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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
KittychosenMay. 03, 2015 - 07:01AM JST
PLease [sur] macartenay, do us all a favour and retire.
A man so pumped up with his own self importance is a mere shadow of what he briefly achieved 50 years ago.
At least Ringo Starr had the right idea - the only ex-B to retain any semblance of dignity.
Posted in: Paul McCartney returns to Budokan
KittychosenApr. 08, 2015 - 04:13AM JST
Following all the "trans" news lately I read the headline as "Multiple-gender dance extravaganza" and thought "how amazing, wish I was still in Osaka".
Now I realise my mistake, however amazing the show can be, it will never meet my expectations now!
Posted in: Multiple-genre dance extravaganza to be held in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka
KittychosenApr. 06, 2015 - 06:35AM JST
I would rather smell a freshly lit cigarette than the over-powering chemical stench of perfume, aftershave, laundry detergents and fabric conditioners.
I cannot sit in my garden in the summertime without being choked by the stench of my neighbours chemical-soaked laundry on the line. I cannot walk down a city street without being choked by chemical perfumes and aftershaves.
My husband's natural tobacco self-rolled cigarette smells sweeter than all of the above.
Posted in: Vast majority of women in survey say no to guys who smoke
KittychosenMar. 02, 2015 - 07:16AM JST
Since this first 'broke' I wondered where is the story. Really, no-one is interested.
Posted in: CCTV shows British schoolgirls in Istanbul on way to Syria
KittychosenMar. 02, 2015 - 07:05AM JST
I travelled in China in 1989, and I still say to this day, that in all the world they had the filthiest toilets I have ever seen. If I ever returned to China and had to use their toilets it would be in wellies, not sandals!
The phrase 'sour grapes' sprang immediately to mind.
Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories
KittychosenFeb. 05, 2015 - 06:37AM JST
'But you shouldn’t look at it as a magic food.'
I think is the conclusion!
Posted in: Is milk good for you? A look at the science
KittychosenFeb. 05, 2015 - 06:28AM JST
I have never felt as safe in all my life as the years I spent in Osaka. As a woman, a wonderful hassel free time.
Posted in: Tokyo named safest city in world; Osaka No. 3
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Aug. 03, 2015 - 05:27PM JST
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance, hence nothing will change…
Posted in: 10 water-related deaths reported across Japan on Sunday
Aug. 03, 2015 - 05:23PM JST
"Sources say that all three suspects have denied all charges, claiming Egawa committed suicide. "
Posted in: Trio of murder suspects exchanged Line messages leading up to the attack
Aug. 03, 2015 - 05:22PM JST
Tail wagging the dog: other municipalities will follow across the archipelago, as this is a rare…
Posted in: Tokyo's largest district OKs same-sex partner certificates
Didn't have this thirty years ago, back when I was young ! I just worshipped Matsuda…
Posted in: Idol Eyes
Aug. 03, 2015 - 05:11PM JST
does Pearl Harbor sound familiar to anyone else?
lets face it, japan back then in the…
Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable?