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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tomoko, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Tomoko

    Tomoko Leavenworth, WA Active Member

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    I'm Tomoko. I'm from Okinawa. But I have not been there since I was 15. I moved here to the US after I finished my foreign exchange program. Now, I help other Japanese come here to the NW and enjoy the freedoms we have here that otherwise are not available to the Japanese general public.
     
  2. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Wonderful to have you. Always interesting to see the outside perspective of things we often take for granted.

    Glad you found us :D
     
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  3. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss Klamath-Siskyou Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    My Mom grew up in Guam for awhile, a Marine brat. I love Leavenworth, being partial to farming orchards. Anyway, Welcome!
     
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  4. Tomoko

    Tomoko Leavenworth, WA Active Member

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    Yeah i'm technically in Tumwater Canyon but my postal address in the city limits of Leavenworth.
     
  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Guns?:rolleyes:
     
  6. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Lighten up, maybe this person can turn us on to some Habu Sake :cool:
     
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  7. Tomoko

    Tomoko Leavenworth, WA Active Member

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    Habushu, yeaaaaah. Alcohol is a no-no for me. I have Crohn's disease so that can irritate it. :(
     
  8. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum, always happy to have another perspective.
     
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  9. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Greetings!
    Welcome to the Northwest.

    I didn't like the food in Leavenworth! :s0074:

    But after 10 years you get used to it!:s0095:
     
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    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    So, I am sure you know where this is?

    DSC_4535.jpg
     
  11. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss Klamath-Siskyou Well-Known Member

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    That is rough. While not the same, I have 'alcoholic's disease', and it is easily irritated by alcohol:p

    Ever make it to the Omak Stampede? When I lived on Colville (Colville Indian Rez, south of Republic) it was a big deal, something we looked forward to every year. I used to work security there . . . that's a whole 'nuther story though!
     
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  12. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome to the forum. Glad to hear you are interested in freedoms the US can provide. My wife had UC, and went through surgery recently so I understand the pain of Crohn's. We are a little further away, but if you ever want to go shooting my wife would likely be able to talk you up on guns and IBDs.
     
  13. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Aboard, Tomoko!

    Brutus Out
     
  14. ROCKintheUSSA

    ROCKintheUSSA North Idaho Member

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    Welcome, Tomoko! I'm new here too, just a few weeks and I haven't participated a lot yet. But from what I've seen so far it's a great bunch of people! :)
     
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  15. Tomoko

    Tomoko Leavenworth, WA Active Member

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    Have you been there?
     
  17. Tomoko

    Tomoko Leavenworth, WA Active Member

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    I was around 12 to 15. My grandpa crashed his Zero not far from there. They also found it in these concrete vegetated covered hangars the year I was born in 1988. It's been a long time. That island is basically one big military base now. Each yeah they're moving citizens out from there. Lots of people are not happy about that. Eminent domain they say. after I moved I went to high school and I lived in Shizuoka and then moved closer to Fukushima. I was living with my aunt and uncle at the time when the tsunami hit in 2011. I was just starting a new job that faithful day. I have been in the US now 5 years this October and then I will take the citizenship exam.
     
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    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    Welcome to the board, and a belated welcome to the PNW. Always a pleasure to bring good new folk to both.

    Have you been interested in shooting for long?
     
  19. Tomoko

    Tomoko Leavenworth, WA Active Member

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    Shizuoka is the place I really miss. Lots of orchards, and farms of tea trees. I was really surprised to see a Costco not far had Ito En tea.
    since early 2013. From my (now) fiance. He passed me a 9mm Beretta. He told me to shoot at these cans. That was the first gun I shot. I want to get the new Wilson Combat Beretta 92G.
     
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  20. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You've got quite an interesting story, I find it fascinating what brings people here. I've done some research on my own family, including my grandmother who came to the US through Ellis Island and became a naturalized citizen right after WWII.

    Good luck with your exam and welcome in advance as a new citizen.