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05:57 pm: English Garbage Emergency?
For the past three days, pretty much all I've been doing is reading manga and writing Photoshop lessons for megory.

Ah, summer vacation is a fine thing.

This morning, however, I received a phone call a little before 9:30am for an English Translation Emergency. (It's a good thing I was already up and dressed.) I hoofed it over to the school, where I was asked to check over the English translation of the garbage separation instructions for City Hall. After I took care of that crisis, I returned home to continue reading.

I'm probably going to have to venture out of my apartment tomorrow to go shopping, though, because I'm running out of things to drink. It's hard to keep hydrated in this heat.

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From:basicblack
Date:August 4th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
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I was asked to check over the English translation of the garbage separation instructions for City Hall.

Thank goodness you were there! Think what might have happened...
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:August 4th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
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Think what might have happened...

It might have been a garbage catastrophe...
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From:firesign10
Date:August 4th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
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Thanks for linking to your lessons! I'm reading them and learning more already. Pretty much all I do in Photoshop now are get my pictures ready for ebay or photobucket to post online. I haven't done anything more creative (like make cool icons ;-) ) in large part because I haven't had a clue and haven't had time to actually read anything about it. So keep linking as you write please please! And awesome job with using screen shots!!

*breathes a sigh of relief now that the Looming Garbage Sorting Catastrophe has been averted* hehehe
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:August 4th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
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Thanks for linking to your lessons! I'm reading them and learning more already.

You're welcome. I'm nowhere near an expert, and I'm sure there are already lots of tutorials out there, but sometimes it makes a difference to the reader when the person writing it is someone you know.

So keep linking as you write please please!

Sure thing.
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From:sara_tanaquil
Date:August 4th, 2005 05:15 am (UTC)
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For the past three days, pretty much all I've been doing is reading manga and writing Photoshop lessons for megory.

Manga report soon? ^_^

I must check out your photoshop lessons sometime when I'm not feeling crushed by the Japanese language. I can't be crushed by two skills acquisitions at once. ^_^;;

Garbage crisis makes Ikegami cry! Kishitani will have something to say about that.

Try and stay cool! I foresee another day of being shut in with my air conditioner today.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:August 4th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
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Manga report soon?

No doubt! Though I will probably wait until I buy and read all of today and tomorrow's new releases. Many of the ones I've been reading were already from someone's recommendation list, so I don't need to review those.

I can't be crushed by two skills acquisitions at once.

I can certainly understand that.

Kishitani will have something to say about that.

<g> After all, we want to cut down on people throwing away perfectly good food...
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From:sara_tanaquil
Date:August 4th, 2005 05:47 am (UTC)
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Many of the ones I've been reading were already from someone's recommendation list, so I don't need to review those.

Oh, but I'd love to hear your reactions, even if you link to someone else's review for plot summary et al...

Enjoy! I finally read Yellow Vols 1-3 and am enjoying it muchly. What I understand of the non-translated-into-English parts. ^_^
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From:megory
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)

Gracias

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For the past three days, pretty much all I've been doing is reading manga and writing Photoshop lessons for megory.

Thank you so much for the Photoshop lessons. It makes it so less scary trying things with the different buttons. I still got myself in corners I couldn't get out of, so I would close the file and start all over again, but with purpose this time!

I'm glad you made a link, because it really is useful. I'm so glad others can enjoy it.
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From:megory
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:05 am (UTC)

Re: Gracias

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Look, the italics worked this time. I'm using Kasey's computer. It must be my computer at home. I wonder what could have changed on it. It *used* to work. I'll ask Rob.
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From:wrenwyn
Date:August 5th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)

Tourists

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spacealien_vamp Does proper trash disposal apply to tourists, too, or would our hotel take care of that for us?

Do we need to know the rules too? I'm thinking that if you use the same counter for it, it would go into the same trash receptical?

(=^.^=)
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:August 5th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Tourists

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Does proper trash disposal apply to tourists, too, or would our hotel take care of that for us?

It applies if you're out walking around and buy a drink or something. You have to be sure to put drink bottles in the proper trash can.

This is made difficult by the fact that trash cans are almost impossible to find. They don't have trash cans on every corner the way most US cities do...you have to really hunt for them. There will usually be a drink bottle or can recycling receptacle near vending machines, but this means you either have to A) stand next to the vending machine and drink the entire bottle right there, or B) carry the bottle around until you come across another machine. (In Japan, it's considered rude to eat or drink while walking down the street, so Japanese people usually do option A.)

Train station platforms also have trash cans, and they usually have separate bins for bottles, cans, newspapers, and then "other" trash. Convenience stores also have trash cans in front of them where you can throw things away.

If you're just in the hotel room, though, you don't have to worry about it.

Do we need to know the rules too? I'm thinking that if you use the same counter for it, it would go into the same trash receptical?

It has to do with what material it's made out of. There are five major categories:
  • Metal cans
  • Plastic (PET) bottles
  • Non-bottle plastic (and sometimes styrofoam trays)
  • "Burnable" trash (e.g. paper, organic matter, chopsticks)
  • "Non-burnable" trash (anything that didn't fall into the above categories)

    Most trash cans that you encounter will have pictures or something on them so that you know what to put in them.
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