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Consoling friends or rather giving assurance to friends regarding their problems used to be easy. Well, it still is actually if I use Filipino or English. Japanese is another matter though… just finished my Kaiwa Exam this morning. The first bamen was asking someone to fix something for you. Easy enough… The other one… hahaha… now that was the problem… I drew a blank, later on the sensei told me I did not use any of the nagusameru phrases we have learned… but i still pulled through. Funny thing about it is when we had to change place from the one doing the consoling to the one asking to be consoled… had to apologize to my partner coz I couldn’t stop grinning… it was so weird… As I sit here I just have to tell myself… 大丈夫よ。自分でいっしょうけんめいにやったんだから、気にする事はないよ。(daijobu yo. anata wa isshokenmei yattandakara, ki ni suru koto wa nai yo.) hahaha… could have used that phrase then…

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This is especially addressed to vinz… wish you were here but since you aren’t I ate everything on my own. You would have loved it. Promise we will find a Japanese restaurant that serves a decent Ramen when I go home. But for now just content yourself with the pic. 😉 I ate this somewhere in Mie-ken with friends.

I learned about the anime character “Naruto” from Vinz. He kept on nagging me about the story until I just had to give up and watch the anime and later read the translated mangga. And since my brother is so fond of food it was not surprising that he got fixated with Ramen – the noodles that Naruto loves to eat.

Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish of Chinese origin. It is served with a variety of toppings such as sliced pork, seaweed, kamaboko (steamed fish paste), green onions and even corn. It is so widely spread in Japan that almost every locality or prefecture has its version.

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