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New York, NY
Hometown: someday in Japan I wish lol

Member since:

May 8, 2009


Moshi Moshi!I'm Teresa.Although that is not my real name.I kicked myself back in,after being here sometime before.I need to get back to studying, ganbarru!^_^;v(oh, I hope I got that word right)

Do I speak Japanese?__ seriously want to learn?__ want to teach?__

Ah, I have been way behind on studying, learning. I'm here to seriously learn the language. However, I could only speak a bit like phrases. I still can't make even a basic conversation in Japanese without using english....GAH!Plus, I seem to be forever stuck in hiragana..and other stuff.><;;

Do I have a favorite Japanese culture story that I want to tell you?

Experiencing the traditional tea ceremony for the first time long time ago *-* I wanted to for so long...It was amazing...I was the only one in the group with the members in a yukata. It was an unfortunately awkward day...but interesting..and lots more! Believe it or not! I don't know if I can say some of those stories are my favorite.

Why?... Yes! Why am I interested in the culture and language of the people of Japan?

It started with anime. I grew up watching it when I was very young. Soon after, it was about the culture where this beautiful, magical animation came from.*_*Then on, there were people who I met, who also, I can't forget their kindness,miss few of them,long time ago. I have been teaching myself the language, culture with the help of festivals,books,few penpals & non-Japanese also along the way.I think it's interesting, awesome when someone seriously wants to learn the language, culture of a country, countries of interest outside of their own.I love some of the culture still.However,there are things I don't like also about the culture.Ibeen behind on studying enjoy watching dramas lately like Tokyo Airport, Wasureta Koi no Hajimekata,Kekkon Shinai, UtsukushiiRinjin,Saki,Second Virgin,Sengyou Shufu Tantei Watashi wa Shadow. It's still a goal to improve with my penpals, few ppl (I think you guys know who you are!)1 day I get as good as some non-Japanese ppl who can have a conversation.

Will I help our Group as an Assistant Organizer, or a special event's Guest Organizer? Maybe__ No__ Yes__

No, I'm too shy to be....I'm more of a follower than a leader ^^;? But, yes if you're a nice person,(haha) and no because im not fluent. Gomenne....

__Yes, I have completed my Profile page and posted my modest passport-style ID photo to MAKE NEW FRIENDS faster & help all of you to find ME quick at our events. :)


What San_Teresa is saying about this Meetup Group

People will help you if you're stuck on your languages, (Japanese and english) and most of them are friendly. Plus if you're shy, you'll have a good time. You'll learn lots and get to practice. My first time experience...was omoshiroii! ^^' And more native Japanese speakers should join also I think, because people here try to help each other out....

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  • Charu Gopika

    Hi , I recently started a new meetup group which may interest you. Feel free to take a look at it. If you have any questions please feel free to email me. Don't forget to look at the pictures.­­ Followed by free vegetarian dinner. Looking forward to see you!

    May 08, 2014 7:20 PM
  • allan

    Hey Teresa , havent seen u in ages , hope all is well

    Apr 20, 2014 4:01 PM
  • allan

    Hi Teresa ! Good morning !

    Sep 12, 2013 8:50 AM
  • Rich

    nice pics... all 60... had to wait to the end to see your face : )

    Jul 26, 2013 10:29 AM
  • yoijoho

    konnichiwa, Teresa. The J-Meetup e youkoso! What is the name of the character or anime of the cute animal with microphone in you photos? I saw the anime before and really liked it, but I can't remember the name. Hope to see you soon.

    Jul 08, 2013 9:06 PM
  • Jose

    I didn't know you liked anime. I'm into it too. Have you ever seen the movie "Harvey"? It's about a man who believes he has a giant invisible rabbit for a friend. His family wants to put him in an institution.

    Jul 07, 2013 8:08 PM
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    Jun 13, 2013 9:21 AM
  • allan

    Hi ;)

    Jun 10, 2013 6:36 AM
  • Carlos

    Actually, it seems like it was yesterday for me. :-)

    Apr 26, 2013 10:27 PM
  • Carlos

    Long time, no see! :-)

    Apr 24, 2013 1:03 PM
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