Nope not at all, because like most of japanese ppl are like "lolwut, english? me no speak english"
I thought this might be the case. It's a shame because both the Japanese and the rest of the world are missing out on each other's views and opinions because of a language barrier.Nope not at all, because like most of japanese ppl are like "lolwut, english? me no speak english"
Besides, there are online forums intended for japanese ppl out there you know? Like yahoo chie-bukuro and some such
Behold, I am the bridge!I thought this might be the case. It's a shame because both the Japanese and the rest of the world are missing out on each other's views and opinions because of a language barrier.
Get yourself on the Japanese forums and extend our invitation. We don't mind pigeon English and you can help right? Do the Japanese study English in school BTW?Behold, I am the bridge!
Tbh tho, you lot know far too better when it comes to LP things than I will ever dream of XD and far greater than Gibson themselves lol
Now that's a tall order there mate XD I mean I can't run around like a translator everywhere you know?Get yourself on the Japanese forums and extend our invitation. We don't mind pigeon English and you can help right? Do the Japanese study English in school BTW?
I think we are in agreement. The point is knowing your place. If you came in with Patek Philippe, and the boss knew his stuff, you'd be toast!@Leña_Costoso what you say is partly true, I reckon it's more of a bygone age tendencies tho. But let's say if you are wearing Rolex at work and your boss wears a Seiko, you gonna attract unwanted attention to yourself. Because to older generation, Rolex is cream of the crop, but if you are wearing, say IWC or Jaeger Lecoultre, no one will be wiser or why not Patek Philippe lol
Thanks for your insight because I learned a lot from your post.The Japanese have an interesting persona, as a culture. Not sayings its bad, or good, or anything, other than its the Japanese way. As a people, and as a culture, they are very much connected with each other, unlike, European cultures including the Brits, or certainly the USA, or even Canada.
Culturally, there is a pride in what is known as JDM products. Japan Domestic Market. Its seen with Gibson guitars, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Japanese cameras and electronics, Japanese watches, even Swiss, French and other Eurozone watches. I'm sure there are other genres and product families that have their own JDM niche as well.
Quality is important, but so is the uniqueness, the relative rarity, and the status that ownership brings. In the country where the winning team is careful to not "win by too much", the same is also true with ownership of certain products. You don't want to buy (too far) above (or below) your socioeconomic standing.
Its strange over there. For instance.... and all money aside... if you were a middle class guy, managed to save, or deal your way into buying a Rolex, and you wore it, you'd get more than a bit of humiliation. The "who do you think you are?" routine. If you had it, kept it secret, but kept dealing your way into more of them, then it would be ok to wear. Why? You'd still be average, a middle class guy, but now a respected "collector", so it would be ok. Not showing off, but having inner passion about it. Like I said... its a funny culture by Western standards. One's awareness of "correct" place in society is very strongly felt, and taught directly and indirectly at home, and in schools.
One of my best friends spent her entire life in Japan until age 25 or so as a Navy brat, then teacher of English (since she knew the three main forms of Japanese fluently), so Japan is a topic of discussion whenever we get together for a visit with each other. Hence a bit of inside track on the Japanese (and why she's a basket case here in the USA)