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Getting dark outside in Fukuoka, my friend and I went to Izakaya for dinner. With native lang

Getting dark outside in Fukuoka, my friend and I went to Izakaya for dinner. Although she told me that she would have only an hour be...
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Sep 29, 2014 13:31
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I Was a Total Wuss!  弱虫 With native lang

I never thought that I would act like a child. I went to Fukuoka Prefecture yesterday and stayed there overnight to watch the musical ...
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Sep 28, 2014 00:13
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Although I was looking for some good English schools in my city for a long ti... With native lang

Although I was looking for some good English schools in my city for a long time, I haven't found any. Some big English conversation ...
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Sep 25, 2014 09:21
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@ The Thing of Believing. 「信じる」ということ With native lang

People often use the verbs "deceive" and "cheate" in the passive voice both in English and Japanese. Today, howeve...
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Sep 22, 2014 11:30
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@ @ Are You Good at Doing Two Things at One Time? 同時に2つのことをうまくこなせる? With native lang

Almost all of my Lang-8 friends are Japanese learners, and most of them must have jobs. Today, I wondered if you are really good wit...
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Sep 19, 2014 22:45
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I'm a Perfectionist! 完ぺき主義者! (笑) With native lang

I never thought that I was a perfectionist. I would rather thought that I was a person who does just a certain amount of job. When I c...
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Sep 15, 2014 22:47
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Goof-Up again! ドジ! With native lang

I was supposed to take a kimono-lesson this afternoon! I blew it! I totally forgot it and went shopping instead. It's a one-on-...
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Sep 3, 2014 23:22
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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