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Old 2008-12-04, 00:42   Link #921
kyon.haruhi.suzumiya
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Article of photos highlighting Tokyo's winter holiday light displays:

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/photospecials...s08/index.html

Just kind of stunning amount of work put into it.
Much better than Singapore's this year.

Not very exciting, huh?
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Old 2008-12-04, 01:05   Link #922
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Well, actually thats pretty good too.... better than many city displays in the USA
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Old 2008-12-04, 01:06   Link #923
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Well, actually thats pretty good too.... as good as most city displays in the USA
But compared to '07, this is pretty spartan. Refer to the Roppongi one a few posts up, that's how Orchard looked like in '07, without the snow.
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Old 2008-12-08, 05:53   Link #924
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Are there any custom eyeglasses makers in Tokyo? 50000-75000 for budget

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Old 2008-12-10, 21:54   Link #925
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Are there any custom eyeglasses makers in Tokyo? 50000-75000 for budget

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Old 2008-12-11, 00:41   Link #926
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How expensive is customizing a cosplay costume to kodona/casual? 50000-75000?

@this is pretty spartan: nah. This. Is. Repetitive.
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Old 2008-12-11, 00:54   Link #927
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How expensive is customizing a cosplay costume to kodona/casual? 50000-75000?

@this is pretty spartan: nah. This. Is. Repetitive.
25000 - 50000 sounds more like it. If it went to 75000, i'd be freaked out.
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Old 2008-12-11, 01:18   Link #928
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So my materials would require...

5,250 (Kyahan)
10800 (School Pants)
7500 (Beret)
75000 (glasses)
50000 (costume)
8000-20000+ (costume)
7,600 (another beret)
????? (long pants)
????? (penny loafers: kodona, the one that victorian boys wear)
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XD this is gonna be an expensive walk I bet it would reach 150000
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Old 2008-12-11, 01:24   Link #929
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So my materials would require...

5,250 (Kyahan)
10800 (School Pants)
7500 (Beret)
75000 (glasses)
50000 (costume)
8000-20000+ (costume)
7,600 (another beret)
????? (long pants)
????? (penny loafers: kodona, the one that victorian boys wear)
_________

XD this is gonna be an expensive walk I bet it would reach 150000
OUCH. 20,000 minimum in Tokyo and Osaka, 15,000 elsewhere. That's a lot! Might as well go to Korea, since the yen can get a good rate on won right now.
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Old 2008-12-11, 01:45   Link #930
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OUCH. 20,000 minimum in Tokyo and Osaka, 15,000 elsewhere. That's a lot! Might as well go to Korea, since the yen can get a good rate on won right now.
What do you mean 20000 minimum and 15000 elsewhere?
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Old 2008-12-11, 01:51   Link #931
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What do you mean 20000 minimum and 15000 elsewhere?
Because in Tokyo and Osaka, it's a lot more expensive, therefore I'd tell what price it will be in the major cities and elsewhere. There's a major difference in one place and another when it comes to price.
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Old 2008-12-11, 03:48   Link #932
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@ShimatheKat: Where do I find cheaper stuff 'elsewhere'? Seems I won't be able to find cheaper stuff in LaForet... (or can I ask for a discount at LaForet?)
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Old 2008-12-11, 03:53   Link #933
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@ShimatheKat: Where do I find cheaper stuff 'elsewhere'? Seems I won't be able to find cheaper stuff in LaForet... (or can I ask for a discount at LaForet?)
Hmm... Nagoya seems to be good. LaForet? Haven't heard of it.
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Old 2008-12-11, 03:59   Link #934
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LaForet Department Store, Harajuku (I'm gong here cause all the brands are there, and it's easier to find the things I like there: namely the ones on my list)

Nagoya? What's the name of the department store/shop/company?
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Old 2008-12-11, 04:32   Link #935
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LaForet Department Store, Harajuku (I'm gong here cause all the brands are there, and it's easier to find the things I like there: namely the ones on my list)

Nagoya? What's the name of the department store/shop/company?
^^ No, the area around the World Cosplay Fest in Nagoya.
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Old 2008-12-11, 06:32   Link #936
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^^ No, the area around the World Cosplay Fest in Nagoya.

Aw... if I can find a shop... at least 1, then it'll be easier...

P.S. Seems I need a fashion designer/alterations specialist (alterationist) to modify my outfit. nvm... I think I found it, hopefully it is true -> http://metropolis.co.jp/tokyofeature...storiesinc.htm
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Old 2008-12-13, 11:33   Link #937
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Is it me, or am I seeing more non-Japanese [ethnic/citizen] taking up Japanese names? Especially these people:

Chinese/Korean: Take up Japanese name with this form of kanji: S NN [S=surname, N=name]
Russians: SSS NNN

When I ask them, usually it is devrived from their original name.
For example, Chinese use theur Chinese name and submit with Japanese reading.
Russians use similar-sounding kanji, sometimes to hilarous effect.
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Old 2008-12-13, 20:16   Link #938
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Is it me, or am I seeing more non-Japanese [ethnic/citizen] taking up Japanese names? Especially these people:

Chinese/Korean: Take up Japanese name with this form of kanji: S NN [S=surname, N=name]
Russians: SSS NNN

When I ask them, usually it is devrived from their original name.
For example, Chinese use theur Chinese name and submit with Japanese reading.
Russians use similar-sounding kanji, sometimes to hilarous effect.
Just trying to assimilate, man

Speaking of funny transliterations, if you live in the TN KY WV area, you probably know at least one person with a bizzare, but English, last name. I myself knew some Bonecutters, Gaspennys and Pancakes. It came from Hessian or more generally German immigrants who recreated their last names to be more 'English', sometimes with funny results. Just another ingredient in the American melting pot.
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Old 2008-12-13, 23:11   Link #939
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Is it me, or am I seeing more non-Japanese [ethnic/citizen] taking up Japanese names? Especially these people:

Chinese/Korean: Take up Japanese name with this form of kanji: S NN [S=surname, N=name]
Russians: SSS NNN

When I ask them, usually it is devrived from their original name.
For example, Chinese use theur Chinese name and submit with Japanese reading.
Russians use similar-sounding kanji, sometimes to hilarous effect.
To be honest, I would very much prefer my (Chinese) name to be pronounced in Japanese onyomi rather than some bastardised version of its Hanyu pinyin rendering, or even worse, the Cantonese "pinyin" which is unfortunately my English name >_<...

Actually, I prefer onyomi over pinyin for all Chinese names in Japanese. Even when it goes against popular usage... Houkkyou rather than "Pekin", Joukai instead of "Shanhai", Taihoku in place of "Taipei". After all, that's what we do to Japanese names in Chinese (pronounce them in, um, Chinese)!

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if you live in the TN KY WV area
Hey, non-Americans might not know what those stand for. I do, but it took me 10 seconds to rack my brains before I thought of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia!

Here's one for you: Which major Chinese city has the abbreviation "Hu"? Hehehe (Hint: The city is one you definitely know, but the abbreviation... <.< >.>)

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Old 2008-12-14, 01:17   Link #940
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Here's one for you: Which major Chinese city has the abbreviation "Hu"? Hehehe (Hint: The city is one you definitely know, but the abbreviation... <.< >.>)
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