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mlg4035Dec. 08, 2013 - 10:18PM JST
@genjuro - You voiced my current situation perfectly!
Please stop the world, I want to get off...
Posted in: Japan's secrecy bill condemned by Nobel academics
mlg4035Dec. 04, 2013 - 10:18PM JST
Japanese hospital: where patients go to die.
My fiancee's mother went in to have a liver tumor zapped with a laser and they let an intern do the procedure, which ended up burning a significant portion of the surrounding HEALTHY tissue!! After this, her health deteriorated both steadily and rapidly until her death a few months ago.
Out-patient service/treatment is decent enough, but I'll fly back to a States-side hospital before EVER accepting in-patient treatment here (assuming I can make it in time)!
Posted in: Doctor leaves gauze in patient's body in Sagamihara hospital
mlg4035Dec. 01, 2013 - 11:02PM JST
I find that people who are "on" all the time are extremely self-centered, annoying, and boring...
I can't stand to be around such people.
I support myself and two kids on only 4.5 million per year (I have no spouse to earn a second paycheck).
While I am far from "well-to-do", I am able to eek out a living while doing what I like to do, with people who I like to work with...I wouldn't have it any other way...
LIFE is NOT all about WORK.
If I worked all the time, then I would have no time to spend with my kids!
I REFUSE to live that way...Go stuff yourself, Spa!
Posted in: If you're low-income, here's what you're doing wrong
mlg4035Nov. 14, 2013 - 02:30AM JST
Sure, there's racism here. It's not usually "in your face", but yes, it's definitely there.
I used to be very sensitive about it. But now, after 13 years and 5 relationships with great Japanese women,
I don't really care. There are enough decent and genuinely open Japanese people to make
living here worthwhile.
Keep in mind that a lot of the racism here comes from a place of xenophobic ignorance: blind
fear of the unknown, the "other". I feel more pity for people who are so ignorant of the big, wide world
that exists beyond the rising sun. Like little tadpoles trapped in a tiny pond, racist Japanese people
simply have no concept of anything beyond their local mudhole. Their narrow psychological frame of reference
limits them in so many ways that they don't even know how psychologically imprisoned they are.
Yes, there are a lot of racist people in Japan. And there are a lot of really wonderful and loving people in Japan.
Don't fear or fret the racist ones. Just pity them and try to educate them when you can.
I love living in Japan!
Posted in: Is Japan really racist?
mlg4035Nov. 03, 2013 - 07:42AM JST
"lesser quality" - Come on, let's call a shrimp, a shrimp,shall we? The word is: "cheap"!
The Hyatt Regency was underhandedly increasing its margins by foisting counterfeit shrimp on its customers and charging premium prices.
"Common industry practice"? Whatever happened to conducting honest business?
Oh, who am I kidding? "Honest business" is an oxymoron...
Posted in: Hyatt Regency in Tokyo admits mislabeling prawns on menu
mlg4035Nov. 03, 2013 - 07:27AM JST
Hats off to concerned neighbors who actually DID SOMETHING when they noticed something suspicious!
Many people would just go on with their merry lives and say/do nothing...
Posted in: Hokkaido man arrested after discovery of mother's remains in freezer
mlg4035Nov. 03, 2013 - 07:00AM JST
@Disillusioned: You called it! The idea that nuclear power is "clean", is complete idiocy! You stated the reality quite succinctly! The "quick-fix" mentality, laziness, misinformation, and naked greed of the power industry is disgusting!
Posted in: U.S. energy chief offers Japan aid with Fukushima cleanup
mlg4035Nov. 02, 2013 - 09:19PM JST
@Magnet: they got a whopping 1 trillion yen ($12.8 billion) from the Japanese government!!!
Posted in: TEPCO reports Y616.1 billion first-half profit
mlg4035Nov. 02, 2013 - 07:33PM JST
Become so bleeding annoying that he dumps you first!
Posted in: How to split from your boyfriend without turning him into a stalker
mlg4035Oct. 31, 2013 - 10:26PM JST
Talk about stating the obvious!
Posted in: Smartphones boost sharing of photos, videos
mlg4035Oct. 31, 2013 - 10:24PM JST
I think it's fine if it's legal, but it had better not be in public (i.e. around kids)!
In the privacy of your own home? Sure.
Posted in: Would you support legalizing marijuana use? If so, why? If not, why not?
mlg4035Sep. 06, 2013 - 09:48PM JST
Way to aim high, Tomoko, aim high...
Posted in: Tomoko Nakajima becomes porn video director
mlg4035Jul. 30, 2013 - 12:38PM JST
It's about TIME!! This should have been started years ago!
Posted in: 4 automakers agree on development of charging infrastructure for electric-powered vehicles
mlg4035Jul. 30, 2013 - 12:34PM JST
Sh'yeah. I'm sure your voice will put an end to this ancient practice, Jolie.
Posted in: Angelina Jolie speaks out against rape in war zones
mlg4035Jul. 30, 2013 - 12:32PM JST
Funny. I do translations(often internal memos/letters, etc.) for Olympus and they're always touting all the "reforms" they've made and patting themselves on the back for their "new vision" of the company...
Slippery as eels these guys are!
Posted in: Whistleblower says Olympus ignoring court order
mlg4035Jul. 22, 2013 - 12:44PM JST
"It’s too much trouble"????! Then YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!!!
Posted in: Lifelong sex? Men say yes; women not so sure
mlg4035Jul. 22, 2013 - 12:41PM JST
@sveinnyves - That's a great idea!
Posted in: Major eruption could cause Mt Fuji’s new life as Cultural Heritage Site to be short lived
mlg4035Jul. 22, 2013 - 12:35PM JST
Oh geeze!!! Why not just take the wings off and be done with it already?!!
Posted in: Japan to let carriers remove 787 emergency beacons
mlg4035Jul. 22, 2013 - 12:33PM JST
I'm still waiting for RUSH to come back....sigh....
Posted in: Paul McCartney to make first concert tour of Japan in 11 years
mlg4035Jul. 22, 2013 - 12:31PM JST
Oh man...I can only imagine the grief and anguish that man must have suffered! My girlfriend's mother passed away three weeks ago after a long battle with liver cancer...She was bed-ridden the last month of her life...and that was tough enough on her...I bet this guy was dealing with this for a long time...RIP obasama, ojisama...
Posted in: Man leaps to death after killing ailing wife
Aug. 27, 2014 - 09:47PM JST
$9300-$12500 is a huge amount of money in Thailand.
Posted in: Thai women were paid $12,500 to act as surrogates: police
Aug. 27, 2014 - 09:46PM JST
Time to bring back DDT.
Posted in: Japan sees 1st dengue fever case in nearly 70 years
and what about Israelis with Australian passports who fight with the Israeli army and then return…
Posted in: 15 Australian fighters killed in Iraq, Syria: spy chief
Aug. 27, 2014 - 09:37PM JST
For me it's the people in front of me who decide to recline their seats so…
Posted in: Airline seat discomfort top gripe among Southeast Asian travelers
Aug. 27, 2014 - 09:34PM JST
@jefflee - just read that using e-cigs just may help people quit, can't have that going…
Posted in: Japan Tobacco has no plans for further e-cigarette M&A, says CEO