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.
Japanese WordsAdmirable: RippaJapanese Words8 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
The Grand List of Japanese...The Grand List of Japanese...11 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.
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
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
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
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
CancerCancerCancer8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Part 1 - "Disease"
"Hey, Leon, how'd you get that bruise?"
"I don't know..."
"What about that one?"
"I don't know..."
"... And this one?"
"I... I don't know."
"You always have so many bruises."
"Y-Yeah... I... I do I guess."
"You're not, like, abused or anything right? I know your parents and they don't seem the type but... it's always the ones you don't suspect so I hope you don't mind me asking. I mean, I'm worried about you..."
"Th-they're not abusive! I just... I just bruise easily..."
"Really? So if I touched you you'd bruise?"
"What? I only poked you!"
"You have such a low tolerance for pain and... oh... oh my god..."
"Leon... you have a bruise where I poked you.... Leon I didn't even poke you that hard!"
"Leon, this isn't a good sign. Are you anaemic?"
"Any health problems...?"
"Liammm... there's nothing wrong with me."
"But it's not right, you shouldn't bruise that easily."
Taking a shallow breathTaking a shallow breath7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Scorpius took a shallow breath as the music began to play. What would normally be a cheerful throng seemed more like the screams of a banshee as the organist played with eloquence. Was he the only one that heard that distant screaming noise? Everything felt wrong as Rose started walking down the aisle. She looked more beautiful than he'd ever seen her before, which made him blanch.
She was holding a bouquet of blue hydrangeas that almost perfectly matched her own blue eyes. He wanted to kick himself for helping her pick them out. He had sat beside her as they picked out flowers, chose where the wedding would be, picked the music, and had even brought in his own mother to help with choosing the bridesmaids dresses. In truth, he had only volunteered so that he'd have a chance to smell her hair as she enthusiastically flipped through brochures, and watch her eyes twinkle as she found 'the one' of everything from place cards, to the ridiculous canapés. It was his fault that she looked
PoetryPoetry3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Poetry is like a song
Dancing along the page
as the poet writes each word
Letters form music
filling my head with their sweet melody
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
Shedding Stars IIyou were the sky i wasShedding Stars II2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the sea, with the sun
in an offering of light
you wore the night as i
called your stars down
IllusionA growl rose up through Midnight's chest as he turn around to look at Aru. The man was going upstairs to put his little girl away, as well as another child; neither of them being his concern. No, his problem had just become the man himself.Illusion4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Did the fool think he was playing, that he was toying with him? Or did he really think himself safe. Perhaps he just didn't understand whom he was speaking too; that could be easily rectified.
Midnight would need to wait until Aru came back but once he did, well
"Let the fun begin "
Alice wouldn't worry about the four of them. She knew they were out adventuring and having a good time. Taking an extra night in this inn would be nothing big. Up in their room, Aru chased his children around and around, wearing out their ever-so-present energy. He tickled Marrissa, threw Takari up and down in the air and tackled Erika playfully, blowing raspberries on her belly. Finally, when they were all out of breath, Aru helped them change, wash their fac
... but I don't speak.One month to the day,... but I don't speak.7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that you said youll never change,
But as always your promises turn out to be lies.
Walking through the sewers of my broken heart,
see this place, rotten and fallen apart,
this place wasnt supposed to be this dark.
You and me we used to talk,
in this secret place in the depths of my heart,
where the river floats out towards the dark.
A river once so blue and clear,
but now this seems to disappear,
The river now is nothing but,
acid of sour and venom so bittersweet.
This river where we used to walk,
this river that floats out to the pier,
where the paper boats disappear.
Me, I try to send this note,
float it like a paper boat.
But paper sinks,
and words are weak.
but I dont speak.
Locus SolusI sometimes recall a particular morning from childhood. I was in my grandparents' home - a big house, with large empty walls and high ceiling. It was a lazy winter morning. The sun was coming shyly through the shades. A heavy silence all around. I did not dare to move in my bed, afraid that I'd somehow ruin that order of the world. In all that stillness I suddenly noticed a small spider crawling on a wall. I thought it was cute for some time, until the immensity of that empty wall hit me like a hammer. The slowly advancing spider had walked alone up to that point and it still had a lot of empty ground to cover. I whispered "The world is a lonely place, little spider". And I cried for him. But the little spider didn't even notice me. And that, in turn, made me feel alone.Locus Solus2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Lion HeartIt is building up deep within her fragile body like a heaving monsoon forming over the dry, cracked, heavy heat of an African savannah; an unforgiving and all-consuming storm desperately willing to drown out its less than fleeting welcome. Flickering with ceaseless coils of skin-searing energy like a grey-faced fugitive's adrenaline stricken heartbeat, it is not a bringer of life, but a threat to itand even the most reckless are hardwired to take flight in the face of such a colossal and uncompromising foe.Lion Heart3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Beyond these white-washed walls, the world would have her believe that she is brave, a lioness, an exception confronted by the inevitable; but outrunning the storm is no longer an option, and she has never felt more betrayed. Slowly, it is emanating from her heart and through the pulmonary arterythere, free to roll and crash, it engulfs her lungs in a terrible thunder that rattles the brittle bones holding her together. The ominous feeling that has settled into
Naruto Japanese DictionaryNaruto Japanese Dictionary9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
General Language Notes
1) Insults. Mostly, these come in the form of impolite pronouns. Words like kisama and yarou arent technically dirty names, theyre just very impolite. Occasionally, as is the case with school children, these can become as creative as most American insults, ranging from impugning a persons intelligence to impugning their direct genetic makeup.
2) Plurals. The only way of expressing plural (aside from using numbers) is with a special noun ending. The suffix -tachi is the polite way of doing this; it expresses a group of things. For instance, Bob-san-tachi means Bob and whoever happens to be associated with him by context this could mean all the people sitting at the same table with Bob, all of Bobs closest friends, Bobs closest coworkers, or whatever. The suffix -ra is the impolite/informal way o
The Monster of Orange JoylingThe Monster of Orange Joyling4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The children had never seen a monster before.
They'd heard the stories, of course. It was impossible to live in the City of Always Nightfall without having huge, cavernous dreams about the bone-pile it digs its roots into. It was a very big and bloody bone-pile, the one crunching underneath Singing City.
There was Glum Rradung, the bulge-eyed sewer-midget who slithered out of water-closets and gulped down children wandering about in the dark. There was Ingalin, the hungrymind which spontaneously formed out of clutter and garbage. There was the Very Practical Man, whose face was just an enormous nose and an even bigger grin, a demon who, they say, could smell out loneliness and loved to torment the heartbroken and the near-suicides.
And there was the Dark Lord in his pyramid, high up in the inner city where no Squatschild could ever go. The climbing, black stain of Tower Myth and Mastery was a brooding reminder that it was a monster who ruled them all.
Singing City's slum-brats had no l
Taking a Shallow Breath-chap 4Taking a Shallow Breath-chap 47 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Rose stood before him a moment, smiling, before she sprinted to the compartment door and threw it open with equal enthusiasm, startling Al nearly out of his seat, and making him drop his Quidditch magazine.
Al, come help me get this trunk! she said, giving Scorpius a smile from the doorway. Though his expression was full of alarm, he managed to giver her a grimace of a smile.
What trunk? Al asked, not looking inclined to move any time soon, and picking up his now very wrinkled periodical.
Scorpiuss, Rose said with a vague wave towards a very still Scorpius.
Wait. Scorpius Malfoy? Al cried rather loudly, trying to poke his head out the door and get a look at the infamous Malfoy spawn. Startled at her cousins rude outburst, Rose gave a great shh! before pushing Al back into the compartment and shutting the door between them. Rose suddenly realized she could have handled the situation with more delicacy.