FightingViking's past comments

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    FightingViking

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    I love it ! Couldn't have said it better myself !

    Posted in: Lottery ticket line-up

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    FightingViking

    I guess I should have added that the Japanese lady on Avenue de l'Opéra, was the owner of the shop, checking out her display but that she was SO happy to hear Japanese spoken that she invited us in to her shop for a cup of tea and a little "conversation" - in Japanese.

    Posted in: How do you feel when you speak fluent or reasonably good Japanese to a Japanese person and they insist on answering you in English?

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    FightingViking

    "To serve and to protect..." (?)

    Posted in: Cop arrested for robbing two apartments in Chiba

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    Well at least TEPCO wouldn't need to be there...

    Posted in: Japan sees modern Atlantis spiral deep into ocean

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    There was no damage to any of the seven nuclear reactors at the sprawling Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in neighboring Niigata prefecture as they have been off-line since 2011.

    Can we really believe that ? Especially after all the lies we've been fed ever since the "BIG ONE"... The gods of Japan are warning Abé that there's more to come so nuclear power is NOT an option. Get with it and find better options ! (Hydro would be one).

    Posted in: Nagano quake leaves 39 injured as houses collapse

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    @wontond

    Come on people, if you need help, then ask for it. If you know someone needs help, then offer them assistance.

    She did ask for help but her own father didn't do much about it... However, as it has been said before, there isn't very much "help" for people - especially young mothers - who need it. Rest in peace little girl.

    Posted in: Woman held for murder after dropping 3-year-old daughter from bridge into river

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    Also proposed was making Japanese history courses mandatory for high school students as opposed to an elective.

    Are we talking about "real history" ? Or the Government "revised" edition ?

    @Jimizo

    As for 'challenging debates', do they do that in Japanese in Japanese schools? What debates would he deem suitable? Soba or udon? Another empty suit.

    How about politics ? Start 'em off young and who knows ? A "decent" PM might get elected...

    Posted in: Education minister proposes English education for 3rd grade

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    Although it's a pity we PR of Japan are not allowed to vote, it does leave me wondering just WHO we would vote for if we had the chance...? As far as I'm concerned, Abé is out of the running - but who else is there ?

    Posted in: Abe's support rate at lowest ever

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    FightingViking

    I agree with sensei258, I was thinking the same thing regarding the contents of her stomach. Rest in peace little one.

    Posted in: Parents arrested for starving 3-year-old daughter to death

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    Can't some people just enjoy a beautiful picture without "pulling it to pieces" ?

    Posted in: Sundown

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    @WilliB

    Now they found cyanide in her house..... are some of our commenters here still are arguing it was all apple seeds and almonds?

    Who's arguing ???

    Posted in: Police find cyanide at home of 'black widow' suspect

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    FightingViking

    @Fumie Yuhi

    I've had the "opposite" experience, both in France and England. A young Japanese man in Paris was "lost" and asked me for directions - he was SO pleased when I gave them to him in Japanese ! We corresponded for several years after I came back to Japan. There was a similar incident in England but no correspondence after.

    On the other hand, one should be very careful when speaking Japanese in a foreign country... When my son was much younger, we were getting into the métro when I noticed a vacant seat and told him, in Japanese, to take it while I took a "fold away" seat. The gentleman sitting next to me put down his "Figaro" and asked me "東京からですか?"

    Avenue de l'Opéra, walking with my son. A lady was standing in front of a shop admiring the window display. My son to me "暇だな!” The lady immediately turned around saying : “日本語分かれますか?”

    Posted in: How do you feel when you speak fluent or reasonably good Japanese to a Japanese person and they insist on answering you in English?

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    @slumdog

    Gee...I guess the cyanide did not come from 'almonds' as one poster attempted to suggest.

    Actually, I don't think the poster who wrote that was trying to "exonerate" the "Black Widow" from being guilty, I believe he/she just wanted to point out there "could be" other sources for imbibing poisonous substances such as cyanide. His/her opinion was given from a "medical" point of view that could have given "reasonable doubt" to her being guilty... Of course, now the cyanide has been found in her apartment, I guess the "reasonable doubt" is no longer "reasonable"...

    Posted in: Police find cyanide at home of 'black widow' suspect

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    @DaDude

    I agree - it goes to my "stomach" too however, "Onara" might have been an even more approriate name for him...

    Posted in: Man arrested for molesting elementary schoolgirl

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    @JoiceRojo

    "When the cat is out, the mice have a party", meaning that when your boss or your parents or any figure of authority is away from you, you feel free to do whatever you want, even if it is for a tiny moment.

    It's also a French expression : "Quand le chat n'est pas là, les souris dansent..."

    Posted in: 10 unusual Japanese phrases that use the word ‘cat’

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    FightingViking

    The "title" sounds like "she and seven dead partners were all arrested together..."

    Posted in: 'Black widow' with seven dead partners arrested

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    FightingViking

    As Shakespeare would say : "Much ado about nothing..."

    Posted in: Corks pop around the world as Beaujolais Nouveau arrives

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    FightingViking

    As Yubaru says :

    RESIGN Abe, give the Olympics to Turkey

    or Spain. Everything about this project is ridiculous ! Starting with all the lies about "everything bieng under control"... There is NO need to spend astronomical sums of taxpayer money for a new, enormous stadium in Tokyo while many people in Tohoku have still not received either permanent housing or the compensation due to them... Not to mention August in Japan ??? It's just crazy !

    Posted in: IOC flexible on venues outside Tokyo hosting 2020 Olympic events

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    FightingViking

    Pretty ! Are they all "LED lights" ?

    Posted in: Shinjuku sparkles

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    @pointofview

    The black umbrellas cover their entire head so no need.

    I've never tried driving my car with a big black umbrella over my head... Maybe I should try ? (Actually I hate umbrellas and never use them - I use a "rain hat and coat" instead...)

    Posted in: Why aren't sunglasses as popular in Japan as they are in Western countries?

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