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#1 Edited by Cramsy (1178 posts) -

Everyone has said the best stuff but I'll add something. Go buy some porn. It's such an odd experience. Everyone is totally cool and chill about being surrounded by some really odd porn. I felt strange for about 2 minutes then I was flicking through magazines like the best of them. It's more for the 'wow this is something ive never done' more than the WOO PORN factor.

Also go to an Onsen (spa/sauna) I went to an outdoor one in Tokyo and it might have been the most relaxed I've been in my life.

#2 Posted by Cramsy (1178 posts) -

@nilazz: yeah, on the one hand i kind of want more gd&top but on the other if this is the direction i'm not sure

I really liked it. I'm heading to a real electro based club in Seoul this weekend. Hopefully someone rips it up there too.

Also, new AOA is the best release this year

#3 Posted by Cramsy (1178 posts) -

Seoul, South Korea

#4 Posted by Cramsy (1178 posts) -

I had this whole thing typed how fun and interesting the experience was buying porn in Japan...then I read the rest of your post properly and realised you weren't going.

So I'll echo the whiskies comment. I had some real winners while I was in Tokyo and Kyoto.

#5 Posted by Cramsy (1178 posts) -

I enjoy hating every Queen song ever

#6 Edited by Cramsy (1178 posts) -

Listened to the Hotspot religiously before all the shit went down. Followed the gang here

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@zomgfruitbunnies said:

@cramsy said:

@zomgfruitbunnies said: @cramsy: Doesn't Korean use a lot of Chinese loanwords, similar to Japanese? The pronunciation is a altered, but the meaning is more or less the same.

Yeah you're totally right they are really similar in some areas. That's what I thought, it's just that I'm obviously WAY more confident speaking English than I am Chinese. Funny how the brain works

What did you find hardest about learning Chinese? The vast majority of complaints I hear involve trouble with grasping the four basic tones. As a native speaker, this is super surprising since that's the first thing most curricula teach because it's by far the easiest aspect of the Chinese language. I mean, homophones and stroke orders? I'm in fluent Chinese and FUCK THAT SHIT.

Hardest thing was writing by far. I had to sit down and write a character 100ish times until I had a decent grasp on it...which was hell. It didn't help that I thought handwriting was a total waste of time as I was texting friends in Chinese for practice anyway. But I guess it did help me understand the pieces of each character and what they mean.

Speaking wasn't too bad. There were a few times I'd have to just brute-force-it and try each of the tones with a word until it registered with whoever I was talking to which is always funny. I'm by no means fluent and the only practice I get now is with the Chinese girls in my Korean class :( I'll get back to it some day for sure

Did you grow up with Chinese speaking parents or study the language? I'm so jealous of those with bilingual parents!

@halidyusein said:@cramsy: Man, I wish I knew Chinese too! As far as I know Chinese people can understand a little bit of Korean, but not Japanese. Or was it the other way around? You know - I think you are one of the few who is going to survive the Great Chinese Campaign, that will unite the whole Earth under China. You... clever bastard! :D

Umm I'm not too sure. I'm a white dude, but as far as I've seen the three languages have a lot in common. A word like 'park' is really similar in Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Korean: 공원 (Gong won)

Chinese: 公园 (Gōngyuán)

Japanese: 公園 (While it doesn't sound the same (I don't think...) the Characters are very similar to Chinese)

I found Chinese and English grammar to be pretty similar in some places which made it a lot easier. I'd think starting with Japanese or Korean would be even more difficult than Chinese, honestly.

From what I've heard. Japanese and Korean grammar rules and sentence structure are very similar. The Japanese students in my Korean classes just destroy me and pick up things so quickly.

I'll save you a spot during the time of the middle kingdom ;)

#8 Edited by Cramsy (1178 posts) -

@cramsy: Doesn't Korean use a lot of Chinese loanwords, similar to Japanese? The pronunciation is a altered, but the meaning is more or less the same.

Yeah you're totally right they are really similar in some areas. That's what I thought, it's just that I'm obviously WAY more confident speaking English than I am Chinese. Funny how the brain works

#9 Posted by Cramsy (1178 posts) -

I love languages. I'm not great at learning them ( I think I should be better ) but it's my favourite hobby by far. I'm a native English speaker but I'm conversational in Chinese and Korean. I still find myself throwing in Chinese words when I'm speaking Korean more than I replace words I don't know with English. I'd be really interested to know why English isn't my go-to 'patch' when I speak Korean

#10 Posted by Cramsy (1178 posts) -

@cramsy said:

@onimonkii said:

new t-ara song called sugar free

this could not be any less t-ara while being pretty goddamn t-ara, if that makes any sense.

like i've been listening to t-ara for almost 6 years now, and i can't pick out a single one of their voices in this song. BUT this sounds incredibly like one of their high energy dance songs like sexy love taken to the next level of club-banger-y-ness.

Looking forward to some mean remixes of this in the clubs in Seoul

good news then!!

Fantastic. That IS good news