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by zapeipaa
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Japanese politics or 3rd world laws in the 1st world...
Replies: 13
Views: 3218

Nice ranting. Always like to hear details about living in Japan as a gaijin. Their weird porn fetishes is indeed a minor issue when they still have issues like these and what not.
by zapeipaa
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Getting an apartment in Tokyo
Replies: 8
Views: 2664

Never had any problems with cell phones. I think even for my first one, an au with 2 years contract, which I got in April 2007 after just a week or two in Tokyo, pretty sure I didn't have the gaijin card yet. Just passport with one year visa. Then switched to Softbank, so had to pay for ending the c...
by zapeipaa
Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Getting an apartment in Tokyo
Replies: 8
Views: 2664

Thanks for the fast reply. Looks like I will have to stay at a guest house again for the first month(s). :/ About internet, I've heard many charges a low fee for the first year, but around 6000 yen the second. I don't mind canceling and renewing if that's the case. :D Also seen packages where you ge...
by zapeipaa
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Getting an apartment in Tokyo
Replies: 8
Views: 2664

Getting an apartment in Tokyo

Will most likely be moving back to Tokyo in March (waiting for the visa now). Last time I stayed at guest houses which was convenient, but I'd rather live at my own place now. Never done this so I've got a couple of questions. I intend to go to real estate shops the first week and look. Let's say I ...
by zapeipaa
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Japanese Learning Game Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 8378

KankenDS is probably my most played DS game (still not very much), and I don't really like the way things are in that.

Is there any newer better ones out by now? DS or iPhone/iTouch is preferable with their touching pads.
by zapeipaa
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your shitty internet.
Replies: 40
Views: 11654

Image

Something's not right here. Upload bar finish pretty fast but nothing happens for an hour or so.
by zapeipaa
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your shitty internet.
Replies: 40
Views: 11654

I guess this means that you won't have to ensure that Internet is installed/able to install when you look for apartments in Japan. :) I had something similiar on my Softbank cellphone (except the speed). Paid around 4000 yen tops for unlimited Internet use, and 1000 yen if I didn't use it at all. Gr...
by zapeipaa
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Blue Ray - whats good and whats not.
Replies: 20
Views: 5648

If Planet Earth is so good, wouldn't this be intersting a well? Anybody seen it?

Virtual Trip of Tokyo from above in
Daylight
Twilight
by zapeipaa
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Nihongo ga jouzu desu ne!
Replies: 9
Views: 5075

My Japanese is way worse than you guys, but I still heard the phrase alot. I usually just answer "mada, mada", though I'd like to answer something else. Some of the people who said it to me did it some time into our relationship, which didn't feel as a complete condescending compliment (as...
by zapeipaa
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The cave matsuri live complaint thread
Replies: 26
Views: 7344

It's being released at the online shop next week

http://cave.shop-pro.jp/?pid=15324875
by zapeipaa
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tokyo back on top as world's most expensive city...
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

Yeah, I was also surprised as I've always had a similiar view of Hong Kong. I think they're overrreacting abit with Tokyo though. For $3.25 you'd be riding the subway for at least 30 mins. Coffee cans in vending machines are less than $2 and I can't imagine the newspaper to cost more, though I've ne...
by zapeipaa
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Best video game website ever
Replies: 31
Views: 10019

Gaijin Punch wrote:The Akihabara map, which is now useless since Google Maps is out, was written in Flash.

During my first trip to Japan, I often used that map to find stores I wanted to visit in Akihabara. I especially liked the description of each store. :)
by zapeipaa
Fri May 22, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [PS3] Project Trico
Replies: 18
Views: 5948

Now I'm getting a PS3 :D
by zapeipaa
Fri May 15, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: To all you gaijin working in Japan
Replies: 29
Views: 8776

I had a similiar problem when I wanted to buy something at a Japanese site. They would accept credit cards, but only romanised names...

But, shouldn't David be DEIBIDDO?
by zapeipaa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The emulation thread...
Replies: 468
Views: 174195

Yeah, I do have problems running it. It's like playing a new game on an old PC - framrate drops to ridiculously low levels. No idea why, as any other game runs fine and there's no issues with the disc.

Edit: It's a white Saturn btw.
by zapeipaa
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The emulation thread...
Replies: 468
Views: 174195

Got a question about the Space Harrier port on the Saturn. Do you need a RAM cartridge to play it?
by zapeipaa
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread
Replies: 592
Views: 231602

Thanks to my new XRGB-3, Gradius III (PS2) has gotten alot more fun to play. Though, it's hard as ass. Or is that just me? I've gotten to the second boss once, and that was on beginner mode. :? I like the edit mode's "one life and 2 options", because if you die early you want to restart an...
by zapeipaa
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gonna be in japan
Replies: 35
Views: 9363

Try moved about 30 meters down (away from the station). Can't miss it. Just keep walking. Thanks, found it. The new premises are really nice. I was really surprised to find 6 IIDX machines there. I don't think even Cat's Eye in Machida, known for having the most bemani arcades in Tokyo, can beat th...
by zapeipaa
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Hell freezes over: I'm getting a Wii
Replies: 27
Views: 7394

Oboromuramasa (ナセO窶伉コツ青ウ) was playable in front of a lot of stores today. Same art/concept like Princess Crown and Odin Sphere, and it looked very well. Reasons to finally get a Wii is increasing!
by zapeipaa
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Sanwa & Seimitsu parts
Replies: 0
Views: 2810

Sanwa & Seimitsu parts

Can you order directly from them? There's some smaller parts that I'm looking for but none of the PCB shops in Akihabara has stuff like that.
by zapeipaa
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gonna be in japan
Replies: 35
Views: 9363

Where's Try Amusement Tower? I went there today only to find crane machines. It's like they blocked off the stairs to the above floors. Did they move? Seems that Falcom event is at that new "open air" event/live space near Hey/Sofmap Amusement-kan. I hate places like that, cus alot of bypa...
by zapeipaa
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gonna be in japan
Replies: 35
Views: 9363

I'll try show up tomorrow. Might spend the afternoon trying out Lord of Vermillion and other arcade games. If I'm still around by 20:00 I'll go to Mikado.
by zapeipaa
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What's the deal with the yen??
Replies: 31
Views: 8876

Ok, so I'm gonna empty my Japanese one and make a new one. What would be the best currency to recieve payments in (when selling stuff bought with yen)? To avoid loosing too much when taking it out. USD, SEK, JPY? I think sven is doing Euro?
by zapeipaa
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [AC] Death Smiles 2
Replies: 33
Views: 14784

Ok, so it's ニ湛ツーニ痴ニ達 in katakana (says on the flyer).
by zapeipaa
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [AC] Death Smiles 2
Replies: 33
Views: 14784

Why is everyone calling the new loli Souky? Now I don't remember what name it actually said in the game, but it was definately not Souky.

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