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Jonathan - Coor... 18 June, 2015 - 04:35

Hi Ken. That's a good guess but I won't say whether it's right or wrong at the moment :) Could you explain what sin-kan-sen is, for any users who aren't familiar with it? Thanks!
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Ken 18 June, 2015 - 05:51

Thanks Jonathan,
According Wikipedia, Shinkansen literally means new trunk line, referring to the high-speed rail line network in Japan. The name Superexpress, which is painted with a blue line on the body, often stuck people as blue lightning when it’s moving. That's what my grandma told me.
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Jonathan - Coor... 18 June, 2015 - 07:02

Blue lightning ... that really conveys the speed of the train so it's a good nickname for it, I think! In the UK we call it the bullet train (I mean, that's how we refer to the Japanese high-speed trains. We don't have those in the UK). Do you like train travel?
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Ken 18 June, 2015 - 10:04

Aha, the bullet train sounds good! I think a steam train in the UK looks great! I want to board it someday enjoying beautiful views hopefully not the smell of the steam! My parents say they are interested in boarding Eastern & Orient Express here in Malaysia near future. I heard it's popular among adults!?
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