Haisai! After like, one and half years, I finally decided to go through all these episodes in one session. Luckily, they’re only 3 minutes each, so that saves a lot of time. However, since they have a lot of Okinawan Japanese that I don’t understand, I’ve had my fair amount of research before I was able to finish all of this. The quality of the translations may vary because somewhere in the middle I was contemplating whether I should continue with this project or not. I decided to give it one more roll but I’m more motivated to watch than to actually translate it considering the expected amount of people that will actually get to see these scripts. That all said and done, let’s get to the episodes!
Hey there, here’s a quick update on what’s going on right now. I’m slightly busy right now due to most of my university courses being FAT courses. You can take that abbreviation quite literally; FAT means that instead of having 14 classes in the course of 14 weeks, the amount of weeks will be halved, meaning I will have 2 classes every week for 7 weeks. So consider me being quite focussed on university at the moment. I will still try to post at least one thing per week to keep you guys up-to-date, nevertheless. So here’s what’s going on over the course of February.
The official name for this convention is actually Abunai, but I prefer keeping the name suffixed with “convention” somehow. It’s one of the Big Three Dutch conventions, as I like to call them. The largest one is AnimeCon (the ever-so-standard name for an anime convention, really), but it’s really pricey and takes place when you usually have your final exams before the summer break… then again, it does have the best dealer room and events. Followed just before the summer break ends is Abunai, which I’ll be talking about in this post. And the final one is also the shortest one lasting for only one day, called TsunaCon (I remember this being some kind of portmanteau of Tsunami and Tuna).
Yes, this event was more than half a year ago, but as I stated already, I’m cleaning up all posts that are overdue so that I’ll have a clean conscience about my blog. I will pretty much spam my blog with multiple posts a day until my depart. Back on topic: Every year, the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands hosts this event called the Japanese Public Speaking Contest in Den Haag. It’ll be the second time participating in this event, but the first time I had no clue how this contest actually worked. This time, however, I put much effort in it; I even got assistance from a lot of Japanese native teachers at my university and we even had some practise beforehand.