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LONDON FASHION WEEK AW19 DAY 1

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Street Style during day one of London Fashion Week
AW 2019.
I’m all a flutter with model Emily O’donell from Milan. Here she wears a
monochrome suit and matching boots by Agne Kuzmickaite
Cheri, Cheri, Cheri
Welcome to London the lovely Korean beauty and way cool Fashion Stylist,
not to mention blogger, outuber and influencer, Chei 챌미
Cheri wears a dress by Kijun a way cool bag by Disturbia and another
by Mix to Kill, with shoes by UK Glamorous.
Hi Harper, my wooly friend. Hope you like what you’re seeing here today.
Especially from Hope Macaulay Hope you two ladies get along.
Play nicely now. We don’t sish to get unravelled. Just to bask in the glory
of beauty and be awash in a sea of colours, and feel good about it al.
News flash!
Twinkle toes feather’s the clement weather, in her cute pink heels.
This is BFC staff member Andrea from Singapore, wearing a
tweed coat from Zara, a Chanel bag, a Carine Roitfeld & Uniglo leather top,
NastyGirl skirt and sheath boots by Versus.
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Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE
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3 Games to Help Defeat Japanese Study Fatigue

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Learning and memorizing Japanese kana can be a grueling process. What’s more: when you’ve finished mastering hiragana, you then have to learn katakana. Thanks for having two alphabets, Japan. If dry memorization isn’t your game — talk about foreshadowing — I’ve found some games that may help make this process a little more amusing.

Each of these three titles caters to a different style of gaming: there’s an old school RPG, a Japanese choose-your-own-adventure and a simple quiz style. Have a go at all three and see which one works best for you.

1. Japanese Dungeon

Japanese Dungeon by Jong Jin Kim.

Fans of old-school Nintendo dungeon role play games, rejoice. Developer Jong Jin Kim has given us Lancelot, a knight who has heard many good things about Japan and would like to visit. Like most of us, he needs to first save up money to make this happen. Kim’s mission for us is to help Lancelot defeat orcs and collect coins — all while we learn Japanese.

Lancelot begins slaying orcs in the Level 1 Dungeon, where we are introduced to five hiragana to memorize at a time. Once confident, the battle engages and each correct romanized reply to the hiragana shown is a hit to the Orc captain.

As you progress, you can level up and be more likely to throw critical hits. After each level, you have the option to watch a quick ad for gold, and whereas I’m normally against this, I found I didn’t mind because I really wanted to level up my character and see what his crits would be.

To enter the next dungeon, you need a certain number of rubies and daily quests definitely help speed this along. The quests make you practice more via leveling up, performing a certain amount of critical hits …continue reading

    

Samurai C-3PO Action Figure reimagines Star Wars droid as historical Japanese warrior

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Back in 2015, we wrote about the Meisho Movie Realization Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper figures that were an awesome combination of Japanese history and Star Wars.

Bandai’s Tamashii Nations line of figures has continued to develop this intricately detailed and novel Meisho Movie Realization series, with the latest entry being a brilliantly reimagined version of everyone’s favorite gold droid.

The Samurai C-3PO Action Figure transforms the loveable if rather anxious humanoid droid into a combat-ready warrior that seems to have wandered out of an alternate steampunk Sengoku era. Now this is what we call a crossover and mash-up that works well!

This action figure has movable mouth and eyes, and comes with feudal-style warrior armor, topknot, fan, and extra pair of hands. Beat that, Boba Fett! Like any true ronin wandering samurai, the ever-practical C-3PO also has a gourd water carrier and a rope around his waist.

samurai c3po star wars droid action figure mash-up history japanese puppet meisho movie realization bandai tamashii nations

samurai c3po star wars droid action figure mash-up history japanese puppet meisho movie realization bandai tamashii nations

samurai c3po star wars droid action figure mash-up history japanese puppet meisho movie realization bandai tamashii nations

samurai c3po star wars droid action figure mash-up history japanese puppet meisho movie realization bandai tamashii nations

samurai c3po star wars droid action figure mash-up history japanese puppet meisho movie realization bandai tamashii nations

As fans know, George Lucas drew much of his inspiration for the original Star Wars from elements of Japanese culture (Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress and the samurai “code” of Bushido, among other things). This “clockwork translation automaton” (Honyaku Karakuri) version of C-3PO repays his enduring …continue reading

    

Terrace House Announces New Series in Tokyo Debuting this May on Netflix

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In the final episode, no sooner than the panelists on Terrace House waved the audience goodbye, the next series was announced in a chalk-written message on the communal blackboard.

The Japanese reality show from Netflix and Fuji TV has captured audiences worldwide with its unique insight into the lives of six young people who move in together and pursue their dreams and love interests, along with commentary by a panel of hilarious comedians and celebrities who discuss the show’s developments.

This latest series, Terrace House: Opening New Doors, was set in the woodsy, ski resort town of Karuizawa. Highlights of the 49 episodes included a heartwarming love story between an ice hockey captain and an aspiring model and welcoming the first openly LGBTQ+ member of the show. It also generated heated debate around questions of consent. But at the end of the 14-month-long series, it was time to say goodbye to Karuizawa and tease the setting for the next series: Tokyo.

On the official Twitter account, the maker’s of Terrace House revealed more details about the new series—including the title—to eager fans.

新シーズンの舞台はTOKYO!
2020年、世界中から最も注目されるこの地で、
台本のない男女6人の新たな青春の日々が再びはじまります。
『TERRACE HOUSE TOKYO 2019-2020』
2019年5月@NetflixJPにて配信START!#TERRACEHOUSE #テラスハウス pic.twitter.com/n0nRfyDpWB

— TERRACE HOUSE (@TH6TV) February 11, 2019

The tweet reads:

“The setting for our next series will be Tokyo!
In the year 2020, in the city that has the whole world’s attention, the unscripted and youthful days of six young men and women will begin again.
TERRACE HOUSE TOKYO 2019-2020 airs May 2019 on @NetflixJP!
#TERRACEHOUSE #テラスハウス

This tweet has garnered much attention in Japan and abroad, with 15,000 combined likes and retweets since it was published on Monday.

Multilingual replies on Twitter have shown excitement for the new series, with many Twitter users interested in applying to be on the show themselves.

Will there be another “Meat Incident?”

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