Hey, at least they are marrying somebody/something else.
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So, according to media reports this man had extra-marital affairs? In that case, half the people I know deserve to be dragged off planes ...
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I would gladly pay extra for a service like this. I don't often use taxis, and when I do it's because I'm dead on my feet, so the last thing I want to have to do is make small talk with a complete stranger.
Now, if only beauty salons offered the same treatment... I swear I get estheticians telling me their vacation plans while they are tweezing hairs from my vulva.
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Posted in: It's like we're told that bakeries are unfit for Japanese culture. I feel offended. Baker and patissier rank high among professions that elementary school girls want to become when they grow up. I won See in context
I don't eat bread, but I do enjoy wandering around bakeries and looking at their offerings. They are a huge and important part of life in Japan, and just about everyone here has their favourite bakery or cake shop. I like looking at Japanese wagashi sweets, too. Why can't the two co-exist side by side?
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I like mask culture in Japan and I hope it catches on. Either that, or better oral hygiene.
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I don't get it. Isn't this the government's job?
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Um, yeah, the fact that some people write about their adoptive experiences is a sure sign that they are not treating their kids the same as bio kids, no?
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Posted in: It's a conflict between the freedom of expression and choice, and the healthy upbringing of youths. I'd like to decide whether to go full steam ahead with the measure based on the opinions of resident See in context
Can anything ever get done here without gaiatsu?
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A few months ago I babysat my infant goddaughter and took her out for the afternoon in her stroller. Did that get really tiring, really quickly! I resolved never, ever criticize a mother lugging one of those things about. I also resolved never to have a baby.
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I prefer non-smoking places with excellent coffee. Unfortunately it seems you can't have both.
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I thought owls were nocturnal? It doesn't seem very kind to keep them awake in the daytime.
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Wow, just what every kid ordered: a mother who has suicidal thoughts, takes mood-stabilizing drugs, blames her elementary school-aged foster daughter for losing her passport and forgetting to pack a swimsuit on her first trip abroad, and blames it all on institutionalized kids' "different" brains. I wouldn't be surprised if you turned out to be the next Joyce Maynard.
Moderator: Please spew your bile somewhere else.
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Oh god, she's back. And I had such high hopes for 2017.
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I love looking at osechi but I don't like eating it very much.
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A few years ago I accidentally "broke" a Pepper in a shopping mall in Osaka, by addressing it in English instead of Japanese. Seems things have come a long way since then.
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Oops. Don't know what happened, but the fact that she lived in Germany may be significant ... she might have told him very bluntly what she thought of his bad manners, thus enraging him.
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I saw a takkyubin man kick and hit the elevator door in my apartment in frustration. I didn't blame him one bit. Do any of you appreciate the kind of time pressure those guys are under? In my opinion delivery companies are little more than burakku kigyo, slavedrivers.
My student's son worked for a parcel delivery firm (not Sagawa, but one of the biggies). According to him one of the biggest problems is that these days, there is rarely anybody at home in the daytime. Where is everybody?
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Oh please 2016, just stop it already. :-(
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Nope. Through my work I am acquainted with dozens, if not hundreds, of middle-aged sengyo shufu (who have never paid income tax, incidentally) who are hell-bent on ensuring that elder care doesn't interfere with their hobbies and travel plans. Most of them live in the same wards or even neighborhoods as their elderly parents or in-laws, and the rare few who have elders in the inaka are relying on their country cousins to take care of them. They pay perfunctory visits to them every couple of months but usually manage to turn the brief journeys into sightseeing trips, and most of them spend more time at the onsen than at granny's bedside. The reason I know all this is because they have the nerve to brag about how "every day is a holiday."
Oh well, nice work if you can get
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Why can't people take care of their own elders? I'm personally shocked at how swiftly the Japanese shove their own parents into nursing care homes, even though they themselves are middle-class, middle-aged couples with no mouths to feed and at least one person who stays at home all day (so-called "professional housewife"). I hear them all the time exchanging tips about how to make the most of the nursing care insurance system - paid for by the younger, hardworking taxpayers like me - and how to avoid as much responsibility as possible for taking care of their parents themselves. It disgusts me.
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Posted in: In Japan, when a celebrity gets arrested for illegal drug use (Pierre Taki being the latest), or some other offense, companies stop selling their music, videos, pull movies they are appearing in, cut commercial and public appearances. What do you think of this practice known as 自粛 jishuku, or "self-restraint?"
The Japanese and Germans sure do things differently: https://www.google.com/amp/s/abcnews.go.com/amp/International/wireStory/german-family-give-11m-hearing-extent-nazi-past-61905676 Except for one important detail. These are direct descendants of the…