Friday, January 23, 2004

Gal Letters

Ahhh, while I am still struggle to master my new mobile phone, young girls create new letters for mobile-mail so that if someone next to them in crowded train looked into their writing and reading mobile mails, of if their parents checked their mobile mails sneakingly, contents of mails are never understood. How cool they are to create own letters unlike those bloggers worry to be found their blogs by their parents and employers. It is called "Gal Letters" and here some example;


ぁァ・
ぃィ・レヽ・レ丶・レ)・レ`・L丶・Lヽ
ぅゥ・宀・ヴ
ぇェ・之・工・ヱ
ぉォ・才
カゝ・カ丶・カヽ・カ`・カゞ
(キ・(≠・L≠・‡
<・〈・勹
ヶ・(ナ・レ†・レナ・|ナ・l+・Iナ
〓・=・]・⊃
廾・±・(十・L+
ι・∪

ξ・ζ・`ノ・丶/・ヽ丿
ナ=・+=・†ニ・ナニ
干・千・于
っッ・⊃
τ・〒
┠・┝・┣・├

ナょ・十ょ・†ょ・ナg
(ニ・|=・丨ニ・L=・I=・
йё
/・丿
ハ〃・ハo・'`・八
ヒ〃・ヒo・・・・・匕
フ〃・フo・ヴ
ヘ〃・ヘo・~
ホ〃・ホo
ма・α

£′・厶
×・x・χ・乂
м○・σ
ゃャ
ゅュ
ょョ・∋ яа

L|・l)・レ」・┗』・└丿
ゐ・儿・lレ・」レ
яё
з・З・□・回
ゎヮα

ω・冫・w


One sense I cannot stop adoring their visual sense to create new letters and their network to spread cool thing fast, but the other sense rings something that what strong exclusionism is there to create own internal letters for mobile mail. Of course when beeper was major tool for young communication before mobile, young were great master of beeper message numbering. But creating own letters!! Under their fashionable outlook, I see original Otaku like inward power there. "otaku(you) like this?" Here, strong exclusionism by friendship who share the letters in youth and there, the wave of internationalization and ever hotter heat of English study in Japan. Feel unbalanced.