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KittychosenNov. 24, 2015 - 07:00AM JST
Refering to children as 'kids'.
They are not goats.
Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation?
KittychosenOct. 26, 2015 - 06:21AM JST
J-hubby puts a pat of butter on steak when he cooks/serves it - it's lovely, so I think this is a good idea - I'd try it.
Posted in: Butter sushi becoming an unlikely hit in Osaka
KittychosenOct. 24, 2015 - 05:05AM JST
How anyone can diss Cleo - the most intelligent and eloquent poster on this site - is beyond me. You will never win!!
Posted in: What irritates men most about women? Let's find out
KittychosenOct. 20, 2015 - 05:38AM JST
It seems to me that the woman is fighting the current law, not her ex-husband who may, we do not know, agree with her.
All other arguments aside, they were after all separated for a while before the divorce.
Posted in: Couple in 20s file suit over 6-month remarriage ban for women
KittychosenSep. 29, 2015 - 03:03AM JST
"The wise-cracking Pepper, according to its makers, can read people’s emotions."
Well, it's already streets ahead of many J-men, including the one I married!
Posted in: SoftBank warns droid owners not to try sex with them
KittychosenAug. 27, 2015 - 05:30AM JST
I do hope you are being sarcastic.
If not, they'll never know the joy of running with scissors!
Posted in: 23-month-old boy drowns in irrigation canal
KittychosenAug. 26, 2015 - 06:00AM JST
Once again Cleo: the only poster to show common sense!!
Thank you Cleo!
Posted in: For our readers who live in Japan, what are some items you always make a point to bring back to Japan after you return from a trip abroad?
KittychosenJul. 28, 2015 - 02:55AM JST
Good point Educator60.
When I bought my bike 4 years ago I took training and was so glad I did - I reckon I'm a much better rider now, in my 50s, than I was when younger. Besides which I now have a sense of my own mortality - something I definitely didn't have years ago!
Posted in: Middle-aged not-so-easy riders still have fun on their bikes
KittychosenJul. 27, 2015 - 06:09AM JST
I'm 51 and learning how to do wheelies - so I can impress the local youth posse - cos they have no idea a 51yo is under that bandana mask!! And, it's jolly good fun!
KittychosenJul. 23, 2015 - 05:53AM JST
Heavens to Betsy, no-one would last long in Australia trying to reign in the profanities!
Posted in: Modern etiquette: Curse words could affect your career
KittychosenJul. 19, 2015 - 04:55PM JST
Well that's subjective.
Posted in: Five detained over China Uniqlo sex tape
KittychosenJul. 11, 2015 - 06:54AM JST
I apologise, I have not read previous posts/commments, so sorry if I repeat anyone:
Racial maybe, imperial maybe, but the use of 'ist'? Complainers, check your dictionary please!
Posted in: Boston museum cancels 'Kimono Wednesdays' after racism protests
KittychosenJul. 11, 2015 - 06:51AM JST
I'd like to hazard a guess that most of those declining to pay also drop the most litter.
Sweeping assumption, but there you go!
Posted in: Only half of Mount Fuji climbers paying voluntary fee
KittychosenJul. 10, 2015 - 11:05PM JST
Just wanted to post your comment one more time because I reckon you hit the nail on the head there!
"People with beards who put on dresses don't have gender issues. They've resolved them. It's the ones who are scared of man in a dress and a beard who have gender issues."
Posted in: Cross-dressing Conchita Wurst visits Shibuya mayor
KittychosenJun. 11, 2015 - 05:28AM JST
Everyone is different and it depends how fit and healthy the mother is.
My friend - a dancer in her late thirties - had a short labour, gave birth after an hour in the hospital and was home a few hours later, having done some shopping in the way home.
A lot to be said for well -toned muscles.
Posted in: In Japan, women are usually kept in hospital for up to a week after giving birth, while in the West, if there are no complications, mothers usually go home the next day, or even less, as was the case with the Duchess of Cambridge, for example. Why the difference?
KittychosenJun. 11, 2015 - 05:20AM JST
Pretty obvious that he waited until he'd sobered up before going to the police.
Posted in: Man arrested over about fatal car crash, hit-and-run
KittychosenJun. 07, 2015 - 01:19AM JST
@cracaphat and @Wc626
I carry a UV protected parasol to keep me in the shade and cooler. It is preferable to wearing a hat on hot days and in the summer in Japan I couldn't walk far without it, it's just too hot.
Posted in: Japanese people aren’t happy with their looks: survey
KittychosenJun. 04, 2015 - 04:27AM JST
"Imagine a group of teenagers filing into the gym assembly without making a sound -- I can't but this is what happened in a school where my friend was going to give a guest lecture. I was ready to tell everyone to get out (including the teachers) and come into the gym naturally, but my friend told them in the lecture instead."
I really don't get what you are trying to say, please expand.
Posted in: Bad behavior by teachers a growing problem
KittychosenMay. 19, 2015 - 03:01AM JST
Alena Ogami Vesela and Strangerland are about the only people talking sense in this story.
Stop judging so harshly. People do what they think best at the time - it is only your opinion as to whether that is the right descision or not.
And, there are no such thing as rights.
Posted in: Woman, four children found dead in Aichi home
KittychosenMay. 14, 2015 - 05:38AM JST
So many assumptions based on the modern assumption that most babies survive natural birth.
She was alone, no doubt very scared, very afraid that a judgemantal society would find out, and I am sure very distressed at losing her baby. A scenario that has been played out since the begining of time, no need to be so quick to vilify.
Posted in: 30 year-old woman arrested after body of newborn baby found in cemetery in Tochigi
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Nov. 25, 2015 - 05:11PM JST
Does el nino affect Japan?
Posted in: Temperatures plunge across Japan; heavy snow hits Hokkaido
Nov. 25, 2015 - 05:10PM JST
Pretty much sums it up, old friend.
Was JT always such a hotbed of radicalism…
Posted in: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane
Planes approach and planes are sent up, warnings to break off of their current path, etc…
Posted in: Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace, ignored repeated warnings
Nov. 25, 2015 - 05:09PM JST
I don't see any serious discussion of what exactly has gone on here.
I suspect it's…
Posted in: Asahi Kasei confirms data fabrication in 360 buildings
Nov. 25, 2015 - 05:08PM JST
"As soon as you quoted "Slate" the debate was over. Why not just quote Mother Jones…
Posted in: Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge
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