Tessa's past comments

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    Tessa

    Bummer ... now I have to make up an actual lesson plan for my grannies' classes.

    Posted in: Wawrinka beats Nishikori in straight sets to reach Australian Open semifinals

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    Tessa

    It looks fabulous, but to be honest it looks no different to dozens of other spa hotels that I've stayed in (for far, far cheaper). And as for the reviewer's complaints, well it's not claiming to be the best hotel in the world! Only the oldest.

    Posted in: A visit to the Guinness World Record-holding oldest hotel in the world – established 705 AD

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    Tessa

    Am I evil for laughing out loud at these comments?

    Posted in: 95-year-old man arrested for killing wife with cane

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    Tessa

    I'll give this a try for sure. I love daikon in all its forms.

    Posted in: The super daikon

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    Tessa

    Japan never abandons its people, she said.

    "This lady needs to talk to the displaced families from 3/11."

    Wish I could click a hundred times on that one!

    Posted in: IS claims it executed Japanese hostage

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    Tessa

    If the people of Fukushima haven't suffered enough they now have to put up with the likes of you questioning their parenting abilities too.

    First of all, Japan is one of the richest and yet most egalitarian societies in the world (or so they love to point out). There is no excuse for this sort of thing.

    Secondly, if I were a parent in that situation I would be at city hall every single day screaming blue murder until officials paid attention to my plight, and took action. There is no way I would let any child of mine grow up in those conditions. Think about how they are going to be affected in the years to come. I have already, personally, heard stories of "kekkon sabetsu" and the like. The smart ones got out early.

    Posted in: No. of overweight children in Fukushima on the rise

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    Tessa

    Sure we can't speculate, but at this time the two most likely scenarios are these:

    1. The mother tried to race through, but couldn't make it on time.

    2. The mother deliberately stopped on the tracks.

    Either way, very irresponsible. And that poor train driver ...

    Posted in: Two children killed after train hits car in Aomori

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    Tessa

    Aaaand that's Monday.

    Posted in: Osaka policeman arrested over murder of girlfriend

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    Tessa

    I love Nishikori because he has so many fans in my grannies classes. Sometimes I don't even need to bother with lesson plans, I just let them spend the whole 90 minutes raving about Kei!

    Posted in: Nishikori fans

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    Tessa

    What, oh what, are people doing living in an area where they are literally too scared to let their kids go outside? Irresponsible parenting.

    Posted in: No. of overweight children in Fukushima on the rise

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    Tessa

    My tatty old notebook was handed in, but a dept. store shopping bag filled with luxury cosmetics was not. Go figure!

    Posted in: What’s the oddest left-behind item you’ve ever seen on public transport? Have you ever lost something on a train, and did it find its way back to you?

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    Tessa

    When I taught ESL at college, one of my favorite students was an earnest young man studying to become a public school teacher. He was really great with children and teens, and I knew he was headed for a bright future as a gifted educator. However, I had to sigh when he made an email address: "because-I-love-children@"

    Posted in: Japanese men discuss the most embarrassing types of email addresses

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    Tessa

    Poor little tyke. His parents must be devastated. But why were those kids playing in a "snow disposal field?"

    Posted in: 7-year-old boy dies after being buried by snow

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    Tessa

    Tessa, I do hope your muslim chums don't discover how distrusting and condescending that post appears.

    Hey, I got it straight from the horse's mouth! That's what they tell me: how much they appreciate life here. Certainly makes a pleasant change from the usual moaning minnies (myself included, admittedly).

    Posted in: Prayers for hostages

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    Tessa

    No idea what these particular gentlemen are praying for, but I can tell you that the Japan-based Muslims of my acquaintance really love this country, and are deeply grateful for the opportunity that they have been given to live and work here. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if they really were praying for the safety of the Japanese hostages.

    Posted in: Prayers for hostages

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    Tessa

    There are many remote parts of Japan that have no direct access to the cosmopolitainism that exists to a certain level in its major cities.

    Actually there are many remote parts of Japan that have no direct access to major cities (and modern culture), full stop! Why should their first exposure to modernism be through foreign parties?

    Posted in: What do you think of the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program?

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    Tessa

    Most JET teachers are not qualified to teach which is a shame.

    yeah, as opposed to all those Japanese English teachers who are qualified to teach (only in Japan, admittedly) and look at the results!

    Posted in: What do you think of the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program?

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    Tessa

    @Okojo: if I could like your post a thousand times, I would. It needs to be printed out and distributed!

    Posted in: It’s rational for them, but it discourages work. It’s basically a subsidy for housewives.

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    Tessa

    Very cute child!

    Posted in: Cheer up

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    Tessa

    China is the textile mill of the modern world and textile production produces a huge percentage of the pollution the rest of the world complains about. Therefore, the next time you want to have a rant about China's pollution problems have a look at how many of your clothes and other materials were produced in China and blame yourself.

    Excellent point. One of my best Japanese friends was fond of ranting and raving about "made in China" and how it was killing the world. One day I advised her to remove half of her clothes, because 50% of them were sourced in China. She was so shocked that she never complained again (and as far as I know, she never stopped buying clothes again, either).

    Posted in: Uniqlo to step up controls on China suppliers

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