Keith hid his face in his hands, “of course you understood us. Why not add to my embarrassment?”

“If it makes you feel better, I had my fingers crossed that you were actually talking about me or this conversation would be really weird. But just so you don’t have to wait, I am interest in going out with you two. If that’s what you were getting at?”

“Yes, actually. We’ve wanted to ask you for a while, but we’ve actually gotten a bit shy. After seeing you today, we decided we were going to ask today, but it seems that you beat us to it.” Shiro explained, his face actually looking a bit red. Keith was still hiding his face. The guy might be willing to yell at strangers, but it was cute to see him so flustered. “So, where did you learn, if you don’t mind my asking?”

“Oh, I’m minoring in Japanese at Voltron University.”

“Wait, you go to Voltron? How come we’ve never seen you?” Keith asked, immerging from his palms.

“Well I major in childhood education, so that might be why.”

“Let’s not forget we live off campus Keith. You barely want to be on campus as much as it is. In fact, did you want to come to our house for dinner of Friday? I think it’ll be a good excuse to avoid everyone and still be together, since it’s Valentine’s Day. I’m even willing to pull out Japanese recipes.”

“You can cook whatever you want. I’ll just bring a ton of chocolate.”

Keith swiped the sharpie attached to Lance apron and wrote a number down on a napkin before handing both items to Lance. “That’s my number. Text tonight so we can fill out the details?”

The same giddy smile made it back to Lance’s face as he took the items from Keith. “Sure. I’ll leave you to it.” He gave them both a smile before heading back behind the counter. Hunk was giving him a knowing look.

“Well that went really well.”

“I did not want to embarrass myself like that.” He heard Keith moan.

“He said yes, so let’s be thankful for that.”

Lance looked back at Hunk, “really well. Hey, do you think you can help me make a shit ton of chocolate before Valentine’s? I’ve got a lot of unhad dates to make up for.”

Otabek: Yuri, why do you have a pig plushie?

Yuri: I won it at a festival.

Otabek: Oh…would you rather have a bear one instead? Bears are better than pigs, you know.

Yuri: *laughs softly* Beka, I don’t have feelings for Katsuki anymore. He was, like, my childhood crush. I’m with you now.

Otabek: I wasn’t trying to compare myself and the Japanese Yuuri to pigs and bears…

Yuri: *blushes out of embarrassment* Oh.

can’t it be me instead? chpt.4

chpt 1, chpt 2, chpt 3, chpt 5, chpt 6, chpt 7, chpt 8, chpt 9

Summary; the love of your life, Rocky, get’s a girlfriend suddenly and it feels like your world is falling apart. With the help of Moonbin, you try to win him back, but in the end you’re not sure if that’s what you want.

Genre; Angst, Fluff

(based on the Japanese film ‘Heroine Disqualified’)

Originally posted by moonbinny

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anonymous asked:

Im 19, 5'0, female, and Egyptian. Shoulder length dark brown curly hair. I speak Arabic and English fluently, but Id like to add French and Japanese to my roster, and I play 17 different instruments. Im also a stand up comic, performing is my biggest hobby. My ideal date would probably be to take you surfing, basically a beach day. Ice cream, walk on the beach, the works.

TIME TO EMBARRASS MYSELF ON A SURFBOARD

Otaku Problem #667
  • Me: Today I will not be an otaku in public and embarrass myself
  • Person: *Wears shirt with Japanese symbol*
  • Me: Who tf do you think you are? Do you even know what that means? Its spiritual depth? It's history? The meaning it has to me? You sir make me sick, please remove the shirt at once.
  • Person: Somebody please call the cops
aza rambling about pokéani in a horrifying French accent

b-@bringsyouwings did it and it was super fun and i wanted to do it too and… ended up… going over 30 minutes… had to compress it down twice to get tumblr to accept it, so not only is it long and rambly but on top of the weird pronunciations and Belgo-French accent you have bad sound quality… i’m so sorry… i just have a lot of feelings…

… but this is super fun so i might try other voice memes;;; if only to process my own voice and accent (this is so strange to hear) (I don’t even pronounce Japanese names the way I thought/hear myself pronounce them???) (even my French is embarrassing??? what???????)

Pronounce the following companion names: Ash Ketchum, Misty, Brock, Tracey Sketchit, May, Max, Dawn, Iris, Cilan, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie

Pronounce the following rival names: Gary Oak, Ritchie, Drew, Harley, Solidad, Paul, Barry, Zoey, Nando, Kenny, Ursula, Conway, Trip, Georgia, Burgundy, Stephan, Cameron, Bianca, Virgil, Luke

Pronounce the following: Burgubear I’m sadistic garbage

  • What is your favorite series and why?
  • Do you have a favorite episode or arc?
  • Who are your top favorite characters? If you could be best friends with a character, who would it be?
  • Do an impression of one of the characters!
  • Can you recite the Team Rocket motto? B)
  • Talk about your favorite shipping(s)! Why do you like it/them so much?
  • I DARE you to hum or sing a line from your favorite Pokemon opening or ending. It can be an English or Japanese opening or ending.
  • Do you believe Ash can become a Pokemon Master someday?
  • Read an excerpt from any Pokemon fanfic or headcanon of your choice!
  • What’s your favorite thing about the Pokemon anime?
  • Do you have a favorite Pokemon/Pokeani blog(s)? Give ‘em a shoutout or say why you love their blog(s) so much!

ETA: ah right this is the amazing headcanon i picked

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“When we made our debut in Japan, we went on a morning show there to promote our album, I did a brief interview in Japanese using simple expressions such as “Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.” But one of the members of our group said, “Stay quiet if you can’t speak Japanese! It’s embarrassing!” So that’s when I told myself that I’d show how good I am by studying Japanese hard. Nobody says anything to me now when it comes to Japanese. They actually ask me things. I now have power! G-Dragon may be our leader but everyone depends on me when we go to Japan.” _ Seungri

Chapter 01: Little Bird

Love Live! School Idol Diary - Minami Kotori

Chapter 01: Little Bird

Translation Part A [Continued in Part B]

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this translation, I sometimes leave out nicknames or names of geographic locations if I don’t know how to translate them. Feel free to drop me a line if you spot any translation/grammar mistakes.

Note: Kotori often refers to herself in the third person. I dropped this habit in the translation.

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namineko  asked:

I'm gonna ask one for the Langblr question thing: What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you while studying your target language(s)?

Any time I try to talk with natives, I get flustered and my brain can’t language so I make a fool of myself TT I have several Japanese friends and a few Korean friends but we always speak in English…

Thanks for the ask ^^

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in connection with reading about the japanese hotel i was youtubing the foods they offered to see if there was sugar in shabu-shabu and stuff like that… and i found some vlogs like this one… and i realized, i can actually understand normal japanese speech now! not everything of course but i can get the main idea!

i also must’ve dreamed in japanese last night but all i can remember is that i was making horrific mistakes and saying something like “俺です(…)です” like putting what should only go at the end of a sentence, right in the middle of the sentence as well. and using the manly “ore” to refer to myself which i don’t even use in real life. though in the dream i wasn’t embarrassed about it.

otherwise i’m taking a break from readthekanji and am just watching anime on animelon while working on my dictionary file instead. in parasyte at least, a lot of N1 words come up so i think i’ll have an easier time memorizing N1 on readthekanij AFTER i finish watching the series… still haven’t started memorizing the grammar for N2 yet though…

I was having a panic/anxiety attack so I drew a picture.

I am getting ready to move to Japan and I was reading a book about Japan and it was saying all the things to need to watch out socially and I know I have messed up on all of those while talking to my Japanese friends and have gotten mad at them about it. And it’s not like I didn’t know them before so I just feel frustrated and afraid of myself. I don’t want to embarrass myself when I work over there, but if I keep getting anxiety I am afraid I will…and just like a vicious cycle…

I have just been worrying about this week and last about how I am not good enough for any of this and don’t deserve it and yadda yadda…When I should be happy and excited, instead I am beating myself up…;orz

I feel better after drawing this and I wanna go draw some Kamen Rider Ex-Aid fanarts cause they make me feel better. And even Emu has to deal with being part something he doesn’t want to be or control…;w; I love Kamen Rider ‘cause it is extremely relatable.

why hello piece that took an embarrassing amount of time and was somewhat forgotten for a while…..

trying to force myself to loosen up and not make everything a serious business piece. Not 100% happy with the final product but it has promising leads.

Kaz teaching Big Boss some Japanese (it says <neko>, cat).

Im the same anon as before~

Ok story time yay!

I have 3 (well, 4) stories to tell, going in chronological order. Im going to preface this by saying that i have dark skin, big lips, a wide nose, and short 4c hair. Im also tall and scrawny lol. My friend who i will be talking about is biracial, light skin freckles, long hair, you know the deal. Ill also say that i don’t listen to kpop really that much. All the people
Mentioned in my story are pretty attractive too. Sorry for the walls of text, im on mobile. Also sorry for any grammar mistakes

My first ambw encounter happened in my freshman year of high school. I had multiple classes with this one particular boy who was Korean. I never really showed any interest in him all throughout the year, but i did notice that he was hilarious. Towards the middle of the year i start to become more attracted to him, and my friend (not the one mentioned above-this one is Chinese) did as well. She would point out his biceps and his tan and idk that made me really find him attractive (he was well built for a freshman, what can i say?).

One day she made it very obvious to him that i found him attractive, and from then i started to notice him acting strangely towards me. He would stare at me, then pretend to look away when I caught him. He would also completely act as if I were invisible when we worked as a group, which made me really confused.

Fast forward to near the end of the year. We were both in Japanese class, learning how to say 欲しいand ~たい sentences (“i want” and “i want to do…”) and i noticed him looking at me really weirdly, like really weird. as an excessive. We played a game called fruits basket. To spare the word count i won’t describe the game but it has a pretty simple concept which involves saying a sentence out loud to a group. We each had four pre-written sentences to use but! He ran out of sentences (looking back on it it probably was intentional) so he had to make up a sentence on the spot. Well, he kind of stood there for awhile, paced around kinda nervously, then stood directly in front of me, like less than a foot away even though he had more that enough space to stand anywhere else. He looks me straight in the eyes and says 彼女は欲しいです. Everyone in my class is just like… “What” because we haven’t learned that vocab before and basically we all suck at Japanese. Im looking back at him straight in the eyeballs cause… Idk I didn’t know where else to look haha his gaze was so intense. I didn’t understand what he said either.

A few awkward moments pass, then my Japanese teacher translates it for us. He said “i want a girlfriend” directly to me! In a class full of people!! I didn’t know what to do because i was so overwhelmed lol. I just looked down (im still mad at myself for doing that) and pretended to not realize, which must have been so embarrassing for him fml

2nd story:

occurs during junior year. My friend (whom i described above) and this Chinese guy hit it off, but really nothing comes of it. Idk why im sharing this, but everyone agreed they would be a cute couple.

3rd story:

also junior year. The Korean guy mentioned above is again in my classes. He still looks at me and stares sometimes, and even his brother (who graduated the year before) would look at me with a weird knowing look lol. I told my friend about my attraction to him (the biracial friend) and she decides to tell the Chinese guy because him and the Korean guy were friends. They talk for a moment, then the Chinese guy yells at me “im sorry! You’re an amazing person!!” Im like, “WTF” cause im all the way down the hallway. my friend comes back and tells me the Korean guy had been in a relationship for over 1.5 years. Im like, okay. I didn’t want to be a homewrecker so i kinda backed off. I learn way later that he was not in a relationship and the dude blatantly lied to me. Im not sure why honestly. Whatever im over it.

Ok last and most important story tbh.

Sophomore year (ok i lied im not going in chronogical order) i meet this junior who draws really well (im an artist myself btw) and he takes notice of my artistic abilities (hes Chinese, but not the same guy as the other stories, ill call him bob). Bob comes up to me one day and goes “wtf you’re a really good artist, teach me your ways” so im like, aight. I really wasnt attracted to bob at the time.

Time goes by and we become pretty good friends. I start taking an interest in bob because of his talent and amazing personality, but he really didnt show any interest in me so i kinda kept it on the down low. Near the end of junior year, though, i find it harder to mask my feelings, so i tell him how I feel. To my surprise, he felt the same way! He asked me to prom, but i couldn’t go, whatever though.

Two weeks later we officially become a couple! It truly is a dream come true yall. I didn’t want to get all mushy but here i am lol. He told me he had a crush on me almost since we first started being friends (he hid his interest really well but looking back on it i do notice a few hints i didn’t notice before) but was afraid of what i would say so he kept it hidden. For all yall girls out there, whatever race you may be and whatever race your love interest may be, tell them you like them! You never know what can happen :)

“Audiences have come to need a work only as an escape from reality, as a comfortable dream, judging everything on the criterion of moe, while creators’ intellectual paucity and the jumble of trivial touches have encouraged that structure. 


At the same time, TV-type mass consumption, which prizes instant gratification and simplistic results, laid the impoverished grounds of contemporary Japanese entertainment  giving rise to masses that can only respond with praise for superficial details and technical proficiency; with tears, laughter, fear, or some outpouring of simple emotions; or with identifying and particularism. 


And here we are, in this stagnant state of affairs.
I am stuck here myself. It’s embarrassing and frustrating, and I also regret that I contributed to it. I want it fixed. 
The sooner, the better.” - Hideaki Anno