Elvensilvan's past comments

  • -3

    Elvensilvan

    And considering that some people here in Japan are also awaiting the gold and silver colors ... only space gray has been made available

    Posted in: Apple sets new record for iPhones sales launch

  • 4

    Elvensilvan

    One of my friends used to work in a large bentou-making company. There were security cameras, and supervisors has regular rounds.

    But my friend was being harassed by another employee (technically a sempai) which are often caught on camera. Her older sister went up to the management to complain, and they told the sempai to stop. Well, he did ... for a while ... but did resume his bullying, albeit on places where the cameras can't clearly monitor what's happening. And this time, no matter how many times the older sister complains, the management won't do anything. The older sister went to the local koban and asked for help ... and the cops said: "Sorry, but until there's some crime done, we can't do anything."

    Posted in: Woman murdered by man from whom she had sought police protection

  • 16

    Elvensilvan

    To be fair, both have valid points ... the Japanese ambassador claiming that Japan is one of the technologically advanced countries, and the Mauritius ambassador for stating that Japan's justice system is flawed.

    But for me, in the UN torture council, I'll give the point to Mauritius.

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  • 2

    Elvensilvan

    Several years ago, I joined a volunteer group to clean Mount Fuji right after the climbing season ends. We had the usual briefing about what to do, what not to do, what to expect and other stuff (prior to volunteering, I already climbed the mountain twice).

    We were divided into several groups, each for a certain route. And for each route, there would be the ones who would put garbage into bags, and another to collect the bags.

    But I was surprised at the amount of garbage we collected in just a day. There were the usual plastic bags, pet bottles, walking sticks, oxygen canisters, but there were also discarded clothing, socks, shoes, magazines, manga, unopened snacks, drinks and onigiri even.

    Most climbers are just plain stupid (or clueless) enough to bring items they don't really need, and then just dump them on the trail, or even try to hide behind rocks.

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  • 2

    Elvensilvan

    I hope he gets his screen name changed first. No matter how serious the role is, the name is always a major factor for first impressions.

    Posted in: Hard Gay eyes second career as professional model

  • 1

    Elvensilvan

    It was regrettable that the modification operation was not fully done

    As usual ... putting the blame Boeing for the faults ...

    But no matter how Boeing modifies the plane for safety, the main cause of the problem (the batteries) are still there.

    Posted in: Transport minister orders JAL, ANA to inspect modified 787s

  • 3

    Elvensilvan

    So ... if water flowing into the plant is already radioactive, how much more for the soil and plants around the area? If I remember correctly, the government is even starting to consider selling rice grown just a stone's throw away from the plant.

    Radiation is not something anyone could just scrub off (literally).

    Posted in: TEPCO admits radioactive cesium in water flowing into Fukushima plant

  • 0

    Elvensilvan

    The reason why TEPCO "does not need outside help" is probably the same thing that has gone through the minds of the Olympus board after they got exposed for their practices.

    Why should they need help anyway? They have the technology, the manpower, and the money to run their operations all by themselves ... oh wait ...

    Posted in: Radioactive water spills leave Fukushima fishermen floundering

  • 2

    Elvensilvan

    Can anybody ID the brand of the meter so we can see whether or not it can do that job? It would be interesting.

    Seems to be Aloka, in the price range of 550,000 to 600,000 yen a piece.

    Anyway, this looks to be more like a government/TEPCO propaganda than an actual radiation check.

    Posted in: Fish test

  • 2

    Elvensilvan

    And how, I wonder, have they been decontaminating the soil? As we have seen in other articles, the decontamination crew have been busy scrubbing walls, floors and roofs ...

    And, if there's a water leak from the plant, there's a very high chance that some of the water actually seep into the ground.

    Posted in: Farmers resume planting rice near crippled Fukushima site

  • 1

    Elvensilvan

    Um ... USJ has been using this for quite some time now. I remember watching Shrek there a few years back.

    Posted in: Forget 3D - Nagoya movie theater to go 4D with moving seats, wind, smells

  • -1

    Elvensilvan

    “If, however, the rocket is fired toward Japan, it is clearly military action and it is inevitable that Japan will try to shoot it down.”

    That is, if the rocket is in range, and the military knows the exact location.

    Posted in: Japan's missile defense plan: some facts

  • 3

    Elvensilvan

    Or just plain lucky enough to have food suppply, as well as isolation from predators.

    Posted in: Fish survives 8,000-km journey from Japan to America on boat washed away by tsunami

  • 1

    Elvensilvan

    Instead of teaching the world Japanese, why not teach the Japanese English instead?

    Posted in: Gov’t aims to boost number of foreigners who speak Japanese.

  • -7

    Elvensilvan

    Yes, they do that in trains. I've even been in a train where an ojayi is opening up a vending small bottled sake and drinking it right inside the train ... sometimes with tsumami even.

    Posted in: Tokyo Metro manner posters confuse and delight commuters

  • 2

    Elvensilvan

    I'm not sure where this announcement's aim is really at: to show "assurance to our allies that they can count on us to be prepared and to help them deter conflict" or to further enrage NK.

    Well, NK has been enraging enough for the whole world to focus on them before ...

    Posted in: North Korea puts rockets on standby for U.S. strike

  • 0

    Elvensilvan

    It's too lonely and creepy, it's literally a wasteland out there. You can see the spots where houses and homes used to be.

    Also, we can see the extent (or lack thereof) of the waste disposal and recovery of the town.

    Posted in: Google adds street views inside nuclear zone

  • -5

    Elvensilvan

    I for one, am kinda getting the feeling that airport security is a bit too lax.

    Posted in: Dropped scissors causes chaos at Naha Airport

  • 5

  • 1

    Elvensilvan

    You know you're addicted online when you write things like these, when they know the symptoms themselves.

    Time and again, a new "10 signs that you may be addicted" comes up ... whether it's regarding surfing, online games, social networking, adult stuff, whatever's out there. So it's not new news anymore, just re-worded and re-cycled.

    Posted in: 10 signs that you may be addicted to life online

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