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Manuel D. Valencia IIINov. 18, 2014 - 11:15PM JST
He was definitely a great actor. I definitely remember him in Black Rain and Mr. Baseball. He had very good English speaking skills.
Posted in: Actor Ken Takakura dies at 83
Manuel D. Valencia IIIOct. 19, 2014 - 10:31PM JST
You gotta love Japanese politics. There is no such thing as a real resigning. It's just a shuffle to another political position. No big deal. It happens with PM all the time.
Posted in: Obuchi under pressure to resign over political donations misuse
Manuel D. Valencia IIIOct. 13, 2014 - 08:44PM JST
For Japanese women:
Cutie immature Cosplay type
Hermit who lives way past child bearing age
Women devoted more towards kids than husband
For japanese men:
Posted in: 10 types of Japanese men, according to Japanese women
Manuel D. Valencia IIIOct. 09, 2014 - 07:53PM JST
We can all learn from him. Great for him. He doesn't need people who treated him badly. Proud to be American and be accepted by them.
Posted in: Nobel winner Nakamura was salaryman who took on bosses
Manuel D. Valencia IIISep. 28, 2014 - 10:15PM JST
750 is too much for a burrito. I pay 600 yen for a great "American" size Mission-style burrito. They're really filling and we don't need a gimmick to get people in Osaka. Here, word of mouth is good enough for us! The place is El Zocalo in the Horie area of Shinsaibashi in Osaka. They're definitely worth the money!
Posted in: Burrito restaurant opens in Tokyo's Marunouchi Building
Manuel D. Valencia IIISep. 06, 2014 - 08:46PM JST
I just avoid the U.S. airlines and their "Obasan" flight attendants. I can't believe how immature the U.S. airlines have become at the expense of the passengers. Not worth the pain of air travel at all. Going through security at U.S. seems like cattle to me. I'd rather pay the extra money and fly the Asian airlines.
Posted in: 'Legroom war' rages as planes grow more cramped
Manuel D. Valencia IIISep. 06, 2014 - 08:40PM JST
Of course no one notices anything; especially the teachers. I hate to say this, but typical of Japanese society. I feel very sad for the two student. Nothing for the teachers. I also hate to say this, but suicide here appears to be typical, too.
Posted in: 2 school girls jump to death from Tokyo apartment building
Manuel D. Valencia IIIJun. 21, 2014 - 09:40PM JST
I'm with hampton on this. Why don't Japanese men cook for their wives? I love cooking, or is it that the typical salarimonkey can't cook, but bring the bacon instead.
Posted in: 10 dishes Japanese men want their girlfriends to cook for them
Manuel D. Valencia IIIApr. 16, 2014 - 08:40PM JST
If I knew where that school was, I wouldn't dare send my kids there. Teachers are there to educate, even good values and morals. Apparently at this school, there is little taught about family values and the importance of family. Great for that teacher! I want that teacher teaching my kids!
Posted in: Teacher criticized for attending son’s entrance ceremony instead of her own school’s
Manuel D. Valencia IIINov. 21, 2013 - 07:44PM JST
pizzatime - You are soooooo right! Talk about wine stupidity. This onsen picture proves it. Another wine stupidity about the Japanese is they chill red wine. A big No! No!
Posted in: Beaujolais Nouveau goes on sale across Japan
Manuel D. Valencia IIIOct. 19, 2013 - 10:50PM JST
I don't care how U.S. airlines raves about their service, especially their business and first class. I've lost total respect for them and won't fly the major airlines. I'll just stick to Virgin America and Jet Blue. The rest of them suck big time. This seat expansion just makes things worse, even worse than cattle class. I just see anything for making the extra buck. Luckily, I don't live in the U.S., but even at that, I won't use them for international flights. I'd rather pay the extra few dollars to get better comfort, service, and even more attractive flight attendants, rather than those senior cows on U.S. carriers. These carriers should learn from the international airlines. Even their domestic service is great. Wise up, U.S. airlines and start thinking about people rather than profit.
Posted in: New seats let U.S. airlines squeeze in more passengers
Manuel D. Valencia IIIAug. 27, 2013 - 09:31AM JST
This guy is really mental! Yes, there are really sick people in this country! He definitely needs help!
Posted in: Man arrested for stealing 200 bicycle seats for their 'scent of a woman'
Manuel D. Valencia IIIAug. 10, 2013 - 11:52PM JST
If Corporal Punishment happened to my kids, then there will be HELL to pay. There's no way my wife or her family would stop me (if they tried). There is no excuse for this kind of unprofessional and heartless behavior!
Posted in: Education ministry shocked by scale of corporal punishment
Manuel D. Valencia IIIAug. 05, 2013 - 07:12PM JST
If you mess with my kids, then there will be HELL to pay! You mess with me. Then I'll mess with you!
Posted in: Elementary school principal resigns after responding to knife threat with a heavy smack
Manuel D. Valencia IIIJul. 21, 2013 - 07:41PM JST
Japanese women are usually too self-conscious about themselves not just with swimsuits, but with other things, especially their weight.
Posted in: 94% of Japanese women don’t feel confident in a swimsuit, survey reveals
Manuel D. Valencia IIIJul. 15, 2013 - 08:49PM JST
Very sick and horrifying! May God have mercy on your soulless and heartless spirit. My prayers goes out to the victim and the family.
Posted in: 16-year-old girl arrested over death of classmate on mountain
Manuel D. Valencia IIIJul. 13, 2013 - 09:03PM JST
If the teacher or the school doesn't confront the issue, then I will if this were my son. Coming from a PR background, I would hold the school accountable and expose the school to the media, foreign or Japanese. However, I have a haunch that I would get a lot further with the foreign media.
Manuel D. Valencia IIIJul. 13, 2013 - 12:01AM JST
New Zealand will kill them.
Posted in: All Blacks to play Japan in Tokyo
Manuel D. Valencia IIIJul. 12, 2013 - 10:04AM JST
“The important thing,” advises Saito, “is to not have an exaggerated estimation of your own child’s virtues. Keep your expectations within bounds. Children tend to demand a good academic record, perfect body, beautiful face. Realistically speaking, there’s no point in laying down conditions that aren’t likely to be met. Parents should say to their children, ‘Character is the most important thing. Be satisfied with someone you’ll be able to feel comfortable with.’”
Blame the media and commercials for this. In the long run, character is definitely more important than looks. Character demonstrates a person's real worth. Unfortunately, I still hear women at work saying that they want a guy who is rich, tall with muscles. Nothing wrong with that, but one has to judge a person for his/her talents, personality, and respect towards another.
Posted in: Parents actively seeking mates for their single offspring
Manuel D. Valencia IIIJul. 08, 2013 - 10:41PM JST
All evidence of masturbation
Posted in: 5 things men in Japan hide before inviting a woman home
Dec. 23, 2014 - 07:00AM JST
Aw, cool pic.
Love the little kid reaching out.
Posted in: Living art
Dec. 23, 2014 - 06:57AM JST
The company also promised to improve governance by hiring more outside board members and reinforcing compliance.…
Posted in: CEO of Japan energy start-up steps down after accounting probe
Dec. 23, 2014 - 06:55AM JST
Never ever buy airline stocks...
Posted in: Airbus to sue Skymark in UK court over canceled A380 contract
Dec. 23, 2014 - 06:53AM JST
Joe Cocker just died from smoking. I'm sure he wished some of his friends had been…
Posted in: Smoke haters go after smokers with a vengeance
Dec. 23, 2014 - 06:44AM JST
Cancer sticks takes another great artist away too early. Horrible way to die.
Posted in: Singer Joe Cocker dies at 70