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18 September 2010 @ 12:26 pm
Let's make a Japan 30-day meme?  
Everybody knows about those 30 day memes that have been going around livejournal, right? I searched and searched, but couldn't find a Japan 30-day meme. Anyone wanna help make one? We just need 30 questions, so if you have a good idea post it here and let's get-to! ^-^

Day 01 - A picture of you "in Japan". (doing or wearing something "Japanese")
Day 02 - Describe your neighborhood in Japan.
Day 03 - Most interesting person you met.
Day 04 - What's your favorite place that's not in any of the guidebooks/lists of places to visit?
Day 05 - Which, if any, Japanese mannerisms or expressions have you adopted?
Day 06 - Food that you swore you would never eat but now love (or tolerate).
Day 07 - Which Japanese words do you use in English? (hanami, shinkansen, etc.)
Day 08 - Are you a Herbivore or Carnivore? S or M?
Day 09 - Favorite stores/shopping centers.
Day 10 - Something about Japan that sets it apart from anywhere else.
Day 11 - What did you find most overrated and underrated about Japan?
Day 12 - Describe a fail!gaijin moment. (Where you did something wrong or completely misunderstood because you couldn't ~read the air~ or just plain had no idea what you were supposed to do because you weren't born and raised here) Describe a gaijin!smash moment .(Where your foreignness was to your benefit)
Day 13 - -Something about Japan that sets it apart from anywhere else.
Day 14 - What is the hardest thing about living in Japan versus your home country?
Day 15 - Weirdest food item you've seen, and weirdest food item you've actually eaten.
Day 16 - How you realised you'd acclimated to Japan. (if you have)
Day 17 - Your karaoke top 5, your sushi top 5, your conbini top 5.
Day 18 - Post some amusing/cute/faily purikura.
Day 19 - Your favorite Japanese character(s) and Gachapon/UFO Catcher toys
Day 20 - Favorite Japanese festival or folklore.
Day 21 - Favorite and least favorite Japanese fashion trends.
Day 22 - Your favorite Japanese saying or kotowaza (proverb).
Day 23 - What is something you have/do in Japan that you wish you had/could do in your home country?
Day 24 - Your favorite Japanese slang or borrow-word (外来語), e.g. セフレ "sex friend"
Day 25 - Most interesting vending machine find.
Day 26 - What's your favorite/least favorite train line.
Day 27 - Place you avoid going to if at all possible.
Day 28 - A picture of you looking like a weaboo/A picture of you trying to blend in and failing.
Day 29 - What's the thing you [will] miss most about Japan when you leave (either on vacation, or move away)?
Day 30 - Did Japan meet your expectations, both good and bad? What has been the most surprising thing about Japan for you, or the thing you least expected?
 
 
 
EMPEROR, MASTER OF DEATHmonarchist on September 18th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
- What's your favorite spot to visit?
- What spot do you wish you could visit?
- Favorite food?
- Best experience?
- Most memorable event?
- Worst experience?
- The ONE thing that you would show everyone who came to visit you?
- Favorite city?
- Least favorite city?
- Describe where you live?
- Worst part about Japan?
- Best part about Japan?
- Most annoying thing about Japan?

Edited at 2010-09-18 03:33 am (UTC)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 18th, 2010 06:54 am (UTC)
Wow, you have so many good ideas!! I'll add them in!! =^-^=
Beccaumbrellaofdoom on September 18th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Food you swore you would never eat before, but now....

Edit: It would be fun if it were a bit broader and was just like, "The Traveller's 30 Day Meme" or something, for those who go to teach in other countries. Then you could ask things like "What languages do you speak? Which is your favourite?"

Though, if it were a Japanese one, you'd need to have the classic "S? M?" question, which is always my favourite interview question in programmes and interviews.

Edited at 2010-09-18 04:06 am (UTC)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 18th, 2010 06:54 am (UTC)
LOL!! I like those questions! *puts them in*

We can make another meme like that too ^^ I want to try the (living or lived in) Japan one first, though. It's good practice! ^^
akibareakibare on September 18th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
So I suppose it's to be a 30 day meme for people for whom Japan is something particularly special? Because the regular 30 memes can be answer by people living in Japan just as they are by anyone else.

But I don't understand memes so much generally I suppose.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 18th, 2010 06:52 am (UTC)
I was thinking something specifically for people who live in Japan, even if there's not that many. =D
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on September 18th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Ooh good idea, because I want to do a 30-day meme XD
I'll try to come up with some later tonight when I get back home.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 18th, 2010 06:53 am (UTC)
Okay! Looking forward to it! Think about it while you're out!
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on September 18th, 2010 11:52 am (UTC)
I haven't read the others, so there may be some crossover. off the top of my head:

What did you find rather overrated about Japan? (could be a tourist thing or just something about day-to-day life)
What did you find rather underrated about Japan? (again, same- something off the beaten path, or some other thing about daily life that nobody ever mentioned to you)
What is the biggest pain in the ass about living in Japan versus your home country? [since I am guessing this is for expats :)~]
What is something you have/do in Japan that you wish you had/could do in your home country?
Describe a fail!gaijin moment. (where you did something wrong or completely misunderstood because you couldn't ~read the air~ or just plain had no idea what you were supposed to do because you weren't born and raised here XD)
Describe a gaijin smash! moment (where your foreignness was to your benefit)
Weirdest food item you've seen, and weirdest food item you've actually eaten.
How did you realise you'd acclimated to Japan ("you know you've been in Japan too long when...")
Your favorite Japanese saying or kotowaza (proverb)
Your favorite Japanese slang or borrow-word (外来語), e.g. セフレ "sex friend"
Most interesting vending machine find
What's your favorite/least favorite train line :D
Place you avoid going to if at all possible
Favorite stores/shopping centers
Favorite and least favorite Japanese fashion trends
Your karaoke top 5
Your sushi top 5
Your conbini top 5
Your favorite Japanese character(s) and Gachapon/UFO Catcher toys
Amusing/cute/faily purikura
A picture of you looking like a weaboo
A picture of you trying to blend in and failing

Mine seem a little sarcastic, lol, I should stop XD feel free to use/adapt any of them you like!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 19th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
OMG Sarcastic yes, but pure gold!! I love them!!! =D =D =D
ore-samathesundaywriter on September 18th, 2010 07:29 am (UTC)
Though I don't live there I hope you don't mind some suggestions, I love making lists XDD

- Favourite Japanese festival
- Favourite Japanese folklore (can be a story/animal/etc)
- A Japanese fashion trend you like and one you don't.
- Favourite karaoke song.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 19th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
I love them! Thanks! ^o^
Janellechibi_rei on September 18th, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
- overrated/underrated places to visit
- favorite Japanese food to cook
- one item from your home country you wish you could bring to Japan (or conversely one thing you wish you could bring from Japan if/when you go home)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 19th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Thanks!! ^o^/
Floor No Battleblodeuedd on September 18th, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
- Which, if any, Japanese mannerisms or expressions have you adopted?
- What's your favourite place that's not in any of the guidebooks/lists of places to visit?
- Which Japanese words do you use in English? (obvious ones: hanami, shinkansen, etc.)
- What's the thing you [will] miss most about Japan when you leave (either on vacation, or move away)?
- Did Japan meet your expectations, both good and bad?
(related to previous one) - What has been the most surprising thing about Japan for you, or the thing you least expected?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 19th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
You're full of great ideas!! =D
Melissa D. Johnson: Hachi Scarfmippa on September 18th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
-Something about Japan that sets it apart from anywhere else.
-Uniquely Japanese fashion trend.
-Something you love that you can't find in Japan.
-Place in Japan you never want to go again.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 19th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Thanks Melissa!! ^.^
Chiakichiaki777 on September 18th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
There's what's your favorite things about the seasons. Japan bases a lot of things on the seasons. You can talk about favorite season, or take four days for each one.

-What is your favorite train or train line?
-Craziest thing you've eaten there.
-Strangest place you've been in.
-Most interesting person you met.
-Strange odd obsessions that spring up while you're in Japan. (like for me, I have an almost fetishistic appreciation of vending machines)

I might steal it once you have a 30 day thing. I'm interested in doing something to make me start blogging again.
-Do you think you can drive in Japan?
-A memory of getting lost.

Edited at 2010-09-18 10:25 pm (UTC)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 19th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Thanks, you have so many great ideas!! =D
Chiakichiaki777 on September 20th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
stolen! :D