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Patricia YarrowJul. 18, 2012 - 06:36AM JST
I joined a gym as it is motivating and the weather in Tokyo is usually not conducive to daily outdoor exercise. Best money spent.
When I lived in the States, I gave up my car for a good bike and never regretted it.
Nice posts, above, too.
Posted in: Top 10 expensive habits to cut out
Patricia YarrowJul. 02, 2012 - 09:49PM JST
OK, naysayers. I really like T.M. The uchimizu last year was really refreshing. The place has a lot of interesting stores, Toho theater complex, and great museums, and possibly the best Starbucks in the world. Check out the outdoor seating. The transition between subway and T.M. is short and full of interesting things and places. Do not know what ya'll are complaining about.
Posted in: Tokyo Midtown holding many summer events to keep cool
Patricia YarrowJul. 02, 2012 - 09:46PM JST
So, what does it cost and where can I get one????????
Posted in: This could be your dream home – if you’re a goldfish
Patricia YarrowJul. 02, 2012 - 09:42PM JST
Excellent photo, by the way. Shooting himself.
Posted in: Japan economy 'faces same risks as Europe'
Patricia YarrowJul. 02, 2012 - 09:40PM JST
What was the old geezer going to do with that many fancy melons? Sell them to his buddies?
Posted in: 69-year-old man arrested for stealing melons worth Y60,000
Patricia YarrowJun. 29, 2012 - 10:17PM JST
Hmmm. Looks like Chrome is the way to go?
Posted in: Google's Chrome browser to be available on Apple's iPad, iPhone
Patricia YarrowJun. 29, 2012 - 10:16PM JST
What is a "bourse"?
Posted in: Tokyo bourse 'widens insider trading probe'
Who wrote this article? Seems to be in the pocket of Noda. This tax increase will not help, ultimately, and makes life more difficult for the rest of us.
Posted in: Noda's tax success may fail to end Japan deadlock
Patricia YarrowJun. 29, 2012 - 10:08PM JST
888naff, Well, those quiet folks had better find their voice.
Posted in: Japan slow to execute quake budget in 2011/12
Patricia YarrowJun. 25, 2012 - 08:33PM JST
As Tokyo is literally surrounded by farms, why are there not farmer's markets on every blasted corner outside of every station? Why ONE in expensive Omotesando? Why are farmers not flooding into Tokyo, where many people fear the produce on the shelves due to false/inadequate/laughable labeling against source and radiation counts?????? I buy from organic farmers, and just local farmers when I can find them, but it is completely erratic and by chance that I find them. Why is that?
Posted in: UNU Farmer's Market: Farm-fresh food and lots, lots more
Patricia YarrowJun. 25, 2012 - 08:30PM JST
Jeez, being comfortable on a long expensive flight is such a luxury that it "exceeded expectations". That will be a fine day when I see that on a flight. How much more expensive are those Dreamliner flights, anyway? WIll these become the new standard, or just the haven for the lucky few with money to burn?
Posted in: ANA passengers say 787 experience is a dream
Patricia YarrowJun. 25, 2012 - 08:26PM JST
Can I buy in a store and not online? Looks awesomely silly and fun.
Posted in: That’s no battle station. It’s an ice sphere – in the shape of the Death Star
Patricia YarrowJun. 25, 2012 - 08:25PM JST
When I was there, demonstrations in the tea ceremony in a private room with a kimono-clad practioner totally wowed my visitors from America. Plus it is a lovely place to hang out in and enjoy people watching. Tokyokawasaki-san, there is a lot to be learned from "old fashioned and outdated" hotels. And Sean Connery's movies were a dream compared to today's harsh realities, don't you agree? No need to thrash the Hotel Okura.
Posted in: Hotel Okura Tokyo
Patricia YarrowJun. 25, 2012 - 08:22PM JST
JT commenters should go to the TED talks. Lots to say and learn there.
Posted in: Internet life in spotlight at global TED gathering
Patricia YarrowJun. 24, 2012 - 10:57AM JST
SMAP was really supportive of 3/11 victims last year. Good for them and wishing all success. Downers need not give the usual smack downs to SMAP. For once.
Posted in: SMAP announce 5-dome tour
Patricia YarrowJun. 20, 2012 - 10:11PM JST
Going back to the US for the first time in seven years. I wonder what I will see. What will the shape of the "bodies" be? Will let JT know. Somehow, I fear the worst. And, yeah, I rigorously work out at a local fine sport club to avoid the USA/fat syndrome.
Posted in: Coca-Cola not to blame for U.S. obesity: CEO
Patricia YarrowJun. 20, 2012 - 01:06PM JST
Coca-Cola working with governments to encourage life styles. Just as duplicitous as cigarette companies sponsoring sports events.
Patricia YarrowJun. 19, 2012 - 09:36PM JST
Once when I was on crutches I had to tap the leg of a surly young dude to give me his seat. It was actually dangerous for me to not be seated at that point in my recovery. He snarled but got up. Other than that unpleasant moment, I had many instances of kindness shown me. These days, healthy, I leave the iconed seats to those who need them, while previous to my time of infirmity I was a bit indifferent. Live and learn.
I see many instances of kindness on the train. Overly loud earbuds can be turned down with a polite request. Gals and their stupid makeup performances are not attractive to witness. Do it at home.
Posted in: Commuters' tolerance tested in face of declining public manners
Patricia YarrowJun. 19, 2012 - 09:20PM JST
Here in Tokyo it's pouring rain and gusty wind. It's warm, though, so getting soaked coming back home on the bike wasn't actually unpleasant. Looks like everyone is buckled down and sitting out the evening watching TV and how everyone is doing.
Posted in: One dead, 52 injured in 15 prefectures after typhoon cuts across Honshu
Patricia YarrowJun. 18, 2012 - 04:54AM JST
JT, Headline still says "Sword"...story says "knife".
Posted in: Man robs restaurant in Ibaraki
May. 26, 2013 - 03:11AM JST
As reported earlier, worldviews of the United States continue to worsen, with most countries having a…
Posted in: Obama wants to end 'war on terror' but Congress balks
May. 26, 2013 - 02:55AM JST
I am Japanese, not Italian, Russian or American. I love my country with fervor 'kokoro' and…
Posted in: 4 researchers exposed to radiation at Tokaimura lab
May. 26, 2013 - 02:46AM JST
The utterances of the Japanese right wing politicians are simply a reflection of the opinion of…
Posted in: Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran
May. 26, 2013 - 02:33AM JST
I suspect Elvis is living out his last few years up there.
Elvis lives in Osaka.…
Posted in: The grave of Christ – Japanese town solves many of world’s mysteries
May. 26, 2013 - 02:17AM JST
People get their identity stolen already, it would be dumb to have something like this. Just…
Posted in: All Japanese citizens to be issued ID number