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RecklessMay. 25, 2015 - 03:23PM JST
It is hard to feel pity for the old gunner who lost his sight. If nothing had happened to his health he would probably be gunning away and could care less about his kids, while forcing the workaholic culture on his subordinates. These kind of guys make me sick unless they have a true gift such as a surgeon or top notch lawyer.
The young guy brings some sympathy, but I bet the mother spent years and years and years drilling into his head about gaman and gimu, and the kid did not have the sense to just quit.
Posted in: Working to death in Japan: Health warning over 'no overtime' law
RecklessMay. 23, 2015 - 05:49PM JST
sandiegoluv, I pity you. such fear of life.
Posted in: Hero lady apparently saves guy from groping accusations by posing as girlfriend
RecklessMay. 23, 2015 - 05:45PM JST
It may be fun to mock those who line up for a simple pleasure and a novelty drink, but it is kind of nice some people can enjoy their life without needing to spend thousands of dollars, fly to some remote part of the world, etc. I envy those who can take joy in little things.
Posted in: 1,000 line up for Starbucks' opening in Tottori
RecklessMay. 22, 2015 - 01:44PM JST
There is no gaijin bubble on my train rides. I think I have consummated marriage tens of times with salarymen whose rears were smashing my front. Really do try to avoid such with the ladies though even though it would make the ride bearable.
RecklessMay. 15, 2015 - 04:13PM JST
i think this would have been obvious like 10 or 15 years ago. seems like japanese cannot act rationally until the situation is urgent.
Posted in: Japan is having fewer children, so universities want to hold more courses for adults. They also want to contribute to society by helping women enter the working world.
RecklessMay. 14, 2015 - 11:08AM JST
This article is the story of my life.
When I read that "it’s an uncommonly simple instrument. A little practice will turn you into a maestro." I was thinking about something besides my brain that would bring my wife much quicker results.
Posted in: How women can manipulate clueless men
RecklessMay. 07, 2015 - 12:30PM JST
my Ghosh man! I almost fell out of my non-ergonomically designed desk job chair with this picture of two hotties,,, One can dream,,, THANKS!
Posted in: Happy champ
RecklessMay. 06, 2015 - 05:43PM JST
That sounds awfully painful. I wish him a quick and full recovery. Perhaps he needs to take a lighter schedule on a permanent basis to keep the vocal cords from flaring up again.
Posted in: Sam Smith cancels Japan gigs over vocal hemorrhage
RecklessApr. 28, 2015 - 12:06PM JST
Great advice above. Especially the second one.
Posted in: What are some tips for keeping motivated if you're in a repetitive job, doing the same thing all day every day?
RecklessApr. 28, 2015 - 09:53AM JST
My Dad and I once discussed how Grandpa reacted when Grandma used to yell at him for going out drinking with his buddies and gambling. He said Grandpa didn't say anything back, he just calmly got ready, took his shower, put on his suit and went out as he liked. I think that is wisdom for the ages. Just calmly ignore it.
Posted in: Risa Yoshiki is back to yell at us, help us become better workers
RecklessApr. 27, 2015 - 03:32PM JST
two men, one toilet, that in itself is enough to call the cops.
Posted in: Scalper arrested after selling McCartney concert ticket for Y80,000
RecklessApr. 26, 2015 - 08:28PM JST
My Italian Grandmother used to hug the heck out of me. Very nice memory. However there are some aunts you are not too fond of that want the hug and kiss and that was less nice.
Posted in: Why do Japanese people seldom hug friends or family in public?
RecklessApr. 17, 2015 - 03:14PM JST
Wow! Whoever devised safety strategy at that place should be fired then thrown into the sludge,,, Horrible way to go...
Posted in: Worker falls into giant tank at sewage plant
RecklessApr. 17, 2015 - 01:29PM JST
I think wages are destined to heat up in few years due to large scale retirements and low/no immigration. Give it 5 years and I think companies are really gonna be pinched,,,
Posted in: Large firms to raise monthly wages at fastest pace in 17 years
RecklessApr. 17, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
@Moondog, totally agree about Tampa. Brother got married there last year and first time I flew in. Extremely pleasant atmosphere, quick walk to rental car, easy access to highway and calm 20 minute drive to hotel. Much better than MCO, but JAX ain't bad either.
Posted in: Kansai International: The airport that’s never lost a passenger’s bag
RecklessApr. 16, 2015 - 10:43AM JST
KIX is a great airport. I only have good memories of arriving and leaving there. It feels so spacious and you can take a walk to see the ocean surrounding it with fresh air. Then there is the good selection of food.
RecklessApr. 14, 2015 - 04:49PM JST
It is a tough job. Don't make the young the slaves of the elderly. Nursing is a profession that should be well paid.
Posted in: The government is encouraging unemployed people to consider becoming health care workers because there is a chronic shortage in the nursing care business. Do you think that is a good idea?
RecklessApr. 12, 2015 - 01:35PM JST
I work at a JP company and do say good morning but never osaki in... I feel it is a form of social control to announce when you leave early and invite the opprobrium of the group. So I just get up quietly and leave.
As to elevators, my office is on the 4th floor and I always use stairs. My BP is good and I have lost an inch on the waist avoiding elevators. At my last company we had a 76 yo American guy who walked up to the 26th floor office by stairs. Taking stairs is one way to keep in good shape for the long haul.
Posted in: 5 ways to bug your older Japanese coworkers at a new job
RecklessApr. 10, 2015 - 03:51PM JST
short fat bald men like me got a bad lot,,,
Posted in: Study: Short people's genes may confer higher heart risks
RecklessApr. 10, 2015 - 03:48PM JST
my vision has gotten markedly worse since I got a smartphone, but it is hard to break the addiction. the mind needs the constant hit of stimulation from khardashian news from yahoo news,,,
Posted in: Smartphones are nothing more than poison to intelligence, personality and creativity.
May. 28, 2015 - 06:51AM JST
About intelligence of your food.
Pigs Use Mirrors to Find Hidden Food
Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on
May. 28, 2015 - 06:35AM JST
As far as I know FIFA is an international organisation. Not Swiss and not American. Americans…
Posted in: Swiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, '22 World Cup votes
May. 28, 2015 - 06:32AM JST
The US didn't revoke Snowden's citizenship; it revoked his passport, making his travel anywhere abroad troublesomely…
Posted in: Australia to strip citizenship from dual-national militants
May. 28, 2015 - 06:29AM JST
On Monday, district judge Toru Yoshida said the Tokyo government’s refusal to rehire the group was…
Posted in: Teachers awarded compensation for being forced to sing national anthem
well, at least something for a different...and for a change..... its a funny and beautiful world…
Posted in: Strange lights appear in the skies of Japan, but thanks to fish, not aliens