What happens if you put "gaikokujin" into English? | English Column 065


There’s something I’ve been thinking about ever since I first came to New Zealand and finally remembered after talking with a neighbor the other day.

Today’s column is, as the title suggests, about the word “gaikokujin”.

I live in New Zealand, so naturally to New Zealanders…

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Almost 20 years ago, writer Andrew Solomon fell into a deep depression. In this talk from TEDxMet, he speaks eloquently and openly about his struggle with “the family secret we all share,” but that no one wants to talk about. If you are a human or know a human, you have to watch this talk, but — be warned — you might just find yourself in tears.

I could not have said this better.

Spot on.

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Here is a passage from Ursula LeGuin’s book of essays, The Wave in the Mind, that has stuck with me for years and years. I’m not exactly sure why—I identify with it a lot some days, but then some days not so much. Sometimes it makes me laugh and sometimes it makes me wince. But nonetheless it has…

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Notice how Shan Yu doesn’t even question it or make a comment about “BUT YOU’RE A GIRL” he just instantly goes into a “I’LL TEACH YOU TO KILL MY MEN AND STEAL MY VICTORY” rage and I think about this a lot sometimes

((Well that might have to do with the fact that he’s a Hun.  Women among the Huns had higher status than their Chinese counterparts and even some of their own men. Women were free to hunt and fight along side of the men, could choose their own husbands and divorce him if she choose to. There were even records of clans being led by women leaders. So for Shan Yu Mulan is just another soldier))

thank you, history side of tumblr.

He also might not have been able to see very well, due to whatever horrible disease has taken hold in his eyeballs.

Pretty serious Wilson’s Disease judging by the copper buildup in in irises, and apparent melanocytosis localized to his sclera.

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