For the skeptical: http://www.starvations.jp
Starvations is both a children’s clothing chain in Japan and a display of Japan’s spectacularly bed grasp of the English language. This is in a shopping mall in Fukuoka, the largest city in southern Japan.
English shop names in Japan seem to be really popular, but among them lie these downright weird ones that make you snicker, giggle, gasp or just stand there confused and dumbfounded asking “Why?”.
The name “Starvations” came to be from a very logical mathematical equation (asians are experts in this field): “Star” + “Innovations”. I could never understand that about Japan, they always try to make combos of English words to come up with a cool, foreign-sounding name which usually turns out to be plain weird for those outside of that country; or in this case, making up a completely different word. Thankfully the intended audience doesn’t care if it is correct or not as long as it looks good and sounds cool. It’s kind of like that Kanji tattoo you got last week that actually says picnic table… no wait, it’s exactly like that.
The Wapanese (親日派, ヰアブ, also referred to as “Japanophiles,” “weeaboo” (or “weeb”), “fucking idiots,” or “you”) are, much like wiggers, painfully clueless honkies trying to fill a perceived cultural void by pretending not to be white — in this case, trying to be yellow by humping the giant Godzilla leg of the Land of the Rising Shit in hopes of being assimilated into its culture.
To simply put it, a weeb is any non-asian who has any interest in anything Japan related that would be somewhere comparable to occult worship, along with attempting to be an actual Jap, where it always ends up with said weeb failing hard as they cannot realize that one cannot really learn about Japan through viewing anime. They also worship Ayumi Hamasaki and other famous J-pop artists, along with eating pocky as if it’s their staple diet. So badly do the Wapanese wish this that they often dedicate entire afternoons to memorizing up to five common phrases in Japanese, though later misusing them at the food court or at animu conventions. This, of course, only serves to further illustrate what flesh-bags of fail these basement dwellers really are.
If you happen to see a Wap on the prowl, make no attempt to engage it in conversation, you will hear great amounts of bullshittery that you cannot help but mercilessly rip the bastard apart. But instead, curse it in silence, for it is the bane of American youth. Well, next to another “subculture” you’re hopefully not aware of, which more than deserves the same treatment. But that’s another story.
“ Im looking for a bento (that’s japanese for lunch) box, it cant be pinku (thats japanese for pink) or any girl color. It has to be of 2 or more kotoba (thats japanese for 2 compartments) and has be be chibi(small) sized. And has to be really kawaii (cute). Also It has to be about 10-20 bux. And you have to post pics of it first (i want to make sure it’s kawaii [cute]). And it would be nice if it came with matching chopstick holder (WITH chopsticks). OH! and it CANNOT have any cartoon pictures, or be made out of plastic. It has to be made of ceramic, or something like that. Also it would be nice if it was made in japan. and not in china or corea (korea) or whatever. I have found a bento box similar to the one im describing in e-bay, but it was 1 kotoba, and i dont want my gohan (rice) to touch my other things (it can get wet and i would not like that, plus 2 compartments looks more kawaii)” — You
Japanese people love to dress up. It’s strange because they don’t really celebrate Halloween, some do, but most don’t… I guess they don’t need to use the holiday as an excuse to throw down, dress up and make magic happen.
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