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  1. Subscriberrookie54
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    21 Apr '19 18:59
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Are you at least now fluent in Japanese? (Didn't get the pop-ups myself).
    naww,
    i cain't read a lick anyhow...
    i got a good look at the cake you like sent to you from fam in japan,

    pound cake, unless i'm dreaming,
    went to click off to go play some SERIOUS chess,
    and popup one appears,
    WE WANT YER EMAIL SO WE CAN SEND YOU PICTURES OF CAKE AND DOGS DROOLING!!!
    went to X out of that one and POPUP TWO APPEARS
    "are you sure you want to leave??? changes you maymay not have made haven't been saved yet!!!"

    *sigh
    it's a challenge for an olde guy like me to understand just how popular i am...
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    21 Apr '19 19:351 edit
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    My family in Nagasaki sometimes send us castella sponge cake. Can't even begin to describe how good it tastes.


    https://www.japancentre.com/en/recipes/1343-traditional-castella-sponge-cake
    Do they make it? As far as I know, most Japanese families do not own an oven (I think? Not because they couldn't afford it of course). Baking cakes is unusual - most people buy them.
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    21 Apr '19 19:36
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Are you at least now fluent in Japanese? (Didn't get the pop-ups myself).
    How's yours coming along?
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    21 Apr '19 20:02
    @ashiitaka said
    Do they make it? As far as I know, most Japanese families do not own an oven (I think? Not because they couldn't afford it of course). Baking cakes is unusual - most people buy them.
    No. My wife's grandmother sends it, but it definitely isn't homemade.

    The sponge is lovely and light.
  5. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    21 Apr '19 20:05
    @ashiitaka said
    How's yours coming along?
    Slowly. (Sometimes backwards). 😀

    Yours?
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Slowly. (Sometimes backwards). 😀

    Yours?
    Slowly, but I devote an hour every two months to it.

    I wish I had more time.
  7. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    24 Apr '19 21:05
    Newfoundland expressions
    For those of us who are come-from-aways, here's a quick guide to some common Newfoundland phrases.
    “Whadda y'at?”
    “Where y' longs to?”
    “Who knit ya?”
    “I'm gutfounded. Fire up a scoff.”
    “Long may your big jib draw.”
    “Stay where you're to 'til I comes where you're at.”
    “It's a mausey/mauzy day.”

    And you may have thought English was hard!!! 😉

    -VR
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    24 Apr '19 23:22
    @very-rusty said
    Newfoundland expressions
    For those of us who are come-from-aways, here's a quick guide to some common Newfoundland phrases.
    “Whadda y'at?”
    “Where y' longs to?”
    “Who knit ya?”
    “I'm gutfounded. Fire up a scoff.”
    “Long may your big jib draw.”
    “Stay where you're to 'til I comes where you're at.”
    “It's a mausey/mauzy day.”

    And you may have thought English was hard!!! 😉

    -VR
    Add "what a sin!" to that list.
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