How to make Mitarashi dangoHow to make Mitarashi dango4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
200 g of rice flour
200 ml of hot water
100 ml water
2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
1.) Mix the rice flour and water together.
2.) Knead till dough is as tough as your earlobe.
3.) Fill a pan with water and heat up.
4.) Rip off bite sized pieces of the dough and steam them for 25 minutes
5.) Throw the balls into a bowl and mush together with a wetted wooden spoon.
6.) Knead the dough
7.) Roll out dough into a long stick shape.
8.) With a wetted knife, cut bite sized pieces off.
9.) roll the pieces into balls.
10.) wet skewers and apply an even amount of dumplings to each.
11.) pour sauce over dumplings and enjoy.
1.) Mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan.
2.) Simmer till thickened.
3.) Pour over dangos.
How to make yakitori chickenHow to make yakitori chicken4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
2 chicken breasts, cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
1 negi, cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
Bamboo skewers (soaked in water to prevent burning)
For tare sauce (makes about 1/2 cup):
5 Tbsp soy sauce
5 Tbsp mirin
3 Tbsp sake
1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp of sugar *adjust the amount to your preference
A slice of ginger (optional)
Mix sugar, sake, mirin, and soy sauce in a sauce pan and stir well.
Put a slice of fresh ginger, if preferred.
Bring to a boil on high heat and turn down the heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened.
Stop the heat and set aside.
Thread chicken and negi on skewers alternatively.
Grill the skewered chicken and negi over hot coals until the surface of chicken turns white.
Brush the skewered chicken and negi with the sauce.
Grill until cooked through, brushing the sauce a couple of times.
Male Japanese NamesAKI: Japanese unisex name meaning "autumn; bright."Male Japanese Names7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
AKIHIKO: Japanese name meaning "bright/shining prince."
AKIHIRO: Japanese name meaning "bright scholar; shining abroad."
AKIO: Japanese name meaning "bright man."
AKIRA: Japanese unisex name meaning "bright; clear; dawn."
ARATA: Japanese name meaning "fresh."
ATSUSHI: Japanese name meaning "cordial; industrious."
DAICHI: Japanese name meaning "great first son" or "great land."
DAIKI: Japanese name meaning "of great value."
DAISUKE: Japanese name meaning "great helper."
EIJI: Japanese name meaning "excellent second son; splendid ruler."
FUMIO: Japanese name meaning "literary/scholarly child."
GORO: Japanese name meaning "fifth son."
HACHIRO: Japanese name meaning "eighth son."
HAJIME: Japanese name meaning "beginning."
HARUO: Japanese name meaning "springtime man."
HIDEAKI: Japanese name meaning "shining excellence; splendid brightness."
HIDEKI: Japanese name meaning "splendid opportunity."
HIDEO: Japanese name meaning "spl
Nihongo o narau - second lessonYoukoso!!Nihongo o narau - second lesson3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Minna-san!! Konnichiwa!! Hello guys!! I'm Hikari!! Did you enjoyed the last lesson? I really hope so!!
I guess you still remember the last lesson .You don't?! Okay!! I'll remember you!! :
That's the affirmative form But there are other forms of "desu" Don't worry!! It's soooo simple!!
The second lesson will be about .
Second lesson: Kare wa gakusei janai
After this lesson you will be able to make the negative form & the past tense of "Desu".
You still remember the pronouns!! Don't you? Great!! Today We will use new words!!
we will need demonstrative pronouns we already know them:
[Bullet; Pink]Sore: That/Those
[Bullet; Orange]We will need also some adjectives .ummmm :
Japanese wordsAngel-mitsukai, tenshi, tennotsukai, enzeruJapanese words7 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Demon-oni, tenma, de-mon, akuma, akki
God-tentei, joutei, tenshu
god-tentousama, kamisama, nushi, kami
Light-ranpu, fuwafuwa, tomoshibi, assarishita, awai, hi
Dark-kuro, mei, kuroppoi, da-ku, myou, kurai, sumizome
Darkness-ankoku, kuragari, kurayami, yami
Blood-chi, ketsueki, chishio
Death-oujou, zetsumei, takai, shouten, shikyo, sendo
Palm-hirate, shhushou, hira
Life-itonami, ukiyo, myou, seimei, ikioi, jurei, jinsei
Fire-kasai, faia, houta, hi, hinote, kaki, gogyou, kaji
Air-tei, kuuki, ea, fuzei, kuuchu, ea-, tenkuu
Earth-tsuchi, yochi, chi, a-su, daichi, koudo
Fight-sentou, tatakai, ikusa, faito
Black-kuroi, burakku, kuromeru, kuro
White-howaido, shiroi, shiro,howaito
Good-tame, yoi, zen, yoroshii, sasuga, ka, yoshi, gu-
Evil-ashi, kagai, akuhei, yakunan, fuzen, yokoshima
Japanese Words + Translations Japanese Words and TranslationsJapanese Words + Translations8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
NOTE-Japanese Translations commonly seen in Inuyasha series and in my story set as well as other stories I write. I hope I got the words spelled right on some ^^
MAJOR NOTE: Um...some may be on the rough side in translation sense, but you know. And if you see any I spelled wrong, wrong translation, missed, or want to know. Let me know.
BIG NOTE: I'm not that fluent in Japanese, but I will try to answer any questions you have to best of my abilities. I know enough to help out at least a little though.
Translations from Inuyasha Series:
Hanyou - Half-breed
Ningen - Human
Youkai - Demon
Inunotaisho - Dog Demon Lord [use it when referring to their father]
Chichi-ue - Honorable father [when referring to their father]
Taiyokai - Powerful Demon/Demon Lord [use it when referring t
The Grand List of Japanese...The Grand List of Japanese...12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
NOTE: Sorry about the formating; this is the best I could do. There is NO OFFICIAL spelling for Romanjii.
The Grand List of
Japanese Word (Romanjii) - English Translation/Definition
Aibou - Partner (often in a loving sense)
Hikari - Light
Yami - Dark, Darkness
Mou hitori no boku - Literally: "My another of me"
Mou hitori no (name) - The other (name)
Kawaii - Cute
Konnichuwa - Hello
Ohiyo - Hello; more specifically, "good morning"
Daijoubu desu ka? - Are you all right? (formal)
Daijoubu? - You all right? (informal)
Daijoubu - I'm all right
Hai - Various meanings; mostly used as "yes"
Ne - Various meanings; mostly used to confirm something, or to draw someone's attention to something.
Oshii! - Delicious!
Itai! or Ichi! - Ouch
Mou hitori no oré - Literally: "My another of I"; a very loving way to refer to a person.
Japanese WordsAdmirable: RippaJapanese Words9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Battle spirit: Toukon
Best friend: Shin'yuu
Black magic: Majutsu
Cherry blossom: Sakura
Earth goddess: Tsuchikami
Full moon: Mangetsu
Infinite love: Mugen ai
Nihongo o narau - Third lessonYoukoso!!Nihongo o narau - Third lesson3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Minna-san!! Konnichiwa!! How are you to day? I hope your fine!!
You remember what we have learnt last time? The "Janai" thing I told you that the negative form of "desu" is "janai" & both of them have a past form "Datta" & "janakatta" .
I told you also that the next lesson (This lesson) will be about the interrogative form but I changed my mind because it's too easy All what you have to do is to add the particle "ka" at the end of the sentence Like this:
"Anata wa Hiroto desu" . "You're Hiroto"
"Anata wa Hiroto desu ka?" .. "Are you Hiroto?"
So I decided to teach you something more useful & I guess you will like it!! How to say "I like something" & "I don't like something"!!
Ladies & gentlemen Today's lesson!!
Third lesson: Suki or
List of Japanese names~BoysList of Japanese names6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Zinan ( zee-nan) second born son
Yukio snow boy boy who goes his own way Yuki, Yukiko
Yemon ( yeh-mohn) guardian or the gate
Toshio year boy Toshi
Torao (Toh-rah-oh) tiger boy
Taro first born male big boy
Tanjiro (than-jee-roh) precious second son
Tani valley also used as a girls name
Takeshi ( tah-keh-shee) bamboo or unbending one
Takeo (tah-kay-oh) strong as bamboo
Tadashi faithful servant
Shoda a level field
Shiro fourth born son
Seiji (SAY- jee) lawful and just
Sanjiro admired or Praised Sanji
Samaru => Samuel
Sachio fortunate or well-born
Saburo( Sah-boo-roh) third-born male
Raiden thunder God
Ozuru (oh-zoo-roo) large sto
coming of agethere are parts of mecoming of age5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
you can still hear
on the radio;
at first, you'll mouth
the words, but you
won't be able to tell
if the static touching
your ears rests in
memory, and memory alone.
my love is not leagues deep.
you'll always be the one
to decide if i'm worth standing
in up to the ankle,
lukewarm and lapping,
or if you'd like to sleep
beneath my shores, miles
below discernible life.
the long lesions scoring
the belly of my pride
have scabbed over,
and trust me when i say
i clench my fists upon
remembering those who have
bruised me in the name
of disgust -
trust me when i say
my teeth are bared
and i am snarling,
the blood from past fears
staining my lips.
Introvert.No.Introvert.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am not angry.
I am not sad.
Nothing happened at school.
Or at home.
It's not attitude.
Nor is it a phase.
I just can't deal with talking to you right now, alright?
Or anybody for that matter.
It is going to annoy me.
I will get mad.
And it will be attitude.
If you keep asking me whats wrong.
When I quickly answer I'm fine.
Up in a tree.
Hidden in my closet.
Behind the couch.
Lying on my bed.
Under a bush.
With no one around to ask questions.
I can think.
I can day dream.
I can just lay there.
Be amazed by the smallest things.
Or nothing at all.
It's not so strange I don't want to talk.
Constantly about useless nothings.
I am content.
When I am able to just exist.
Without wasting time and words.
You'd be amazed.
At how much more you understand.
What becomes clear.
If you were quiet.
Noticed more about others.
Discovered things about yourself.
Just sat the
Some words in japaneseArigato- ThanksSome words in japanese7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Kawaii - Cute
Shitashii- Close, Friendly, Familiar
Nakayoshi, Yuujyou - Friendship
Tomodachi, Nakama - Friend
Ai - Love
Aisuru- To love, to care, to have affection for someone
Konbanwa- Good evening
Konbawa - Good afternoon
Konnichiwa - Hello/Hi
Dai Suki - I like you (in the way of "I love you")
Aishiteru - I love you
Watashi - Me (to girls)
Bokuwa - Me (to boys)
Sensei - Teacher
Misu - Water
Hikari - Light
Tsuki - Moon
Yuki - Snow
Shiroi - White
Kuro - Black
Neko - Cat
Janai - negation (ex. watashi wa baka janai = I'm not stupid)
Baka - stupid/idiot
Chibi - mini
Sugoi - cool
iie - no (answer)
nai - no (negative informal)
miemasen - I can't see
doo itashimashite - your welcome
sukoshi - little bit
daijoubu - don't worry
shikata ga nai - can't do anything/it can't be helped/nothing can be done about it
fuben - inconvenient
Nani - what?
Okairi! - Welcome home!
Tadayima! - I'm back!
IV. SoldierAlthough the curtains covered the window, they were thin enough for the first morning sunrays to leak through them. Used for centuries to the dim gloom of Valhalla and then the not so bright sky of Novus Partus, Lightning woke up when the faint light touched her eyelids. It took a while for her to remember where she was, and smiled to herself when she heard Hope’s soft breathing beside her; she turned her head to him, and saw her friend back to her, wrapped in the sheets so she only could see part of his white shirt and the silver hair strands that covered his neck, longer and straighter than in his time as a teenager.IV. Soldier2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lightning smiled briefly remembering how difficult had been to convince Hope to share the bedroom. He had always been gentle and shy, but over the years it seemed that those traits had led to a remarkable gallantry. As she assumed, Hope wasn’t trying to take advantage of her; in fact, he’d probably spent whole weeks apologizing if he accidentally touche
Japanese NamesNames:Japanese Names6 years ago in Other More Like This
Yorukaze = NightBreeze
Chia = Cheer
Kishiyami = KnightDarkness
Yukihana = Snowflower
Zetsumeibara = Death rose (pronounced sets-umi-bara)
Zuruikage = Slyshadow
Atomyou = Scarlife
Reinarashi = Rainstorm
Hekirekihane = Thunderwing
Urufumetsuki = Wolfeyes
Shiroipedaru = Whitepedal
Unabarahi = Oceanblaze
Ashishin = Evilheart
Ukiyotouza = Lifepresent
Aisou = Lovestream
Aoirinsei = Bluenature
Mausu = Mouse
Hanametsuki = Flowereyes
Hizai = Icefortune
Buriza-dokon = Blizzardsoul
Taboo Tattoos and LesbiansMy mother used to tell me,Taboo Tattoos and Lesbians1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
As she took a long drag of stale nicotine,
That I should stay away from lesbians,
Because they would make me take up smoking.
What she didn't know
Was that I thought cigarettes would make me skinny.
My unfounded and irrational
Fear and attraction to the utterly beautiful was born.
I had fallen for breasts before I grew my own,
and took to the internet with my misguided teachings,
as so many seem to do.
And there, in a ten-year-old's Google search for “sexy boobies”,
I found my first love.
A nameless ivory queen with a butterfly under her chest, and a tree branch on her ribs.
Similar to her explosions of fury at the idea of lesbians,
My mother had warned me about tattoos,
With threats of cancer, the plague, and the death of my first born over my head.
And as a girl with her shoelaces always untied,
who only looked one way before crossing the road,
I lived on the dangerous side of life and was naturally smitten.
What Becomes of the Introvert?What becomes of the renegadesWhat Becomes of the Introvert?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and their late-night ways?
What has solitude earned them
that others might envy?
A friendship with the stars?
A kinship with the moon?
Who are those aloof few
who discern the abstract?
They are the introverts.
They tinker and toy as they toil,
burning their midnight oil for an idea.
They are the shy minority,
the mysterious, lost in solemn thought,
solving all the world's problems
as if it were no trouble at all.
How do they survive?
How do they endure
in an extroverted world,
which cares more for the unreserved?
They feed on knowledge
and thrive on philosophy,
They need no approval
and ask for no attention.
They are the untiring dreamers,
the silent creators of invention.
So be kind to the expert thinkers,
those taciturn sages,
for without the introverts' work,
how would humanity have made it?
Terres de reve ~ Partie 2 Chap 11Megami sortit du nuage de poussière dans un bond et se tint prête à répliquer. Elle jeta un regard méfiant autour d’elle ; les fondations du palais ne tiendraient pas longtemps si Jahëkumra continuait de lancer des sorts d’une telle puissance. La sorcière s’intéressa de nouveau à son adversaire lorsque celui-ci sortit à son tour du nuage de cendres qu’il avait engendré, à pas lents, le visage sombre. Megami remarqua que son bras droit était en feu, mais il n’avait même pas l’air de le sentir. Sa peau calcinée se reformait sans cesse tandis qu’elle se faisait ronger par les flammes, et une détestable odeur de chair brûlée agressa les narines de la sorcière qui ne put retenir un gémissement de dégoût.Terres de reve ~ Partie 2 Chap 114 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
- Quelle étrange créature tu fais, maugréa-t-elle. Mais aussi fort que tu sois, j’ai bien l’intention de t
Chcobo AdventureHope proves he's not a kid and that the games he plays, can be deadly.Chcobo Adventure5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"This is great!" Light smiled as Hope shrieked in delight. After the last few days it was good to hear him sounding so happy. He'd given them all a scare when he'd collapsed, his brand having evolved. She shook the memory away, the dread of that moment as she found him face down, to much to bare, so she concentrated on the here, and now.
Hope was currently sat on one of the huge yellow birds, known as a Chocobo. The timid birds where one of the few creatures on Gran Pulse that they could use and, for some reason, the feathered beauties trusted the little band of humans.
"Just, calm down." Light advised her little friend, as he tugged on the Chocobo's feathers, seeing it turn to the left then right again. "The last thing I want is you getting ahead of yourself. They might be friendly, but they're fast and strong. You need to know how to ride them, before we can go any further."
"I can do this." He assure
Mandela's ChariotIn silence your chariot approaches. Bright light, a piece of heavens.Mandela's Chariot2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
A man of destiny, a prince, grandfather of his nation, returns home
to the heavens that birthed him. A moral authority, of grace and peace
who helped lay aside the chains of oppression with a soft laugh and guiding hand.
Your ride home is here, not to the village where you took first breath,
but to the heavens where your soul was forged to change the course
of a people, a nation, a world and the history that is to follow. Relax,
enjoy the ride home, knowing that you have sown well the seeds of peace.
Madiba, you are a leader who did not need a gun or threats of terror,
but lead by simple moral authority, not so simple in this graceless age.
Twenty seven years in the stone belly of the apartheid beast, released
to forgive his jailors for the betterment of all, rising above fear and hate.
Once around the sun and then back into the heavens, Mandela rides proud
and the angels line his route home, his chariot carrying evi
Doing it rightyou were the mountainDoing it right3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I didn't know I had conquered
I only came to drink from the stream
and admire the courage it takes
to be an immovable object
am i doing this right?
may the cradle be more
fruitful than the crypt
may your eyes see more
wonders than wounds
may every day be a victory
not a battle to be free
I hope one day you say,
"I knew a great poet once"
I hope you mean me.
I hope I'm doing this right.
I burn lavender and sage
and kiss my laments goodnight
I lay down in the tall grass
your hand brushing my cheek
we were so unique
and at last I see
I am doing this right
Crippled Birdit's not my faultCrippled Bird1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
dad's long instruction at his
father's fist mum's bad legs and clubby feet
nor that she came home four years old
to find she'd been left her mother
and siblings gone gone
their weighty needs
i've turned into this feral cat
they're trying to skin alive
i've had enough got my suitcase packed
but she's hobbling fast
catches me at the door cries
you're not going anywhere a quaver
in her voice her arms flung tight around
my waist to stop me and oh god oh god
she's like a crippled bird heart pumping wildly
against my powerful hand
and she's just trembli
Unattainable Illusions +Ch 9+The officer drug his feet before collapsing near headquarters, his eyes closed as his body fell in a crumpled heap on the concrete sidewalk. It would only be a matter of time before the poison completely took over this man's body, completely eating away this soldier from the inside out before taking the man's life to end his suffering. "Sir!" Fuery shouted, running inside of Roy's office. "There's a man just ouside of headquarters! He's wounded! He won't get up!" Mustang was up within a few seconds.Unattainable Illusions +Ch 9+9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Did you see how he got hurt Cain?"
"No sir!" He said, following the furhur down the hall. "No one did!" Mustang quickly hurried out by the soldier, seeing his back. The deep cuts in his back still had blood trickling down from the wounds that stained his uniform and pants though he felt a bit more relieved that there would be a chance this man could survive since they had found the cure to the poision that had made its home on the tips of Wrath's deadly blades.
As Roy turned him over to pi