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Wyk72



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TokenAsian wrote:
Wyk72 wrote:

My brother has spent a weekend in London and said Wagamama in Streatham Street had excellent noodles....gotta try it out. With these weird flight prices, you may get a cheaper weekend in London than in Rome (!)


If my slim knowledge of Japanese is on the ball... "Wagamama?" Laughing



Yeah, sounded weird to me also. On the Mahou.org dictionary (it's not a bad resource, I believe) I read:

wagamama (adj-na,n) (1) selfishness, egoism, wilfulness, (2) disobedience, (3) whim

Beats me Smile ... they have a nice web presence though (www.wagamama.com of course), they also sell merchandise like shirts, cookbooks, DvDs.... very Japanese Very Happy!

They have this "green tea" cup.... w00t.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the term also refers to unmarried women that live at home and use the money saved on rent to buy clothes and plushies.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problematic wrote:
LOL yea the rest of Canada is freezing cold. It started snowing yesterday night, but usually( for the past three or four years), it snows during the end of winter or beginning of spring in Victoria. Our weather is messed up, and if I am correct, we are right above Seattle, and Seattle is above Cali right? I wish I lived near the west more because Winnipeg and the eastern part of Canada has major snow storms around xmas and it makes me jealous. Evil or Very Mad LOL

Laughing You sound like me, I miss us getting big snowfalls at least a few times a year (we did when I was a kid, the weather patterns have changed here since and now we rarely get a big snowfall.)

I do suppose I'd have to stop wearing sandles in the winter though with that much snow. Wink

Byakko wrote:
Jealous of snow? I wouldn't be. All that freezing weather would just be horrible. And then you also have to go shovel out your driveway so you can drive to work, the trees being prone to fall on your car due to the heavy load, and your roof collapsing in your house due to the extra snow. >_> LOL jkjk

Well, I know the shoveling out your driveway is a true fact, but the others aren't (I hope).... Wink

Well see you just live where you can walk to work and the grocery store, etc. so you can avoid shoveling a driveway, then you cut all the trees down so they can't fall on anything and reinforce the roof with lots of steel girders (bonus: you can build bookshelves between them at ground level!) and then it's not a problem. Laughing

A friend of mine lives up in Ohio and was in the area that got slammed last winter. His house was without power for over a week, after he got back online he sent me some photos he took of the trees out front, the branches were hanging down to about a foot off the ground. He told me that they're normally about 5-6 feet off the ground, he was really surprised they didn't break off. It was pretty since the whole tree was encased in ice but man that storm wreaked havoc!

Wyk72 wrote:
Here they have also a sort of "standard" taste to all. Some soup is decent, though.There's this "metropolitan legend" around here in Italy, that they mince cats (!) to make spring rolls. It's a nasty stupid lie, but somebody actually believes it (!?). Never understimate human stupidity, I guess.

That's a good description of what we have too, pretty much any Chinese resteraunt you go to the food tastes the same, particularly the ones with buffets. Smile

Oh, and the cat rumor persists here in the US too, no idea where it started.

Wyk72 wrote:
Really. Those low-cost companies have TAKEN OVER around here. Ryanair gives away a lots of flight almost for free. Some real for free, you just pay the taxes.
Our national company, Alitalia (do you know the pun? Always Late In Takeoffs Always Late In Arrivals ... sigh) has almost gone bankruptcy because of that.

Well if that description is accuracate I'd say Alitalia is running themselves out of business. Embarassed

Wyk72 wrote:
Yeah, sounded weird to me also. On the Mahou.org dictionary (it's not a bad resource, I believe) I read:

I didn't know about that one, it's nice and fast though, gotta bookmark it. Smile

TokenAsian wrote:
I believe the term also refers to unmarried women that live at home and use the money saved on rent to buy clothes and plushies.

Aka Fangirls? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not fangirls, more along the line of fashionable women...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TokenAsian wrote:
Not fangirls, more along the line of fashionable women...

Yeah so not anime fangirls, but fashion fangirls, still fangirls of a sort. Wink

Actually would the term fashionesta apply? I've heard it used for women that sound fairly close to the ones you describe (minus the living at home so they can buy even more stuff though).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fashionazi? Fashiofascist?

Sounds about right.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean "Fashionista". It's a very much used term here, referring to women in their 30's who are "very enthusiastic" in fashion. You know, "dolling" themselves so much.

*suddenly thought of that program in QTV11: Ginang Fashionista*
That's saying a lot. Rolling Eyes

For a mroe accurate history of the term, try this link.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

animeronin wrote:
You mean "Fashionista". It's a very much used term here, referring to women in their 30's who are "very enthusiastic" in fashion. You know, "dolling" themselves so much.


...90% of women around here are Fashionista-s. You won't ever believe how much money they can spend on clothes, for example. I was talking to a my (female) friend in high school, a month ago. She's in her 30s ,like me, and utterly fashionista. I said her how much prices have risen with this "Euro" stuff (you know, the introduction of this currency has doubled the prices of everything here Sad ). She said to me: "Ah, I know. For example, last week I bought a pair of jeans and I paid 'em 200. Oh, they are pricey, but I can wear them for one ENTIRE year and half"

200 is something like 235.632 US $

Shocked

(My jeans are paid 19 and I make them last...almost forever !)

I believe there's people around here that doesn't eat just to wear fashion stuff. They have a double feature .. they get thin (a fashion MUST) and they can spare the money for the next 400 shoes....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And people think us otaku are bad...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate seeing people wearing destroyed jeans. Well, I don't mind the look of it, but it reminds me that they spent $70 on a pair of jeans that looks like it's about to fall apart. O_O Who would pay $70 for destroyed jeans? .... I pay $10 for my pairs of jeans and I'm happy. Smile

I heard it takes around 1.4million dollars to raise a kid. And its about 1.8million dollars to raise a daughter. The extra money? The daughters spend more on clothes. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you give me $70, I'll destroy your jeans for you.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you give me $70, I'll destroy your jeans for you.

I'll do it for $50! Laughing

Fashionista was the term I was looking for, thanks Animeronin. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For $20 I'll Token Asian-ize your jeans... Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just give me $10.00
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$10 but I'll do three pairs! Wink

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