Kazu, do you speak Japanese?

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Kazu, do you speak Japanese?

Post by Clank » Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:51 pm

Kazu, I was just wondering if you spoke Japanese. That is so awesome if you can. :D I figured I needed to post something because nothing has been going on in this par t of the forum for while. Haha.

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Post by Stick » Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:55 am

i think he'd be beaten by his folks if he didn't know how to. :)

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Post by Kazu » Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:54 am

You know what? I speak so little Japanese that I pretty much never use it. Although I was born in Tokyo, and Japanese was my first language, I also grew up in a family whose roots in America go back to the mid-1800's. My mother grew up in New York and speaks impeccable english. When we moved over here to the States, she pretty much stopped speaking to us in Japanese, so we never use it at my parents' house. My parents speak Japanese to each other, but never with the kids. I fully understand the language, but my Japanese is so bad I don't feel comfortable using it.
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Post by Clank » Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:58 am

Thanks for answering my question, Kazu!

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Post by Kean » Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:41 pm

Kazu wrote:I fully understand the language, but my Japanese is so bad I don't feel comfortable using it.
So to summarize: You are a Banana. So am I.

Join the brotherhood! Bananas around the world unite!

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Post by shojogirl » Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:05 pm

If you two are bananas, I'm Stilton.
I wish ...

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Post by Clank » Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:26 pm

Wow. I would have never guessed you guys were bananas. I'm actually a sort of kiwi fruit. The truth finally comes out. :D

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Post by Kazu » Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:59 pm

Kean, I think "Twinkie" is the appropriate terminology.
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Post by douglas a. bot » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:04 pm

I'm Bacon.

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Post by househatke » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:53 pm

And so it begins...

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Post by Clio » Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:32 pm

I think "Twinkie" applies to the Taiwanese ;)

Hooray bananas!!

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Post by Kean » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:00 pm

Kazu wrote:Kean, I think "Twinkie" is the appropriate terminology.
Well, that's all well and good for you decadent Yanquis, but us Canucks are a little more polite with our racial stereotypes. I for one would definitely like to be associated with a phallic, nutritional fruit.

Errr...

(and Clio, I don't seem to be able to see the image you posted)

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Post by Mothos » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:26 pm

If this helps:

There is this local magazine called Banana. It's aimed a Asian-North Americans. The official site is down but I found a crappy geocities site with a couple of covers on it http://www.geocities.com/hello_tai_tai/banana.html

I always thought a twinkie was slang for teenage-girls-who-dress-all-slutty-and-are-full-of-themselves. A modern day valley girl. My sister was one, fortunately, she grew up!

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Post by Clio » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:37 pm

Whoops. Dang the .htaccess file. Sorry, I shoved it in a folder that I don't normally allow hotlinking to. Should be ok now.

Yeah, we call each other banana or CBC's here - never been called a twink or anything.
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Post by Kean » Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:17 am

Oh, you crazy CBCs. I don't qualify for that status on the grounds of being born in England -- and having grown up in Hong Kong, I'm the worst kind of banana. I can navigate my way around a conversation, but still...

Some of you might want to check out Banana Boys. It's not particularly deep or anything, but there are a few passages where you'll be (sadly) screaming "hey, that description fits me to a tee!"

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