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SerranoApr. 16, 2014 - 09:14PM JST
I'd still like to know why Apple outsells Samsung in Japan.
Posted in: Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge
SerranoApr. 16, 2014 - 08:33PM JST
"How about making them stand in the comer with a bucket of water in each hand (Japanese style punishment)"
OK, as long as they hold the buckets with their arms straight out.
( I learned that one from Mel Gibson's Porter character in Payback, heh heh )
Posted in: The unbelievable demands and complaints made by parents in Japan
SerranoApr. 16, 2014 - 08:28PM JST
"The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with 5.7 inch screen makes IPhone 5s look like a toy. The Note 3 is a nice smartphone. Great battery life, a gorgeous screen, sharp 13 megapixal camera and powerful software makes this the most versatile smartphone on the market. One of the perfect devices to use for work and take notes. Can't say the same about the Iphone 5s."
Then how come Apple iPhones outsell Samsung Galaxy phones in Japan?
SerranoApr. 16, 2014 - 03:40PM JST
" a group of mothers came to watch their children’s classes, but instead of paying attention to the teacher, they stood in the back and chatted among themselves."
If I was the teacher I would have told the mothers to be quiet from the get-go with both of my eyebrows raised.
SerranoApr. 16, 2014 - 10:10AM JST
What's up with all these Muslim extremists and militants?
Posted in: Muslim extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria
SerranoApr. 16, 2014 - 10:03AM JST
“Don’t make my child take part in school cleaning. Hire a janitor! "
What? And raise the school fee?
“Why weren’t the cherry trees blooming at the school entrance ceremony?”
They were shy.
“Separating my boy from his friends at pre-school creates trouble. I want them to be together all the time.”
Absolutely. We wouldn't want your boy to make any new friends.
“My daughter got a sunburn on field day.”
Ever heard of sunblock lotion and hats?
“My daughter wants to be an idol, so don’t put her in a seat by the window!”
Shucks, somebody's got to sit by the window...
“School lunches lack flavor.”
Better than tasting bad, eh?
“Don’t make my child say ‘Itadakimasu!’ before eating!"
What? And not teach your child good manners even if you won't?
“My son got hurt, so I demand the school pays for his medical bills. And for our dinner!”
What, you don't have health insurance? Dinner at the Imperial Hotel OK?
“I can’t believe my boy got bitten by a bug! Don’t let insects come near him again!”
Ever hear of insect repellant?
“Give my child an instrument that stands out!”
How about a ukulele?
“My child can’t use chopsticks properly!”
No worries, we have knives and forks and spoons.
SerranoApr. 16, 2014 - 09:44AM JST
"Money. Time. Women. I've got all of them."
I like the part in the video when their pants are on fire, hee hee!
Do these guys' mothers approve of their line of work?
Posted in: Women, money and time: Behind the scenes with Japan’s 'King of Hosts'
SerranoApr. 16, 2014 - 09:37AM JST
"This is heading to one direction: insane bloodshed and another show to watch for US citizens."
Are you sure Obama won't send U.S. troops to Ukraine?
"It's pretty much entirely The EU and the US's fault."
Yes, the Russians are the victims here.
Posted in: Separatists tighten grip on east Ukraine; EU agrees on more sanctions against Moscow
SerranoApr. 16, 2014 - 12:02AM JST
Good grief, already?
"she will likely be the most qualified person ever to be voted president, having been with Bill for eight years...
She'll likely be even better than Obama, and he's pretty hard to top, being one of the best presidents in modern history."
Posted in: 2016 presidential race off to an early start
SerranoApr. 15, 2014 - 11:59PM JST
The separatists' grip on eastern Ukraine is about to loosen.
SerranoApr. 15, 2014 - 08:39PM JST
"A publicly-funded research institute in Japan, already embattled after accusing one of its own stem cell scientists of faking data, has spent almost 10 million yen on designer Italian furniture"
As a taxpayer, I am outraged!
Posted in: RIKEN splashed cash on luxury furniture to use up budget: magazine
SerranoApr. 15, 2014 - 08:24PM JST
"The Ninth Article renounces the right to engage in war or to maintain a military. "
Then why has Japan been maintaining a formidable military for decades?
Posted in: Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
SerranoApr. 15, 2014 - 08:21PM JST
Can't they get some psychic to tell them where the jet went down?
Posted in: Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine
SerranoApr. 15, 2014 - 06:45PM JST
Today I learned that the thingy used to burn the incense in is called a censer!
That incense stinks. With all the rest of the junk floating around in the air, they don't need to be burning this stinky stuff, lol.
Posted in: Incensed
SerranoApr. 15, 2014 - 07:41AM JST
Both the Queen and the Princess are lovely!
Posted in: Green blossoms
SerranoApr. 13, 2014 - 10:53PM JST
Posted in: How do you feel about workplace romances?
SerranoApr. 13, 2014 - 10:51PM JST
This is great news for makers/sellers of hearing aids, canes, wheelchairs, etc.
Posted in: No. of elderly people living alone predicted to be 37% of population by 2035
SerranoApr. 13, 2014 - 10:46PM JST
I'm afraid no matter what humans do ( even cutting human-made CO2 emissions to zero ), if Mother Nature wants the Earth to get 3 or 4 or 5 or more degrees warmer, it's going to happen.
Posted in: U.N. climate goal feasible but energy reform vital
SerranoApr. 13, 2014 - 10:40PM JST
"The Republican Party, he said, cannot be a party of “fat cats, rich people and Wall Street.”'
Heck no, that's the Democratic Party!
Posted in: 'Obamacare' under attack as Republicans eye 2016
SerranoApr. 13, 2014 - 10:37PM JST
I'm jealous. I've always wanted to learn to play the cello.
Posted in: Royal tune
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:38PM JST
OMG..it's happening so often here...
Japan need to change parenting culture..
Posted in: 6-year-old boy dead, 3-year-old girl in coma after being swept away in river
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:37PM JST
Why didn't they invite Ishihara to go during his 13 years as Governor? I wonder...
Posted in: Tokyo governor to visit Beijing
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:36PM JST
**Hate me for saying this. But I think a woman's place is home. :)
Posted in: Women execs ruin companies, magazine claims
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:35PM JST
I wonder if anyone has made a proper website dedicated to showing a visual timeline of…
Posted in: Contaminated water leaks from container at Fukushima plant
Apr. 17, 2014 - 03:30PM JST
i knew the prices would be lame. Just like Daiso shops are $2.80.
Anything brought over…
Posted in: Uniqlo opens 1st Australian store in Melbourne