Hiatus Series: Watashi wa Nihon ga daisuki!

I don’t know kung tama ang google translate. Hahaha Of course, habang nakahiga ka sa kama, malamang, puro net lang magagawa ko. Hirap tumayo, di naman ako pwede labas ng labas at mag galaw lang ng galaw. To kill time, well I watched Jdramas! A lot!

Dahil sa I read more news sa Japan equally about dito sa Pinas eh nagstart to nung there is a show called Doctor X na it’s going to have 3rd season and mataas ang dating rating niya in Japan. So I’m curious, well, I watched straight ang season 1 and 2. Wow, parang mas naaddict ako dito kaysa sa usual US shows. Pero it’s not the first time I watched jdrama. Wayback teens, first jdramas napanood ko were Strawberry on a Shortcake and GTO first live action. Di na nasundan yun yet until now, eto na, sumobra naman. Hahaha 


I blame asianwiki.com for this and of course, Eiga Sai, anime and Japanese flicks. Actually, I thought after watching a lot of Japanese films, eh mas marami maganda sa Jdrama. I mean mga actors and actresses that you rarely see sa films yet sa jdrama eh nandun sila! Hehe Not only I focused more on watching Jdrama but also checked some sites on how to learn nihonggo effectively, interested checking their culture, prefectures, even kawaii stuff or weird products, even CM (tv commercials na nakakatuwa talaga), a bit of Japanese music and artist (but talaga dominate yun idol groups and boy bands) and some politics, crimes and other news. Hahaha Don’t forget siyempre yun culture nila and food!!! Oishi! Hehe

Of course, marami din sila faults or even failures in their society, cases in point, gender equality and corporate working environment. Isipin mo nalang, medyo lamang tayo dito sa Pinas sa mga parts nay un. =) It’s a long story and comparison bout it. 

So balik tayo sa Jdrama. Hahaha With it, it helps to at least visualize how a normal Japanese community works or even etiquette, relationships and emotions that they usually convey. Saka nakakatuwa sa Jdrama, the stories they create it can be sobrang galing lalo na sa detective/medical stories, grabe naiisip nila yun! Or stories na simple pero in the long run, yun characters nagdadala. Or may mga storya na sobrang weird or stupid pero naisip pa nilang gawin interesting. Hehe Halata marami ako napanood na, thanks to Dramago.com. hahaha Dagdag mo pa yun like I said, artist that potray sa mga jdrama. Can’t believe some of them, either surprisingly old even they don’t look one or very young pero they can able to act like a veteran. Mga ganun ba. Pero, marami din ako napanood na lason, I mean waste of time kahit all star casts or sobrang ganda ng bida pero ganun na lang. hahaha Mas dumami ang crush ko when I watched a lot of Jdrama kasi yun iba sa kanila, less films but more tv appearances or shows. Japanese entertainment is a bit complex. Sa agency model pa lang, madaya na pero sige pa din ang mga artista nila, more share ang agency sa kitaan kaysa sa talent. Grabe di ba? Oh tapos paano sumikat, iba pa usapan yun, I can’t believe that the more CM you do with jdramas will give you long mileage. Parang yun film sa kanila although important pero sa artista, not a priority. Weird right? I mean great film actors/actresses are not that famous in Japan, siguro overseas. Yun sikat sa Japan are the ones you see more in commercials, shows, tv shows, and kung sa films medyo behind sa acting. I can give names, but hahaba lang to. Baka may mga fans sila na magalit! Hahaha Isama mo pa yun weird and funny game shows and Gaki no Tsukai!

Anyway, enough of the entertainment side pero one thing narealize ko, I love Japanese Women. =) Lalo na yun looks is like deceptive! Looks 30 pero 40 plus or iba 40 plus pero 50 na! Paano nila nagagawa yun?! Di lang looks, ugali na din despite, ehem medyo submissive or indecisive as well. 

Ah, because of Japan, I love eating Ramen. Nagcrave na ko sa Ramen, even katsu! Di pa din love ang sushi, maki or sukiyaki. Yakitori pwede na din. Pero dahil sa news and jdrama and films, aba TokyoTokyo di na ko kumakain, gusto ko sa Japanese resto talaga. Ramen lang pwede na! haha Damn ramen, the sumptuous soup tapos yun noodles na di bland with fresh garnish and meat na di ko ilan oras nila pinalambot.. Grabe!! Kakarelax ha. Sa katsu, few restos lang dito yun nakakagawa ng masarap ng katsu, tonkatsu to be exact. 

Pag punta ko Japan, hahanap agad ako ng tonkatsu and Ramen!! Yosh!!!!

Another thing I love Japan, eh scenery. I mean, different prefectures eh may kanya kanyang dating. Mapatropical or winter or autumn, spring, at mga tao din, dagdag mo pa yun hotsprings! Geez, kaya kahit sobrang stress sa trabaho, tanggal agad sa hot spring at ramen eh. Hahaha Dagdag mo pa yun ibang festivals they have throughout the year and iba’t ibang food mayroon sila. And the mascots, despite weird or kakabwisit, cute naman. Hahaha 


It’s sad that of course, they face a lot of challenges, such as declining population, low birth rate, the overwork human workforce, Japanese companies that are falling behind, very punitive and ineffective justice system and a lot of other troubles you may experience eh I still love Japan. Nung nagbabasa ako ng mga blogs or reports coming from gaijins(foreigners living in Japan), they don’t mind pa nga yun discrimination, kasi iba yun Japan. Fast paced pero lahat maexperience mo ok, convenience kung baga talaga. Customer service, sale ng gamit, even food service at siyempre vendos and convenient stores na mas pinupuntahan kaysa sa supermarket. Hehe Saka siyempre despite of course di naman perfect ang tao, ok ang mga Hapon ha. Very service oriented and honest, and sometimes I know masama din pero kasama na talaga sa kanila, Pride. 

So, I have plans siyempre to learn nihonggo and I hope may progress after some months. Hahaha In the future, siyempre makapagipon na going to Japan! Lalo na mas madali na ata kumuha ng visa, tourist madali lang ata na. Lalo na promote sila ng Cool Japan! And the coming Tokyo Olympics. Una punta ko, siyempre Tokyo at pag kaya ng loob ko at pera, Shinjuku! Hahaha Alam na kung bakit… Pag tagal yun mga province nila, lalo na pag April! The festival I’m curious about. Hahaha

And of course, being friendly din pagpunta dun, mapractice ang nihonggo kung kaya.. Hay.. Sa sobrang love ko Japan, hmmm I know how to be citizen, siyempre thanks sa blogs and wiki at one of the countries na sobrang madali magpakasal. Weird yet effective. Hehe May naisip na nga ko pangalan pag Japanese na. hahaha

Di masama mangarap, but I smile when I’m thinking about it. 

So des ne.. =) 

“Watashi wa jikan ni sotte no tame ni, Nihon ni sumu koto o yumemiru..”

 

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