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  1. 16 Jul '09 15:17
    i am fascinated with all things japanese, am visiting Japan in November, has anyone got advice/tips on things to do/hotels/culture etc....
    many thks
  2. 16 Jul '09 16:04
    Originally posted by rackgaki
    i am fascinated with all things japanese, am visiting Japan in November, has anyone got advice/tips on things to do/hotels/culture etc....
    many thks
    all things japanese?

    don't you find japanese cartoons weird?

    once I had watched one of them with my nephew, and I found it bizarre.
  3. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    16 Jul '09 16:07
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    all things japanese?

    don't you find japanese cartoons weird?

    once I had watched one of them with my nephew, and I found it bizarre.
    Wait...weird is bad?

    You're a big scoop of vanilla, aren't ya?
  4. 16 Jul '09 16:23
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Wait...weird is bad?

    You're a big scoop of vanilla, aren't ya?
    I didn't say it was necessarialy bad, I said it was weird if compared to western cartoons.

    when I was a boy, I used to watch tom and jerry, if compared to these, japanese cartoons are very weird.
  5. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    16 Jul '09 16:30
    Originally posted by rackgaki
    i am fascinated with all things japanese, am visiting Japan in November, has anyone got advice/tips on things to do/hotels/culture etc....
    many thks
    Read Karel van Wolferen's "The Enigma Of Japanese Power". Best book of its kind on how Japanese culture, politics and economy actually work.
  6. 17 Jul '09 09:31
    Originally posted by rackgaki
    i am fascinated with all things japanese, am visiting Japan in November, has anyone got advice/tips on things to do/hotels/culture etc....
    many thks
    Sure plenty. l lived there for a few years and visit often.

    Things to do depends on your main interests e.g temples vs modern Japan etc. Hotels - try and stay in Ryokan (Japanese style hotels) they are very different from western hotels with tatami floors etc Try onsen at traditional onsen places (many to choose from in most parts of japan.

    Leave your pre conceptions at the door, relax and let a wonderful country envelope you.
  7. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    17 Jul '09 10:28
    Originally posted by rackgaki
    i am fascinated with all things japanese, am visiting Japan in November, has anyone got advice/tips on things to do/hotels/culture etc....
    many thks
    Be very careful, the Japanese is a different culture, so it's weird, and if it's weird is bad. And bad is dangerous...

    Better to remain with the known stuff, because it makes you feel safe, and safety is nice.

    Better not to travel at all.

    P.S. Watch Tomr & Jerry instead.

    [/sarcasm]
  8. 17 Jul '09 15:46
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Be very careful, the Japanese is a different culture, so it's weird, and if it's weird is bad. And bad is dangerous...

    Better to remain with the known stuff, because it makes you feel safe, and safety is nice.

    Better not to travel at all.

    P.S. Watch Tomr & Jerry instead.

    [/sarcasm]
    the immature little prick (aka seitse) can't help twisting what other people say.

    what did you watch when you were a boy? speedy gonzales?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedy_Gonzales
  9. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    17 Jul '09 18:37
    I'm big in Japan
  10. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    18 Jul '09 17:10 / 1 edit
    LMAO!

    I sure touched a nerve because the ethnic slur was fired! Ay caramba!
  11. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    18 Jul '09 17:41 / 1 edit
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Oh my goodness!! No, your fist!?!?!?! No, please!!!

    I am so afraid of kids who threaten me with physical violence from the anonymous safety of the internet!!! Oh no! Please no!!!! :'(
  12. 18 Jul '09 17:47
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    all things japanese?

    don't you find japanese cartoons weird?

    once I had watched one of them with my nephew, and I found it bizarre.
    did it involve tentacles?
  13. 18 Jul '09 17:54
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Oh my goodness!! No, your fist!?!?!?! No, please!!!

    I am so afraid of kids who threaten me with physical violence from the anonymous safety of the internet!!! Oh no! Please no!!!! :'(
    grow up seitse.

    its a pity you can't have a civil discussion.


    peace.
  14. 18 Jul '09 17:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    did it involve tentacles?
    no. why?

    do japanese cartoons usually have tentacles?
  15. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    18 Jul '09 18:00
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    grow up seitse.

    its a pity you can't have a civil discussion.


    peace.
    "little prick"

    "I will put my fist on your nose"

    It seems it is some carioca little boy the one who needs to grow up.

    I pity you.

    P.S. Let me know if one day dad gives you some cash for the plane to Stockholm, and we'll see if you are as tough as you like to play behind the keyboard.