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travel

23 Countries Old

I’ve decided that one of my goals in life is to make sure that my age never exceeds the number of countries I have visited. I need to get my butt to South America and Africa if I want to make it to 40. By the way, I am not counting airports (RKV, RAR, SLC). (Using IATA airport codes makes me seem smarter than I really am!)

  1. 45/50 American States
  2. France
  3. Italy
  4. Canada
  5. Tahiti
  6. New Zealand
  7. Australia
  8. Indonesia
  9. Singapore
  10. Malaysia
  11. Thailand
  12. Japan
  1. Korea
  2. Spain
  3. Austria
  4. Germany
  5. Switzerland
  6. Netherlands
  7. U.K.
  8. Taiwan
  9. China
  10. Russia
  11. Papua New Guinea
  12. ?
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Japanese

変で下手な日本語の作文

練習のため書いた短い作文は英語に翻訳してから、変な意味がある。

言うまでもなく、日本の田舎には老人が多い。
It goes without saying that the Japanese countryside is full of old people.

米国大統領はバカであることは言うまでもない。
It need not be said that the American President is an idiot.

たとえ親であろうと、子供のため警察官を打ってはいけません。
Even if you are a parent, you must not hit a police officer for the sake of your child.

たとえ社会的に地位の高い人であろうと、他の人に命令してはいけません。
Even if you are a member of a high social class, you must not tell other people what to do.

テーマ:電車に寝ていた人への手紙
Theme: To the Person Who Was Sleeping On the Train

先週となりに座って、俺の肩に寄りかかって寝たことです。2時間俺をよだれを受けられたり、いびきをかかれたりしまいました。今度、隣の人に迷惑をかけないように寝て下さい。
This is regarding you sitting next to me and sleeping on my shoulder two weeks ago. For two hours, I was drooled and breathed on. Next time, please try not to annoy the person next to you.

驚いたことに急にかんちょうされた。
The surprising thing was that I was suddenly poked with Japanese Culture in the ass.

飛行機を飛び出したところに、鳥がいる。
Once you jump from the plane, there will be birds.

最近、金槌を使わない大工が増えているそうだ。大工なら、大工らしく働くべきだと思います。手だけで使うのは男らしいけど、けがしますよ。
Recently, I heard that the number of carpenters who do not use hammers is increasing. If you are a carpenter, then you should work like a carpenter. Using only your hand is very manly, but you will sustain injuries.

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Japanese

Retarded Japanese Essays

Short essays written in Japanese to practice specific grammar points lose their ring when you translate them into English.

言うまでもなく、日本の田舎には老人が多い。
It goes without saying that the Japanese countryside is full of old people.

米国大統領はバカであることは言うまでもない。
It need not be said that the American President is an idiot.

たとえ親であろうと、子供のため警察官を打ってはいけません。
Even if you are a parent, you must not hit a police officer for the sake of your child.

たとえ社会的に地位の高い人であろうと、他の人に命令してはいけません。
Even if you are a member of a high social class, you must not tell other people what to do.

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JET Middle School

The Workday

It’s as if my battery knew when I could go home.

countdown

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Alaska

Google Streetview: Fairbanks?

Messing with Google Maps Streetview tonight, I checked to see if Omaha, NE had been added to the list of Streetview Cities. Disappointed to find that it hadn’t, I decided to head toward Alaska, but forgot to turn Streetview off. Well, lo and behold Streetview in Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks. Juneau had been there for a while, but I really was surprised to see Fairbanks. Now I can soothe my homesickness with this lovely view:


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