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  1. Athena added a post in a topic Kanadajin3 Twitter   

    Looking at these recent tweets, it just looks like Mira's life is just a mess... I can't believe she publicizes it too
    She causes so much trouble and then questions why bad things happen to her
    Poor girl is gonna suffer her whole life
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  2. Athena added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    I can't believe she posted a private conversation like that, she's so trashy it's unbelievable 
    Rodi did himself a favor and finally cut her off. Just keep running Rodi lol
    Mira is so narcissistic, everything is everyone else's fault - nothing is her fault. She'll never change and yet will never understand why no one wants to be friends with her. 
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  3. Athena added a post in a topic How did she learn Japanese so fast?   

    TV/anime/video games helped me a lot, it's where the most practical and conversational Japanese will come from. If you can get Japanese subs (with eng too) it'll help so much to see and listen to it at the same time. Also, old school games like Final Fantasy 9 is a good option, I was able to find 90% of the script on some japanese site. I also found the japanese script for FF13, read a chapter ahead of where I was, translated out the words etc - helped so much.
    I also had a tutor which helped a lot. Then I studied abroad. At my uni in Japan I was in the higher level of Japanese but a lot of it was complicated grammar where I could say the same thing in a simpler form. 
    All together, I'd say it took me like 3~4 years to get really good. By no means not fluent but pretty good and I had zero problems living in Japan.
    Plus, considering that she's not really socially active, I guess she has a lot time to dedicate to studying or absorbing it.
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  4. Athena added a post in a topic Taylor R - videos #2   

    I think Taylor is her own prison, or at least causes her own problems.
    I can't say this enough, she lives in one of the most interesting, beautiful, and vibrant countries in the world. So many people would love to be in her position - needs no job and money at the fingertips - to be in Japan with 100% freedom. It's herself stopping herself. Japan has so many different cities - all with unique cultural aspects and with various things to do. Even in my couple of years there I couldn't explore everything I wanted to because of my schedule. And what does this girl do? Sits in her castle and cries? I have no sympathy for her. Taylor, you're literally wasting away time, and you're probably going to look back when you get older and ask yourself why didn't you push yourself out.
    Taylor, try to give yourself some sort of structure or hobby outside of youtube, at least you'll have something interesting to offer if you pick up something instead of searching for trends. You're lonely too? Meetup.com is your friend to meet other foreigners (or FB groups) - stop being so attached to other jvloggers. If I remember right, there were groups for hiking, dog walking, restaurants, yoga, visiting shrines/temples, etc. Stop putting yourself in a prison. For fuck sake, go out and explore Japan, that's what people want to see and you'll get more subs/views. No one wants to see daily 20 mins videos of nonsense with no purpose.
    There's so many options out there and you know it, even to make your channel better, but seems like your comfort zone is your mental prison. I kind of feel sorry for you, you've lived in Japan more than most people have done next to nothing compared to people with less time. You might be rich, but far from an enriched life.
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  5. Athena added a post in a topic ChoNunMigookSaram/Megan Bowen   

    i had to roll my eyes at this one
    Megan wanted to get a traditional bamboo tattoo but she said she didn't want a buddhist tattooo...... 
    ... she got an Unalome lmao

    Monks who've gained enlightenment are given the tattoo as a representation of their spiritual path.
    I'm kinda involved with the spiritual/yoga community so I've seen these quite a bit... so they're kinda controversial since they're considered cultural appropriation and that these are traditionally earned
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  6. Athena added a post in a topic Gangnam Unnie   

    There was a thread for Airi in the old PULL but it wasn't that active, i think it was because she started to dwindle down and become less active on the internet. I just tried to find her blog, videos, ig, etc and there's nothing. 
    I feel kinda bad for her, I wonder if she regrets getting all the plastic surgery
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  7. Athena added a post in a topic Sharla in Japan   

    oil is oil, but coconut oil is good alternative instead of vegan butter or canola oil imo
    Anyways, I mentioned this on Tay's thread, but I think Sharla should make some sort of master video or series about being vegan in Japan. Basic vocabulary, restaurants, online shops (for soy meats and etc), vegan festivals, temple food, grocery stores, farmer markets, online farmer box programs, good foods to buy at grocery stores, Facebook groups, iherb, etc. I think it'd be super helpful instead of just making 'what i eat in a day' stuff.
    For foreigners it can be pretty hard and daunting when first moving to Japan. When I moved to Seoul it took me a good while to get the hang of things, figure out my options, and what access I have. I depended (and still do) on a Korean vegan FB group where everyone shares info and helps with translations. 
    i dunno, just food for thought for Sharla, and I prefer videos with some sort of useful purpose instead of seeing her just talk about nonsense and Maro playing in the background 
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  8. Athena added a post in a topic Taylor R - videos #2   

    Yea it's not that hard to be vegan in Japan - just takes a while to get the hang of it, it's just a lot easier if you speak Japanese to figure your way around things and live in the city. I'm vegan in Seoul and it took me a long to figure out restaurants, shops, grocery stores, internet sites, festivals, Facebook groups, etc. 
    Like Taylor and Sharla, I recommend iHerb to get a lot of your dry groceries/good. Sharla/Tay get their cereals, nutritional yeast, acai powder, gluten free flour, etc from there. Also, from iHerb shipping is free if you go over $30 (?) so it's a pretty good site if you live abroad. And if you're pretty good at Japanese and can order from the internet, you can order soy meats. One of the best ways to get veggies is from farmer programs (you can find these online). Micaela gets a box of veggies from Asa (? forgot city name) every week or so. Otherwise you can try to find an outdoor market. If I remember right, in Japanese grocery stores, most of your vegetables are pretty cheap or at least decent, it's just the fruit that will burn your cash. Oh and noodles are hella cheap in grocery stores too.
    Taylor did a video at some veggie/vegan grocery store in Japan a long time ago, it was interesting, but I think they should make a video about getting plant based stuff affordably. But obviously Taylor can't speak Japanese and she's rich... so I think if Sharla was smart, she'd just make some sort of master video or series about being vegan in Japan and how to get access to stuff, getting around, options, alternatives, etc. I think ReaganTheVegan did one when he was in Japan??? And he was on a mostly raw vegan diet and got a lot of his fruit pretty cheap in Japan.
    Also, if you're short on time, doing meal preps is a good idea. Cheaplazyvegan has a lot week meal prep videos
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  9. Athena added a post in a topic lovelymilky   

    Yea she was a huge fucking weeb and has a hardcore Asian fetish. She got away with it because she's pretty
    Anyways, she's calmed down a lot compared to before. I feel like living/working in a Japan has finally woke her up from her Japanland dream - the country isn't that special or amazing.  I remember she said on her twitter way back that if it weren't for her husband; she'd move back home. 
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  10. Athena added a post in a topic PeachMilkyTea   

    I live in Seoul and always wanted to get a breast reduction... i'm a pretty small and petite person too so being a 34DDD just drowns me. The first plastic surgeon I went to a year ago told me not to do it in Korea (do it in america in the future), no one will have a the experience. Recently I went to check a bigger and pretty famous hospital called WonJin in Gangnam just to see what'd they say or if its possible, they said they could do it and they'd give me a discount if I give them my before and after photos totaling around $7kish. I was super excited and almost booked the dates. But I started researching it and found a person has died there. At another really big hospital in Gangnam, someone is in coma from a surgery. People on other forums didn't like their results for small surgeries either from American and Chinese sites. Also a lot Redditors just didn't recommend getting surgery in Korea either, plastic surgery here can be pretty shady and just a quick money grab for these doctors. The more I researched into it, the more people just didn't recommend getting surgery in Korea.
    These plastic surgeons in Seoul sponsoring youtubers and bloggers just leaves a bad taste in my mouth and just seems off
    but if you wanna see what other people say, https://forum.purseblog.com/forums/asian-plastic-surgery-cosmetic-procedures.277/ here is a good place 
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  11. Athena added a post in a topic Taylor R - videos   

    the person who discovered it in lolcow never actually posted it, s/he just gave clues and hints on how to find it and someone else posted it
    of course it could be Duncan/mimei going about it in a non-suscipious way but I just think someone honestly put 2 and 2 together and looked up the agency's IG account. I'm kinda surprised no one thought about it doing that before lol
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  12. Athena added a post in a topic Taylor R - videos   

    damn I can't believe none of us saw it coming that her bf is her previous agency's CEO and basically her boss haha
    So now who knows HOW much he's helped her to get jobs back in HK, without a doubt he helped at least some. Naturally of course, if you're dating someone you'd help them out and give them some perks... but the girl just has to stop with the whole "dream it, work hard, and you'll achieve it :3!!!" tagline. No wonder she tried to keep it a secret, she's banging her boss and he was giving her jobs/paychecks haha. Plus, I guess you can say it's an ethnical issue that he showed her favoritism which isn't right for the other models.
    I kinda always wondered how on earth she's keeping her modeling visa in Japan despite that she never does any modeling work, I thought her agency was just doing it out of kindness since she's financially well off to not live paycheck to paycheck and can just use her at leisure. But... obviously he has business connections and did some phone calls lol.
    I think anyone would help out and give benefits to their significant other but damn... girl has had A LOT just handed to her. Plus with her being a public figure/youtuber.... and the whole 'be positive' 'work hard' nonsense she spews...just doesn't look good...... she just doesn't have any realistic perspective of the real world and that most people are struggling month to month.
    I hope their relationship is genuine - but now it just looks suspicious... considering the benefits coming out of it. Keeping it a secret made it worse too. I think if she was open about it from the beginning on IG or whatever years ago so can people could've seen it naturally grow and unfold, it would've been better but that's just my opinion. She was kinda in a damned if you do, damned if you don't dilemma. 
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  13. Athena added a post in a topic ChoNunMigookSaram/Megan Bowen   

    tbh, the way Megan dresses isn't how most Koreans dress imo.... Megan's style is more extreme??? And pretty unique lol. I think it looks costume-y.... That girl in the video posted is how most Koreans dress.  I've seen Megan in person at the Vegan festival last year and she definitely stuck out with her clothes. Anyways, the Vegan festival is this Sunday so maybe I'll see her again
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  14. Athena added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    Mira is full of shit. 
    She didn't have to quit her job. No one was after her. No one figured out NOR knew where she worked. Her own paranoia caused her to quit. On top of that, if you KNEW you needed a stable job to get citizenship, anyone would've just stuck it out for 2 more weeks. Then she could've quit and possibly gotten a better job and what not.
    and how convenient is it she "had to quit" around the time she got rejected for citizenship
    No Mira, you caused YOUR OWN PROBLEM(S). Japan does not a see a high school drop out with a youtube career as a useful citizen
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  15. Athena added a post in a topic Taylor R - videos   

    Yea, as a general, people are more interested in cultural/unique stuff in Japan compared to doing nails.... which I understand. Lucky for her, Japan is a hella unique and fun country, there's a lot to do and a lot to see. Girl just gotta push herself out of her house and go explore - not sure why she doesn't, with money and time at your fingertips; Japan is basically a huge ass playground. Tokyo just isn't the only fun city either. She should take tips from AbroadinJapan lol. Rachel's video on Gujo Hachiman is a good example a nice little gem in Japan, I'm definitely planning to go there next time i go back to Japan.
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