John Beara comments

Posted in: 'Sad' Harry says he did not want to end royal role; Meghan's father criticizes them See in context

One is reminded that, no matter how much money and privilege is involved, marriage is never easy and inevitably involves choices and sacrifices. And no matter how much two people believe things will work once married, things usually are never as one imagined it.

Many have suggest Harry should never have married Meghan or, indeed, anyone that was not British. And, of course, many have criticized Meghan, accusing her of being nothing more than a gold-digger, intent on bagging a British prince.

And yet, ultimately, they chose to get married. They certainly knew on the front end it wouldn't be easy. And yet they went through with it. No one made Harry marry Meghan. And Meghan must have known that it would be a challenge. 

Perhaps Meghan appears to have fared better at this point, compared to what Harry has now had to give up. However, none of us know what Harry has been seeking for his life. He certainly could have had virtually any woman in the UK if he had wanted it. And yet he chose Meghan. 

Perhaps that little boy that walked bravely behind his mother's casket all those years ago, that has lived in the shadow of his older brother, and whose life has always been defined by the royal family imagined a future for himself where he was his own man and no longer defined by being a royal and by being the brother of the future king.

One final thought. So many of us in this forum are in international marriages. We and our partners have made choices, probably choices that many in our families disagreed with or thought carried substantial risk. And, yet, we chose this course. Because of what we wanted for our lives. Perhaps Harry and Meghan are not so different.

Best comment i ever see on this forum

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

What a shocking news...


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Posted in: Warm winter bad news for Japan's ski resorts See in context

This has nothing to do with climate change.

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Posted in: Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend applicants top 20,000 See in context

Dear Miatanaka.

The whole plan is pathetic as i wrote it before. This man suffer from lack of confidence.

Money doesn't make people happy, it help your lifestyle. You japanese are some strange specimens... I mean c'mon... That other guy married with a doll? Another one married with a hologram? Selling use panties in public machine? huhu ... take a look at the mirror girl.

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Posted in: Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend applicants top 20,000 See in context

Hey gal... wanna ride my rocket? No, not that one, the other obe

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Posted in: Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend applicants top 20,000 See in context


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Posted in: Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China See in context

Ain't cool for people like me who work at an airport... but dunno... it doesn't look cool but as people not washing their hands after dropping the big one!!!!

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Posted in: The big squeeze See in context

My wife 6 years ago..

Honey: Let's move to Tokyo and find job

Me: Getting papers ready for divorce lol

Hell no. I lived 8 years in Bangkok already!

I love my country side rice field now. And my kids can play outside alone. Don't even close my door when i leave home sometimes.

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Posted in: 3 of Japan’s best whiskies about to disappear as shortages loom See in context

Now be smart... get some of 'em... keep 'em... and sale 'em in 50 years.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage See in context

Fly me to the moon

Let me play among the stars

And let me see what spring is like

On a-Jupiter and Mars

In other words, hold my hand

In other words, baby, kiss me

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage See in context

Oh.... he wanna be a sugar daddy?

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage See in context

What a loser

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Posted in: Okonomiyaki sauce producer in damage control amid Iran-U.S. tensions See in context

Priority before.

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Posted in: M5.9 quake rattles eastern Japan See in context

I wish i could change the ring tone of the alarm.. i hate it.

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Posted in: Ghosn carried spare French passport while out on bail in Japan See in context

Carlos The Magician!

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Posted in: Ghosn met Lebanese president after fleeing Japan See in context

Carlos... The Magician

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Posted in: Ghosn, in Lebanon, says he left Japan to avoid 'injustice and political persecution' See in context

If he's out, he sure had a deal. If he's coming back for his trial, that's mean he's innocent.

Give the guy a break.

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Posted in: Seven-Eleven to end contract with franchisee who cut opening hours See in context

one does not simply own a franchise and not following rules.

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Posted in: Japanese clothes retailer GU announces stylish, nostalgic PlayStation line See in context

Cool cool cool, but the size XL is still too small for me, same as uniqlo and H&M. Time to make XXL.

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Posted in: Thai community spreads language, culture in Tokyo See in context

Land of Smiles? Well... Until u start reading or watching the real news from the inside of the country.

It's all days sabai sabai ;)

Gotta love the food, i like it more than the Japanese one tbh. And before anyone saying "You don't know anything about Thailand" know your facts. I lived for 9 years there. We still own an apartment which i am in right now for holiday (in bangkok/chidlom)

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka hires Belgian Wim Fissette as coach See in context

I totally forgot she's Japanese.

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Posted in: 1-year-old boy dies after being hit by car driven by mother See in context

How would one be supposed to know if a child were behind the minivan if one were not able to see the child behind the minivan and no expectation of a child being behind the minivan?

I am curious... what was her speed? No excuses about the time.. it was daylight.

We have a total of 6 childs in our family.. 2 for me and 4 from my sister in law, we have 4 cars... never killed anyone. I just don't understand how it can happen. I don't even have a back camera... but when i back up... it's 5km/h, not 20 nor 30!!!

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Posted in: 1-year-old boy dies after being hit by car driven by mother See in context

One does not simply backing a minivan with a child behind it.

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Posted in: 7-year-old girl killed after car rear-ended in 5-vehicle pile-up See in context

I teached and scared my kids about seat belt and accident that it's the first thing they do when they seat in cars. Every day i see parents driving with kids standing in cars and even talking on their phones!

Regardless of the type of car she was in, the biggest question should be did she have her seat belt on. Constantly see kids riding in cars without seatbelts, standing up in the car, etc.

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Posted in: Hot water: Pressure to move Olympic open-water venue from Tokyo Bay See in context

Can't we just drop some ice in it?

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Posted in: ANA opens world's 1st shop with avatar robot in Tokyo See in context

lol at some points... we gotta stop with. No one ever asked for it nor need it.

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Posted in: Distressed moms and dads on Japanese trains getting help from child assistance volunteer badges See in context

This is a nice idea.

My town made a sticker for cars, it's calling PICKUP. I can pickup people from a to b for free. I am not a taxi. It's mostly for old people.

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Posted in: Forcing children to sit 'seiza' style to be recognized as punishment under new law See in context

My kids (they are below 6 years old) love to seat that way. I for myself... can't seat for more than 1 minute lol.

I am a bit in the writing of this article...talking about seiza and then

Along with enforcing seiza for a long time, the guidelines also list beating or bottom spanking for such reasons as children failing to do homework as unacceptable punishments.

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Posted in: 80-year-old man, driving wrong way on expressway, killed in head-on collision See in context

Another one who didn't feel having free ramens instead of driving. Gotta pick, ramen or drive.

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Posted in: Taxi driver argues with man, runs him over, then drives into wall See in context

Nothing to see here. They would have died if it was in Thailand.

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