Maria 'Bing' Velasquez Reid comments

Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

Good morning or good afternoon Passengers of ..... Flight ....

Keep using passengers if you do not want genders.

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Posted in: As sports embraces activism, what should Tokyo Olympics permit? See in context

I am tired of politics. This is a world Olympic. You cannot choose only 1 or 2 - there are numerous problems in the world. This is a physical endurance. This is where nations get united through Olympics - and hopefully please keep it that way. And besides half of the people do not believe whatever causes there are. We do not want I’ll feelings because many people have many views.

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Posted in: How Disney should handle ‘Black Panther 2’ after Chadwick Boseman's death See in context

I have seen different Batman, Superman and 007 - I think they should continue

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Posted in: 670 pigs stolen from farms in Gunma Prefecture See in context

I am so disappointed to see this news as I am a fan of Japan. I have always thought it's the only country I have visited where things we forget around while visiting we are assured to get back.

With that many animals, they should be able to find them.

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Posted in: Japan reports record new coronavirus infections for 3rd straight day See in context

If bars are the problem, set up tables 6 feet apart OUTSIDE and might as well serve food. While it is summer, serve outside like NYC.

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Posted in: New 'comfort woman' statue in South Korea stokes anger in Japan See in context

The world would be a better place if people stop digging the healer wound just to start a bigger scar.

We learn from history but should not suddenly look for revenge. It seems like the style of this new world.

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Posted in: Anti-Olympic protest held in Tokyo See in context

Cost $800 Million?

How about $Billions even a Trillion could be lost because coronavirus spreads haywire after the Olympics!

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Posted in: Social distancing - surf style See in context

Be careful - that is one of the reasons there is a surge of COVID in the US - gathering in the beach frkm California to Florida - I see some not distancing

We observed our numbers grow after all the gatherings and chain reactions next 3 weeks later and still going because it spreads.

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Posted in: Japan to grant re-entry 'gradually' to foreign residents stuck abroad See in context

It all depends what passport you carryZ. Even you live in Japan the last 10 years and your healthcare etc... is in Japan - what passport one carries is important.

This is why there is a line for passport holders of a country and a separate line for permanent resident or tourist etc...

that is for any country! I travel and I know what happens.

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Posted in: Japan to grant re-entry 'gradually' to foreign residents stuck abroad See in context

“Many other countries that have imposed travel bans such as Germany and France do not discriminate between citizens and foreign residents in granting re-entry.”


USA is not allowed to enter the European One because of COVID cases we have right now.

But my Italian friends and French friend left for Paris last week! But not Americans.

Countries are careful to stop COVID from spreading. Right now NYC does not allow other states with high COVID cases to enter the city.

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Posted in: Fist in line See in context

Is there violence?

Japan is one of the safest places I visit.

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Posted in: Tokyo lifts coronavirus alert to highest level; 165 new cases reported Wednesday See in context

New Zealand locked down the country - and have started going around without masks - HOWEVER: After Weeks Of No New Cases Of COVID-19 In New Zealand, 2 Arrivals Test Positive

So I think keep the lockdown and isolate new arrivals for at least 5 days as they wait for their COVID-19 test results done at the airport. I think this is a good practice. It will deter casual travelers who spread the virus from infecting a country.

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Posted in: Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Koike says See in context

Such a cliff hanger for those with game tickets - to go or not to go - Hoping for vaccine

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Posted in: Skin trouble on rise as face masks become essential See in context

I use face shield over my mask and remove my mask once outside walking keeping my face shield so I can breathe well. My mask hangs on one side of the ear to out back when it’s crowded. I try to walk away from people.

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Posted in: Tokyo to pay nightclubs to close as virus cases surge See in context

Just close it and checkout results.

You cannot drink and eat with masks on. How could it become a requirement To wear one. Maybe lifting the mask up covering your nose, take a sip, and putting it back. Then you probably won’t transmit COVID-19. Distancing? Text each other? Anyway it is hard to hear each other and react after. Eyes talk too even behind glasses. Those who do not abide get kicked out.

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

People just ask questions to start a conversation. Maybe they find her attractive. Most halves in the world of different cultures have nice features. Lashes become curly, longer and more prominent. She should not be defensive. It is irritating to answer the same questions. But it happens to everyone. Even within its own countrymen who will ask: “where are you from in .....” This person is just conscious.

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Posted in: Japan baseball season starts Friday night without fans See in context

Really? They filled up the stadium with cardboard?

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Posted in: Call to cancel Tokyo Olympics becomes issue in race for Tokyo governor See in context

Japan has done a good job with the pandemic. But tight crowds is inevitable. And what happens to those who have bought the tickets to watch? If you cannot accommodate a large group! Perhaps only 1/6 to watch it?? Given if you have to be 6 feet apart. I hope they refund the money of those who cannot get inside and bought the tickets.

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Posted in: Two-thirds of sponsors unsure about 2021 Olympics: poll See in context

People are even afraid to fly

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Posted in: IOC, Tokyo Olympic organizers agree to simplified games See in context

Forget about it.

I have tickets but it is no fun to see any kind of demonstrations and protesting when we are supposed to be enjoying the Olympic Games. The atmosphere will not be joyous and there will be tensions even among viewers. I am already informed by so many kinds of problems in the world - I want to attend something I can forget about problems. It is bad enough that the virus may still be looming.

We go to the Olympics to be United and not to dwell on problems.

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Posted in: IOC, Tokyo Olympic organizers formulate 200 ideas to simplify games See in context

Tickets should be refunded or move it to 2024 going forward. I, and my friends are afraid to even fly. Nor go inside enclosed areas until a working vaccine for people even over 65 so everyone can enjoy the games and not worry for symptoms.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten regulations on dangerous bicycle riding See in context

I personally would like to use a motorized scooter I can fold and take with me inside wherever I go. Hopefully they start designing it with a folding hook handle for me to pull behind and maybe that hook can carry some groceries for me. I'd buy it ASAP.

Bikes should follow car rules.

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Posted in: Japan to adopt selective, rather than blanket, approach in coronavirus tests See in context

Maybe narrow the immediate testing to those who are currently commuting to work. They are exposed. Those who are staying locked down will not be as vulnerable.

also test those who like going out to socialize and eat. You remove your mask when you eat and you are less than 6 feet apart unless you live with the person you are eating with. But friends from work and friends in social settings must be tested.

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Posted in: Japan's crowded trains spark fear of new coronavirus cases See in context

Ride a bike? A motored scooter? I've thought of doing that in NYC

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Posted in: Disinfecting school See in context

Supposedly after a month left alone - the virus dies

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Posted in: Ending coronavirus emergency raises hope, sparks some concern See in context

I saw the man with a full mask but he is not protecting his eyes. The virus that floats can enter through the eyes. He should be wearing glasses

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Posted in: U.S. arrests ex-Green Beret, son on charges of smuggling Ghosn out of Japan See in context

These men are an accessory to crime. They should have stayed away from this. Greed

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who will pay for delay See in context

I am losing a lot of money canceling but my life is worth more than forcing myself to go.

Not only some hotels should refund but should everyone should refund.

It is best to move the Olympics 2-3 years out. It is not worth for attendees to risk their lives nor for Japan to get contaminated by who knows can contaminate. There is no crystal ball when we will have a safe vaccine. I personally will only travel after the safe vaccine. I do not want to spend time anywhere to be quarantined at my expense for 14 days anywhere.

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Posted in: Economy minister cancels appearances after contact with virus-infected staffer See in context

"Neither the minister nor the staffer who tested positive for the virus has shown any symptoms, but as a precaution, the minister will remain at home until he receives further notice on his condition from health authorities," the office said in a statement.”

it is possible because one could be ASYMPTOMATIC - meaning they do not show symptoms but could be a carrier

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Posted in: 14 more crew have virus on cruise ship docked in Nagasaki See in context

If that ship has been there since January - the crew have probably gone to Tokyo even for a day or somewhere to bring back the virus to the ship OR brought it to Tokyo?

i always presume that anyone could be infected since many are asymptomatic who may be spreading the virus. Yokohama should be in lockdown.???

There should be new vent systems in every ship

Test the people in Yokohama so they don it spread it. Find out the restaurants and places they have been.

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