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MeguromanMay. 23, 2013 - 12:42PM JST
Absolutely sick behaviour in any country and culture. People without bomb making skills and no real training or budgets will resort to this kind of terrorism. It is easy to pick out soldiers anywhere: short hair, physical bearing, youth, accents different than locals, etc. What will change for the bases in the UK for now is they may implement a buddy system, maybe a curfew and everyones situational awareness will be on "11" - for a while.....until it doesnt happen and time passes. And now watch all the ignorant whites hate groups react. Rinse, repeat. Tragic.
s situational awareness will be on "11" - for a while.....until it doesn
Posted in: Anti-Islamist protests flare after British soldier butchered near London barracks
MeguromanMay. 22, 2013 - 07:37PM JST
Plenty of Sherpas with them, making this possible, I'm quite sure
Posted in: Nearly there
MeguromanMay. 20, 2013 - 05:40PM JST
I thought everyone knew by now that the 1st class and business flyers are subsidising everyone else. Ive flown 1st class about a dozen times and business about twice that (on someone elses dime) in my life but was quite happy to enjoy the benefits (lounge, food, wine, etc), including lots of baggage. Of course, the weight of luggage (and passengers) adds to take off weight so it is tied with safety to some extent. When I know the load factor of a flight is not full I`ll often be able to get out of paying for extra baggage. One big tip is to try to fly as often as possible with one airline and partner airlines to build up miles. That will help you as you smile and ask for something special at check-in. Those ground staff have a lot of leeway...always keep your cool and be the nicest person in line. Been bumped up many times :)
ve flown 1st class about a dozen times and business about twice that (on someone else
Posted in: Do you think airlines are sneaky about fuel surcharges, fees for extra baggage and other charges for various services?
MeguromanMay. 16, 2013 - 09:31PM JST
In the land of salarymen passed out in their own barf on the train platform at 8pm on a Monday, this article is like reading about people living in an alternate universe.
Posted in: What to do when a colleague is abusing alcohol
MeguromanMay. 14, 2013 - 08:49PM JST
This looks worthy of watching on a transpacific flight ( free & not bothered if I slumber) My favorite film of his was when he played Joe Pistone aka Donnie Brasco.
Posted in: Will Disney's new Tonto be any better?
MeguromanMay. 13, 2013 - 09:07PM JST
Baba Wawa - grew up with her, as it were.
Posted in: Pioneer U.S. TV anchor Barbara Walters to retire
MeguromanMay. 13, 2013 - 08:00AM JST
With 5 colleagues who are lifeguards or at least work at a pool and would presumably be familiar with basic rescue techniques? Was alcohol involved? If not, this is bizarre.
Posted in: Pool lifeguard apparently drowns
MeguromanMay. 12, 2013 - 07:38AM JST
But really - what was the point of the video - unless you are pre-pubescent only one thing "comes" to mind.
Posted in: AKB48′s Yuki Kashiwagi sparks debate over 'vulgar' video
MeguromanMay. 12, 2013 - 07:33AM JST
Awesome. This young man is a rare example of someone who chose to get involved & folled through & remains humble). I've caught two pervs on the subway here in Tokyo - if you have situational awareness you'll notice it happening.
Posted in: 13-year-old boy commended by police for rescuing woman from train groper
MeguromanMay. 10, 2013 - 08:59AM JST
Why would a couple on a date be concerned with "scholarly and scientific facts" regarding the cuisine they might choose for the date? Has this guy ever been on a date? The type of food definately factors in where people go but most couples are concerned with atmosphere, location and cost regarding a particular restaurant. If a fairly new couple, the guy is probably aiming for something a bit expensive and more on the quiet and romantic side of things. Italian and French offer the chance to drink wine, which is a draw in itself as a lot of women in their late 20s and 30s are into wine.
s and 30
Posted in: We hope this endeavor serves as a catalyst to have couples on dates say, 'Let's have Japanese cuisine' rather than debate over whether to have French or Italian for dinner.
MeguromanMay. 09, 2013 - 12:19PM JST
Somewhat similar case here in Japan that took place in Niigata in 1999. A girl was kidnapped in 1990 and kept hostage for those 9 years. Police incompetence was a factor and his mother lived with him but "didn`t know".
What are your neighbours up to?
Posted in: Cleveland bus driver charged with rape, kidnapping after 10-year ordeal
MeguromanMay. 01, 2013 - 09:24AM JST
Catchy, eye-grabbing stuff - always catches my 4 yr olds attention. Perhaps even more than most pop music, her "music" is like eating cotton candy. Not a lot there afterwards and once you eat it, you won`t be getting more too soon.
Posted in: I want to help make the concept of kawaii into a bridge between Japan and the world.
MeguromanApr. 30, 2013 - 09:26PM JST
Kuai A'ina has tasty fries
Posted in: Who serves the best-tasting French fries in Japan?
MeguromanApr. 29, 2013 - 08:23PM JST
Gee, can you say Ponzi? If something sounds too good to be true, then...stay away. As the Romans put it so aptly, "caveat emptor".
Posted in: I put in most of my retirement allowance. My son first started buying and my wife is also investing in this.
MeguromanApr. 25, 2013 - 09:56PM JST
I have 2 young kids & live in Meguro so this got my attention. My wife gets email alerts about weirdos in the area every so often.
Posted in: School flasher identified by semen left at scene
MeguromanApr. 08, 2013 - 02:41PM JST
Certainly expertly produced, I do enjoy it to some extent, occasionally find it a bit depressing. JT should be a sponsor. Never have so many smoked so constantly, making dinner, eating meals, meetings, every waking moment....
Posted in: 'Mad Men' grapples with identity crisis in penultimate TV season
MeguromanApr. 05, 2013 - 11:21AM JST
What matters is her ability to quickly get the President`s ear, the State Dept has professionals in the embassy who actually run everything. The Japanese will appreciate the name recognition and her access.
Posted in: I thought it was an April Fool’s joke when I first heard about it. Our economic and national security are based on goodwill toward Japan. I have nothing against Caroline Kennedy becoming ambassador to, say, Barbados. But Japan is too important for somebody with no experience.
MeguromanApr. 05, 2013 - 10:06AM JST
How about "viking" / bikingu for buffet? I guess smorgasbord would get mangled in katakana. I was invited to a Rotary Intl party many years ago and informed that it would be "viking-style". Since I was a JET in the countryside whod recently arrived, the mental images this conjured up were incompatible with what Id seen so far but I went with the flow. I dressed casually and wore a Swedish t-shirt (blue & yellow) that I happened to own. After a 30 minute drive into the hills, we pulled up to a swanky country club and walked inside to see ice sculptures and a fancy spread of food. "Whats viking-esqe about this?", I thought. Later I was asked to make a speech about internationalisation with no prior warning - but that`s another story.
l party many years ago and informed that it would be "viking-style". Since I was a JET in the countryside who
d seen so far but I went with the flow. I dressed casually and wore a Swedish t-shirt (blue & yellow) that I happened to own. After a 30 minute drive into the hills, we pulled up to a swanky country club and walked inside to see ice sculptures and a fancy spread of food. "What
Posted in: 20 words of English origin that Japanese people often mistake for real thing
MeguromanApr. 03, 2013 - 10:48PM JST
Yes, all research supports that eating whole raw fruits veggies is preferable health wise, not to mention ease of consumption.
Posted in: Slow juicer for more nutritious fresh juice
MeguromanApr. 03, 2013 - 10:21AM JST
Interesting, uniquely unique Japan...ad nauseam. My father traveled globally for work for 2 decades and always brought us back something from those places, sometimes candy or food, sometimes other gift / souvenir thingys. When younger, we loved the chocolate from Belgium or Switzerland the most. What is clearly different here in Japan is that there is a sense of obligation to bring things to your office and co-workers, besides family. It can get ridiculous and cause stress at the end of a trip.
Posted in: Japan's 'omiyage' culture
May. 25, 2013 - 03:03PM JST
Difference between chikan on train and judoka situation. Witnesses...no crime if no witnesses. And are you…
Posted in: Judo official admits to sexual harassment claims
Hey Chucky, it shows the honesty and morality in Japan. Maybe stealing things and committing…
Posted in: Canadian man arrested at Narita airport for stealing camera
May. 25, 2013 - 02:57PM JST
Christ did not even know Japan existed when he was "alive".
Posted in: The grave of Christ – Japanese town solves many of world’s mysteries
May. 25, 2013 - 02:55PM JST
Abe and Hashimoto should take a lesson from Matsumoto. By speaking out and admit the truth…
Posted in: Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran
May. 25, 2013 - 02:54PM JST
Only a fool would think that it's Samsung copying from Apple these days. Completely the other…
Posted in: Samsung sells more than 10 mil Galaxy S4 smartphones; Apple takes aim with patent lawsuit