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I always think that Sonata Arctica's song (most of them) lyrics are related to me.

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For the past couple of weeks, I've been dedicating a lot of my time towards learning how to speak Japanese. And in all honesty, it's already been one of the most fun and rewarding experiences of my life. I'm very proud of how quickly I've been picking up on everything that I've been intensely studying. 

 

Today I devoted my time towards learning the Hiragana alphabet. Which I did. All of it. Along with a little bit of Katakana. For some people, it can take months to learn either Hiragana or Katakana, but it's actually not that difficult if you use mnemonics to imagine all of the characters as a bunch of silly pictures. I've managed to complete this Hiragana identification game in under three minutes without making any mistakes.

 

http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/sheaa/projects/genki/hiragana-timer.html

 

やった!

 

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2 minutes ago, Ajora said:

For the past couple of weeks, I've been dedicating a lot of my time towards learning how to speak Japanese. And in all honesty, it's already been one of the most fun and rewarding experiences of my life. I'm very proud of how quickly I've been picking up on everything that I've been intensely studying.

がんばって!  You're welcome to practice with me if you ever want.  I could use the practice myself.

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2 hours ago, Ajora said:

Hiragana identification game

Cheers. I tried both Hiragana and Katakana ones, and it seems I can still remember them, so it's a good practice to me too. I'm kind of sad that when I was learning these, there's no such thing I knew...

 

My fact about these is that I only learn these basic characters. Then I learn words from watching anime and stuff, so I knew some words but no grammar for Japanese. I assume learning Japanese for a Chinese is easier even though they are mostly different, but from time to time, you will run into words that pronounce similarly or the kanji looks similar.

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@YukiRaven There's a Discord channel that I briefly looked at that is often used as a means for people to practice their speaking over a microphone. I've still got a ways to go before becoming an intermediate, but I can see myself practising with people at some point down the road.

 

@GarrettChan Grammar is extremely important, and something you need to tackle as soon as possible. It's naturally quite confusing at first, but the sentence structuring makes sense after awhile. 

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^That's very true. Back then I learned 五十音図 just for fun, but now I don't really intent to learn Japanese. I'm just sort of surprise that I learned quite some from these years.

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The sound that play when a new notification appear in Google Chrome for Doomworld almost made me have a heart attack.

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54 minutes ago, Mayhem666 said:

The sound that play when a new notification appear in Google Chrome for Doomworld almost made me have a heart attack.

I always use earphones, so I had to turn it off when I had a laptop that could connect to the internet. I don't intend to change it anytime soon because of this.

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i like the new sound of the notification of doomworld, (is the doom sound), but almost i have a hearth attack D: xD

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23 minutes ago, Aquila Chrysaetos said:

Here you go.

JAJAJAJAJAJAJA

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Today (June 8, 2018) is the three year anniversary of my arrival at Fort Benning to (attempt and fail) to join the US Army.

October 5 would be the last day of my enlistment.

November 17 was the day I arrived at home after being mustered out.

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2 hours ago, Aquila Chrysaetos said:

Today (June 8, 2018) is the three year anniversary of my arrival at Fort Benning to (attempt and fail) to join the US Army.

October 5 would be the last day of my enlistment.

November 17 was the day I arrived at home after being mustered out.

 

And why was that?

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1 hour ago, KVELLER said:

 

And why was that?

Chest pain I suffered before I went in cropped back up during a run. Since it was an existing condition, it didn't call for a medical discharge, instead a Chapter 11, which is used for recruits in service less than six months, and is actually a refusal to train general discharge.

What didn't help was the fact that the Fitness Training Unit I (and a bunch of others) was sent to didn't really get us in better condition so much as worse, so that was pretty much the death knell of a prospective career right there. I had a lot of problems with the front of my hip shortly after I went and I never figured out why.

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1 hour ago, Aquila Chrysaetos said:

Chest pain I suffered before I went in cropped back up during a run. Since it was an existing condition, it didn't call for a medical discharge, instead a Chapter 11, which is used for recruits in service less than six months, and is actually a refusal to train general discharge.

What didn't help was the fact that the Fitness Training Unit I (and a bunch of others) was sent to didn't really get us in better condition so much as worse, so that was pretty much the death knell of a prospective career right there. I had a lot of problems with the front of my hip shortly after I went and I never figured out why.

 

Damn... sounds rough...

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Happens. I've had two and a half years to get over it. At least I walked away with about 6,200 dollars in my pocket instead of zero like what happened with Prime, Inc. this year. My left eye has poor vision, and even corrected it's only 20/60, insufficient for getting a CDL to drive semi trucks.

And in 2015 I actually had a place to go and a job to get semi-quickly, so I was back on my feet inside about six months.

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Today marks the first day I had to google slang used in advertisement. I also saw what to me initially looked like a classic skinhead but maybe I am behind the times and it is fashion again to shave your head. As far as I know skinhead-ism died out in 2008 at the latest.

 

 

I am close to thirty years of age.

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When you're at the Haffla. A low price cellphone carrier subscription targeted probably towards people in their late teens. 

 

it means feast, celebration. It's from arabic.

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My mouse pad is leaking a sticky, black-tar substance. It has a very strong scent that smells just like marijuana. 

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6 minutes ago, Ajora said:

My mouse pad is leaking a sticky, black-tar substance. It has a very strong scent that smells just like marijuana. 

So it's got 420dpi I assume? :P

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5 hours ago, NeedHealth said:

When you're at the Haffla. A low price cellphone carrier subscription targeted probably towards people in their late teens. 

 

Considering that you live in Western Europe, you should be less and less surprised by Arabic words entering the local slang :/

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14 minutes ago, bzzrak said:

Considering that you live in Western Europe, you should be less and less surprised by Arabic words entering the local slang :/

Yes but it was surprising to see in an add. Thats pretty new. Arabic and to a lesser degree turkish words are part of the lexicon for many here yes. I actually could probably buy a whore when speaking to monolinguals in turkey (but not much more) with finger pointing and the random words I've picked up in my homeland. Don't know how to feel about that.

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^ LMAO, same here actually! Serbia was under the occupation of the Ottoman Empire for about 500 years (a lot, right??), so naturally we've got a LOT of Turkish words we use daily. This also means that these words are centuries old and therefore kinda outdated in modern Turkish, though.

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I'll be a cheater and do 5.

1. My first memory is playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 at 4 years old.

2. I have nearly 1000 hours in Team Fortress 2

3. I play most my games with Walkthroughs. (I get lost easy in games)

4. I am colorblind

5. I have a lazy eye that I wasn't aware of until High School. Now I am super self conscious about it 3 years after leaving High School.

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