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bizengaust

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Watched the new episode of Game Of Thrones. That was a dick move Theon/Reek.comment
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Gender: female
Age: 25
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfXam3LliZbSBxHFX
Consoles Owned: playstation,nintendo, nintendo 64,
Interests: I have loads of interests
Date Signed Up:12/03/2011
Last Login:5/30/2015
Location:Kyoto Japan
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My name is Anya, I'm 25 years young and I'm currently working as an English language instructor for an elementary school in Kyoto Japan. I have also been known to make some pretty interesting comps

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#88 - Rurouni Kenshin 12/04/2014 on Common Ninja Myths +1
#87 - As long as you have a teaching degree it's not that hard at al…  [+] (2 new replies) 12/04/2014 on Common Ninja Myths 0
User avatar #89 - reginleif (12/04/2014) [-]
:/ Fuck I went for a Biology degree.... does it have to be an education degree?
User avatar #91 - bizengaust (12/04/2014) [-]
Some will take an educational degree yes as they just want some proof that your able to teach
#27 - I consider us on good terms even if you ever or even think thi… 12/04/2014 on Common Ninja Myths 0
#22 - I didn't mean to force you out of anon but the fact that you d…  [+] (2 new replies) 12/04/2014 on Common Ninja Myths 0
#26 - darthklaus (12/04/2014) [-]
If you think about it, we're calmly talking for 2 hours already and the worst I did was insisting that I dislike you for reasons I can't remember. One could argue that I don't even dislike you if I can't remember why.

I won't change my mind, because there was reason why I disliked you in the first place. This reason is still somewhere there, buried deeply in tons of newer content. But my absurd stupidity aside, aren't we already getting along? When I tell you to not think too seriously about what I'm writing, it's because even I can see my logic has more holes than Swiss cheese.

We'll see what the future will bring. If I ever comment under your content, I'll try to remember to not post anonymously. If you indeed are going to focus on shrines and temples, I probably won't have too much to say, as my knowledge about religion in Japan isn't that great. All I know is that while generally Shinto is popular there, they add some elements from Buddhism (that's hardly a religion anyway) and Taoism, if I recall correctly.
User avatar #27 - bizengaust (12/04/2014) [-]
I consider us on good terms even if you ever or even think things that are different from what I do. Even if in the future you decide we simply cannot get along due to personal reasons I will respect that. Even I know we cannot love everyone no matter what. If that was the case there would be no issues in the world.
I hope to see you when I do my best comp. There is actually a big difference between shrines and temples and I hope to do a generous comp about the difference between the two and customs before I have to do a month hiatus. I'm getting married in three weeks so I'll be away from FunnyJunk
#19 - From what I've read they always served that lord so if the lor…  [+] (1 new reply) 12/04/2014 on Common Ninja Myths 0
User avatar #20 - swimmingprodigy (12/04/2014) [-]
got it. thanks
#17 - Ninja were pretty much mercenaries whereas samurai where warri…  [+] (4 new replies) 12/04/2014 on Common Ninja Myths 0
User avatar #18 - swimmingprodigy (12/04/2014) [-]
so samurai were pretty much like knights, ya?
Were they hired by the lord or were they loyal because...just because? Why didn't they turn into mercenaries too?
User avatar #97 - thegrimgenius (12/04/2014) [-]
samurai were loyal the same reasons knights were, lords/daiymo gave them land.
User avatar #19 - bizengaust (12/04/2014) [-]
From what I've read they always served that lord so if the lord said go do this they went and did that. I suppose the big difference was that one would serve anyone whereas the other would only serve that one person. If that makes sense.
User avatar #20 - swimmingprodigy (12/04/2014) [-]
got it. thanks
#187 - I remember being one of those people who was troubled by this … 12/04/2014 on SJWhat now? 0
#15 - Perhaps I will simply, if it's not to much of me to request, t…  [+] (4 new replies) 12/04/2014 on Common Ninja Myths 0
#21 - darthklaus (12/04/2014) [-]
You clearly want to know it. You make me feel bad for stay anonymous on purpose, so my guilty will make me uncheck this little box down there without you actually asking. You're an awful person. Please, don't take it too seriously. You seem to be way too serious about what people say.

You didn't really seem high when suggesting it. My response on the other hand was waaay too cocky. And I'm sorry. Because, you know, I might dislike you, but you did nothing wrong. Something about you makes me want to point out every little mistake, not as a constructive criticism, but as a mockery. So I'm awful person and it's my fault. I'm sorry once again.

But since I don't actually have reason to really get angry and can't write it as proper insults, it turns into some criticism with a lot of whining.

I'm not really sure do you want to know the name of my account and think I refused to reveal it or do you simply state the fact you don't care. That's why I'll uncheck this box down here.

Being skeptical is better than being foolish. Well, that's from perspective of someone who isn't foolish. Fool is too foolish to actually care about his foolishness.
User avatar #22 - bizengaust (12/04/2014) [-]
I didn't mean to force you out of anon but the fact that you did is kind of nice because I can speak as a person instead of feeling like I'm speaking to a bush or a wall. Again I don't mind if you critic and if you find things wrong please point them out. I look at it this way. When I came to the states people would tell me I spoke English fine even if it was horrible and I HATED THAT. If I do something wrong I want to know so I can fix it accordingly.
If you choose to be that person I will accept each comment with kindness and open mindedness. I hope we can get a long some in the future
#26 - darthklaus (12/04/2014) [-]
If you think about it, we're calmly talking for 2 hours already and the worst I did was insisting that I dislike you for reasons I can't remember. One could argue that I don't even dislike you if I can't remember why.

I won't change my mind, because there was reason why I disliked you in the first place. This reason is still somewhere there, buried deeply in tons of newer content. But my absurd stupidity aside, aren't we already getting along? When I tell you to not think too seriously about what I'm writing, it's because even I can see my logic has more holes than Swiss cheese.

We'll see what the future will bring. If I ever comment under your content, I'll try to remember to not post anonymously. If you indeed are going to focus on shrines and temples, I probably won't have too much to say, as my knowledge about religion in Japan isn't that great. All I know is that while generally Shinto is popular there, they add some elements from Buddhism (that's hardly a religion anyway) and Taoism, if I recall correctly.
User avatar #27 - bizengaust (12/04/2014) [-]
I consider us on good terms even if you ever or even think things that are different from what I do. Even if in the future you decide we simply cannot get along due to personal reasons I will respect that. Even I know we cannot love everyone no matter what. If that was the case there would be no issues in the world.
I hope to see you when I do my best comp. There is actually a big difference between shrines and temples and I hope to do a generous comp about the difference between the two and customs before I have to do a month hiatus. I'm getting married in three weeks so I'll be away from FunnyJunk
#346 - Sums up how it is when I come back from visiting my family in Russia. 12/04/2014 on A little bit country +3
#10 - yes yes I'm back. Things have been a little busy lately but I'…  [+] (1 new reply) 12/04/2014 on Common Ninja Myths +2
#11 - thepizzadevourer (12/04/2014) [-]
#9 - Can I just love you instead? Ha ha no I remember you. I fear s…  [+] (6 new replies) 12/04/2014 on Common Ninja Myths 0
#13 - Absolute Madman (12/04/2014) [-]
Loving me would make you look like a masochist in this case.

Opinions are subjective. That's how it works. There is possibility Ieyasu had good intentions, but for me he was just a prick. I might be wrong, as I've said.

This name thingy is meaningless for people who are used to Japanese names, but your myths are aimed also at people who know close to nothing about Japan. It might be slightly misleading.

You flatter yourself if you think I hide from you. I simply prefer to post as anon. But if someone asks me to log in for whatever his reason is or when character limit gets in my way and I feel I must post it all at once, I reveal myself. I use it only to see links anyway.

Self-improvement is a noble thing, but you shouldn't take me too seriously. You cater to wide audience and they like your content. If you try to satisfy me and my silly demands, others might enjoy it less. I generally try to avoid your content, because you don't deserve my complaints. Today is your bad day.
#15 - bizengaust (12/04/2014) [-]
Perhaps I will simply, if it's not to much of me to request, to simply look forward to seeing your posts and nothing more. Good or bad mean little to me as having people read them is good enough. Everyone is entitled to an opinion whether its good or bad as people have many different opinions on the matter. I didn't mean to seem high when suggesting you come out of your anon, if you choose to stay that way I totally understand. In short I thank you for your comments and look forward to honest opinions in the future. Nice comments are nice but I like honesty to. Perhaps that's just because deep down I'm a very skeptical person.
#21 - darthklaus (12/04/2014) [-]
You clearly want to know it. You make me feel bad for stay anonymous on purpose, so my guilty will make me uncheck this little box down there without you actually asking. You're an awful person. Please, don't take it too seriously. You seem to be way too serious about what people say.

You didn't really seem high when suggesting it. My response on the other hand was waaay too cocky. And I'm sorry. Because, you know, I might dislike you, but you did nothing wrong. Something about you makes me want to point out every little mistake, not as a constructive criticism, but as a mockery. So I'm awful person and it's my fault. I'm sorry once again.

But since I don't actually have reason to really get angry and can't write it as proper insults, it turns into some criticism with a lot of whining.

I'm not really sure do you want to know the name of my account and think I refused to reveal it or do you simply state the fact you don't care. That's why I'll uncheck this box down here.

Being skeptical is better than being foolish. Well, that's from perspective of someone who isn't foolish. Fool is too foolish to actually care about his foolishness.
User avatar #22 - bizengaust (12/04/2014) [-]
I didn't mean to force you out of anon but the fact that you did is kind of nice because I can speak as a person instead of feeling like I'm speaking to a bush or a wall. Again I don't mind if you critic and if you find things wrong please point them out. I look at it this way. When I came to the states people would tell me I spoke English fine even if it was horrible and I HATED THAT. If I do something wrong I want to know so I can fix it accordingly.
If you choose to be that person I will accept each comment with kindness and open mindedness. I hope we can get a long some in the future
#26 - darthklaus (12/04/2014) [-]
If you think about it, we're calmly talking for 2 hours already and the worst I did was insisting that I dislike you for reasons I can't remember. One could argue that I don't even dislike you if I can't remember why.

I won't change my mind, because there was reason why I disliked you in the first place. This reason is still somewhere there, buried deeply in tons of newer content. But my absurd stupidity aside, aren't we already getting along? When I tell you to not think too seriously about what I'm writing, it's because even I can see my logic has more holes than Swiss cheese.

We'll see what the future will bring. If I ever comment under your content, I'll try to remember to not post anonymously. If you indeed are going to focus on shrines and temples, I probably won't have too much to say, as my knowledge about religion in Japan isn't that great. All I know is that while generally Shinto is popular there, they add some elements from Buddhism (that's hardly a religion anyway) and Taoism, if I recall correctly.
User avatar #27 - bizengaust (12/04/2014) [-]
I consider us on good terms even if you ever or even think things that are different from what I do. Even if in the future you decide we simply cannot get along due to personal reasons I will respect that. Even I know we cannot love everyone no matter what. If that was the case there would be no issues in the world.
I hope to see you when I do my best comp. There is actually a big difference between shrines and temples and I hope to do a generous comp about the difference between the two and customs before I have to do a month hiatus. I'm getting married in three weeks so I'll be away from FunnyJunk
#6 - we could all learn a lot from Hello Kitty chan. thank yo… 12/04/2014 on Common Ninja Myths +3
#5 - I got you covered. I knew I had forgotten something.  [+] (2 new replies) 12/04/2014 on Common Ninja Myths +96
#100 - Absolute Madman (12/04/2014) [-]
DUDE! I didn't even know cameras existed back then!
#34 - ljxjlos (12/04/2014) [-]
420, smoke trees, slit throats, wisdom
#996 - I'm so happy n.n 12/03/2014 on Favourite FJ users? +1
#994 - I'm special 12/03/2014 on Favourite FJ users? 0
#991 - Picture 12/03/2014 on Favourite FJ users? 0
#990 - Picture 12/03/2014 on Favourite FJ users? +1
#531 - I have to dress formal for work so I did my best 12/01/2014 on make your pixel art version... +1
#134 - **** or not your art is still amazing. Keep up the good work! 12/01/2014 on pathesisx's profile 0
#133 - Comment deleted 12/01/2014 on pathesisx's profile 0
#162 - Love your comics so please continue to make more I wuv y… 12/01/2014 on EAT THE FOOD +1
#156 - Comment deleted  [+] (1 new reply) 12/01/2014 on EAT THE FOOD 0
User avatar #159 - pathesisx (12/01/2014) [-]
Whats better the just bros being dudes
#77 - I asked a few, even my fiance, and they always seem to the sam…  [+] (1 new reply) 11/30/2014 on bizengaust's profile 0
#78 - sketchyz (12/01/2014) [-]
Well, it's better than nothing, I guess. At least if I ever go they won't have too many silly prejudices.
#75 - Some of the problems English translators have when making subt… 11/24/2014 on bizengaust's profile 0
#111 - Thanksgiving isn't celebrated in Japan soo I'll be working. I… 11/20/2014 on your thanksgiving? 0

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User avatar #122 - admin (04/01/2015) [+] (1 reply)
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great japanese comp. please make more
User avatar #150 - lightspeedtooslow ONLINE (05/14/2015) [-]
pick a color between infrared and ultraviolet
User avatar #151 to #150 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
bright ass water blue
User avatar #152 to #151 - lightspeedtooslow ONLINE (05/14/2015) [-]
isn't water clear?
User avatar #153 to #152 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
Good point. I retract my previous statement in favor of dirty ocean florescent blue.
User avatar #154 to #153 - lightspeedtooslow ONLINE (05/14/2015) [-]
I'm gonna need a picture
#155 to #154 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
Best I could find
User avatar #157 to #155 - lightspeedtooslow ONLINE (05/14/2015) [-]
There are so many different shades in those photos
User avatar #158 to #157 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
Let's say the color that's between the darkest and the lightest.
User avatar #159 to #158 - lightspeedtooslow ONLINE (05/14/2015) [-]
I'm picking a single pixel here
User avatar #160 to #159 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
we'll just say florescent blue then. I'm sorry I'm failing around every corner
User avatar #161 to #160 - lightspeedtooslow ONLINE (05/14/2015) [-]
What do you mean?
User avatar #162 to #161 - bizengaust (05/14/2015) [-]
I'm not good with colors as stupid as that sounds. I'd say sky blue or ice blue of the florescent variety if I had to pick one.
User avatar #163 to #162 - lightspeedtooslow ONLINE (05/14/2015) [-]
Alrighty, thank you
User avatar #142 - lightspeedtooslow ONLINE (04/23/2015) [-]
Hello
#143 to #142 - bizengaust (04/24/2015) [-]
Hello friend
Hello friend
User avatar #144 to #143 - lightspeedtooslow ONLINE (04/24/2015) [-]
How goes it?
#145 to #144 - bizengaust (04/26/2015) [-]
It goes I suppose. Neck deep in a case study for my school on bullying. I thought it would be fun but so far I've just walked up steep hills and sweated myself to death to have doors slammed on my face because Japanese people are so reluctant to talk about such things. So is my life.
It goes I suppose. Neck deep in a case study for my school on bullying. I thought it would be fun but so far I've just walked up steep hills and sweated myself to death to have doors slammed on my face because Japanese people are so reluctant to talk about such things. So is my life.
User avatar #146 to #145 - lightspeedtooslow ONLINE (04/26/2015) [-]
It's alright, life wouldn't be life without random obstacles to get in our way. Just keep trying, you'll get the information you need soon enough
User avatar #147 to #146 - bizengaust (04/26/2015) [-]
Thank you : ). I'm doing my very best and I plan to go back tomorrow and try to get the last bit I need. I've learned the key is being compassionate and assertive at the same time.
User avatar #148 to #147 - lightspeedtooslow ONLINE (04/26/2015) [-]
That's the spirit, also if it helps: try to assure them that the information is very valuable and will be used for the greater good or something like that
User avatar #149 to #148 - bizengaust (04/26/2015) [-]
I do usually. With Japanese people though it's like talking to people in the hood in the sense that they have a no talking policy. Most don't want to get involved and unless I can explain in a really quick breath that its confidential and nobody will know about it they slam the door in my face.
It's either that or they want money but when I explain it's a case study and any retribution will be small at best because it's a small study and again, door in the face. I suppose though if I don't try nothing will be fixed. Seriously though climbing up hot hills in a black blazer and slacks is hell I'd wear something else but that's the dress code here.
User avatar #139 - nameihavetochoose (04/13/2015) [-]
Hey Bizengaust, I just got back from a class trip to Japan today, so I wanted to thank you because your comps were really helpful. I had your Useful Japanese Phrases comp saved on my phone and referenced it all the time.
User avatar #141 to #139 - bizengaust (04/13/2015) [-]
Your welcome. I'm glad they were able to help you ^_^.
User avatar #140 to #139 - helpful ONLINE (04/13/2015) [-]
he had comps of me what
User avatar #129 - joshlol (04/02/2015) [-]
great japanese comp. please make more
#127 - tarabostes (04/02/2015) [-]
What is the japs's impression on animu? Do they think it was a mistake?































btw i love your comps keep up the good work!
#130 to #127 - bizengaust (04/04/2015) [-]
Anime is the same as cartoons in the states. There are some that are really good and get a lot of praise and there are some where you look at it and wonder, "what the hell where they thinking.    
 Iruka is my favorite anime character and I don't even know why he just is
Anime is the same as cartoons in the states. There are some that are really good and get a lot of praise and there are some where you look at it and wonder, "what the hell where they thinking.
Iruka is my favorite anime character and I don't even know why he just is
#132 to #130 - tarabostes (04/04/2015) [-]
Heh, like boku no pico? HUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHU EHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEH UEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUE HUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHU EHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUE
Well he might not be the strongest, but he's a very good teacher and helped Naruto in many ways! <3




















what's a bizengaust cheeki breeki?
#133 to #132 - bizengaust (04/04/2015) [-]
Probably why I liked him. He was a normal teacher and tried to help him despite his past. Bizengaust is my maiden name(it means deep forest in old slavic) . Just seemed like an ok username at the time
#134 to #133 - tarabostes (04/04/2015) [-]
Heh i get you! My favorite's probably Itachi or Nagato...   
 SS-So cc-can i enter your sacred Bizengaust??    
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 I'm Bogdan btw    
 in the gif it's The wood style move Bizengaust bloom   hue
Heh i get you! My favorite's probably Itachi or Nagato...
SS-So cc-can i enter your sacred Bizengaust??




























I'm Bogdan btw
in the gif it's The wood style move Bizengaust bloom hue
#137 to #134 - bizengaust (04/04/2015) [-]
Alas I am spoke for.  I like Itatchi to but his backstory is full of many plot holes
Alas I am spoke for. I like Itatchi to but his backstory is full of many plot holes
#138 to #137 - tarabostes (04/04/2015) [-]
pjgipwgjoehoiwoh9wwwwww3gj9w3asuhdaushfusafgaisfiuasghauhgasdfgt what is that supposed to mean?? HUH???
User avatar #123 - amonlavtar (04/01/2015) [-]
In light of your last Jap comp, what typical Slavic habbits are bad in japan?
I want to go there once, so im curious
#126 to #123 - bizengaust (04/02/2015) [-]
It's funny because a lot of our habits are close to those of Japanese. The only thing I'd recommend is not being very loud and brash. In Russia I was always told it's ok to be vocal when your in private but in public it's not ok and you always have to keep a stoic expression I assume it's the same with slavic? but in Japan you must keep such things to yourself even in private. It can be a little smothering but you soon grow used to that calm way of living.
User avatar #128 to #126 - amonlavtar (04/02/2015) [-]
What about social occasions?
or family meals?

Down here in the south west only one side of the family brings about 20 people,
toddlers, babies, grandparents and alcohol and meat, and that leads to a ruckus
sooner or later, even if the kids are quiet
User avatar #131 to #128 - bizengaust (04/04/2015) [-]
It depends. If you know the family well you can expect a big family gathering, especially if its a special occasion like a festival, birthday, party ect. If you don't know the people so well than your expected to keep it somewhat small. When I first met my husbands family the get together was very small just us and his parents. These days whenever something big is going on I expect to be feeding the entire clan of a family and plan around such.
#124 to #123 - Absolute Madman (04/01/2015) [-]
Don't wear ****** tracksuits, they have no place in the civilized world
User avatar #120 - ironsoul (03/24/2015) [-]
Have you heard of Duolingo?
If you have, is it any good? I am hoping to use it to learn Spanish, as it will help me pick up jobs where I live.
I know there is a version for Japanese speakers trying to learn English.
User avatar #121 to #120 - bizengaust (03/29/2015) [-]
I haven't but after googling it I can see it's like others I've practiced on before. I did Rocket Japanese myself when I was learning.
User avatar #118 - plerp (03/12/2015) [-]
"Japan is very lovely (I work there as an english teacher) and I know you would have loved it. at the next festival i'll light a lantern boat for you. (they do this as a way to help spirits find their way home) Godspeed"


That was a post you made on Jett's content, and it made me tear up pretty good.

Hope you kept your word, thank you for saying that at least.
User avatar #119 to #118 - bizengaust (03/13/2015) [-]
I always keep my word. I lit one for him and sent it sailing : )
User avatar #111 - ironsoul (03/03/2015) [-]
There is a japanese monster whose name I can't remember.
It is female with super long spidery limbs and teeth like an angler fish, it crawls on walls. I don't know who else I could ask; I don't suppose you know what it is called?
#112 to #111 - bizengaust (03/03/2015) [-]
That would be the Jorogumo. I consulted the folklore book for that one.
That would be the Jorogumo. I consulted the folklore book for that one.
#113 to #112 - ironsoul (03/03/2015) [-]
Thank you, but i don't think that's it. This thing is more like slenderman with teeth than a literal spider.
Thank you, but i don't think that's it. This thing is more like slenderman with teeth than a literal spider.
#114 to #113 - ironsoul (03/03/2015) [-]
Here is one from a haunted house in an anime, if that helps.
#115 to #114 - bizengaust (03/03/2015) [-]
hmmm can't seem to find anything else.  Maybe it was a created monster inspired by slenderman. Scary as 			****		 looking though.
hmmm can't seem to find anything else. Maybe it was a created monster inspired by slenderman. Scary as **** looking though.
#116 to #115 - ironsoul (03/03/2015) [-]
Thank you for looking.    
pic unrelated
Thank you for looking.
pic unrelated
#117 to #116 - bizengaust (03/03/2015) [-]
your welcome homie
your welcome homie
#108 - zhlandir ONLINE (02/20/2015) [-]
Thanks ~
#109 to #108 - bizengaust (02/20/2015) [-]
It's all good my friend. ^_^
It's all good my friend. ^_^
User avatar #104 - mrsnowballs (02/13/2015) [-]
so what's up with Japan and cicadas?
User avatar #105 to #104 - bizengaust (02/13/2015) [-]
They signify the start of warm summer days and the strange past time of children catching them for fun.
User avatar #106 to #105 - mrsnowballs (02/13/2015) [-]
Are there really a lot of them there?
User avatar #107 to #106 - bizengaust (02/14/2015) [-]
in the summer they are all over the damn place.
User avatar #92 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
Are you a Russian living in Japan to teach English or have I got that wrong?
User avatar #93 to #92 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
That's correct.
User avatar #94 to #93 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
interesting
can I ask your age?
User avatar #95 to #94 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
25 years young.
User avatar #96 to #95 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
oh nice, it's a big culture shock starting again in a new country huh?
User avatar #97 to #96 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
Yes and no. America was the biggest culture shock of them all so when I came to Japan the blow was a lot softer. A lot of Japanese customs are like Russia ones to so after a couple of months I settled in just fine.
User avatar #98 to #97 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
did you speak the Japanese well before you moved to Japan?
User avatar #99 to #98 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
I had taken classes while getting my teaching degree and listened to many tapes so when I got there I could get my point across at least and I was paired with Japanese teachers until it got more smooth. You adapt very quick when your surrounded by the language so I was speaking it pretty good five months in.
User avatar #100 to #99 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
Oh nice, can I ask which part of Russia you're from? and which state you lived in in the US?

and out of all three countries where were you the happiest
User avatar #101 to #100 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
I am from Ishimbay which is in the Republic of Bashkortostan and when we came to the states we lived in the suburbs of Chicago in Illinois. Hard to say which I felt happiness in. Each one holds special memories. I suppose right now I am very content with Japan and see myself spending perhaps the rest of my life here.
User avatar #102 to #101 - joshlol (12/27/2014) [-]
Ah okay, thanks for answering : )
User avatar #103 to #102 - bizengaust (12/27/2014) [-]
Youuuuuur welcome
User avatar #82 - ironsoul (12/24/2014) [-]
If I have a short question on the accuracy of a translation, is it okay to ask you about it?
User avatar #83 to #82 - bizengaust (12/24/2014) [-]
Sure what do you want to know?
User avatar #84 to #83 - ironsoul (12/24/2014) [-]
Would kaminariningyou be the best/shortest way to say lightning doll? It is for a game I am running where one of the characters is basically playing an ancient japanese golem.
User avatar #85 to #84 - bizengaust (12/25/2014) [-]
That's the best way I can think to translate it. Since there is no one word for it, it will translate out as two which makes it kaminari ningyo. That's the literal translation. Otherwise it would be "kaminari no ningyo" which is "Doll of lightning".



User avatar #86 to #85 - ironsoul (12/25/2014) [-]
Thanks, I appreciate it.
Obviously google translate is my first destination for translation, but not everything translates the way it is intended.
Case in point, translating putting the English expression "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" into Russian and back produces something along the lines of "The vodka is good but the meat is rotten", which has a totally different meaning. Thank you for your time.
User avatar #87 to #86 - bizengaust (12/25/2014) [-]
No problem happy to help ^_^. With Russian you have to be careful with internet translators. We do not say things so simply like "I went to the store". For us its more like, "To the store I went, yesterday." Some words you have to will also translate different and spirit is almost always meaning alcohol to us and flesh will indicate food. So for us it would be more like, "the soul is strong but the body is weak."
User avatar #88 to #87 - ironsoul (12/25/2014) [-]
What is the most ridiculous mistranslation you have seen? I imagine the potential for hilarity increases with the number of languages you speak.
User avatar #89 to #88 - bizengaust (12/25/2014) [-]
I was with someone once who went through the trouble to learn to say that I looked very nice that day in Russian but they said a few wrong words and it came out like "you're turtle like." To this day I often wonder what it is to be "turtle like" and I often use her broken up phrase with my brother.
User avatar #90 to #89 - ironsoul (12/25/2014) [-]
The worst ones I am personally responsible for are English to Spanish ones.
I meant to say "I am hungry" (I have a hunger) but I mispronounced the second word so it came out "I have a man"
I then, upon discovering my error, attempted to say that I was embarrassed.
"Embarazada" is the Spanish word for pregnant.
User avatar #91 to #90 - bizengaust (12/25/2014) [-]
My Japanese was like that for the first year. I'd want to say "oh really?" hontou ni? but instead I would say something more along the lines of "i guess so" which is both very rude and makes me sound like I'm calling them a liar.
or I'd try to say "do it go on" which is a simple "dozo dozo" I said what came out as "just **** it."
#80 - fistpump (12/08/2014) [-]
So uh... Hey. I came seeking advice about living in Japan... If you're willing to give it, of course. Feel free to ignore me. I can't help but notice how many others have commented on your profile looking for exactly the same thing, haha. You're like some kind of patron saint of outsiders living in Japan, you should be proud of that.   
But anyway, yeah... My girlfriend 			*******		 loves Japan, for the anime and the food and the culture, and I kinda like the traditional side (the earthquake-proof houses that have been around hundreds of years, the warring states period, the art and legends, that sort of thing) and it occurred to me that I'd actually love to visit Japan in a few years, so I was wondering a couple of things. Again, you can just ignore this. So like, when you first moved there, as an outsider, did you find it difficult to... live (buy food, have fun in town, that sorta thing), without knowing any of the language? (I have assumed that you went to Japan only speaking Russian and English, correct me if I'm wrong). Was it difficult to travel to places? And learn to use the money and whatnot? I'm sure that when I go there it'll probably be for one to two weeks, not enough time to warrant learning a new language (if I travel to places I intend to stay for a long time, I learn the basic language. I've done this for Italy, Germany and France.  ) Is it enjoyable for people who don't like things that people typically like about Japan? I'm not really an anime person, I only like a few video games, you know, that kind of thing.  I'm sure it is a wonderful place, I just don't know enough about modern Japan. I don't know. I hope you like it there, anyway. Again, feel free to ignore me, I know I've written a lot. You have a good day, now!
So uh... Hey. I came seeking advice about living in Japan... If you're willing to give it, of course. Feel free to ignore me. I can't help but notice how many others have commented on your profile looking for exactly the same thing, haha. You're like some kind of patron saint of outsiders living in Japan, you should be proud of that.
But anyway, yeah... My girlfriend ******* loves Japan, for the anime and the food and the culture, and I kinda like the traditional side (the earthquake-proof houses that have been around hundreds of years, the warring states period, the art and legends, that sort of thing) and it occurred to me that I'd actually love to visit Japan in a few years, so I was wondering a couple of things. Again, you can just ignore this. So like, when you first moved there, as an outsider, did you find it difficult to... live (buy food, have fun in town, that sorta thing), without knowing any of the language? (I have assumed that you went to Japan only speaking Russian and English, correct me if I'm wrong). Was it difficult to travel to places? And learn to use the money and whatnot? I'm sure that when I go there it'll probably be for one to two weeks, not enough time to warrant learning a new language (if I travel to places I intend to stay for a long time, I learn the basic language. I've done this for Italy, Germany and France. ) Is it enjoyable for people who don't like things that people typically like about Japan? I'm not really an anime person, I only like a few video games, you know, that kind of thing. I'm sure it is a wonderful place, I just don't know enough about modern Japan. I don't know. I hope you like it there, anyway. Again, feel free to ignore me, I know I've written a lot. You have a good day, now!
#81 to #80 - bizengaust (12/08/2014) [-]
Whenever people tell me their going to come visit or live in Japan the first advice I feel is necessary to give is to do lots of research. I came here working for a company  I work for a different one now  that brought teachers in from all over the place. Some would have a great experience like I did and would stay long term while others would flee after a month or so. I found that most of the people who fled where the ones who didn't do research and set their expectations to unrealistic levels.   
I had the same interest you and your girlfriend share when I was about to come here and I did TONS of research via books,films,documentaries, the works.  I took a lot of classes to learn the language as well but like learning English when I came to the states from Russia, you learn your best when your in the culture. Though knowing some words and phrases when you go over certainly helps  Since I came over here via a company that put me up in housing I'm not sure how hard it would be to find a house if you just hopped over. Apartments are about the same pricing as they are in the states and the closer you are to the city the more expensive they will be. A good thing to keep in mind to is that apartments  unless you want to fork out a lot of money  are pretty small. My first one was literally a single space the size of a modest living room with a stove in the corner, a closet with a washing machine, and a bathroom. This is very very normal and takes some getting used to but you'll find it's actually rather cozy.   
I think the food is amazing and I always look forward to trying something new when I can.  People here really enjoy when your open to trying the different foods they offer and will always try to coax you to do so.   
Most things like money and travel I had to get used to over time but I was always able to find someone willing to offer a bit of advice as long as I asked nice. It takes a good deal of patience to adjust to Japanese society and life but if you show that patience and work for it I promise you the outcome is so worth it!.   
It's amazing here and I think everyone should get to experience it sometime in their life whether they go to the beautiful countryside or the culture of the city. I hope I was able to answer some questions. If you have any more please don't be shy about asking.   
P.S. If your looking to visit for two weeks or so I'd recommend googling tour groups. They have these during different parts of the Japanese holiday year and they go around and see all sorts of sites depending on which one you choose. You always travel in a group and they help you with things like money and the like.
Whenever people tell me their going to come visit or live in Japan the first advice I feel is necessary to give is to do lots of research. I came here working for a company I work for a different one now that brought teachers in from all over the place. Some would have a great experience like I did and would stay long term while others would flee after a month or so. I found that most of the people who fled where the ones who didn't do research and set their expectations to unrealistic levels.
I had the same interest you and your girlfriend share when I was about to come here and I did TONS of research via books,films,documentaries, the works. I took a lot of classes to learn the language as well but like learning English when I came to the states from Russia, you learn your best when your in the culture. Though knowing some words and phrases when you go over certainly helps Since I came over here via a company that put me up in housing I'm not sure how hard it would be to find a house if you just hopped over. Apartments are about the same pricing as they are in the states and the closer you are to the city the more expensive they will be. A good thing to keep in mind to is that apartments unless you want to fork out a lot of money are pretty small. My first one was literally a single space the size of a modest living room with a stove in the corner, a closet with a washing machine, and a bathroom. This is very very normal and takes some getting used to but you'll find it's actually rather cozy.
I think the food is amazing and I always look forward to trying something new when I can. People here really enjoy when your open to trying the different foods they offer and will always try to coax you to do so.
Most things like money and travel I had to get used to over time but I was always able to find someone willing to offer a bit of advice as long as I asked nice. It takes a good deal of patience to adjust to Japanese society and life but if you show that patience and work for it I promise you the outcome is so worth it!.
It's amazing here and I think everyone should get to experience it sometime in their life whether they go to the beautiful countryside or the culture of the city. I hope I was able to answer some questions. If you have any more please don't be shy about asking.
P.S. If your looking to visit for two weeks or so I'd recommend googling tour groups. They have these during different parts of the Japanese holiday year and they go around and see all sorts of sites depending on which one you choose. You always travel in a group and they help you with things like money and the like.
User avatar #79 - thewulfman (12/05/2014) [-]
Can't believe it took me this long to subscribe to you.
User avatar #76 - sketchyz (11/29/2014) [-]
Hey, bizengaust, what do the Japanese think of Mexicans? If you don't know off the top of your head I can wait until you ask someone.
User avatar #77 to #76 - bizengaust (11/30/2014) [-]
I asked a few, even my fiance, and they always seem to the same reaction. They just kind of shrug and say they are alright. You don't really see a lot of mexicans here so people don't know what to think of them too much
#78 to #77 - sketchyz (12/01/2014) [-]
Well, it's better than nothing, I guess. At least if I ever go they won't have too many silly prejudices.
#71 - europe (11/19/2014) [-]
By the way, what's up with the introductions in anime? Is it normal when you introduce yourself to a fellow high school student to give him/her your last (or in Japan, first) name as well?
#72 to #71 - bizengaust (11/20/2014) [-]
Unless you are given permission  and even then I probably wouldn't unless they really really insist it  it is VERY rude to call someone by their first name or even without an honorific. Doing either shows a great lack of respect and makes you appear childish.  People will always introduce you last name first because that is what you are expected to call them unless your allowed.   
I didn't start calling my fiance by his first name until we had been dating for two years. That being said if someone asks you to call them by their first name they are attempting to get closer to you then a mere acquaintance.
Unless you are given permission and even then I probably wouldn't unless they really really insist it it is VERY rude to call someone by their first name or even without an honorific. Doing either shows a great lack of respect and makes you appear childish. People will always introduce you last name first because that is what you are expected to call them unless your allowed.
I didn't start calling my fiance by his first name until we had been dating for two years. That being said if someone asks you to call them by their first name they are attempting to get closer to you then a mere acquaintance.
#74 to #72 - europe (11/24/2014) [-]
Can't help but notice how in anime certain English words are used such as 'originality' (or something that sounded much like it). Does this mean that the Japanese language didn't originally have a select few of these words or have they chosen to use those words for other reasons?
#75 to #74 - bizengaust (11/24/2014) [-]
Some of the problems English translators have when making subtitles and moving one language to another  I had this problem to when I had to learn English when my native language is Russian  is that some words simply do not translate the same.  When you have phrases like &quot;yoroshiku&quot; that means so many different things depending on the circumstance and doesn't really have a translation it can be hard to put a word there.   
Because of this translators usually have to pick a word to put in those gaps so it can make sense to western audiences.
Some of the problems English translators have when making subtitles and moving one language to another I had this problem to when I had to learn English when my native language is Russian is that some words simply do not translate the same. When you have phrases like "yoroshiku" that means so many different things depending on the circumstance and doesn't really have a translation it can be hard to put a word there.
Because of this translators usually have to pick a word to put in those gaps so it can make sense to western audiences.
User avatar #73 to #72 - europe (11/20/2014) [-]
Ah, noted
Thanks
#68 - europe (11/01/2014) [-]
In Yotsuba& they celebrate Halloween
I know christmas is celebrated in Japan to a certain degree, but how about Halloween?
#69 to #68 - bizengaust (11/03/2014) [-]
Halloween is a huge commercial holiday in Japan. There are very few places you can go without seeing pumpkin this or ghost that and there are many fun halloween exclusive foods that come on the market. That is usually where it ends though. You can find some late night Halloween parties in the nightlife districts of most cities and few people will throw their own but that's it. Alas there is no trick or treating here which I found to be a bit of a bummer.
Halloween is a huge commercial holiday in Japan. There are very few places you can go without seeing pumpkin this or ghost that and there are many fun halloween exclusive foods that come on the market. That is usually where it ends though. You can find some late night Halloween parties in the nightlife districts of most cities and few people will throw their own but that's it. Alas there is no trick or treating here which I found to be a bit of a bummer.
#70 to #69 - europe (11/03/2014) [-]
That's a shame
Thank you
User avatar #63 - Indoknight ONLINE (10/22/2014) [-]
When you said you had to prep your home for the winter, what does that entail? You don't live in a hut or something, right?
#64 to #63 - bizengaust (10/22/2014) [-]
Japanese homes aren't insulated like homes in the states are so prep involves calling the heating company and making sure we are set up for the months we will need it  everything is very organized like this. They pretty much have a list of everyone who needs heating and how long they will have it, and I stick to my Russian roots by hanging tapestries on the wall to keep the cold out. This takes a big chunk of my time.
Japanese homes aren't insulated like homes in the states are so prep involves calling the heating company and making sure we are set up for the months we will need it everything is very organized like this. They pretty much have a list of everyone who needs heating and how long they will have it, and I stick to my Russian roots by hanging tapestries on the wall to keep the cold out. This takes a big chunk of my time.
User avatar #65 to #64 - Indoknight ONLINE (10/23/2014) [-]
Any reason for not having insulation? I'm sure the japanese have been dealing with cold for a long time and it is not something relatively new.
#66 to #65 - bizengaust (10/23/2014) [-]
This reason I sadly am not so sure about. In Russia and other European cultures it varies from simplicity to just being poor and without the resources. I've asked a lot of people and answers vary from one of those three to just living a modest lifestyle amongst a tech wonderland.    
For this I suppose I don't have a straight answer because I've never been given one. All I can do is make sure the heat is turned on  and it will be  and make sure my walls are covered  which I'm working on .
This reason I sadly am not so sure about. In Russia and other European cultures it varies from simplicity to just being poor and without the resources. I've asked a lot of people and answers vary from one of those three to just living a modest lifestyle amongst a tech wonderland.
For this I suppose I don't have a straight answer because I've never been given one. All I can do is make sure the heat is turned on and it will be and make sure my walls are covered which I'm working on .
User avatar #67 to #66 - Indoknight ONLINE (10/23/2014) [-]
Oh in that case, I wish you many warm nights! not in a creepy way
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