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  1. mangatron
    2014-09-01 23:59
    It's from the 7th episode of Majimoji Rurumo, a beach episode, and it's quite a charming series overall
  2. Kafriel
    2012-09-15 00:05
    Happy birthday~
  3. Flinch
    2011-09-15 13:59
    Happy Birthday.
  4. Jeffry2009
    2011-09-15 08:06
    Happy Birthday, Samari.
  5. TinyRedLeaf
    2011-02-13 00:19
    It certainly seems a lot harder to learn, doesn't it?

    Personally, though, I wish I learnt traditional script. The characters don't just look more aesthetically pleasing, but they also make much more sense. The simplified script took away or modified many of the "meaning" radicals, so much so that in the eyes of a purist, it's like a bastardised version of Chinese.

    Here's an example, with regard to aesthetics: Compare the traditional 龍 to the simplified 龙. The former just appears so much more regal and majestic, a fitting word for "dragon". The second version looks meek in comparison.

    Here's an example, with regard to "meaning": Compare 葉 with 叶. The "leaf" radical atop the former character together with the phonetic radical below it, make the word "ye" (leaf)*. The latter character is the simplified version of leaf, but it baffles me as to what 口 (mouth) and 十 (ten) have to do with a leaf.

    Incidentally, 葉 is my real-life surname, although I write it as 叶 most of the time.

    *EDIT: The former character 葉 comprises the radicals 艹 (grass), 世 (world) and 木 (wood). They are arranged in a way to suggest the "grass atop the world's wood", that is, leaves. My mistake. This particular character doesn't have a phonetic component.
  6. TinyRedLeaf
    2011-02-12 09:29
    You're welcome.

    As a Chinese Singaporean, I naturally speak Mandarin. However, we are taught to write in China's simplified script.
  7. Knightrunner
    2011-01-04 06:40
    Thanks for the Calendar of events. I'll look into it more later No there really isn't anything specific I'm looking for. I'm just trying to plan out interesting locations in case I just feel like going to a trip for stress relief.
  8. Knightrunner
    2011-01-04 03:43
    Is there any major events in San Francisco?
  9. Knightrunner
    2010-12-14 00:00
    Wow, Thanks for the pictures. It's a great help
  10. Knightrunner
    2010-12-13 02:01
    Thanks for the help

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