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Manekineko last won the day on July 7 2016

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About Manekineko

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    All things Japanese, to an extent
    TV by good writers (mostly British)
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  1. Oh, my, Harumafuji hasn't changed his stern face at all. He did not appreciate that hair band at all.
  2. Happy birthday!
  3. Aww, that was precious. And a first? I don't remember seeing that before...
  4. Kintamayama may have made a wrong business decision by having proper translations of the interviews on the Premium channel and the spoofs available to everyone.
  5. Wow the picture flood. I don't remember seeing such shot-by-shot coverage of the dohyo-iri before, you can practically make a movie out of them. Well, I guess it's no wonder.
  6. He sounds just like my students... It also reminded me of this quote by Leopold Ružička: Enthusiasm for a course of study cannot be a substitute for talent, intelligence cannot be a substitute for knowledge, and good will cannot be a substitute for success. Tough guy, our Leopold.
  7. Aw, Tezuka's Phoenix (Hi no tori). Recommend read, for those at all interested in manga.
  8. I accidentally watched some ski-jumping after several years and was immensely cheered upon seeing Jane Ahonen still jumping. And Noriaki Kasai. Oh my. Slovenians have a new excellent jumper, not even 18 yet. I bet he won't still be jumping when he's 40... I guess I'll have to come back to watching ski-jumping in 2039 and see if I was right.
  9. Who knew it was a thing.
  10. Now I wanna stone Kitanoumi on my shelf. Sniff.
  11. It's probably Bišćan, with the diacritics. š = sh, ć = soft ch, vowels pronounced as they would be in Japanese, German, or other normal languages. There are a couple of footballers (ie. soccer players) with that surname - it's not uncommon, but it's not terribly common, either. Google also found a car dealership and a construction company with that name. Samobor is now almost a suburb of Zagreb, the capital (where I live), so of course I've been. It's a quaint li'l town. It's locally famous for kremšnite, Or cremeschnitte, I guess. We're not related - my family's from the coast and only came to Zagreb in my parents' generation.
  12. Pro'lly not, except in that way that about 6% of world population are descendants of Genghis Khan. [Googled it - 0,5 % of male world population. Not bad.] There are lots of grandmas from Croatia, early to mid 20th century was a high time of emigrations from these parts of the world. Our rugby team was started by importing all those retired Maori rugby players with Croatian grandmas. Anyway, that makes you Croatian sansei. Come and visit the old country sometime.
  13. Not going anywhere where you don't know the language would be quite limiting, wouldn't it? Although some knowledge helps, with some basic English and a lot of hand-talking you will usually get by. And there's google translate now, too. But now I think about it, I indeed only went to countries whose languages I sort-of knew. Hmm. Anyway, for better or worse, English is the lingua franca of today's world, and I see no reason for native English speakers to be embarrassed about profiting from the fact. Learning a second, a third etc language also helps you to better understand the grammar of your native one. Didn't grasp some things in Croatian until I started to learn Japanese.
  14. The geek in me is unaccountably happy that the authors consider 2000 to still be in 20th century.