The Mixi Challenge!

OK all you Mixi invaders, try to find the Herro Flom Japan community and join it.

Someone who joined wrote their self-intro in Japanese using machine translation. It’s a bit like haiku by e.e. cummings.

Rich Pav

Richard has been living in Japan since 1990 with his wife and two teenage sons, Tony and Andy.

12 thoughts to “The Mixi Challenge!”

  1. Done. I think. reading japanese from the translations coming out of rikai-chan is quite strange but I am sure I could learn a lot just trying to navigate mixi this way.

  2. I’m not quite sure how… but I found the join button!

    Thanks for giving me the chance to spend some quality time with my Rikaichan.

  3. 私は残念、私話す英語だけをである! 私はオースティン、テキサス、米国のアメリカ人である。私は機械日本語のために謝る!

    I am misfortune, I only speaking English. I, American exist in Austin, Texas, America. In order to mechano-Japanese, I apologise.

    I don’t want to embarrass whose profile it is, but I assume the weird Japanese is this 🙂

    My Japanese isn’t great, but I did my best at trying to represent the weirdness in English.

    Babelfish is so hilarious, someone should translate that back into English via it.

  4. I, as well, want an invitation. Don’t worry about it if you have a limited amount and would rather keep them. It’s not that important to me.

  5. Hey, that’s MY botched Japanese intro! And don’t worry, I’m not embarrassed… I was actually shooting for the reverse-Engrish effect–I would never expect anyone to think Systran belches up passable translation in ANY language. I was hoping to a) get the message across that I can’t read/write/speak/understand Japanese and b) get a chuckle. Glad to see I stirred something up, anyway ^_^.

    Oh, and here’s my original text after 5 rounds of chewing by Babelfish:


  6. I have been trying to join Mixi for months.. -.-;; My friend said he was gunna invite me, but he has yet to.. I asked him about it. but it seems hes just not going to do it.. Lol Some friend, eh? But yeah, could someone hook me up with an invite? It will be very much appticated. muh e-mail is

  7. Hi, I’ve been living in Japan for 10 years, and only just heard about mixi.
    Would love an invite if there’s anyone who can help!


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