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Can't I be Myself? 自分らしくいたらダメ? With native lang

I was thinking about if I really need to behave just like, for example, a woman, someone's wife or even a Japanese person. Is it...
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Sep 1, 2014 10:18
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I Never Thought That I Would be into Anime!  アニメに夢中になるなんて! With native lang

I finished watching the whole series of an anime, which has 25 volumes, named "Monster" yesterday. I'd never thought tha...
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Aug 27, 2014 22:37
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@ Do You Like to Love or be Loved? 愛されるのが好き? 愛するのが好き? With native lang

According to a famous author, it seems that men are creatures that want to be loved, while women are creatures that want to love. Th...
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Aug 22, 2014 21:30
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@ @ Japan Likes Self-Introductions  日本ってほんとに自己紹介が好き With native lang

What? I didn't know that self-introductions were not commonly done in America! I talked with two American college students separa...
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Aug 19, 2014 22:21
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@ I Want Insensitivity! 「鈍感力」が欲しい! With native lang

Have you ever heard the Japanese term " donkan-ryoku" (鈍感力)? Binkan(敏感) is translated as "sensitive", "delica...
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Aug 16, 2014 17:08
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@ @ Japanese People Are Good at Small Talk, But Not a Deep Conversation? 日本人と友達になれない理由 With native lang

I've believed for a long time that a lot of Japanese people, even if they are friends, are not very open in terms of talking about th...
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Aug 12, 2014 17:42
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@ Feminine Speech in Japanese 女性言葉について思うこと With native lang

I read a journal entry about josei-kotoba (女性言葉), feminine speech patterns,(literally "women's words). Since the Japanese la...
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Aug 9, 2014 23:00
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@ Women Also Have Fantasies ファンタジー With native lang

When I started learning English, I found it very difficult to switch from language to language. When I was speaking English, I needed...
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Aug 8, 2014 08:59
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@ Japan is a High Context Country  日本は、文脈からものごとを悟る国 With native lang

It's said that Japan has a "high-context" culture; while some Western countries don't. If you live in Japan and the ...
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Jul 29, 2014 21:45
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@ Don't Beat Around the Bush! 回りくどい言い方はしないでください。笑 With native lang

I have a question for you about the way of expressing something in English. I may be wrong about my belief about it, or it may just de...
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Jul 26, 2014 12:37
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@ Kimono Party is Coming Soon! きものパーティ With native lang

I'm going to attend a party named "Luxury Night", which my kimono teacher holds at a hotel this Sunday. It seems everyb...
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Jul 26, 2014 00:15
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Having The Same Sense of Humor 「笑いのツボ」が同じ With native lang

I've learned some English terms and phrases to describe relationships with people, such as "click", "hit it off" ...
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Jul 23, 2014 12:10
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@ I Feel a Pain in My Chest 「胸が痛む」という言葉 With native lang

A friend of mine, who is a married woman, started talking about her love when I met her yesterday. She said that she has only experience...
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Jul 20, 2014 21:35
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An English Question 教えてください

In the previous entry, I wrote this, "Japan is in a league of its own when it comes to drinking!" When my friends and I were...
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Jul 15, 2014 23:10
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@ Hey, Boozer! Are You Okay?  大酒飲み With native lang

Japan is in a league of its own when it comes to drinking! Surprise! Although I guessed that Japan would be one of the countries most ...
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Jul 13, 2014 11:04
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@ Spending My Limited Time  限られた時間 With native lang

Have you ever wondered about your limited time on earth? Well, it's a sad topic, so I will change my way of asking. If you knew y...
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Jul 11, 2014 18:20
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@ My Sudden Change, Feminine And Elegant  自分の急な変化 With native lang

I feel like I'm becoming more of a true Japanese woman. Guess what! I wore a kimono today! As some of you may have already realiz...
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Jul 8, 2014 22:37
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@ Am I Kind of Meek in Japanese Society? 従順で大人しい? With native lang

I had a get-together over lunch with five Japanese women the other day. I've known them for a long time, but they are not so close th...
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Jul 6, 2014 11:42
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@ A Lesson in Life 人生勉強 With native lang

I bought an English book from Amazon, which a friend of mine had recommended before. Although it came last week, I haven't felt like...
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Jul 2, 2014 14:19
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@ Get up and go やらなきゃ With native lang

I haven't written a diary entry for over ten days. In this situation, I always get writer's block. The lazier I become about wri...
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Jun 28, 2014 23:22