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Simona StanzaniNov. 21, 2014 - 10:29AM JST
it doesn't generally happen to me but in those rare cases it's generally some ojisan who obviously wants to speak English so I'll let him do it but I keep speaking Japanese. if he's really bad I tell him to speak Japanese but since I'm Italian it doesn't really bother me that much on the emotional side (bad English doesn't offend my national pride, so to speak XD)
Posted in: How do you feel when you speak fluent or reasonably good Japanese to a Japanese person and they insist on answering you in English?
Simona StanzaniNov. 19, 2014 - 07:40PM JST
I suggest to shift the market to Italian novello!
Posted in: Fans brace for Beaujolais Nouveau
Simona StanzaniNov. 19, 2014 - 09:25AM JST
it's not "unique". mixi has been doing that since line wasn't even conceived.
Posted in: Nengajo numbers falling, but smartphone apps offer an easier solution
Simona StanzaniNov. 11, 2014 - 11:32PM JST
yeah, just wait until December and we'll see even less of that stuff. Japanese media never really wore the 'watchdog' hat, and now they'll have a good reason not to.
Posted in: Media not doing their job on covering political fund use
Simona StanzaniNov. 02, 2014 - 11:14PM JST
Japan is way too obsessed with getting married and having a family; not surprised there are so many hikikomori and wagamama girls who don't want to follow society rules. as far as man-woman relationships, equality etc. Japan should really get out of the 1950s - Showa is cool, OK, but being retro doesn't mean being retrograde.
Posted in: Solo wedding service for single women who want to be brides for a day
Simona StanzaniNov. 02, 2014 - 05:06PM JST
I think it's your phone, I see the right photos in all my devices.
Posted in: Award-winning Japanese actor seeks complete art
Simona StanzaniOct. 31, 2014 - 08:28PM JST
I don't really like Sometani that much, I think that Masahiro Higashide is a much better actor for what I've seen so far.
Hope Parasyte will change my opinion [but I doubt it].
Simona StanzaniOct. 30, 2014 - 08:44PM JST
they have spooky walks around and underground London too. it's the right time of the year as well XD
Posted in: Bringing Britain to life for Japanese visitors
Simona StanzaniOct. 30, 2014 - 03:12AM JST
I just wish they did it when it's a bit warmer... (T_T)
Posted in: New Chitose Airport to host international animation festival
Simona StanzaniOct. 28, 2014 - 12:03AM JST
finally some good news. more, please.
Posted in: Broadband Tower begins to build 1.2MW solar plant in Gunma
Simona StanzaniOct. 23, 2014 - 01:13AM JST
a lot of junior/high school students in the neighborhood are going to be gutted at the news XD
Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park
Simona StanzaniOct. 20, 2014 - 01:10AM JST
I place like Japan with a shortage of volcanologists doesn't sound very good, aye.
Posted in: Japan's volcanoes made more jittery by 2011 quake, expert says
Simona StanzaniOct. 18, 2014 - 08:28PM JST
Wolf Girl & Black Prince, Gugure! Kokkuri-san are pretty interesting, good old silly fun.
For core otaku Electric Town's Bookstore (Denki-gai no Honya-san] is pretty silly "deep" entertainment.
pretty surprised not to see Psycho-Pass 2 in the top ten.
Posted in: The 10 best anime of the fall season, according to Japanese otaku
Simona StanzaniOct. 13, 2014 - 07:55PM JST
we're probably, literally going to sleep over it in tokyo since it's apparently coming at night and leaving around dawn. but I tell you, I'm not planning to go out in the next 48 hours (^o^)
Posted in: Typhoon slams into Japan; 68 injured
Simona StanzaniOct. 09, 2014 - 10:58PM JST
since he committed a crime he even confessed to I don't see why he doesn't go to jail like everyone else - or at least get a suspended sentence, but get incriminated at least.
are swimmers above the law...? (O_O)
Posted in: Swimmer Tomita gets 18-month ban for stealing camera
Simona StanzaniOct. 05, 2014 - 09:30PM JST
it was the voices! the voices in my head!
Posted in: Disgraced Japanese swimmer 'lost his mind,' says JOC
Simona StanzaniOct. 05, 2014 - 09:23PM JST
looks cool but I wouldn't like to live anywhere asbestos if possible.
Posted in: Architectural history in tiny Tokyo capsules
Simona StanzaniOct. 04, 2014 - 08:07PM JST
this is so kudaranai (Y_Y)
Posted in: Diet rocked by dispute over justice minister's red scarf
Simona StanzaniSep. 27, 2014 - 11:01PM JST
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Simona StanzaniSep. 26, 2014 - 11:16PM JST
Kimigayo is very peaceful though solemn and very dignified. I'd say it represents Japan and its spirit pretty well. I just press the ignore button when I read certain rubbish statements from people who don' know better (^o^)
Posted in: China's swim king Sun calls Japan's national anthem 'ugly'
Nov. 26, 2014 - 02:08PM JST
OK, but when did Sun Yat-sen say that? Around 1910 maybe, when Japan was flying high…
Posted in: Japanese society is resilient. The father of modern China, Sun Yat-sen, said the Chinese are loose grains of sand. But the Japanese are sticky rice, they stick together and that is their strength.
Well, I used to think like everyone else who wrote here good things about organ donation.…
Posted in: 6-year-old girl declared brain dead; organs transplanted
Nov. 26, 2014 - 02:07PM JST
Said in the true spirit of the Fascists. Do as you're told and shut up....
Posted in: Ferguson officer testified he feared for his life in confrontation with teen
Nov. 26, 2014 - 02:04PM JST
Such a shame that an electronics giant like Sony is struggling to keep up with modern…
Posted in: Sony says reforms needed before smartphones make money
There are people who want to believe that white policeman are racist. The evidence does not…
Posted in: Grand jury decides not to indict police officer in Ferguson shooting