J-Vid 12 – My Watch

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In this J-Vid, I talk about my watch. Here’s the dialog:

Good evening, this is Andy!

こんばんは、アンディです!

Konbanwa, andi desu!

I have an interesting watch!

私は面白い時計を持って!

Watashi wa omoshiroi tokei o motte!

This watch is orange!

この時計はオレンジ色です!

Kono tokei wa orenji-shoku desu!

I’ve had this watch for about 4 years!

私は約4年間、この時計があった!

Watashi wa yaku yon-nenkan, kono tokei ga a~tsu ta!

I bought this watch at Wal-Mart for about $10!

私はWal – Martで約$ 10この時計を買った!

Watashi wa Wal – Mart de yaku juu dorra kono tokei o ka~tsu ta!

So what kind of watches do you have?

それでは、時計の種類がありますか?

Soredewa, tokei no shurui ga ari masu ka?

TheAndySan

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J-Vid 11 – My Two Dogs 2 [Electric Boogaloo]

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In this J-Vid, I talk about my lovely dogs. Here’s the dialog:

Good afternoon, this is Andy!

こんにちは、アンディです

konnichiha, andi desu

I have two dogs.

私は2匹の犬があります。

inu fubiki ga arimasu.

Their names are Zeus and Leto.

自分の名前ゼウスとレトされます。

jibun no namae zeusu to reto sa re masu.

Zeus is eight years old and Leto is five years old, but Leto’s sixth birthday is tomorrow

ゼウスは8歳とレトは5歳ですが、レトの6番目の誕生日は明日です!

Zeusu wa hachi-sai to reto wa go-sai desuga, reto no roku-banme no tanjō-bi wa ashita desu!

Zeus is a male and Leto is a female.

ゼウスは、男性とレトの女性です。

zeusu ha, dansei to reto no josei desu.

They are both Golden Retrievers.

彼らは両方のゴールデンレトリバーです。

futari no goorudenretoribaa desu.

TheAndySan

BGM Title: Minxy Techno Fun Time

BGM Artist: Lensei & MissHannahMinx

J-Vid 09 – New Year's Resolutions For 2010

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In this video, I talk about what I got for Christmas and my New Year’s Resolutions. Here is the dialog:

Hello everyone, this is Andy!

みなさん、こんにちは、このアンディです!

minasan , kon’nichiwa , kono andi desu !

I got clothes and a GPS for Christmas.

私は、クリスマス用のGPS服を得た。

watashi wa , kurisumasu yō no GPSfuku wo e ta .

Now, it’s snowing!

今は、雪の日!

ima wa , yuki no hi !

My 1st New Year’s Resolution is to move out!

私の第一の新年の決意を移動することです!

watashi no dai ichi no shin’nen no ketsui wo idō suru koto desu !

My 2nd New Year’s Resolution is to make more money online!

私の第二新年の解像度より多くのお金をオンラインにすることです!

watashi no dai ni shin’nen no kaizōdo yori ōku no okane wo onrain ni suru koto desu !

Tell me in the comments your New Year’s Resolutions!

コメントをあなたの新年の抱負を教えてください!

komento wo anata no shin’nen no hōfu wo oshie te kudasai !

TheAndySan

J-Vid 08 – Christmas 2009

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In this video, I talk about Christmas. Here is the dialog:

Hello everyone, this is Andy!

みなさん、こんにちは、このアンディです!

minasan , kon’nichiwa , kono andi desu !

Christmas is this Friday!

クリスマスは今週金曜日です!

kurisumasu wa konshū kin’yōbi desu !

Do you guys know what you’re getting?

か皆さん何を得ているか?

ka minasan nani wo e te iru ka ?

I don’t know what I’m getting for Christmas!

私はクリスマスに何がなっているか分からない!

watashi wa kurisumasu ni nani ga na~tsu te iru ka wakara nai !

This should be fun!

これは面白いことがあります!

kore wa omoshiroi koto ga ari masu !

Tell me in the comments what Santa gave you!

サンタさんに与えたものはコメント欄で教えてください!

santa san ni atae ta mono wa komento ran de oshie te kudasai !

Meri Kuri!

メリクリ!

(short for) Merry Christmas!

TheAndySan

J-Vid 07 – Navy To Japan

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In this video, I talk about my height and weight as well as how I’m going to go to Japan via the US Navy Reserves. Here is the dialog:

Good morning, this is Andy!

おはよう、このアンディです!

ohayō , kono andi desu !

My height is 178 cm.

私の身長百ナナじゅうハチ公センチメートルです。

watashi no shinchō hyaku nana jū hachikō senchimētoru desu .

My weight is 97 kg.

自分の体重をきゅうじゅうナナキロです。

jibun no taijū wo kyū jū nana kiro desu .

I’m trying to join the US Navy Reserve, but I need to lose about 9 kg.

私は、アメリカ海軍の準備に参加しようとするんだけど、きゅうキロについてを失う必要があります。

watashi wa , amerika kaigun no junbi ni sanka shiyo u to suru n da kedo , kyū kiro nitsuite wo ushinau hitsuyō ga ari masu .

I’m joining the US Navy Reserve so that I can go to Japan.

私は日本に行くことができるアメリカ海軍の準備に参加するよ。

watashi wa nippon ni iku koto ga dekiru amerika kaigun no junbi ni sanka suru yo .

So what do you guys think?

だから何をすべきか皆さん思いますか?

dakara nani wo su beki ka minasan omoi masu ka ?

Feel free to leave me a comment or a video response on YouTube so that I can improve my Japanese. Thanks!!

TheAndySan

J-Vid 06 – My 24th Birthday

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That’s right, today is my birthday! I recorded this video around two in the morning, which is why I say “konbanwa” instead of “konnichiwa.”

Anyway, here’s the dialog:

Good evening, this is Andy.

こんばんは、このアンディです。

konbanwa , kono andi desu .

Today is my 24th birthday!

今日は私の24歳の誕生日です!

kyoo wa watashi no ni juu yon sai no tanjoo bi desu !

I’m going to eat a chocolate cake for my birthday!

私は私の誕生日にチョコレートケーキを食べに行くよ!

tanjoo bi ni chokoreeto keeki o tabe ni iku yo !

It is also Pearl Harbor Day here in America.

または真珠湾攻撃の日はここアメリカです。

matawa shinjuwan koogeki no hi wa koko amerika desu .

Even if it’s a memorial holiday, I’m glad to be associated with Japan in some way.

たとえ記念祝日、私は日本でいくつかの方法で関連付けることができてうれしく思います。

tatoe kinen shukujitsu , watashi wa nippon de ikutsu ka no hoohoo de kanrenzukeru koto ga deki te ureshiku omoimasu .

Fun fact: my dad’s birthday is the same as the Emperor of Japan: December 23rd!

面白い事実:私のお父さんの誕生日は、日本の天皇:12月23日と同じです!

omoshiroi jijitsu : otoosan no tanjoo bi wa , nippon no tennoo : juni tsuki nijusan nichi to onaji desu !

TheAndySan, now a Level 24 Bard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S: I’m gonna put up another video later on when I have my birthday cake. Stay tuned for that!

J-Vid 05 – Top 5 Lists

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In this video, I go through five Top Five lists. For your convenience, I have added subtitles in English after every sentence so you can read what I’m saying.

Feel free to leave me a comment or a video response so that I can improve my Japanese. Thanks!!

TheAndySan

Vlog 22.5 – (Recut) KCB International Says I Might Be Going To Japan

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Since I had some free time on my hands this weekend, I decided to not only edit the vlogs that have been on the back burner for ages, but to properly edit Vlog 22 as well.

You see, I was in a rush when I originally did it and ended up just compressing the 16 minute video file into less than 11 minutes. As a result, I ended up sounding like a drowning T-Pain on crack. I did do some compression on this video, but it’s significantly less than the original.

Shortly after uploading Vlog 22, I found out about another Japanese language school called, incidentally enough, the KCP International Japanese Language School. It’s essentially the same thing as the KCB, but their website is better laid out and lists how much it is to attend, which is something the KCB is mum about, although they do list scholarships unlike the KCP.

Now I’m not sure which school to go to! If there’s anyone out there who knows about these schools, please leave me a comment so I can figure out what’s going on!

Anyway, here’s an excerpt from Vlog 22:

I was looking around the study abroad section of the University of Findlay’s website and I came across something spectacular! I have found a potential way to go to Japan for not one year, but for two years!!

To make a long story short, UF has an affiliate study abroad program with CCIS aka The College Consortium For International Studies. They in turn have a study program sponsorship with KCB International Japanese Language School. Did I mention that they’re located in Shinjuku, the trendy celebrity epicenter of Tokyo where Marty Friedman happens to live?!

What the KCB is in a nutshell is an intensive school for learning Japanese. How intense is it? Well, they have helped people reach a JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) ranking of 1, which is the highest you can receive, and even beyond that!! Check out the KCB International Japanese Language School’s website for more info.

So needless to say, this changes everything! My new 4-point plan is as follows:

1 – Get a job in Celina.

2 – Find an apartment in Celina as well.

3 – Go to Owens Community College and take general education courses to boost my GPA to at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

4 – Instead of getting my 2-year Associate’s at Owens, transfer over to UF in order to study abroad for 2 years in Japan at KCB.

For all you J-vloggers out there, if you happen to know more about the KCB, please leave me a comment about it! I’m really serious about going to Japan and I need to know if going there to study at the KCB is a good way to go.

As always, all comments are welcome! Later guys!!

TheAndySan