"The country that coined the phrase obviously lives the phrase. In America, time is a very important commodity. People ‘save’ time and ‘spend’ time as if it were money in the bank. Americans ascribe personality characteristics and values based on how people use time. For example, people who are on-time are considered to be good people, reliable people who others can count on."
-America travel guide
”—heh, it’s fun to read travel guides to America when you live in America. Let’s you know how we are really perceived.
OMG THERE WAS A HUGE STORM WHERE I LIVE AND A TREE FELL SO I SENT A PICTURE IN TO THE NEWS ‘CAUSE THEY ASK FOR THAT KIND OF SHIT AND I DON’T SORT MY PICTURES INTO FOLDERS AND I ACCIDENTLY SENT THEM THIS:
Baahhh awkwardness…….I saw my kinda ex-girlfriend (but we were never quite exactly a couple so I don’t even know) just now. I just went to buy some ice and there she is at the checkout line. We say “hi” and like, I have no idea what to do because I’m not exactly sure where the heck our relationship stands or ever really stood. She goes in for like a hug, so I just give like a half-hearted one arm hug since I’m still a bit confused on her actually going in for a hug in the first place. I don’t even think we hugged once before that so doing it in the checkout isle was just like, what the hell. And she asks how I am and I think I ask how she is I don’t even know. I mention I’m just here to buy some ice and mention something about it being very exciting when I could tell she wanted to say just about the same thing. And then she just kind of walks away since I guess I gave off the impression that “I’m here for ice…not you” even though that’s not what I meant. So I’m just there all red and flustered at handling the encounter poorly in front of the cashier and pay for the freaking ice to just get out of there. Bahhhhhhhh…..how freaking awkward.
My friend Lee has decided to study abroad in Japan the last year of her bachelor’s program. She left in November and is coming back this July. She told me on Skype everything that happened up until mid February, when one of the students got sent back for extremely rude behavior. It started on the plane…
Lee boarded the plane, and everything was fine. It was filled with what you expect: businessmen, tourists, family, etc. The girl sitting next to her, though, was a bit odd. We’ll call her Steph. Her carry on bag was crammed full of laptops, videogame consoles, plushies, dvds, manga, books, etc. They had no clue how she brought it on the plane.
If you like, I could text dump half the series here. Maybe I don’t get out enough, but I’ve never seen a localization this good. The fact they can take a very Japanese game, spice it for our Western pallets, and still keep the core of the title intact is no small feat.
But here’s a few I already have on hand which barely scratch the surface: