We got lucky this year in Japan (lucky?) that the rainy season was off... Most of the most humid heat was through July and early August. At least right now it's bearable heat and it looks like it will remain that way for a while.
Every sports day my daughter has ever had (except this year) has been in early October and in the low 30's. Today didn't even break 30 which is amazing for August.
Of course now that I've said that I'm sure I've doomed next year to be 35+ again until the end of September.
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I promise you I would not be alive today if it were not for SSRIs.
I went from writing out my will, selling my old things, suicde notes and self harm from being stable enough to get out of bed and take my first breath of fresh air in over 2 months because of antidepressants.
Of course they're overprescribed. Maybe we're not even entirely sure how they work, but they save lives, and not only mine.
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I got very cruelly criticized by my first OBGYN for not coming in when I miscarried because I could have potentially "saved my baby". Basically blamed me to my face for losing a very wanted child and told me to be more responsible.
It was Sunday. Start to finish was over in a horrifying 30 minutes. And I went in Monday and waited for 5 hours because I didn't have an appointment. To be yelled at.
I have never, ever, had a good experience with an OBGYN or midwife here. One time its unfortunate, two times it's bad luck, 3, 4, 5, on and on... the system is broken. I've had 3 total miscarriages, two in the first trimester, one in the second. A healthy child afterwards. I was treated like absolute sh*t every single time.
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Maybe a plane tracking system first........
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I didn't know so many people based their beer preferences on a picture of a half naked woman. You do know theres millions of naked women on the internet right? You can drink whatever beer tastes best to you, right?
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I just experienced every possible negative emotion reading this headline...
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Yet another reason I unfortunately can't move back to my home country.
Cannot possibly subject my daughter to a world where she would be forced to give birth in any scenario.
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But I also did before that, my entire life. As did most of my friend's families as well.
Japan is not the only place that does this.
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So, mathematically... shes at most 17, meaning her first child was born when she was 15, possibly pregnant at 14... to a man in his 30's...
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so then he admits this is all just an 18th century style land grab...
what happened to the Nazi storyline
you know what nevermind
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Ah the Japanese national past-time, back tracking on apologies.
Just go enjoy your retirement old man. You're obviously ridiculously out of touch.
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what petulant little babies, just don't eat it
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I got my booster last week... first two doses were Pfizer, then I got omicron and I just got the Moderna booster. I was the only person at the vaccination site, it was strange. They had tons of workers, nurses and like 5 doctors but I was the only person that came in or out the whole 25 minutes I was there. It was weird. I also got pretty sick the next day but all well and good now. I would say they've either over ordered or just nobody wants a booster. Shrug.
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Also I just realized that there's only one non-Japanese beer on the list and it's Budweiser of all things.
If you're going to drink a stereotypical American beer why not pick Blue Moon... at least it has a flavor.
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In my experience, as long as it's at least 25% foam (head) then the Japanese will love it.
Questionable but hey, do you Japan.
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Is this real life? Are adults really this childish?
Just wear a black mask. You don't need someone to hold your hand while you do it.
Nobody cares what color mask you wear except maybe your boss.
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In a day to day sense, not really, but my mother in law makes me throw handfuls of salt and her when she goes to visit her relatives graves or goes to a funeral (which happens a lot).
Also when I was pregnant she made me clean all the bathrooms in our house. She gave a religious reason for it but 9 years later I'm still annoyed by it lol
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If you support this perhaps you should take a bloody good look in the mirror.
Civilians, hands tied behind their backs, battered and bruised with their bodies dumped in the streets.
Someone's father, someone's son, a best friend who surely celebrated the winter holidays with family only to be dumped like moerugomi on the streets a few months later.
Enjoy the comfort of your warm beds tonight collaborateurs. Could be any of us tomorrow.
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If ever you had a lofty, fluffy, lovey, cutsie idea about what Japan is like...
The child could be sent home soon...
Isn't that sweet?
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bad quality, good composition tho
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good composition in the photo though
too tired to read the article
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Average number of pads used per cycle 4-5.
No no... that's per day, if you use pads. Plenty of women can't depending on what they're doing in a day as pads don't allow for certain clothes/activities.
I'd say if you have a light/regular period it's about 2000 yen a month-ish. Menstrual products are not only pads fellas. Probably at least two days of painkillers for your average woman as well.
Meanwhile I bled heavily for 18 months, every day when my daughter was just 2 years old, and required very expensive medication, hormones, weekly blood tests for iron levels, etc., supplements... because I have endometriosis... a surprisingly common and horrifically painful disease. Luckily I had the funds and a decent amount of support. Most people don't. If I only had 150000 yen a month to pay for everything in my life I would not have even remotely been able to afford even 1/4 of the menstrual products I required just to be able to leave the bloody house every day.
We get it bros, you can do basic math. Yeah if you have an exceedingly simple cycle and absolutely no mitigating factors you're probably looking at a 15$ a month expense. If you're conservatively one of the 25% of women who don't fall into this category then it's way more. Sorry to burst your bubble.
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Posted in: Netflix plans to start charging some customers more to share their accounts with people who aren’t in the same household in an effort to crack down on unauthorized password exchanges. What do you think of this? See in context
uh everyone who uses my Netflix does live in my house but during the week my sister in law lives at an apartment closer to her work... are they going to charge me when she's using it and she's not home?
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only if Kyiv ceases hostilities
Rather rich statement, given the fact it's the Russians who have invaded.
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He should be in jail, full stop. What kind of disgusting person would pay for the personal information of elementary school children? It could only be for reasons that none of us even dare speaking about, obviously. Suspended?? For putting small children at risk like that? Pure insanity.
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Posted in: Depending where you live in Japan, to what extent have you been complying with the Japanese government's request to observe anti-coronavirus measures during the current quasi-state of emergency? See in context
I probably should have been more clear. If you get covid and it's serious or you are forcibly quarantined in a hotel, you are screwed. The odds of getting help in either situation are slim, apparently, given the amount of people quarantined at home who should be hospitalized. That's far more terrifying to me than covid.
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