About Me

kuma_icn_tw005I didn’t really like my about page. It was dry and unapproachable as about me pages tend to be. I started playing a Japanese 3DS game called KumaTomo (bear friend), and the point of the game is for the bear—mine is named Patches (パッチ)—to learn all about you and become better friends with you, so s/he* asks all kinds of questions. I thought it might be fun to use the questions Patches asked as my about page. Here is what s/he’s asked so far. Since I’m studying Japanese, I thought I’d leave those and translate them, with notes to clarify where needed. Oh, one question s/he hasn’t asked? My name: Jennifer.

* I’m terribly conflicted about whether my bear is a girl or boy. I call it a him, but make it wear dresses. I think s/he/me may need therapy.

# Question Answer Notes
1 男の子?女の子? 女の子
Are you a boy? Or a girl? girl
2 おたんじょう日 1976年8月16日 ZOMG I’m almost 40.
When is your birthday? August 16, 1976
3 社会人?学生?おウチ人? おウチの人 I get weird when people ask what I do because I don’t have a job and that makes me feel guilty for some reason.
Are you employed? Going to school? At home? Housewife
4 テレビはスキ? あまり好きじゃない I don’t watch much on-air TV lately.
Do you like TV? Not really
5 ご家族さんの名前 ママ This was a weird question and only allowed for 1 answer. I have a mother, a stepfather, and a sister. My dad died in 2012.
What do you call one of your family members? Mom
6 スキな食べ物 モモ
What is your favorite food? Peaches
7 すんでいる町 ハフムーンベー It’s about 30 miles south of San Francisco and quite cold and foggy. I’ll be moving soon though. Scared!
What city do you live in? Half Moon Bay, CA
8 スキな飲み物 カフェラテ Preferably non-fat milk. Not Starbucks. Blech.
What is your favorite drink? Café Latte
9 スキなげーのー人 トリアモス I picked my answer on the spot and have since thought of a lot of others…
Who is your favorite performer? Tori Amos
10 ごちそうだと思う食べ物 シャフェンバーガーチョコレート I can’t find the bars near me anymore and the milk chocolate is my favorite. It tastes like honey.
What food do you think is a treat? Scharffen Berger milk chocolate bars
11 トモダチって多い方? 少ない方
Do you have a lot of friends? A few close friends
12 お手伝いしてくれるトモダチ わたる
Who is a friend who has helped you? Ray
13 トモダチになるためには? ゲームをする Clearly I’m the wrong person to ask
What do you do in order to make friends? Play video games with people
14 学校・会社の名前 ユタ大学
What is the name of your school/company? University of Utah
15 先生・上司の名前 西田先生 I’m not currently taking classes / employed, but I answered with my favorite Japanese teacher.
What is your teacher’s/boss’s name? Ms. Nishida
16 自分ににてるドウブツ ユニコーン
Is there an animal you look like? Unicorn
17 スキなマンガ バリスタ Yup, I’m reading a comic about fine Italian coffee in Japanese
What is your favorite manga? Barista
18 おなかイッパイの一言 ♥ いっぱーい ♥ Patches wanted a catch phrase for when he’s full. It doesn’t translate well…
What should I say when I’m full? ♥ fuuuuull ♥
19 かっている・かいたいペット? ソフィッ
Do you have a pet? Or want one? 1 Shaded Golden Persian cat named Sophie
20 よく遊ぶトモダチ? こくと
Do you have a friend you play / hang out with often? Casey (my husband)

kuma_icn_tw006Did my teddy bear miss anything? Feel Free to ask. Want to do it anonymously? I’m on ask.fm
Did I mistranslate something? Feel free to correct. I need all the Japanese help I can get!

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi
    I love your videos sooooooo much and you
    I love girls mode 3
    And I was wondering…. did you see this book ? http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1798405

    I found two others but I don’t know what are they for … I know there like guide books but I don’t know which one of them is the complete or the best?

    I hope it will help you 🙂

  2. I’m gad you enjoy the girls mode videos! Thank you.

    I’ve seen links to all the books, but the only book I have is not very good as a guide. It’s more of an overview. This is the one I have: http://www.amazon.co.jp/GIRLS-MODE-キラキラ☆コーデ-Book-エンターブレインムック-ebook/dp/B00W4UOJBU/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1438985811&sr=8-10&keywords=ガールズモード

    As for the other ones, I don’t know which is best and I don’t know if I’ll be getting one. 😐

  3. Thank you for showing me the book I was going to buy it .
    I hope you will do more girls mode 3 video soon.

  4. Hello,
    I want to tell you I found this book for girls mode 3
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/419863940X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=247&creative=1211&creativeASIN=419863940X&linkCode=as2&tag=girlsmodeguide-22

    In this website which I translate the page to kind of understand it said that the book (the link above) is a complete book with all the cloths

    http://fukumaneki777.blog58.fc2.com/blog-entry-870.html

    I hope this helps you find the yellow shirt 🙂

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