Tessa's past comments

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    Tessa

    I was shocked the first time I saw this elephant and at Inokashira zoo itself.

    Oh, I have seen much, much worse in my time in Japan. The zoos here are horrifying, and not worthy of a supposedly developed nation.

    "Culturally different" my foot. What do animals know of cultural differences? Twit.

    Posted in: Move sought for Japan's oldest elephant may be too late

  • 1

    Tessa

    I really can't believe some of the poor sportsmanship.

    ITA. And I think it's telling that there's no word for "sportsmanship" in Japanese.

    Posted in: Japan set for rich medal haul in Rio, say analysts

  • 1

    Tessa

    But don't forget how angry they get and threaten international bodies when something they don't like is nominated for and/or gets status, like sex-slave letters.

    Just what I was about to say.

    Posted in: Japan to drop bid for world heritage listing of Nagasaki sites

  • 1

    Tessa

    Let them meet the Panda from Wakayama Zoo, they have had multiple offsprings already.

    I've been to Wakayama, and let's just say that there's not an awful lot else to do there. If you know what I mean.

    The pleasure's all mine, Alistair!

    Posted in: Tokyo zoo's bashful pandas try for a baby

  • 2

    Tessa

    Another one. Thanks for the music.

    Posted in: Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

  • 1

    Tessa

    Giant pandas are notoriously clumsy at mating, with males said to be bad at determining when a female is in the right frame of mind and often befuddled at knowing what to do next.

    Not only pandas, I assure you.

    “It’s true the females are picky,” the zoo spokesman said. “In their natural habitat, they get to select the male.”

    Again, not only pandas.

    Nice one, Alistair! Have a click.

    Posted in: Tokyo zoo's bashful pandas try for a baby

  • 0

    Tessa

    Nice to see them united on something.

    Posted in: Seoul, Tokyo vow to shoot down any N Korean rocket debris

  • -2

    Tessa

    Weird. I thought he was a rakugo artist or something.

    Posted in: Dressed up for TPP

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  • 2

    Tessa

    I've got no idea who he is and have no intention of finding out. She, however, used to annoy the heck out of me when I first came to Japan 10 years ago and is part of the reason why I don't own a TV here, I only watch streaming services and DVDs.

    Amen! Her loss is our gain.

    Posted in: Becky loses sponsors, regular TV appearances over affair scandal

  • 0

    Tessa

    I agree. Really nice photo.

    Posted in: Yokohama Chinatown

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  • 0

    Tessa

    Just reading the headline made me feel faint.

    Remember this? http://en.rocketnews24.com/2012/05/20/extreme-sashimi-frog-edition/

    Posted in: Frogs' popularity set to soar

  • 4

    Tessa

    The ratio of students is 80% female and most have the same answer when I ask them why they want to study abroad, "I want to marry a foreign man."

    I know, I know. Isn't it amazing how brazen they are about it? I cannot imagine a situation in any other developed nation in which the women refuse to marry local men, and actively look overseas for marriage prospects.

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  • 2

    Tessa

    Japan has to be the only land in the world where the men have to pay women to just talk to them. Says a lot about the men, really.

    Posted in: 5 lies you’re likely to hear in a Japanese hostess bar, and what they really mean

  • 6

    Tessa

    The real ones from China (both types), typically eaten with vinegar only and not with soy sauce or hot pepper oil, are generally superior from the standpoints of both flavour and texture.

    I firmly agree. I've taken part in cook-offs with both Chinese and Japanese students cooking their own versions of gyoza, and the Chinese one are always, hands down, the best. They even make the skins from scratch! The Japanese participants use the ready-made ones.

    Anyway, Japanese, Chinese, it's all good! Someone offers me gyoza, I don't care where it comes from.

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  • 1

    Tessa

    Well done!!!

    Posted in: Winning smile

  • 0

    Tessa

    It took us about a year of kindness to reason with them, then a year of calling the police and finally a petition for the government to do something about problem and then ward office would step in. Final result. We moved.

    I feel your pain. This sounds a lot like some of the neighborhood problems I've encountered in my life in Japan. Lived next door to a garbage-tip house, inhabited by a woman who I honestly think was hiding the dead bodies of her parents on the property (it smelled that bad!). Also, lived next door to a couple who had regular drunken, violent fights, especially whenever I had guests over. Another neighbour used to let her dog pee in the elevator. And yet another one would crap on the stairwells. And don't get me started on the hot-rodders who disturbed my sleep on a nightly basis. I have had to move so many times in Japan because of disgusting neighbours (who were all Japanese, by the way) and neither the police nor the ward office would do anything about it.

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  • 5

    Tessa

    Personally, I love being a foreigner, being able to live in Japan, but being able to stay out of the small cultural and professional box which most people are stuck in. I have been able to find opportunities, and a good life in Japan.

    Wish I could click on this a hundred times. It perfectly describes how I feel about living and working in Japan. Okay, so sometimes the feeling of not belonging here can get me down, but there is also the feeling of having an enormous amount of freedom that few people can dream about. Japan has been very good to me, and I intend to return the favour.

    Posted in: 5 reasons why Japanese expats say sayonara to their homeland for good

  • 0

    Tessa

    Considering the lifestyles of many of the musicians from the 60s and 70s, I find it surprising that some of them actually make it into their old age.

    You said it!

    Posted in: Jefferson Airplane co-founder Kantner dead at 74

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