Well, M3M3M3, I have used Air Asia a lot for flights within South East Asia over the last few years and they have always been on time with new planes and perfectly good service. Of course you pay for any extras like meals and check in baggage but I travel light and for short flights the food is not important. Thus I never pay for any extras and my last flight earlier this month from Penang to Bangkok cost 6,000 yen. There is nothing wrong with Air Asia. Why pay more?
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Did he have a show on the US military radio station (FEN) in the late 80s or early 90s? I used to listen to FEN when I was a kid (means to learn English) and I seem to remember the name.
He definitely had a show in the mid 80's on FEN. Used to listen to FEN quite often in those days. Still have a tape somehere of the show when Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was Number One!
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No it's not too late. The British warship is coming even later.
Wrong, HMS Daring has already docked in Cebu.
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You won't hardly see any television shows from outside Japan that are subbed rather than dubbed.
You obviously don't have cable TV. Most shows are shown in subtitled versions (and dubbed versions too).
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Definitely one of the greats although for many the lovely sound of Paul Desmond's Alto was perhaps the most appealing aspect of the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
Listened to "Jazz Impressions of Japan" this morning. That is a beautiful album I would recommend to everyone here.
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Single men don't live as long as married ones
Scrote, it just doesn't seem as long.
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zichiOct. 31, 2012 - 09:23AM JST
The Uk does not need any new nuclear power plants to meet its demand. They can buy power from the French. I don't think there are even any British owned power companies left?
Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) are still British owned.
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It is for this reason that a prostitute will often forbid her customer from kissing her. She sees sexual intercourse as mechanical and detached but draws the line at kissing due to its highly charged, emotional and personal nature
Certainly not true in Asia where the emphasis is on 'the girlfriend experience'.
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I used to ride on a track with some of those keirin guys. In a sprint, they will blow anyone away - never seen anything like them
Not been watching the British cycling team then?
Sir Chris Hoy won Gold in the mens keirin and Kazunari Watanabe finished 11th.
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And good on Japan for being 3rd in the medal standings.
9th actually (using the official table where number of golds count first).
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Dortmund is not a big club!? News to me. Their stadium capacity of 80,000 is bigger than United's, and its almost always full
Dave, this is true, Dortmund is 1st and Manchester United 3rd when it comes to highest average attendances in Europe. More important though are the total revenue rankings and on Forbes 2012 list United are 1st with $532 million while Dortmund are 14th with $197 million (United's valuation is also 6 times that of Dortmund).
Anyone who travels much in Asia will realize how massive the Manchester United brand is. Dortmund hardly register a blip.
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Natto is safer than aspirin or rat poison.
But unfortunately not as tasty.
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as soon as the japanese people take english seriously these same foreigners will be gone
In other words, never.
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BTW - can't wait to see "The Artist" myself... anyone knows when it will run in Japan?
As soon as they have finished the Japanese subtitles.
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Some experts have stated that by 2030, India will be the world's leading economy ahead of America, China, Japan and probably Brazil will be in second place.
Not quite. According to IMF projections by 2030 China will have the largest GDP closely followed by the US with India a distant third, Japan fourth and Brazil seventh. Even by 2050 the US is still forecast to be slightly ahead of India with Brazil having the fourth largest GDP and Japan the eighth.
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timtak, are you being deliberately obtuse? Can you really not see the difference between committing fraud and reporting it? The Olympus board destroyed over $1 billion in shareholder value through shady deals to try and cover their bad investments. You defend this while atacking Mr. Woodford for trying to discover the truth and protect the shareholders. What a strange viewpoint you have.
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timtak, don't you perhaps think that the board members who actually committed the fraud should be the ones apologizing? If any employees lose their jobs it will be entirely their fault and definitely not that of Mr. Woodford.
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Amazing the lot of gaijins living here completely separated from the realities of Japan. Not watching TV - at least the NHK news but still claiming they know a lot about what is going on here.
ebisen, the idea that anyone will learn anything worthwhile from watching NHK News is laughable. Fortunately I have cable TV.
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Timtak, could you please explain how paying $687 million to a Cayman Islands company, that has since disappeared. benefits shareholder value? It should be very clear that this is a case of serioius fraud, thus the FBI probe.
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