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Posted in: Strong typhoon churns toward Japan; airlines cancel scores of flights See in context

Hoping that it doesn't get cancelled again tomorrow.

And my rescheduled flight got cancelled again. :'(

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Posted in: Strong typhoon churns toward Japan; airlines cancel scores of flights See in context

Woke up to a message that my international flight today out of Narita to Europe was cancelled and that they rescheduled my flight to tomorrow morning instead. (Apparently all other flights are full today.) So annoying because all other international flights to Europe weren't cancelled, and the typhoon isn't hitting hard until later based on the news reports. Hoping that it doesn't get cancelled again tomorrow.

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Posted in: What's your idea of Japanese comfort food? See in context

ochazuke, nikujaga, chawanmushi, matcha

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Posted in: What's your theory on why some men grope women on trains? Why can't they control the urge? See in context

As someone who has been groped several times, I have some observations. Could be a combination of the following:

1) They're perverts. Plain and simple.

2) They're really drunk so their judgment may be clouded.

3) They're repressed. (I mean, even their porn videos are pixelated.)

4) They think they can get away with it (I guess a lot of women who are groped won't even bother complaining. I for one haven't because my initial reaction is usually to run away/get off the train car as soon as I can) -- they usually target vulnerable-looking girls/women in this sense.

5) They still have that mindset that if someone is wearing sexy clothes, then she's asking for it (happened to me with some South Asian-looking guys)

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Posted in: What do you think of when you hear the words "Cool Japan?" See in context

Engrish.

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Posted in: How much power or sexual harassment goes on at your workplace? See in context

Being the youngest woman in our male-dominated office has made me a target for sexual harassment especially when there is alcohol involved. I don’t really mind when they talk about women, make green jokes (I’m immune to that kind of talk), compliment my appearance, or ask about my relationship status, but I feel uncomfortable when it’s too much and particularly directed at me. For instance, a drunken co-worker had offered to take me home. In another case, one of my supervisors grabbed me by the waist and tried to lift me playfully (and he wasn't even drunk). In those cases, I politely yet firmly told them off and they haven’t bugged me since.

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Posted in: Which airlines are your favorites and why; and which airlines do you think are among the worst and why? See in context

Turkish Airlines -The food is great -They provide complimentary hotel accommodations for long layovers -They have kinda fancy amenity kits (like Chopard or Furla) -Their seats are wide -Their cabin attendants look unapproachable though (difficult to get their attention and they rarely smile) but that's alright

Worst: most low-cost carriers (can't really complain though, you get what you pay for)

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Posted in: Typhoon death toll climbs into thousands in Philippines See in context

@zaldaus: Actually, the Philippine authorities issued lots of warnings, and more than 800,000 were evacuated before the super typhoon. The thing is, even some evacuation centers could not withstand the Category 5 super typhoon. Haiyan weakened to a Category 1 storm when it reached Vietnam so there is really no comparison.

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Posted in: Pearly whites See in context

Straight teeth, something you rarely see in Japan.

Straight and white at that! A rarity indeed!

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Posted in: Drink up See in context

Awesome photo!

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Posted in: Doctor arrested for stealing women's underwear See in context

I really don't get some Japanese men's fascination with used underwear. Someone stole mine too and there were a few people who blamed me for hanging them out to dry. Uhm...

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Posted in: 13-year-old boy commended by police for rescuing woman from train groper See in context

An old drunk stinky pervert man groped me in the train during evening rush hour in Tokyo but I was disgusted enough to navigate my way through the crowd and move to the next car. And when I saw him following me, I alighted at the next stop and rode a different train. Yes, it's possible to defend yourself. I knew that I couldn't expect anything from my oblivious stone-faced fellow commuters. I do commend this brave young kid for doing what he did. We need more people like him.

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Posted in: Is it ever OK to compliment a co-worker's appearance on the job? See in context

Big deal! I don't mind simple compliments about my appearance or what I'm wearing, but I do feel uncomfortable with sexually inappropriate comments.

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Posted in: Do you feel safer walking along a dark or deserted street at night in a city in your country or in Japan? See in context

I feel so much safer here even if I've experienced being groped a couple of times while walking home. In my country, I wouldn't even dare go out on the streets late at night.

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Posted in: Do cities in Japan need to have buses and trains running 24 hours a day? See in context

Yes please! At least on weekends. The last time I missed my last train (by just a minute or two), I had to wander around Shibuya and eventually settle somewhere (by myself, gasp!) until the first train. Cab fare to my place costs around 20,000 yen so I didn't really have a choice. I'm sure a lot of people have gone through the same ordeal.

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Posted in: Free gifts, cheap coffee no help as McDonald’s Japan troubles continue See in context

I go there to charge for a bit when my phone battery runs out (darn you, iPhone5!). Oh, but I do order at least 200 yen worth of food.

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Posted in: Which toy, board game or other playthings from your childhood have stood the test of time and are still popular with children today? See in context

Lego, Barbie, Monopoly, Uno, Scrabble, Boggle, chess, jump rope

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Posted in: Sapporo restaurant fines customers who don’t finish every last bite See in context

I wouldn't eat here unless I have a choice on how much rice and salmon roe they give me in the first place.

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Posted in: Love and fakery in the air on Valentine's Day See in context

I've never celebrated Valentine's Day in a romantic way, it's more about me hanging out with fellow single girl friends and giving my mom flowers. But even when I was in a relationship, we didn't celebrate it, we kinda just laughed about it saying that it's overrated.

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Posted in: Why they don't want us dancing at nightclubs See in context

What the... it's illegal to dance in Japan?! I go clubbing at least once a month and dance all night until the first train, so I guess that makes me a criminal. How about making out on the dance floor instead, is that illegal too? 

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Posted in: Survey reveals 24% of workers in Japan spend Y250 on lunch See in context

Mr. Uemura's life sounds like hell. I guess that's what you get for cheating on your wife (and getting caught).

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Posted in: Looking good See in context

I wanna watch the movie! Really interesting trailer, especially that scene at the cafe.

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Posted in: Which English words or expressions really annoy you? See in context

Incorrect usage of "basically", "technically" and "actually". I hear so many people who bombard their sentences with these words even though it's inappropriate. Another one I dislike is "no offense but... insert something totally offensive" Yeah, like I'm supposed to not be offended just because you started with that phrase!

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Posted in: Wife, 4 others held over murder of Japanese man in Philippines See in context

Things like this give my country a bad name. Ugh, disgusting.

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Posted in: Which is considered worse, holding your chopsticks the wrong way, or eating noisily? See in context

i rarely hear japanese who eat noisily. the usual culprits are chinese guys.

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Posted in: Lip balm flavors change while you kiss See in context

If only I can get my bf to wear a lip balm.

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Posted in: Burger King offers all-you-can-eat Whopper buffet See in context

Simply not worth it for someone like me who likes to chew her food well and fit into form-hugging outfits.

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Posted in: Are J-pop acts more distinctive than Western acts? See in context

Yeah, in a bad way.

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Posted in: Chiba riot cop arrested for offering schoolgirl money for sex See in context

When suspicious looking guys approach me and start showing their business cards and/or IDs (happened several times in Shibuya), I immediately blurt out "Sumimasen, Nihongo wakarimasen". Always works.

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