MapleG's past comments

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    MapleG

    This is the most disgusting dessert idea ever. Still don't understand the unabashed love some people have for KK doughnuts. Way, way too sweet.

    Posted in: Krispy Kreme Japan makes the dessert of our dreams: Doughnut ice cream sundaes

  • 0

    MapleG

    I think most people are missing the fact that non-Japanese visitors are highly unlikely to accept that, t "more than 2,466,000 divinities are enshrined .. at Yasukuni Shrine". (from their official website)

    A Canadian like Bieber would not believe in that the enshrined are divinities.

    Of course, I am sure someone here will likely point out that in Bieber's world, he is the only divinity.

    Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine

  • 0

    MapleG

    Key word in the article...* The app hasn't been tested with travelers to see whether it really helps *

    Posted in: Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

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    MapleG

    People will start buying again..it will likely take 3 to 6 months to get back to normal. I've lived in countries where the tax went up from zero to 8% in one day. That makes 5% to 8% not really sound like much.

    And really, is 3% really going to make that much of a difference? If yes, you probably could not afford the item in the first place.

    The sky is not really falling.

    Posted in: Japanese consumers shun luxury goods after tax hike

  • 2

    MapleG

    as Churchill said, "There are lies, damn lies and statistics."

    I supose he could have said it, but the famous quote is actually by Mark Twain

    Posted in: No. of foreigners arrested for crimes in Japan up by 8% in 2013

  • 1

    MapleG

    The Japanese healthcare system is the best I have seen in the world. A hernia operation in Nagoya is $3500, with a wait time of 5 days. In Ontario, Canada, it is $4000, with a wait time of 4 - 7 months. No comparison at all. I always laugh when I hear Canadians tell me they have the best healthcare in the worl

    Don't understand your comment at all. I live in Canada and have had a hernia operation in Ontario. Wait time was a few weeks. Totally free as it is for all residents of Ontario with health coverage (which all permanent residents have). All hospital stays and operations are free for Ontario residents.

    Posted in: 6 things Japanese expats miss most about Japan

  • 0

    MapleG

    Better to study than anything else

    Posted in: Praying for success in exams

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    MapleG

    Hardly rocket science. If you are living in a poor contry, and you can buy a car, computer, and all the toys, you have a lot of money. With the money, you will buy a lot of food. Remember, in some parts of the world a big belly is a sign of status.

    Posted in: TVs, cars, computers linked to obesity in poor nations

  • 0

    MapleG

    wonder how is, "I was drunk and don't remember" excuse is gonna go over with a Canadian judge

    He won't be going into a Canadian courtroom since Anchorage Alaska is in the United States. My thoughts are the US does consider disrupting an air flight as a serous offense. He could be looking at some time in the slammer.

    Posted in: Man who caused ANA plane diversion to Alaska says he was drinking

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    MapleG

    Have a Prius V (Alpha in Japan) and coudl not be happier.

    Seems a minor software upgrade...much better than the Ford I had a few years ago with 70,000 klm on it that collapsed while parked overnight (the springs broke and their only comment was yes, this is a known problem caused by faulty metal casting--pay for the repairs yourself)

    Posted in: Toyota recalls 1.9 mil Prius cars worldwide

  • 1

    MapleG

    3.5% alcohol? Sounds pretty weak to me.

    Posted in: Suntory to release new beer designed specifically for consumption with Japanese food

  • 1

    MapleG

    Odabakaia---did not realize that I was going to a glorified shopping mall.

    Posted in: Which places in Japan do you think are overrated as tourist attractions?

  • 2

    MapleG

    What mayor in his right mind would want a nuclear waste facility in his own town?

    Posted in: Naraha mayor rejects gov't plan to build nuclear waste storage facility

  • 2

    MapleG

    Never hear the word skosh before. As for hunky-dory, a few websites hint at the first use of that was in a book of American songs entitled , George Christy's Essence of Old Kentucky, 1862:. It looks like just a nonsense rhyme that entered the language.

    Posted in: 10 English words that were originally Japanese

  • 0

    MapleG

    Experts say that people who spend money on experiences tend to be happiest,

    I would agree with that statement. When you just spend money on a consumer item like a purse or similar, the joy does not last.

    And as for the lady buying the watch who claimed >You don’t often get a chance to buy something like that, so I’m glad I did.”, you can actually get a chance like that every day of the week. You just have to go to the store and purchase it.

    Posted in: Japanese women reveal their biggest expenditures ever

  • 0

    MapleG

    Having seen a number of people die in hospital of natural causes, i must say n ot all of us will end life with a peaceful death.

    Not really worried today if some convicted murderer has a few minutes of distress on his final exit.

    Posted in: Ohio killer takes 25 minutes to die with new drug cocktail

  • 0

    MapleG

    Would love to find a way to watch 3 Shaw Bros movies a day, if I could get my hands on them. So many of these old films are impossible to find, or if you do it's a DVD of unwatchable quality.

    Posted in: HK movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies at 107

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    MapleG

    To me a hybrid is ideal for a taxi..wonder why Toyota does not get into that market with a specific taxi design.

    Posted in: Nissan unveils black taxi model for London

  • 0

    MapleG

    It's not just Japanese companies that get car name wrong (for a global market). Ford Pinto in Spanis, Buick Lacrosse sold in Canada has an interesting meaning in Quebec slang.

    Posted in: A minicar named Hustler? Japan's brand names raise eyebrows

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    MapleG

    Shanahan was "Ok" as long as he was coaching with Elway as the QB. Without him, meh!

    Posted in: Five NFL coaches fired after failing to reach playoffs

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    Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan、東京都
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