Could be that the receiver (who took the screenshot) is in the UK, with the sender in SA…
Could be that the receiver (who took the screenshot) is in the UK, with the sender in SA…
I once had a dream where I walked into this huge festival where EVERYTHING was chickens. Paper mache chickens, giant giant balloons, chicken-shaped fireworks… And all of the attendees were little, fat Santa Claus helper-like elves. And Enrique Iglesias song was playing on repeat, very loudly and I asked one of the elves why. He looked at me like I’d murdered his mother and shouted “BECAUSE ENRIQUE IGLESIAS IS THE CHICKEN GOD!!” I had this dream more than 15 years ago, still remember it clearly, and still cannot listen to Enrique Iglesias without giggling.
I am 31 years old and just had a little squealy girl moment when thinking about “Can I keep you?”
Get in my pants RIGHT NOW, Devon Sawa!
You guys know that’s a reflector and not a fan, right? >_>
Haaaaaaaa. I wish I could wear ear plugs or sleeping masks! I can’t sleep with anything in my ears or on my face. :P Seconding on the difference between being a light sleeper and insomnia, though. If all the conditions are perfect (not too hot, not too cold, no noises, no light, nothing bothering me, comfortable and in a safe place) I fall asleep just fine. But then get woken up multiple times throughout the night. :P Last night I couldn’t sleep because the noise of a moth flying around the room was bothering me!
Yes, I’m gonna be that guy… I think you mean “words that don’t have a corresponding word in English”, because you did a pretty good job at translating all of them. #16 also has a corresponding word in Japanese - “samugariya”. The opposite, a person sensitive to heat, is “atsugariya”. ^_^
See also La Rosa hotel in Whitby in North Yorkshire. http://larosa.co.uk/hotel/ Lewis Carroll himself stayed there during his visits to Whitby. It doesn’t look so much like it comes straight out of the books, but it does have that spirit - quirky, crazy and a little creepy. ^_^
All the items in the boxes are raw, so I can see how they only take 15 minutes. Actual Japanese bento boxes are insane though. They often have several different cooked items, and even without looking cute they take for EVER to make. Some of my friends often complain about their kids’ kindergartens having “cute bento day” at school once a week/month, so they have to get up an hour earlier in the mornings to make something themed or adorable, that later gets displayed before all the kids eat them. Insane, I tell you!
Got Stone Roses. Wanted Blur. :(
It might be worth mentioning whether these are manga, anime, or both. Also, live-action remakes. ;)
Oishinbo is amazing! Only have a couple of old copies, but I still regularly re-read them.
Apparently I’m never going to grow up because I don’t live in a country where dryers, garbage disposals and dishwashers are a thing. And even if I did I wouldn’t get them because I’m not THAT lazy, and I’m a pretty big fan of the environment.
While I agree with many of the points brought up in this article, I do feel like there are some things worth debating. 1. This quote: “if you exposed film for a white kid, the black kid sitting next to him would be rendered invisible except for the whites of his eyes and teeth.”
This would work exactly the same way the opposite way round - if you exposed for the black kid, the white kid would be blown out and you’d see nothing but their pupils and lips. This does not work specifically against black people. Unfortunately, especially with film photography, the technology is not quite there to fit in both ends of the light spectrum. You cannot photograph anything with both black and white and not have one of them come out either under- or overexposed (as you can see in this article’s first image - in the top middle example the white gloves are blown out and the middle of the black dress is under-exposed, leaving you with nothing but middling greys). The bias then is down to the photographer, not the film, as they are the ones who should choose what is important. 2. Listen to the names of the products - Fuji, Kodak, Nikon - all Japanese names. Film was developed to be most suitable for Japanese skin tones. It just happens that Asian skin tones are more similar to white than black. And while modern digital product development is more geared towards including different skin tones, most product development still happens in (racially homogeneous) Japan (my father-in-law works for Canon product development in Tokyo.)
I definitely agree that instant film processing (as evidenced by the American Shirley cards example) is biased towards white people. Hence why most professional photographers process their own films. That, though, is the fault of the individuals programming those machines, not of the technology. Whenever I have to take either my film or my digital pictures to a lab to print, I ask them to switch off the auto-correct on the machines. A decent lab with trained technicians rather than a part-time button-jockey should be able to do that for you. The progression towards the end of this article of how the writer began teaching the camera to see dark skin was not the miraculous changing of technology - it was the writer becoming a better photographer. The comments on this article describing problems with auto-colour, auto-focus, etc really bother me. A decent photographer NEVER uses auto-anything because it removes all contrast and dumbs everything down to a middling grey. Try taking everything off auto, actually learn how to use your camera and see how much better you manage to capture EVERYTHING. It would also be good to see either some explanation of the pictures in this article (why they were chosen and what they’re trying to portray), or the pictures spoken about in the article. It’s difficult to form an opinion when the pictures chosen are blurry/cross-processed/filtered/blown-out like crazy. Having said all that (if anyone’s read this far), I would like to again stress that there are many points in this article that I do agree with, and it is very well-written and thought-provoking. As such, there are just a few points that are worth debating and thinking about more deeply.
I’m pretty sure I’m only level 1 unhealthy simply because this list does not include most of the unhealthy things I’ve done (or not done, as the case may be) this week.
I guess since I’ve been using them on Japanese phones for over 10 years, all but the blonde ones just look Japanese to me. I was pretty surprised when I saw them on the iPhone that they’d just swiped all of them without editing anything, like all the food and whatnot. Yay for more diversity!
Ugh. Valentines Day in Japan is maybe only delightful the first time round. After that when you have to buy chocolate for every single man you come into contact with (and some you have to go out of the way for) it gets pretty annoying. Honmei-choco is for people you have feelings for.
Giri-choco is for your colleagues (it means “duty” chocolate).
Tomo-choco is for your friends (and girls will buy for other girls because of this as well.) I’m sure there are more but I forget now. Honmei-choco is usually homemade, whereas giri and tomo are storebought little boxes. Until White Day which is AWESOME for ladies and totally sucks for dudes because of something called “sanbai-gaeshi”, which means “three-times return”. Yup - dudes are supposed to give back three times what they got on V Day (though, to be honest, most don’t bother with anything). BUT only for giri-choco and tomo-choco. If they don’t like the lass who gave them honmei-choco they don’t return anything. Ouch. TOO MUCH COMPLICATED.
My Japanese fiance’s name is Shuhei (pronounced Shoe-hey). After 3 years my parents still call him Shoey. (I’m sure by now mostly because they think it’s hilarious though.)
Good to know I’m experiencing the shittiness of twenty-something life at thirty-something. Thanks, Buzzfeed! Also, where’s the option for “I know this is insane, but actually I’m debt-free and have some money saved up”?
After travelling a fair bit, I have to say my favourite breakfast so far is from Singapore: Kaya Toast and fried eggs with coffee.
Negative pen is probably what happened to me yesterday when I really needed a pen: (1) lead pencil with broken lead, (1) pen that had come apart and the ink part was nowhere to be found, (1) clutch pencil sans lead, (1) dry pen with no ink. I think the worst thing(s) in my bag is(are) the three tins of breath mints I keep in there. The tins don’t like staying closed, so every couple of weeks I have to dive into the bottom and clear out all the half-melted mints that are stuck to the fabric/lint/bits of tissue and hair. And how are 60,000 bobby pins not on everyones’ lists?
“I reeeeaaaally need to pee, but my cat is sleeping on my lap. I’m sure I can hold it in until s/he wakes up…..” >_
I think it may be a good idea to note that not EVERY MOSQUITO EVERYWHERE carries malaria. In most places they’re annoying but harmless. If you’re around the equator, central or southern Africa or south-east Asia it’s worth checking if you’re in a malaria area though.
#28: Getting a headache when you tie it up because it’s too heavy. And I wish I only had to use two boxes of hair dye! Three at least. And by the time you get to the end of it, it’s been on your roots for an hour already. And does anyone else have serious problems finding a hair stylist who knows what to do with your hair? I move around a lot, so by the time I find someone amazing I have to move and then start the process again! The last one screwed up so badly that if I wear my hair loose I look like I’m wearing a head teepee made out of dust balls. So for the last 6 months I’ve worn my hair in a french braid every single day. :(
Positive feedback? What is this thing?
Alcohol… Well, I’m not Christian, but that’ll be easy enough because I don’t drink. No idea how I’m a social butterfly, unless Netflix counts as socialising now?