AyameM comments

Posted in: Modern etiquette: Umbrellas, backpacks and selfie sticks See in context

There's a special spot reserved in hell for people wearing backpacks. As someone who is on the shorter side of life, a lot of these ugly things end in my face. The only pleasure I get from backpacks is pulling hard on them when I'm about to leave the underground and watch their owners sink to their knees.

Seriously, if you're not on the way to a mountain expedition, forget about these things or at least remember that you're carrying your household on your back.

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Posted in: Courtesy call See in context

And again the Empress demonstrates her impeccable style. Such a beautiful lady.

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Posted in: Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him See in context

I sincerely hope that Visa, Coka Cola, Nike, Adidas, Sony, Emirates, JVC, McDonalds, Fuji Xerox, Fujifilm, Canon, Al;fa Romeo, Hyundai, Seiko, Philips, Toshiba, and all the other sponsors have the balls to pull out of FIFA. If they don't it means that they are part of the corruption.

Sony and Emirates already terminated their contracts at the end of 2014.

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Posted in: 1-year-old boy falls to death from hotel window See in context

Something's fishy here, cuz that baby didn't crawl up there and open the window by himself.

You'd be surprised what a one-year old is capable of. The whole thing sounds absolutely plausible to me. My heart goes out to the parents who lost their little angel.

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Posted in: Swiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, '22 World Cup votes See in context

Thank you, USA and Switzerland, for taking out the trash. It was about time someone investigated in this kind of organized crime. Qatar and Russia would have never been chosen without cash changing hands and I sincerely hope both countries get stripped of the events.

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Posted in: Remembrance See in context

They are such an incredily sweet couple.

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Posted in: Australian mother abandons children to join IS See in context

I just can't understand these women who leave to join IS. Their parents left their home countries to allow their children to grow up in a free society and enjoy certain liberties and education and they throw it all away to get force-married, enslaved, raped and tortured.

The only good thing is that this mother won't be able to teach her kids the hate that IS spreads, the kids are better off without her.

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Posted in: Acrobatic firefighters See in context

Bless the souls of those killed on duty and a big thank you to those alive - and obviously heavily kicking - for risking their lives every day.

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Posted in: S Korea opposes Japan's bid for heritage status of industrial sites See in context

but I do wonder how an industrial site qualifies as one

@sandhonour

Various industrial sites in Western Germany (in the so-called Ruhr District) have gained UNESCO status - the cokery and coalmine Zollverein in Essen, for example - as well as Bauhaus style neighbourhoods in Berlin.

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Posted in: Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana See in context

My guess was Victoria Elizabeth Diana ... two out of three is not too bad and I actually like Charlotte. Her chubby cheeks are adorable.

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Posted in: Mourners pray for kamikaze pilots ahead of WWII anniversary See in context

Bless the souls of the tokkōtai pilots who sacrificed their lives - betrayed by a government that fuelled its war propaganda machine by shamefully abusing its people's deep-roted sense of honor and loyalty.

These young men were sons, brothers and husbands and deserve to be remembered by their beloved ones. And it's no stranger's business to criticize this. Or is it the good old 'the winner takes it all' mentality that allows some nations to pay respect to their fallen soldiers (no matter how much blood they have on their hands) while others are expected to hang their heads in shame and simply forget the loved ones they lost?

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Posted in: Britain eagerly awaits name of new princess See in context

I know they like the Spice Girls but I don't think they would name their child after one.

I was more thinking along Queen Victoria but if you want to go the pop culture route... right on!

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Posted in: Britain eagerly awaits name of new princess See in context

Such a cute little sweetheart. I hope the name will be Victoria.

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Posted in: Prince William's wife Kate gives birth to a girl See in context

I find the whole thing offensive and obscene.

Wow, what a bitter person you must be.

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Posted in: Prince William's wife Kate gives birth to a girl See in context

Welcome to this world, little Princess. May your life be happy and full of love.

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Posted in: Last Aum defendant sentenced to life in prison See in context

Sorry, wishful thinking... I read he was 'sentenced to death'.

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Posted in: Last Aum defendant sentenced to life in prison See in context

Not going to shed a single tear for this piece of trash. At least he has got his peace in death now - the peace that survivors and the families of the victims will probably never find in their lives.

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Posted in: Couple kept 3-year-old son in rabbit cage, starved him and dumped body in river See in context

Rest in peace, little Rikuto.

surely there must be good Japanese parents instead of these child killers we read about constantly

Yes, there are! The Japanese parents I know love their children madly but those are, unfortunately, not the ones that hit the news.

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Posted in: Plenty to carp about See in context

I love this tradition so much. Last year was the first time we put our carp streamers up (our lil man will be two years in July) and they made me smile every time I looked out of the window.

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Posted in: Pikachu outbreak to happen again in Yokohama this summer See in context

I'll be there for sure. This is too hilarious.

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Posted in: Helping hand for Nepal See in context

Please return safely!

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Posted in: Lesbian couple hold symbolic wedding ceremony in Tokyo See in context

Congrats to the beautiful couple!

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Posted in: Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: Novelist Murakami See in context

I fully support Murakami's statement that apologies need to made until 'former victims have heard the apology enough'. As a German I know too well what that means. We apologized over and over again for the atrocities committed 70 years ago until those who suffered finally accepted them - our neighbors in Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium and people of Jewish belief all over the world. They might not forgive us for what we did back then but at least they recognize our will to prevent such things from ever happening again.

And here's the big difference: our victims were willing to forgive. I don't see that with South Korea and China. They keep teaching hate, they seem to desperately cling to the old feuds and use them wherever they seem fit.

It takes two to tango.

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Posted in: Nagano onsen welcomes foreigners with tattoos, as long as they patch ’em up See in context

I have a tiny sakura blossom tattoo above my ankle and when I want to visit an onsen, I usually patch it up with a Hello Kitty band-aid - never had a problem with that. If a country has certain rules and traditions, you have to obey them. It's called respect and that goes a long way.

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Posted in: Dutch team finds more remains at Ukraine MH17 crash site See in context

Personal effects were given to the members of the mission by the local population: it was jewellery, the ministry said in a statement.

Thank you, Ukrainians, for this decency. We must not forget that these are people who have not much left themselves due to the events of the past months.

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Posted in: Vagina kayak artist denies obscenity charges See in context

These prosecutors act like pussies. Lock THEM away fo obscenity.

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Posted in: Woman, sister go on car chase after bag thief See in context

That's one fierce lil lady, bravo!

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Posted in: Woman slashes husband for not washing his hands after using toilet See in context

A very clear example of 'learning by pain' I'd say. Never touch a woman's toddler with your e-coli hands...

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Posted in: Emperor, empress arrive in Palau for 2-day visit See in context

I'm always stunned when I see pictures of the Empress. She's such a beautiful woman.

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Posted in: Multiracial Miss Japan hopes to change homeland's thinking on identity See in context

She's such a gorgeous, talented and sweet person. I wish her all the luck in the world for her career.

Winning the competition would surely be the most elegant way to wiggle her well-manicured middle finger in the face of the haters. You go, Ariana!

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