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|June 24th, 2008||#51|
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Anger itself does more harm than the condition which aroused anger.
- Samurai maxim
|June 24th, 2008||#53|
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I can read some Japanese and Korean, sometimes, that is relevant to what I do. This looks kind of Chinese. I know folks who could translate it. If the 13th can't do it, I'll show it my folks and see what they say.
Actually, if you can launch the characters at me alone, such as in a message, I can translate somewhere online for ya, as you can do also.
Last edited by AikiRooster; June 24th, 2008 at 03:19..
|June 24th, 2008||#54|
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The back says, in literal translation, "Accomplishment of your lifelong desire." Tai Gan Jo Ju. The front is simply my name, Richard, and my Dan status, which is below the picture (as they always are )
The patch is an American flag on my neckline and the one personal Dojo patch I am allowed off the sleeve, which is the POW memory.
Excuse me, I have to issue an apology to someone.
|June 24th, 2008||#57|
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Ha, I am good at being mistaken.
The little time I have spent in trying to learn some calligraphy, this is what I was told. I'd love to be able to devote more time to it as it is fun, I like it very much. Maybe someday. I haven't practiced, or studied the calligraphy part for about ten years now. I refuse to do it with just anybody, I like to make sure that what I am doing is being critiqued by someone worthy of doing the critiquing.
However, we better stay on topic here as we have gotten way off track from withdrawal and I personally, am sorry for that to the powers that be that may see this.
|June 24th, 2008||#59|
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Learned the Chinese characters... they vary slightly between China, Korea and Japan. Depends on the characters but the majority tend to be much the same.
I can't remember them anymore... just one of those things I never use so I learn it then forget it, repeat process...
|July 2nd, 2008||#60|
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I never did tell you what it said:
Tai Gan Jo Ju. Literally interpreted, Accomplishment of Your Lifelong Desire. The front vertical characters are just my name, Richard, literally translated (I forget what my name means, though).
I always knew what it said, but I thought it was Kanji.
I stand corrected, and I do apologize.
While I am at it...
I would also like to offer you an apology, sir. I have no excuse sans pride and stubbornness, but it all amounts to me being rude, offensive, and off topic. I am not normally like that, as my posting record will attest to, and why I chose to be condescending in this instance I simply have no answer for.
You and I rarely agree on politics, but we've always treated each other with mutual respect. I broke that trend, and I offer my apologies and my hand in friendship.
I'm sorry for going off topic and interrupting an otherwise engaging conversation.
NOTE: No, I didn't get a moderator wedgie (warning). I simply feel it is a man's duty to apologize when an apology is in order. In this case, three were due, IMO.
I want to see this board grow to be the next Military.com, and to facilitate that we must all strive to interact positively and consistently. This is an instance when I failed to do so. I think we all need to strive to set an example of a place where everyone feels welcome, whether they agree with our individual positions and opinions or not, and we must not allow petty differences to project a negative presence.
So, to all...
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