Its also still more 'accetable' or kinda 'cool' to be Info Korean Pop culture while as japanese Pop culture always had the 'weeb image'. Im mastering in East Asian studies and Ive had courses with Japanese Majors and korean Majors. The korean Majors always felt themselves to be superior to the Japanese ones like openly showing their kpop and boys obsession and still looking down on those uncool 'weebs' Its actually quite funny to observe. Now mix in Chinese students and you have international relations in East Asia reflected by its fans in Campus
Probably unpopular opinion, but aren't you guys overreacting a bit? Dumping him because of that comment? Somehow calling him abusive? I didn't watch the video, only read the snips and bits here, but only a "I like it longer" isn't a bad thing in my opinion? What if it's part of their teasing in their relationship? When my partner told me the other day that he is going to cut his hair shorter, I replied with sad smileys and a 'noooo' because well I liked his mop? Am I not allowed to be sad that something I liked 'is gone'? Doesn't mean I'm going to dump him or anything, I've been through his phases where he cut all his hair of, weird cuts etc and always when he comments that he is gonna cut it shorter again, I'm gonna reply with my sad smileys. And our relationship is in no way bad, been together for over 4 years now and def. not only because of our looks. Also, my boyfriend doesn't need to kiss my ass, if he doesn't like something he is allowed to tell me so straightforward.
Sorry my quote totally messed up T^T Wanted to quite the person who talked about the hair salon prices and just random comment but 12$ for basic cut and only 30$ for something like colouring ..what a heaven. If you want a decent cut here you pay at least 30$, more like 40$-50$ and if it's with colouring it goes up to 80-100$ (something she could probably never afford...)
I also find it funny to nitpick someone's phrasing (the exception it being when it really is grammatical incorrect) and correct it to another because ... Hello Japanese is a living language. There isn't only ONE correct way to phrase ones thoughts. It's not a textbook. Anyway I also found it weird that her friend told her that and I really do start wonder what she is doing to aggravate so many people against her irl?
Quickly adding tho, that Korean and Japanese are really similar and the basics are quite easy to learn for someone who already knows Japanese. I only skimmed through her latest video and didn't hear her using Korean anywhere so I've got no idea what her level is, but combined with a Korean husband she can pretty much 'use for practicing', at least everyday simple conversation should be no problem at all.
おすすめ の 温泉 I once argued here her Japanese is not thaat bad (if you don't think about for how long she has been there) BUT this is basic sh*it and really embarrassing ... (Also the difference between 'This is one of the BEST onsen in Japan, you NEED to get there' and basically 'I recommend this onsen' )
Just chirping in, but she isn't only comparing: she has the facts (the actually cost of the rent) And I've lived in Tokyo as well as other cities in Japan (Kobe). Tokyo is insanely expensive, yes, but if those numbers are in fact the rent they have payed then that was really cheap! Gas and water isn't that much more to add. In my one room apartment thingie I payed around 3,000-8.000¥ extra per month although it was mostly on the lower side. Groceries, when well done, aren't that expensive either especially if you cook Japanese. Imo most expensive in Tokyo is transport (but she lives quite central with good connections) and especially social life (because no matter what you do you end up paying) Although not in Tokyo, I had a slightly cheaper rent than her (with all utilities probably a bit more 30,000¥ a month) and 129.000¥ to live on from my scholarship and I had enough money to spare. A friend of mine with the same scholarship but living in Tokyo with a higher rent (comparable to hers) had about 30,0000¥ left at the end of the year and he didnt try to save up.
What sets me off is, that she herself is giving foreigners a bad image in Japan like this (even though she is a foreigner herself!!) Of course in a sense those kids were pretty bad mannered and even I myself would find this annoying BUT you can earn intercultural experiences of all such confrontations and THATS what she should focus on! She is so extra I can't even. When going through the comments (of the English video) you can see quite a few commenters trying to explain to her the differences of food culture and to some part what and what to not let your kids do in Italy and other southern countries. This is interesting and this is the stuff one should focus on when two cultures clash. I also skimmed a bit through the comments of the Japanese one ... I regret it. Especially one commenter who wholeheartly agreed with her and talked about his/her experiences of a probably french couple in a full train. While them Japanese of cooooourse knew how to behave themselves those damn foreigner exchanged in his/her opinion loud kisses and disturbed all the other passengers (well yeah can be pretty annoying). He/she ended his comment with "I might start to hate foreigners" Yep, Miranda, this is what you indirectly support with your hate speeches.
Its also most probably forbidden in Japan. I worked at a small vendor at a fair at a pretty big and famous departementstore for a short time. Even though we mostly sell our products packaged we also gave out food samples or sold it for 'to go' (dutch waffles). On my first day I was told to remove my earpierces and nail polish by a wandering instructor. Because he I obviously didnt have nailpolish remover with me to remove it immediatly, I was told to wear gloves.
But Miranda would probably ripp gloves with those monster nails