Victoria Maude's past comments

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    Victoria Maude

    I'm sorry, why is the ex-girlfriend in question being judged on her choice of partner? Unemployed people aren't required to go it alone in life. Maybe he just recently lost his job, we don't know. Even if he was chronically unemployed, the attack is not this woman's fault.

    Posted in: Man stabs ex-girlfriend, her parents in their home in Aichi

  • 2

    Victoria Maude

    I never really understood the meaning of the word "overrated" when it applies to subjective opinions. Some of you didn't like it, other people did. That doesn't make the film overrated.

    Posted in: 'Frozen' tops box office in Japan for 5th consecutive week

  • 4

    Victoria Maude

    The elementary and junior high schools that I have worked at have served whale in their school lunches about once a year. On those days, I often hear the students remark that they don't really like it, and that they'd prefer beef, chicken or pork. It might just be because it's a mass prepared school lunch (though most kyushokus are quite delicious compared to their overseas counterparts), but whale tastes like tough, fishy beef to me (though I'm sure it tastes better when prepared carefully). Not the most delicious meat I've ever had, so I agree with my students. I'd rather eat something else. It wouldn't surprise me if that generation rejects whale as a meat when they are the ones calling the shots.

    Posted in: Biggest threat to Japan whaling: Declining appetites

  • 0

    Victoria Maude

    Similar thing happened at the school where a work. A first year junior high school girl got into a fight with her dad and ran away to her friend's house in the next prefecture over. Best part of the story is that the friend's father picked this girl up from the train station without calling her dad to see what was going on. Fortunately, the situation never escalated like this one has, but hopefully, something similar is happening to this girl.

    Posted in: 13-year-old girl missing in Saitama since March 10

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    Victoria Maude

    I flew on a 787 from Doha to London, and it was a lovely plane. This issue doesn't sound like it's related to the previously known battery issue, and is only really making the news because it's a 787. Sounds like the crew did the right thing!

    Posted in: JAL Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Honolulu

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    Victoria Maude

    There's a high school girl who rides the same train as me in the morning, and in the 6 months that I've ridden the train, I've never once seen the bottom half of her face. I find it kind of worrying that people can get away with never confronting their social problems here, just by putting on a mask. How do young people in other countries where surgical masks aren't worn survive?

    Posted in: Why do Japanese people wear surgical masks? It’s not always for health reasons

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    Victoria Maude

    Ebulda, you seem to want to execute almost every criminal.

    Posted in: Oita woman arrested over death of 7-year-old son

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    Victoria Maude

    I dislike New Years mochi for this very reason. I remember eating it for the first time when I was about 18, and feeling like I was going to choke. Mochi balls, especially in soup, are too big for safe eating. I like the flavour, but I always feel nervous eating it.

    Posted in: 4 die after choking on 'mochi;' at least 10 hospitalized

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    Victoria Maude

    I don't get why LINE gets dragged through the mud in stories like this. When I was in high school not that long ago, we used MSN Messenger or just the phone. If we had wanted to organise something like this, it wouldn't have been that hard. Don't shoot the messenger.

    Posted in: 4 students arrested for beating up younger student

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    Victoria Maude

    Why was a 12-yr old carrying a handbag? Was it a Louis Vuitton (or burando neimu something) and getting up the other girls' noses? So many possible scenarios...

    Wow, nice victim blaming. I carried a handbag when I was twelve, as I had a wallet, house keys, a bus pass, etc., and needed a place to put them. Kids these days are probably carrying around even more than that, so I don't get why her carrying a handbag could even factor into why she was beat up. Do all women carrying designer bags deserve to be mugged? And if she was "getting up the other girls' noses", them being 14 and 15 means that they have the maturity to walk away from the situation. I can't think of too many reasons to defend people who steal from others.

    Posted in: 2 school girls detained in Fukuoka for mugging 12-year-old girl

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    Victoria Maude

    > I thought Dalmations are not considered an aggressive breed. Must have been mistreated.

    Depends on the Dalmatian. After 101 Dalmatians was released, there was a run on the breed, and many bloodlines became tainted due to indiscriminate breeding practices. I've heard horror stories of people with Dalmatians that are aggressive and bite, while purebred Dalmatians are wonderful dogs.

    Posted in: 4 Dalmatians escape home, attack passersby in Sakai

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    Victoria Maude

    Apparently women even want to turn camping into something girly. Nice "roughing it" ladies >

    Excuse you. I know many women who go on amazing camping trips and are more than happy to actually rough it. I, for one, have camped in a tent all across the States and Canada several times. As others have pointed out, this is "glamping" and is not really camping. Though, by Japanese standards, I suppose it is, as camping really isn't a popular activity.

    Posted in: Camping plans let girls rough it by day, enjoy butler service at night

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    Victoria Maude

    This story was on Yahoo Japan the day after it happened, and I told the story to my third year junior high school students about it. After I told the story, I gave them 3 choices as to who the rescuer was: an old man, a police officer or a Chinese man. To my surprise, almost all the students picked the correct answer without having seen it on the news. After, my co-teacher talked with the students about how the mass media in Japan likes to pick on Koreans and Chinese, but this kind of story didn't make big TV news. The students seemed to agree with her, and thought Yan Jun was a real hero. I was glad to hear that my students didn't seem prejudiced towards Chinese people (I had a student before who wrote on his assignment that he didn't like fish and Chinese people), and that they found the story quite moving and inspiring. They all seemed very grateful for the young man's selfless actions.

    Posted in: Chinese exchange student rescues 9-year-old boy from fast-moving river

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    Victoria Maude

    I don't think it's meant to be a way to study English, more like a way to practice English in a different way. They can practice sentence rhythm and inflection while reading materials that they are already familiar with. Sounds like a good idea to me, especially for any of them who think they might want to get into acting or public speaking!

    Posted in: English students get to try movie read-throughs

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    Victoria Maude

    @ The Chronic - oh yes, because straight couples never do that, and if they did, we'd ostracise them too, right?

    Posted in: Gays celebrate landmark U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage

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    Victoria Maude

    It's one thing to hate her when she was alive and in power for her policies, but it's another thing to take joy in a fellow human's death. She was old and hadn't been in power for a while. You might have hated her, but throwing a party to celebrate a woman's death is just tasteless, in my opinion.

    Posted in: What do you think about those people who are holding parties to celebrate the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher?

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    Victoria Maude

    It's a ceremony, guys. The standard dress code for a ceremony is usually black suit and tie.

    Posted in: First day on the job

  • 3

    Victoria Maude

    I've said it before in other threads, but this common theme of "don't call it marriage, call it something else!" fascinates me. The concept of "separate but equal" was used to justify segregation between blacks and whites for many years. The blacks could ride on a train, but only in their own special cars. Blacks could go to school, but only ones made for them. Now, you want to tell gay couples that they can only have their own special civil unions (which are also available for straight couples, so heterosexual couples still wind up with more rights and options) rather than a "marriage". Civil unions and marriages are separate and not equal.

    I'm an atheist, and I'm still allowed to get married in a church if I want to. I can receive all the rights and blessings of a minister while being a blasphemous going-to-hell atheist. People have been getting married all over the world since the dawn of time, regardless of their belief system, so I find it shockingly arrogant when the Christian majority tries to push for laws that favour them, because marriage a unique concept created by their god. Get over yourselves. Let people be happy and enjoy the same basic rights that you do when it comes to their spouses. The fact that any person who claims to love others would try to restrict another's right to happiness is simply mind-boggling to me.

    Posted in: Do you support same-sex marriages?

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    Victoria Maude

    So what you are saying is, "I defend your right to express my opinion."

    I never said that. Please don't put words in my mouth. I support your right to free speech, but I also have the right to find the opinion you stated through such free speech terrible, and am allowed to use my freedom of speech to express that sentiment. If you express an opinion on a public forum, be prepared to defend it. If you want others to agree with your opinion, you'll have to express it only around like minded people.

    Also, I have seen no bullying on here, apart from people saying that the women in the photo are in some way disgusting or repulsive ("eew", "yuck", "oddball", etc.). If the kids at my schools said words like that (kimoi, kisshoi, hen, etc.), they'd be accused of bullying.

    Posted in: First gay wedding held at Tokyo Disney Resort

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    Victoria Maude

    All those condemning those with different opinions, are just as guilty of being intolerant...

    Opinions are not immune from criticism. You have free speech, and so do I. I will defend your right to express your opinion, no matter how much I disagree with it, but you can't just say "it's just my opinion" and expect others to just leave it alone like it's sacred or something. You said it, you get to deal with the reaction that it brings.

    Posted in: First gay wedding held at Tokyo Disney Resort

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