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Date Signed Up:12/03/2011
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Location:Kyoto Japan
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My name is Anya, I'm 25 years young and I'm currently working as an English language instructor for an elementary school in Kyoto Japan. I have also been known to make some pretty interesting comps

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#186 - A lot of it is don't ask don't tell. I never see gay couples o…  [+] (2 new replies) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
#277 - dazjazz (04/01/2015) [-]
This is a cool series from VICE, made me a bit more hopeful for future japan!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ph4kWt7zKg
User avatar #192 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
Well I'm not flamboyant about it, so it sounds like I'd fit in.
#177 - Look at it like this. When my father brought us to America we …  [+] (1 new reply) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide +2
User avatar #217 - thatoneiranianguy (04/01/2015) [-]
I would not necessarily say specifically prim and proper traditionalism being the only reasons for a counter-cultural, rebellious, sexual revolution in Japan, but it is certainly a major component to Japanese society and how it is in regards to contemporary and pre-contemporary history.

I have worry for Japan - it leads to a future of degeneracy with a lack of traditionalist values, the opposite side of the card that it was prior to the westernization of Japan with a lack of liberty and a lifestyle of traditionalist values - both equally bad. Japan should do its best to find a balance between the two.
#167 - Ha ha its ok when I first went I was scared to because I have … 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
#164 - It depends on the onsen. Tattoo culture is something of a grow…  [+] (2 new replies) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
User avatar #165 - cmilanes (04/01/2015) [-]
Thank heavens! I got so scared man D: Its always been my dream to visit japan and of course go to one of these with my girlfriend someday
User avatar #167 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
Ha ha its ok when I first went I was scared to because I have two myself a lotus flower and a butterfly and I freaked out a little because I always wanted to visit a Japanese hot spring. Thankfully I worked with a Japanese woman who had quite a few tattoos of her own and she showed me the website to find onsens I could go to.
#163 - You make me swell with Russian pride. отлично 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
#152 - Yes many are super strict due to it's association with yakuza … 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide +6
#150 - I'm not sure I just know that they always blur it out and rega… 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
#149 - It depends on how you behave. I'm not a guy so I don't know ho…  [+] (5 new replies) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
User avatar #180 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
Also, what's the Japanese' general attitude towards homosexual?
User avatar #186 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
A lot of it is don't ask don't tell. I never see gay couples out in the open and it's very hush hush. This is funny because yaoi and yuri is super popular in Japan and often have whole sections of the bookstore dedicated to them. There are a few areas of Tokyo and major cities where they have their districts but it's pretty hush hush
#277 - dazjazz (04/01/2015) [-]
This is a cool series from VICE, made me a bit more hopeful for future japan!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ph4kWt7zKg
User avatar #192 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
Well I'm not flamboyant about it, so it sounds like I'd fit in.
User avatar #153 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
So keep my hands above water? I could do that.
#148 - There are actually more but I focused on the big ones that can… 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide +13
#145 - it doesn't exist  [+] (2 new replies) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
User avatar #146 - satansferret (04/01/2015) [-]
Thanks. Just for clarification; do you mean it doesn't matter or pubic hair is a no-no?
User avatar #150 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
I'm not sure I just know that they always blur it out and regard it as if it doesn't exist
#144 - Hard to say how guys would react. I'd just be really discreet …  [+] (7 new replies) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
User avatar #147 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
I meant to ask that they're not likely to kick you out or anything are they? I could deal with the laughter, just wouldn't want to have to leave because they look like nice places.
User avatar #149 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
It depends on how you behave. I'm not a guy so I don't know how that stuff works but I do know that they have a zero tolerance against perverts. As long as your polite and don't show any signs of being a deviant they wont' throw you out.
User avatar #180 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
Also, what's the Japanese' general attitude towards homosexual?
User avatar #186 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
A lot of it is don't ask don't tell. I never see gay couples out in the open and it's very hush hush. This is funny because yaoi and yuri is super popular in Japan and often have whole sections of the bookstore dedicated to them. There are a few areas of Tokyo and major cities where they have their districts but it's pretty hush hush
#277 - dazjazz (04/01/2015) [-]
This is a cool series from VICE, made me a bit more hopeful for future japan!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ph4kWt7zKg
User avatar #192 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
Well I'm not flamboyant about it, so it sounds like I'd fit in.
User avatar #153 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
So keep my hands above water? I could do that.
#141 - I've been in Japan for seven odd years and I have yet to see t… 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide +11
#140 - Well I suppose that depends. I've only been to a few onsens th…  [+] (13 new replies) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
User avatar #143 - satansferret (04/01/2015) [-]
How do they feel about pubic hair?
User avatar #145 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
it doesn't exist
User avatar #146 - satansferret (04/01/2015) [-]
Thanks. Just for clarification; do you mean it doesn't matter or pubic hair is a no-no?
User avatar #150 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
I'm not sure I just know that they always blur it out and regard it as if it doesn't exist
User avatar #142 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
I'm bi, so I don't think it would matter which onsen I went to. : /

I have a gay friend who wants to go to Japan someday and he wants to take me with him.
User avatar #144 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
Hard to say how guys would react. I'd just be really discreet about the whole thing. Being bi myself I just think pure thoughts and concentrate on relaxing.
User avatar #147 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
I meant to ask that they're not likely to kick you out or anything are they? I could deal with the laughter, just wouldn't want to have to leave because they look like nice places.
User avatar #149 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
It depends on how you behave. I'm not a guy so I don't know how that stuff works but I do know that they have a zero tolerance against perverts. As long as your polite and don't show any signs of being a deviant they wont' throw you out.
User avatar #180 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
Also, what's the Japanese' general attitude towards homosexual?
User avatar #186 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
A lot of it is don't ask don't tell. I never see gay couples out in the open and it's very hush hush. This is funny because yaoi and yuri is super popular in Japan and often have whole sections of the bookstore dedicated to them. There are a few areas of Tokyo and major cities where they have their districts but it's pretty hush hush
#277 - dazjazz (04/01/2015) [-]
This is a cool series from VICE, made me a bit more hopeful for future japan!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ph4kWt7zKg
User avatar #192 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
Well I'm not flamboyant about it, so it sounds like I'd fit in.
User avatar #153 - egosumproxi (04/01/2015) [-]
So keep my hands above water? I could do that.
#123 - Some do and some don't. It's more of something if you try they…  [+] (1 new reply) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
#130 - powerline (04/01/2015) [-]
Alright thanks for clearing that up for me.
#122 - Not looks just people going up and getting really close to my …  [+] (2 new replies) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
User avatar #133 - anointedbyfire (04/01/2015) [-]
Oh that's kinda what I meant. So do people start talking to you and then they just stare at your face or something because that seems like it would be really disconcerting
User avatar #190 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
Yes and I always know when it's coming but it does little to prepare me for the sudden sqeee
#120 - Rude as **** . Japanese food is made so you can pick it…  [+] (9 new replies) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide +18
User avatar #388 - lennybrown (04/01/2015) [-]
The first time I visited japan for a week I struggle with chop sticks to a point where one of the waitress got me a fork (I didn't ask) I apologized but she said its OK and she even showed me some tips for the next time I visited since then never used a fork when am visiting Japan. but ya they know not all foreign people can use chop sticks (there not heartless) so they have some leeway to foreigners.
User avatar #129 - veya (04/01/2015) [-]
I just can't with chopsticks, last time I tried using one I almost broke a plate, it was to the point the waiter stepped in and asked if I wanted a fork...
User avatar #154 - funnys (04/01/2015) [-]
do you know how to correcty hold a pencil? if you cant hold a oencil right you will never beable to use chop sticks.
User avatar #155 - veya (04/01/2015) [-]
I can use a pencil, the problem is that my brain doesn't work with the movements needed to operate chopsticks.
User avatar #157 - funnys (04/01/2015) [-]
thumb and ring finger holds bottom chop stick it doesnt move and the top chop stick is put on top of thumb and middle finger and pointer finger moves it. That is the easies way to hold chop sticks and use them. I use chop stick to eat dinner ever night so i dont have to clean silverware
User avatar #170 - ronyx (04/01/2015) [-]
Dude if he couln't doit wit the goddam chopsticks in his hands how do you expect him to doit while reading instructions? Pointless man, pointless.
User avatar #171 - funnys (04/01/2015) [-]
its how i learned.
#284 - dazjazz (04/01/2015) [-]
It's easy in principle and i can work through a bowl of ramen with chopsticks, but with sticky rice, chopping motions and just other small/awkward things i feel more comfortable using a fork.
I've heard that if you can use chopsticks any amount they praise you, as if because youre a westerner its expected you would use knives and forks.
I've got dyspraxia so my movements are rather clmsy and not refined at all!
User avatar #419 - funnys (04/01/2015) [-]
i can pick up pretty much anything that is near bite size.
#117 - It depends on the place. It's always good to ask if your unsur… 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
#105 - Nooooooo. If I put a picture of myself naked in the water on t…  [+] (4 new replies) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
User avatar #204 - Shadow Guardian (04/01/2015) [-]
Why? It's not like we see any tender bits.
User avatar #206 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
Japanese schools are super strict like that. That's why I don't make comps with pictures of my school or my home life because I could get in big trouble. If that wasn't an issue I would have done that a long time ago.
User avatar #208 - Shadow Guardian (04/01/2015) [-]
Kinda like what you said in an earlier comp. Some Japanese schools must have their teachers be authority figures first and foremost.
User avatar #209 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
Exactly which is why I have to be very very careful. I'd love to do a comp about a day in the life and I'd love to show my school but sadly if I do I get in big trouble with both the school and the students families.
#104 - Yes, my eyes are ice blue and around the pupils it's green. …  [+] (5 new replies) 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
#226 - fistpump (04/01/2015) [-]
How prevalent is it? Because my eyes are grey/blue but around the pupils they are green, but you can only tell if you really look in to my eyes. In photos they look grey/blue. Is it like, very clearly noticeable?
Also what's the funeral practice related to helping somebody pick something up with your chopsticks?
I love your stuff by the way, it's interesting to see how vastly different cultures can be. Keep up the awesome work!
User avatar #121 - anointedbyfire (04/01/2015) [-]
That must get you some pretty weird looks
User avatar #122 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
Not looks just people going up and getting really close to my face saying "Your eyes are so beautiful!!!"
User avatar #133 - anointedbyfire (04/01/2015) [-]
Oh that's kinda what I meant. So do people start talking to you and then they just stare at your face or something because that seems like it would be really disconcerting
User avatar #190 - bizengaust (04/01/2015) [-]
Yes and I always know when it's coming but it does little to prepare me for the sudden sqeee
#102 - you'll have to wait until the next comp 04/01/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide +33
#16 - I was raised in Russia and we always take off our shoes before…  [+] (2 new replies) 03/31/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide 0
#44 - sebring (03/31/2015) [-]
Mostly only in ghetto areas they wear shoes inside the house i think
Sasuke-sama has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to his dojo
#127 - anon (04/01/2015) [-]
Not true at all. Rich people don't get shit on their shoes. Additionally my house has polished stone tiles, not exactly the easiest thing to get dirty. I never take my shoes off when visiting others and nobody has ever taken their shoes off when visiting(unless a pool, 4+ hour visit, or sleeping is involved.
#13 - It's been alright. Same old **** different day. 03/31/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide +13
#5 - Picture 03/31/2015 on Japanese Customs: Travel Guide +13
#55 - If you can make it all the way overseas you can have me bitch. 03/31/2015 on Go to sleep or I'm coming... +1
#52 - Comment deleted 03/31/2015 on Go to sleep or I'm coming... 0

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User avatar #122 - admin (04/01/2015) [+] (1 reply)
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great japanese comp. please make more
#164 - didimighty (06/12/2015) [-]
I know where that header is from.
User avatar #150 - lightspeedtooslow (05/14/2015) [-]
pick a color between infrared and ultraviolet
User avatar #151 to #150 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
bright ass water blue
User avatar #152 to #151 - lightspeedtooslow (05/14/2015) [-]
isn't water clear?
User avatar #153 to #152 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
Good point. I retract my previous statement in favor of dirty ocean florescent blue.
User avatar #154 to #153 - lightspeedtooslow (05/14/2015) [-]
I'm gonna need a picture
#155 to #154 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
Best I could find
User avatar #157 to #155 - lightspeedtooslow (05/14/2015) [-]
There are so many different shades in those photos
User avatar #158 to #157 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
Let's say the color that's between the darkest and the lightest.
User avatar #159 to #158 - lightspeedtooslow (05/14/2015) [-]
I'm picking a single pixel here
User avatar #160 to #159 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
we'll just say florescent blue then. I'm sorry I'm failing around every corner
User avatar #161 to #160 - lightspeedtooslow (05/14/2015) [-]
What do you mean?
User avatar #162 to #161 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
I'm not good with colors as stupid as that sounds. I'd say sky blue or ice blue of the florescent variety if I had to pick one.
User avatar #163 to #162 - lightspeedtooslow (05/14/2015) [-]
Alrighty, thank you
User avatar #142 - lightspeedtooslow (04/23/2015) [-]
Hello
#143 to #142 - bizengaust (04/24/2015) [-]
Hello friend
Hello friend
User avatar #144 to #143 - lightspeedtooslow (04/24/2015) [-]
How goes it?
#145 to #144 - bizengaust (04/26/2015) [-]
It goes I suppose. Neck deep in a case study for my school on bullying. I thought it would be fun but so far I've just walked up steep hills and sweated myself to death to have doors slammed on my face because Japanese people are so reluctant to talk about such things. So is my life.
It goes I suppose. Neck deep in a case study for my school on bullying. I thought it would be fun but so far I've just walked up steep hills and sweated myself to death to have doors slammed on my face because Japanese people are so reluctant to talk about such things. So is my life.
User avatar #146 to #145 - lightspeedtooslow (04/26/2015) [-]
It's alright, life wouldn't be life without random obstacles to get in our way. Just keep trying, you'll get the information you need soon enough
User avatar #147 to #146 - bizengaust (04/26/2015) [-]
Thank you : ). I'm doing my very best and I plan to go back tomorrow and try to get the last bit I need. I've learned the key is being compassionate and assertive at the same time.
User avatar #148 to #147 - lightspeedtooslow (04/26/2015) [-]
That's the spirit, also if it helps: try to assure them that the information is very valuable and will be used for the greater good or something like that
User avatar #149 to #148 - bizengaust (04/26/2015) [-]
I do usually. With Japanese people though it's like talking to people in the hood in the sense that they have a no talking policy. Most don't want to get involved and unless I can explain in a really quick breath that its confidential and nobody will know about it they slam the door in my face.
It's either that or they want money but when I explain it's a case study and any retribution will be small at best because it's a small study and again, door in the face. I suppose though if I don't try nothing will be fixed. Seriously though climbing up hot hills in a black blazer and slacks is hell I'd wear something else but that's the dress code here.
User avatar #139 - nameihavetochoose (04/13/2015) [-]
Hey Bizengaust, I just got back from a class trip to Japan today, so I wanted to thank you because your comps were really helpful. I had your Useful Japanese Phrases comp saved on my phone and referenced it all the time.
User avatar #141 to #139 - bizengaust (04/13/2015) [-]
Your welcome. I'm glad they were able to help you ^_^.
User avatar #140 to #139 - helpful ONLINE (04/13/2015) [-]
he had comps of me what
User avatar #129 - joshlol (04/02/2015) [-]
great japanese comp. please make more
#127 - tarabostes (04/02/2015) [-]
What is the japs's impression on animu? Do they think it was a mistake?































btw i love your comps keep up the good work!
#130 to #127 - bizengaust (04/04/2015) [-]
Anime is the same as cartoons in the states. There are some that are really good and get a lot of praise and there are some where you look at it and wonder, "what the hell where they thinking.    
 Iruka is my favorite anime character and I don't even know why he just is
Anime is the same as cartoons in the states. There are some that are really good and get a lot of praise and there are some where you look at it and wonder, "what the hell where they thinking.
Iruka is my favorite anime character and I don't even know why he just is
#132 to #130 - tarabostes (04/04/2015) [-]
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Well he might not be the strongest, but he's a very good teacher and helped Naruto in many ways! <3




















what's a bizengaust cheeki breeki?
#133 to #132 - bizengaust (04/04/2015) [-]
Probably why I liked him. He was a normal teacher and tried to help him despite his past. Bizengaust is my maiden name(it means deep forest in old slavic) . Just seemed like an ok username at the time
#134 to #133 - tarabostes (04/04/2015) [-]
Heh i get you! My favorite's probably Itachi or Nagato...   
 SS-So cc-can i enter your sacred Bizengaust??    
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 I'm Bogdan btw    
 in the gif it's The wood style move Bizengaust bloom   hue
Heh i get you! My favorite's probably Itachi or Nagato...
SS-So cc-can i enter your sacred Bizengaust??




























I'm Bogdan btw
in the gif it's The wood style move Bizengaust bloom hue
#137 to #134 - bizengaust (04/04/2015) [-]
Alas I am spoke for.  I like Itatchi to but his backstory is full of many plot holes
Alas I am spoke for. I like Itatchi to but his backstory is full of many plot holes
#138 to #137 - tarabostes (04/04/2015) [-]
pjgipwgjoehoiwoh9wwwwww3gj9w3asuhdaushfusafgaisfiuasghauhgasdfgt what is that supposed to mean?? HUH???
User avatar #123 - amonlavtar (04/01/2015) [-]
In light of your last Jap comp, what typical Slavic habbits are bad in japan?
I want to go there once, so im curious
#126 to #123 - bizengaust (04/02/2015) [-]
It's funny because a lot of our habits are close to those of Japanese. The only thing I'd recommend is not being very loud and brash. In Russia I was always told it's ok to be vocal when your in private but in public it's not ok and you always have to keep a stoic expression I assume it's the same with slavic? but in Japan you must keep such things to yourself even in private. It can be a little smothering but you soon grow used to that calm way of living.
User avatar #128 to #126 - amonlavtar (04/02/2015) [-]
What about social occasions?
or family meals?

Down here in the south west only one side of the family brings about 20 people,
toddlers, babies, grandparents and alcohol and meat, and that leads to a ruckus
sooner or later, even if the kids are quiet
User avatar #131 to #128 - bizengaust (04/04/2015) [-]
It depends. If you know the family well you can expect a big family gathering, especially if its a special occasion like a festival, birthday, party ect. If you don't know the people so well than your expected to keep it somewhat small. When I first met my husbands family the get together was very small just us and his parents. These days whenever something big is going on I expect to be feeding the entire clan of a family and plan around such.
#124 to #123 - anon (04/01/2015) [-]
Don't wear ****** tracksuits, they have no place in the civilized world
User avatar #120 - ironsoul (03/24/2015) [-]
Have you heard of Duolingo?
If you have, is it any good? I am hoping to use it to learn Spanish, as it will help me pick up jobs where I live.
I know there is a version for Japanese speakers trying to learn English.
User avatar #121 to #120 - bizengaust (03/29/2015) [-]
I haven't but after googling it I can see it's like others I've practiced on before. I did Rocket Japanese myself when I was learning.
User avatar #118 - plerp (03/12/2015) [-]
"Japan is very lovely (I work there as an english teacher) and I know you would have loved it. at the next festival i'll light a lantern boat for you. (they do this as a way to help spirits find their way home) Godspeed"


That was a post you made on Jett's content, and it made me tear up pretty good.

Hope you kept your word, thank you for saying that at least.
User avatar #119 to #118 - bizengaust (03/13/2015) [-]
I always keep my word. I lit one for him and sent it sailing : )
User avatar #111 - ironsoul (03/03/2015) [-]
There is a japanese monster whose name I can't remember.
It is female with super long spidery limbs and teeth like an angler fish, it crawls on walls. I don't know who else I could ask; I don't suppose you know what it is called?
#112 to #111 - bizengaust (03/03/2015) [-]
That would be the Jorogumo. I consulted the folklore book for that one.
That would be the Jorogumo. I consulted the folklore book for that one.
#113 to #112 - ironsoul (03/03/2015) [-]
Thank you, but i don't think that's it. This thing is more like slenderman with teeth than a literal spider.
Thank you, but i don't think that's it. This thing is more like slenderman with teeth than a literal spider.
#114 to #113 - ironsoul (03/03/2015) [-]
Here is one from a haunted house in an anime, if that helps.
#115 to #114 - bizengaust (03/03/2015) [-]
hmmm can't seem to find anything else.  Maybe it was a created monster inspired by slenderman. Scary as 			****		 looking though.
hmmm can't seem to find anything else. Maybe it was a created monster inspired by slenderman. Scary as **** looking though.
#116 to #115 - ironsoul (03/03/2015) [-]
Thank you for looking.    
pic unrelated
Thank you for looking.
pic unrelated
#117 to #116 - bizengaust (03/03/2015) [-]
your welcome homie
your welcome homie
#108 - zhlandir (02/20/2015) [-]
Thanks ~
#109 to #108 - bizengaust (02/20/2015) [-]
It's all good my friend. ^_^
It's all good my friend. ^_^
User avatar #104 - mrsnowballs ONLINE (02/13/2015) [-]
so what's up with Japan and cicadas?
User avatar #105 to #104 - bizengaust (02/13/2015) [-]
They signify the start of warm summer days and the strange past time of children catching them for fun.
User avatar #106 to #105 - mrsnowballs ONLINE (02/13/2015) [-]
Are there really a lot of them there?
User avatar #107 to #106 - bizengaust (02/14/2015) [-]
in the summer they are all over the damn place.
User avatar #92 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
Are you a Russian living in Japan to teach English or have I got that wrong?
User avatar #93 to #92 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
That's correct.
User avatar #94 to #93 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
interesting
can I ask your age?
User avatar #95 to #94 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
25 years young.
User avatar #96 to #95 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
oh nice, it's a big culture shock starting again in a new country huh?
User avatar #97 to #96 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
Yes and no. America was the biggest culture shock of them all so when I came to Japan the blow was a lot softer. A lot of Japanese customs are like Russia ones to so after a couple of months I settled in just fine.
User avatar #98 to #97 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
did you speak the Japanese well before you moved to Japan?
User avatar #99 to #98 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
I had taken classes while getting my teaching degree and listened to many tapes so when I got there I could get my point across at least and I was paired with Japanese teachers until it got more smooth. You adapt very quick when your surrounded by the language so I was speaking it pretty good five months in.
User avatar #100 to #99 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
Oh nice, can I ask which part of Russia you're from? and which state you lived in in the US?

and out of all three countries where were you the happiest
User avatar #101 to #100 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
I am from Ishimbay which is in the Republic of Bashkortostan and when we came to the states we lived in the suburbs of Chicago in Illinois. Hard to say which I felt happiness in. Each one holds special memories. I suppose right now I am very content with Japan and see myself spending perhaps the rest of my life here.
User avatar #102 to #101 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
Ah okay, thanks for answering : )
User avatar #103 to #102 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
Youuuuuur welcome
User avatar #82 - ironsoul (12/24/2014) [-]
If I have a short question on the accuracy of a translation, is it okay to ask you about it?
User avatar #83 to #82 - bizengaust (12/24/2014) [-]
Sure what do you want to know?
User avatar #84 to #83 - ironsoul (12/24/2014) [-]
Would kaminariningyou be the best/shortest way to say lightning doll? It is for a game I am running where one of the characters is basically playing an ancient japanese golem.
User avatar #85 to #84 - bizengaust (12/25/2014) [-]
That's the best way I can think to translate it. Since there is no one word for it, it will translate out as two which makes it kaminari ningyo. That's the literal translation. Otherwise it would be "kaminari no ningyo" which is "Doll of lightning".



User avatar #86 to #85 - ironsoul (12/25/2014) [-]
Thanks, I appreciate it.
Obviously google translate is my first destination for translation, but not everything translates the way it is intended.
Case in point, translating putting the English expression "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" into Russian and back produces something along the lines of "The vodka is good but the meat is rotten", which has a totally different meaning. Thank you for your time.
User avatar #87 to #86 - bizengaust (12/25/2014) [-]
No problem happy to help ^_^. With Russian you have to be careful with internet translators. We do not say things so simply like "I went to the store". For us its more like, "To the store I went, yesterday." Some words you have to will also translate different and spirit is almost always meaning alcohol to us and flesh will indicate food. So for us it would be more like, "the soul is strong but the body is weak."
User avatar #88 to #87 - ironsoul (12/25/2014) [-]
What is the most ridiculous mistranslation you have seen? I imagine the potential for hilarity increases with the number of languages you speak.
User avatar #89 to #88 - bizengaust (12/25/2014) [-]
I was with someone once who went through the trouble to learn to say that I looked very nice that day in Russian but they said a few wrong words and it came out like "you're turtle like." To this day I often wonder what it is to be "turtle like" and I often use her broken up phrase with my brother.
User avatar #90 to #89 - ironsoul (12/25/2014) [-]
The worst ones I am personally responsible for are English to Spanish ones.
I meant to say "I am hungry" (I have a hunger) but I mispronounced the second word so it came out "I have a man"
I then, upon discovering my error, attempted to say that I was embarrassed.
"Embarazada" is the Spanish word for pregnant.
User avatar #91 to #90 - bizengaust (12/25/2014) [-]
My Japanese was like that for the first year. I'd want to say "oh really?" hontou ni? but instead I would say something more along the lines of "i guess so" which is both very rude and makes me sound like I'm calling them a liar.
or I'd try to say "do it go on" which is a simple "dozo dozo" I said what came out as "just **** it."
#80 - fistpump (12/08/2014) [-]
So uh... Hey. I came seeking advice about living in Japan... If you're willing to give it, of course. Feel free to ignore me. I can't help but notice how many others have commented on your profile looking for exactly the same thing, haha. You're like some kind of patron saint of outsiders living in Japan, you should be proud of that.   
But anyway, yeah... My girlfriend 			*******		 loves Japan, for the anime and the food and the culture, and I kinda like the traditional side (the earthquake-proof houses that have been around hundreds of years, the warring states period, the art and legends, that sort of thing) and it occurred to me that I'd actually love to visit Japan in a few years, so I was wondering a couple of things. Again, you can just ignore this. So like, when you first moved there, as an outsider, did you find it difficult to... live (buy food, have fun in town, that sorta thing), without knowing any of the language? (I have assumed that you went to Japan only speaking Russian and English, correct me if I'm wrong). Was it difficult to travel to places? And learn to use the money and whatnot? I'm sure that when I go there it'll probably be for one to two weeks, not enough time to warrant learning a new language (if I travel to places I intend to stay for a long time, I learn the basic language. I've done this for Italy, Germany and France.  ) Is it enjoyable for people who don't like things that people typically like about Japan? I'm not really an anime person, I only like a few video games, you know, that kind of thing.  I'm sure it is a wonderful place, I just don't know enough about modern Japan. I don't know. I hope you like it there, anyway. Again, feel free to ignore me, I know I've written a lot. You have a good day, now!
So uh... Hey. I came seeking advice about living in Japan... If you're willing to give it, of course. Feel free to ignore me. I can't help but notice how many others have commented on your profile looking for exactly the same thing, haha. You're like some kind of patron saint of outsiders living in Japan, you should be proud of that.
But anyway, yeah... My girlfriend ******* loves Japan, for the anime and the food and the culture, and I kinda like the traditional side (the earthquake-proof houses that have been around hundreds of years, the warring states period, the art and legends, that sort of thing) and it occurred to me that I'd actually love to visit Japan in a few years, so I was wondering a couple of things. Again, you can just ignore this. So like, when you first moved there, as an outsider, did you find it difficult to... live (buy food, have fun in town, that sorta thing), without knowing any of the language? (I have assumed that you went to Japan only speaking Russian and English, correct me if I'm wrong). Was it difficult to travel to places? And learn to use the money and whatnot? I'm sure that when I go there it'll probably be for one to two weeks, not enough time to warrant learning a new language (if I travel to places I intend to stay for a long time, I learn the basic language. I've done this for Italy, Germany and France. ) Is it enjoyable for people who don't like things that people typically like about Japan? I'm not really an anime person, I only like a few video games, you know, that kind of thing. I'm sure it is a wonderful place, I just don't know enough about modern Japan. I don't know. I hope you like it there, anyway. Again, feel free to ignore me, I know I've written a lot. You have a good day, now!
#81 to #80 - bizengaust (12/08/2014) [-]
Whenever people tell me their going to come visit or live in Japan the first advice I feel is necessary to give is to do lots of research. I came here working for a company  I work for a different one now  that brought teachers in from all over the place. Some would have a great experience like I did and would stay long term while others would flee after a month or so. I found that most of the people who fled where the ones who didn't do research and set their expectations to unrealistic levels.   
I had the same interest you and your girlfriend share when I was about to come here and I did TONS of research via books,films,documentaries, the works.  I took a lot of classes to learn the language as well but like learning English when I came to the states from Russia, you learn your best when your in the culture. Though knowing some words and phrases when you go over certainly helps  Since I came over here via a company that put me up in housing I'm not sure how hard it would be to find a house if you just hopped over. Apartments are about the same pricing as they are in the states and the closer you are to the city the more expensive they will be. A good thing to keep in mind to is that apartments  unless you want to fork out a lot of money  are pretty small. My first one was literally a single space the size of a modest living room with a stove in the corner, a closet with a washing machine, and a bathroom. This is very very normal and takes some getting used to but you'll find it's actually rather cozy.   
I think the food is amazing and I always look forward to trying something new when I can.  People here really enjoy when your open to trying the different foods they offer and will always try to coax you to do so.   
Most things like money and travel I had to get used to over time but I was always able to find someone willing to offer a bit of advice as long as I asked nice. It takes a good deal of patience to adjust to Japanese society and life but if you show that patience and work for it I promise you the outcome is so worth it!.   
It's amazing here and I think everyone should get to experience it sometime in their life whether they go to the beautiful countryside or the culture of the city. I hope I was able to answer some questions. If you have any more please don't be shy about asking.   
P.S. If your looking to visit for two weeks or so I'd recommend googling tour groups. They have these during different parts of the Japanese holiday year and they go around and see all sorts of sites depending on which one you choose. You always travel in a group and they help you with things like money and the like.
Whenever people tell me their going to come visit or live in Japan the first advice I feel is necessary to give is to do lots of research. I came here working for a company I work for a different one now that brought teachers in from all over the place. Some would have a great experience like I did and would stay long term while others would flee after a month or so. I found that most of the people who fled where the ones who didn't do research and set their expectations to unrealistic levels.
I had the same interest you and your girlfriend share when I was about to come here and I did TONS of research via books,films,documentaries, the works. I took a lot of classes to learn the language as well but like learning English when I came to the states from Russia, you learn your best when your in the culture. Though knowing some words and phrases when you go over certainly helps Since I came over here via a company that put me up in housing I'm not sure how hard it would be to find a house if you just hopped over. Apartments are about the same pricing as they are in the states and the closer you are to the city the more expensive they will be. A good thing to keep in mind to is that apartments unless you want to fork out a lot of money are pretty small. My first one was literally a single space the size of a modest living room with a stove in the corner, a closet with a washing machine, and a bathroom. This is very very normal and takes some getting used to but you'll find it's actually rather cozy.
I think the food is amazing and I always look forward to trying something new when I can. People here really enjoy when your open to trying the different foods they offer and will always try to coax you to do so.
Most things like money and travel I had to get used to over time but I was always able to find someone willing to offer a bit of advice as long as I asked nice. It takes a good deal of patience to adjust to Japanese society and life but if you show that patience and work for it I promise you the outcome is so worth it!.
It's amazing here and I think everyone should get to experience it sometime in their life whether they go to the beautiful countryside or the culture of the city. I hope I was able to answer some questions. If you have any more please don't be shy about asking.
P.S. If your looking to visit for two weeks or so I'd recommend googling tour groups. They have these during different parts of the Japanese holiday year and they go around and see all sorts of sites depending on which one you choose. You always travel in a group and they help you with things like money and the like.
User avatar #79 - thewulfman (12/05/2014) [-]
Can't believe it took me this long to subscribe to you.
User avatar #76 - sketchyz (11/29/2014) [-]
Hey, bizengaust, what do the Japanese think of Mexicans? If you don't know off the top of your head I can wait until you ask someone.
User avatar #77 to #76 - bizengaust (11/30/2014) [-]
I asked a few, even my fiance, and they always seem to the same reaction. They just kind of shrug and say they are alright. You don't really see a lot of mexicans here so people don't know what to think of them too much
#78 to #77 - sketchyz (12/01/2014) [-]
Well, it's better than nothing, I guess. At least if I ever go they won't have too many silly prejudices.
#71 - europe (11/19/2014) [-]
By the way, what's up with the introductions in anime? Is it normal when you introduce yourself to a fellow high school student to give him/her your last (or in Japan, first) name as well?
#72 to #71 - bizengaust (11/20/2014) [-]
Unless you are given permission  and even then I probably wouldn't unless they really really insist it  it is VERY rude to call someone by their first name or even without an honorific. Doing either shows a great lack of respect and makes you appear childish.  People will always introduce you last name first because that is what you are expected to call them unless your allowed.   
I didn't start calling my fiance by his first name until we had been dating for two years. That being said if someone asks you to call them by their first name they are attempting to get closer to you then a mere acquaintance.
Unless you are given permission and even then I probably wouldn't unless they really really insist it it is VERY rude to call someone by their first name or even without an honorific. Doing either shows a great lack of respect and makes you appear childish. People will always introduce you last name first because that is what you are expected to call them unless your allowed.
I didn't start calling my fiance by his first name until we had been dating for two years. That being said if someone asks you to call them by their first name they are attempting to get closer to you then a mere acquaintance.
#74 to #72 - europe (11/24/2014) [-]
Can't help but notice how in anime certain English words are used such as 'originality' (or something that sounded much like it). Does this mean that the Japanese language didn't originally have a select few of these words or have they chosen to use those words for other reasons?
#75 to #74 - bizengaust (11/24/2014) [-]
Some of the problems English translators have when making subtitles and moving one language to another  I had this problem to when I had to learn English when my native language is Russian  is that some words simply do not translate the same.  When you have phrases like &quot;yoroshiku&quot; that means so many different things depending on the circumstance and doesn't really have a translation it can be hard to put a word there.   
Because of this translators usually have to pick a word to put in those gaps so it can make sense to western audiences.
Some of the problems English translators have when making subtitles and moving one language to another I had this problem to when I had to learn English when my native language is Russian is that some words simply do not translate the same. When you have phrases like "yoroshiku" that means so many different things depending on the circumstance and doesn't really have a translation it can be hard to put a word there.
Because of this translators usually have to pick a word to put in those gaps so it can make sense to western audiences.
User avatar #73 to #72 - europe (11/20/2014) [-]
Ah, noted
Thanks
#68 - europe (11/01/2014) [-]
In Yotsuba& they celebrate Halloween
I know christmas is celebrated in Japan to a certain degree, but how about Halloween?
#69 to #68 - bizengaust (11/03/2014) [-]
Halloween is a huge commercial holiday in Japan. There are very few places you can go without seeing pumpkin this or ghost that and there are many fun halloween exclusive foods that come on the market. That is usually where it ends though. You can find some late night Halloween parties in the nightlife districts of most cities and few people will throw their own but that's it. Alas there is no trick or treating here which I found to be a bit of a bummer.
Halloween is a huge commercial holiday in Japan. There are very few places you can go without seeing pumpkin this or ghost that and there are many fun halloween exclusive foods that come on the market. That is usually where it ends though. You can find some late night Halloween parties in the nightlife districts of most cities and few people will throw their own but that's it. Alas there is no trick or treating here which I found to be a bit of a bummer.
#70 to #69 - europe (11/03/2014) [-]
That's a shame
Thank you
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