It means that for colleges/universities that accept it, she can get course credit and "place out" of certain introductory courses. A 4 is a good score. 5 is tops. You only need a 3 to place out but ultimately it's up to individual schools to decide whether or not to award credit. 4 is usually a safe bet. 3 is iffy. Anything less and you're out of luck. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Placement
I absolutely don't believe that she taught herself Japanese beyond the very basic level before she arrived. She thinks that she is going to have a career in what exactly (international relations, Japanese politics?). Honestly she just reads as a histrionic pathological liar to me. And the way that she's behaving is revolting (not her sex life life to be clear. Who and how many people she fucks is her business.) But her entitlement, presumption, and manipulation raises a whole mess-load of red flags for me that would have me steering well clear of her if I was an acquaintance.
Oh ffs Taylor. I just can't with this. She wasted money on some scammy mystic "dog whisperer" when google is readily available. I googled "my dog is afraid of the trash can" and this was the second result: http://pawsandpossibilities.com/dog-fearful/ And it makes sense. By coddling her every time she has an episode Taylor is reinforcing the negative behavior. According to the article she should go about her business confidently and not provide Rosie with a positive reaction for her behavior. Maybe Rosie is different and it wouldn't work, but I feel like Tay making such a big deal each time Rosie freaks out is just exacerbating the situation. And I am not any kind of dog expert, just a regular owner. Taylor is obviously a very caring owner and she loves Rosie to bits, but damn is she gullible. And she shouldn't have given that fraud publicity. On a positive note, the celebration for Rosie's birthday was sweet. It was also nice to see that Elbow also clearly loves her. I wish that that had been more of the video instead of the Hong Kong Canine Medium and the shittiest Paranormal Activities sequel ever. If she had planned a special doggy day for Rosie where she explored the dog-friendly places in Hong Kong it might have been a more successful video.
Intelligence is not determined by a degree. There are plenty of intellectual people who simply don't flourish in a structured school environment. That doesn't make them lesser than those who do. Ultimately, intelligence has do with a capacity to acquire knowledge and skills. Some people find other ways to do that outside of a traditional education. On the subject of Taylor, she obviously isn't the brightest star in the sky. Plus she is ignorant and exceptionally privileged, but I wouldn't describe her as being below average IQ. More than anything she says stupid things and puts her foot in her mouth constantly. I would argue that that has more to do with her obvious social anxiety than being autistic. I see no evidence that she is, and it's pretty insensitive to equate Tay's ignorance with the difficulties faced by people actually living on the spectrum. Anyway, Taylor graduated high school. Why would leaving home have any effect on her IQ? If anything, the experience of traveling to a new country by herself would expand her world view and aid her in acquiring new skills.
New to this thread. Been skimming the past two and reading this one and wow is this chick insufferable. How can can a person be so completely mediocre in so many ways and still display this level of narcissism? Anyway here's a (probably?) unedited picture of her from Cookietime's IG story.
It's literally a 7 year old selfie she took in her bedroom in Florida when she was 15. It is also super shooped. She started using it as her profile picture with her new agency along with a bunch of other 2011-12 "Real Barbie" shops because the professional pictures her agency took made her look frumpy. She still gets jobs because she has still has connections in the industry and she is constantly clinging to more popular models to use to for her career. Behold the ancient shoops on her official profile with Platinum.
These are about 2 years old. They are from Risel (the hair salon she used to go to) which do their own weird style of shoop. The place she goes to now, Lewin only ever posts her own baby alien style ones. Risel's shoop.
She wasn't even working in a regular kyabakura, but a "sexy kyaba" which is a lot sketchier and much much closer to actual sex trade then regular hostessing.Explanation: https://tokyonightstyle.com/wiki/sexual-fondling/sekukyaba-about/http://sexy.caba2.net/vshttp://www.caba2.net/ Disclaimer- I'm not trying to slut-shame her. What she does is her prerogative but she's lying a lot.
In the video Erika is not saying that Taylor's agency paid her, but that Taylor paid HER agency (the rental friend agency, who takes a cut) and didn't just hand Erika the money outright. I think that that's pretty obvious.
You're right. It is useful. Didn't mean to jump down your throat. I just used to get annoyed with her constantly making up stories (way before she could really speak) about how she learned Japanese just from tv/anime/music. Probably her dumbest lie was when she said that she learned from watching Downtown DX while living in Florida. As if.
Well, Dakota lived and worked with native speakers for a good chunk of that time which makes learning go a lot faster. Plus her agency got her a tutor. Even so, Dakota didn't become decently conversational until about 2015 when she started doing Talent work. But she and her agency made it look like she was. Even now, she is upper level conversational not fluent. She doesn't have the vocabulary or grammar to be considered so. What she does have which helps her along tremendously is exceptionally good pronunciation and intonation (for a foreigner), a knowledge of slang, and a lot of confidence in speaking ( which makes her sound more natural). So my advice- if you want to speak like Dakota- is to find a Japanese person to live with or talk with regularly and then mimic what you hear. Supplement with actual books to learn the kanji, keigo, and the rest of the minutia. But be careful that you adapt what you learn to fit you, so that you don't end up sounding like a rude old man (unless that's what you want to sound like, then go ahead). And to anyone in this thread who believes that she learned Japanese from TV. music, anime, or comedy shows (whatever her most recent lie is) know that she's changed her story at least five times. The truth is probably a combination of immersion and old fashioned studying due to the necessity for her work.
I'm thinking that she may have been with this company peripherally for a while. I think that she started working with them when she started doing talento work in 2015. But since Bravo was her mother agency, everything went through them and Libera didn't claim her on their site. Now it looks like Koots and Bravo have parted ways. Either she decided to cut out the middleman or Bravo decided that she wasn't profitable enough. Either way this is actually a step up for her. I think they will try to sell her to variety shows again. Plus you can expect to see her back in Tokyo Girls Collection, as a brand model, and probably in some dramas if their other artists' careers are anything to go by. Needless to say, compared to everyone else on that site, Dakota looks the worst. As for why anyone is carrying water for this mediocre chick, couldn't tell you. I have my suspicions but honestly they're pretty vulgar so let's just assume, they are still trying to sell the "too beautiful to be real" brand and leave it at that. So in conclusion I expect to see a lot more of this in the future