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Manuel D. Valencia IIIAug. 19, 2015 - 11:23PM JST
No one has mentioned real chili beans with tortilla chips. Cereals, mostly from Trader Joe's, dental floss, OTC medicine, Starbucks, tortillas, Mexican sweet bread (you have to eat that right away), cake mixes, Pillsbury rolls, newly released DVDs in the States, clothes, deodorant, flavored soda mixes, and condoms that fit.
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?
Manuel D. Valencia IIIJul. 13, 2015 - 08:28PM JST
It looks like an apparent lawsuit of negligence on the part of the teacher and the school. I hope he wins big!
Posted in: Father of bullied boy who killed himself files criminal complaint
Manuel D. Valencia IIIJul. 11, 2015 - 09:21PM JST
I hope the Sopranos are included.
Posted in: Qantas to bring HBO favorites to the sky
Manuel D. Valencia IIIJul. 08, 2015 - 11:19PM JST
Posted in: What Japanese habits have you adopted since moving to Japan?
Manuel D. Valencia IIIJun. 18, 2015 - 12:54PM JST
People are going to be dancing anyway. People danced for many reasons. Just look at the Bible. Now, Japanese lack of dancing skills is another issue, even though most of them can't dance well anyway, especially the older generation.
Posted in: Japan overturns midnight dancing ban
Manuel D. Valencia IIIFeb. 15, 2015 - 10:17PM JST
Always a great and consistent airline to travel with. Better than any U.S. airline!
Posted in: Singapore Airlines to reduce fuel surcharges
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
Aug. 30, 2015 - 03:41AM JST
'Yeah and Obama' sounds to me like you're saying both are cowards. As a non-partisan who…
Posted in: George W Bush visits New Orleans disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina
Aug. 30, 2015 - 03:28AM JST
there will be growing pains but this is necessary to improve japan
Posted in: New law requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs
Aug. 30, 2015 - 03:08AM JST
a term banned by many news organisations for making desperate people sound like criminals
Posted in: What's in a name? The debate over labelling migrants and refugees
Aug. 30, 2015 - 03:07AM JST
What ridiculousthings to say, GW. You simply make this stuff up and present it as facts.…
Posted in: If Japan gets attacked, we have to immediately go to their aid. If we get attacked, Japan doesn't have to help us.
Aug. 30, 2015 - 02:58AM JST
Anyone who still supports nuclear power before the waste problem is solved completely, is not thinking…
Posted in: Protesters block inspection of waste disposal site in Miyagi