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by Tomorrowist » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:53 pm

I know that clip floated around a lot of the kind of sites that always add their own watermark/logo at the end. It's very universal as it has that home-video sense about it. And the Japanese they're speaking, is nonsense, they say the words that people would know and they words like "hashi" meaning chospsticks, but it's not what the subtitles say.

Interestingly they don't really do the pissweak juggling act over here. You do have to cook you're own food at yakiniku restaurants though. Horse is a favorite around here, although a company recently got busted for passing off Candian horse meat as Japanese horse meat! Can you imagine!

Anyway, here is my favorite piece of Late-Show memorabilia, a small, signed piece of paper from when I met him in the theatre once: Bud's autograph!

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/ ... 390002.jpg

I used to carry it around in my wallet, he's a really nice and chatty guy, good advice too! I noticed he was getting slower though, but I hear he's still active!

by kichigai » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:07 pm

While we're on the topic of Japan good time to bring up one of my favourite Late Show sketches. The hidden camera Japanese practical joke sketch. I remember hearing Tony saying (i think) that the sketch was going to be filmed with cast members taking on the roles (though I might be confusing this with what he said about the citizenship sketch). Classic sketch that had been doing the email rounds a couple of years ago. I'm guessing that if anyone overseas was to have seen a late show sketch it'd be this one. Having lived in Yokohama a few years ago (and now living in Okinawa) I've got a special appreciation for this one and Oriental Shitscared...now picturing rob singing Daydream believer.

P.S. I share your NOVA pain, I was with them when I lived in Yokohama, much prefer what I'm doing now.

by Big Props » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:42 pm

hehehehe

The people are just so polite, it's infectious to say thank you and goodbye.

However they are so polite, they would never tell you that you are saying the wrong thing :-P

It is almost impossible not to pick up on "Sumi Masen" When you're moving through a crowded train.!!!!

by ShitScared » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:42 am

Big Props wrote:Ni Biru Kudasai ?

and...

Toyre Wa Doku Desu ka?

The two most important phrases i learnt (and remembered) before going to Japan. :wink:
When I went to Tokyo last year, all I knew was hello and goodbye. However all I kept saying everywhere was goodbye even when I was meant to be saying hello.

You are all making me miss that place :(

by Big Props » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:07 pm

Ni Biru Kudasai ?

and...

Toyre Wa Doku Desu ka?

The two most important phrases i learnt (and remembered) before going to Japan. :wink:

by Bean Is A Carrot » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:49 pm

baudrillard wrote:This city SUCKS! :(

Andre Rieu's coming in a few days. Oh, hang on...

by baudrillard » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:12 am

Tomorrowist wrote:Nova went under and was bailed (bought) out by another company. Just as bad, even the housing was a scam, they charged each person around 66, 000 in a 3 people house, when the people next door would pay maybe 60,000, so they were making a profit even off that. The head CEO had a secret HOUSE installed behind a bookself, a la 60's Batman, on the top floor of the office building. Complete with Spa and Wine rack, for... special paid gets.
oy vey, someone hang these fu**ing CEOs. They really are the scum of humanity.

Yep, I knew the housing was a rip off. It just seemed to be more of a place to start and get settled rather than a company anyone would stay with for more than one contract tops.

by Tomorrowist » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:02 am

Nihon-go wa chotto muzukashi... I can read and write, hiragana and Katakana you can learn in a week. The average Japanese person knows over 2000 different characters, I've only got 300 or so down pat so far.
Unfortunately, all my friends over here are women, so when I talk, apparently I sound very gay

Nova went under and was bailed (bought) out by another company. Just as bad, even the housing was a scam, they charged each person around 66, 000 in a 3 people house, when the people next door would pay maybe 60,000, so they were making a profit even off that. The head CEO had a secret HOUSE installed behind a bookself, a la 60's Batman, on the top floor of the office building. Complete with Spa and Wine rack, for... special paid gets. All the while he was refusing to step down as the company crumbled around him. I can kinda see why, as it was also his house... He did a runner at the last second though.

Alls I remember about Adelaide is the number plates used to say: "SA: The Festival State." I'm guessing that changed after someone actually visited...

by baudrillard » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:46 am

Tomorrowist wrote:...even Adelaide.
This city SUCKS! :(

by baudrillard » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:45 am

Tomorrowist, moshi moshi?

My sister has lived overseas since the start of the decade or so. Japan for most of the time, then China, then India and now Vietnam.

NOVA are notoriously bad to work for. The only positive I could see is that you don't have to worry about accomodation because they take that RIGHT OUT OF YOUR PAY!

But it seems it's the default company people work for AT THE START. Then they move to a better company once they're settled and have their bearings.

I'm still reeling from the day I heard my sister speak fluent japanese to her housemate. I know NO second languages. :(

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