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A Jakuchu in my household

“May, take a look at this drawing.” I heard my mother calling me. Entering her room, I saw a hanging scroll with a suibokuga of bamboo s...
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Jan 13, 2016 14:10
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An Unusual Visitor at Night

An hour or so ago, there was a strange rustling sound at the door. Weird…it was a little past eight in the evening. Is someone tampering ...
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Nov 10, 2015 22:04
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Have you ever dyed your hair?

I stopped coloring my hair a couple of years ago because I had developed an allergic reaction to the henna I had been using. Since I’m al...
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Sep 15, 2015 15:05
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An imported katakana word that has a sad history

Did you know that the Japanese katakana word “noruma” is “quota” in English? The other day, when an American friend of mine used the word...
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Sep 13, 2015 12:45
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Designers should learn English and exit Japan 日本のデザイナーは英語を学んで海外へ移住を

Since a friend of mine on Lang-8 asked me about my thoughts on the Olympics logo controversy, I’d like to write about them here. As this ...
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Sep 5, 2015 11:45
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Testimonials from My Friends

Nekonikoban
May is a very intelligent lady, who knows a lot about the Japanese language and linguistics in general. She always corrects my poor Japanese and I’m really grateful for her help. Her corrections are very precise and easy to understand. Her comments are detailed and always helpful. Whenever I asked her something, she was willing to help me. As her other friends have already said, May is a very nice person and her comments cheer me up every time. I’m glad to be her student and friend on lang-8. Although I’m a little bit afraid to use English in front of her, because her English is just top-notch. ^^;
hana
私はMAYさんにいつもプレゼントをもらっています。^^ 言葉ってプレゼント^^ MAYさんが紹介して下さらなかったら、今までずっと知らないままだったかも知れない言葉との縁を大切に思っています。^^ いつも私と一緒に考えてくださって、ありがとうございます。 MAYさんが紹介してくださった言葉はいつも私をわくわくさせています。^^ 新しい言葉との出会いは恋に落ちる瞬間に似ていると思いますが、MAYさんのおかげで私はいつもそういう感情を感じています。^^ LANG8に日記を書きながら、癒されている感じだと思ったのは、多分私が見ている何かを誰かが一緒に見てくれているからだと思います。^^ 私と一緒に見てくださって、一緒に考えてくださって、そして一緒に感じてくださって、本当にありがとうございます。^^ 私は本当に恵まれている人間ですね。^^=============眠れなくて遊びに来ました。^^ラーメンでも食べようか悩んでいます~~ ー2012年1月4日 肉まんのように成長(太っている)しているハナよりー
umetani
may382 is the coolest person i've met on lang-8 so far. not only does she make great corrections, but her journal entries are the best i've seen here, extremely helpful, written in perfect english. also, i like talking with her about random things(the more random the better), and she often has cool recommendations. she has unique quirks, like listening to some weird chants, but i think i'll stop here...:D
jubay
Lang-8のたのしみは、通常の生活を送っているだけでは出会えないであろう、言葉好きな人とお友達になれることでしょう。知り合って、おそらく一ヶ月も経っていないのに、既に数多くの言葉をmay(五月=さつき!?)さんとは交わした気がします。添削方法、文章のニュアンス、言語学習方法のこと。細かい所に気がつくのに、大らかな冗談を受け入れてくれ、とことん語義の解説に付き合ってくれるのに、大きな文脈を忘れない。大きく叩けば、大きく響き、優しく語りかければ、ささやき混じり。揺れては返す、大きな鐘のような存在です。そんなわけで、もし貴方がMな体質なら要注意。それは彼女の中のS的要素を増幅させかねません。あ、Mならそれで本望なのかな。Anyway, thanks so much for your joyful comments all the time!
クロマ
I don't think I even need to mention that may382's English is great. More importantly, she's an amazing person. She is the kindest person I've met on Lang-8... and there are a lot of kind people here! She probably has no idea how much her help and encouragement means to me (well, maybe now she does). :) Thank you for everything!