sakurala's past comments

  • -5

    sakurala

    I have participated in a few of these sports days and have done some of the "gymastics" even while pregnant. I enjoyed watching the students work together in their teams to do small formations. Some kids got injured doing something simple like handstands but nothing too serious. Others suffered from heat exhaustion because of the timing of the festival. However, the massive towers that students made were definitly dangerous and not needed. I think that sports days should continue but there should be strict restrictions on sizes of the towers.

    For those who say that sports day isn't creating future athletes, you are misinformed about the event. CLubs are where atheltes are made. Sports day is a day to get everyone out and being active for the benifit of the group. It is a long day with usually each student only doing one or two events but it allows them to take a much needed study break and to make memories that will last. Those experiences are just as valubale in my opinion.

    Posted in: Teamwork or torture? Japan's bone-breaking school gymnastics

  • 2

    sakurala

    His last words really do seem like they are out of place. Perhaps it's a code for something...I hope he makes it out safely.

    Posted in: Video of apparent Japanese hostage surfaces with message to family

  • 2

    sakurala

    Beautiful! I hope to get another kimono this year and would love something like this.

    Aly: I want more baklavas! They are delicious :)

    Posted in: Classic style

  • 12

    sakurala

    fds: They don't get an extra day off. They get an option to take a day off if they are not able to work and that will be taken out of their vacation leave. I am sure you would be able to take a day off too if you were vomiting, fainting and needing the washroom at least once an hour.

    The other option to letting women leave for child related issues, is to let men leave...still haven't seen that mentioned by anyone and would probably be laughed at by most men in charge.

    Posted in: Friction between working moms, working non-moms can get complicated

  • 7

    sakurala

    borscht: I was about to say the same thing! These situations are exactly the reason to hire temporary or part-time employees. This is what that kind of employement should be out there instead of being a way to keep people underpaid and worried about their future employment.

    Posted in: Friction between working moms, working non-moms can get complicated

  • 0

    sakurala

    I think this needs to phrased as a safety issue more than a comfort issue. I will start off by saying that I am not that big of a person (158 cm and fit a small in US sizing) and I feel it is difficult to squeeze out of the narrow space seats into the narrow isles during a regular flight. If people are panicked, I think that these narrow rows could cause a very real hazard. It is time that there is reglulation to keep people aboard safe.

    Posted in: U.S. senator wants government to set airline seat-size rules

  • 9

    sakurala

    Tala: The wife tried her hardest to make sure he was safe. She DID lock the door. Do you think the family is happy that he died and others were disrupted? I'm sure that they grieved for the loss of this man and also felt the horrible responsibility for what happened. However to drag them to court for years on end and make them relive those emotions, especially when the wife's health is failing is just inhumane. However, JR could have invested their money into some fencing in populated areas to prevent things like this from happening.

    Posted in: Family of man with dementia killed by train wins liability appeal

  • 6

    sakurala

    Aizo: I agree. I think we are just getting the one side of the story. There seems to be a lot of reporting like this but then once all the facts are out, the story is quite different.

    Posted in: Dying dad, sick son booted off plane to applause back home in Arizona

  • 0

    sakurala

    I just looked at it and didn't find any specific gems that would be useful for people who have been in Tokyo for more than a few months or who have a guide book. Looks stylish though so point for that?

    Posted in: In Tokyo: the city's hottest new magazine

  • 0

    sakurala

    Hopefully that girl gets the help she needs and all the students weren't too traumatized by this.

    Posted in: 8 students, staff stabbed at Canadian school

  • -1

    sakurala

    It isn't always easy to tell who you are talking to on the phone and the theif may have used a paniced voice, inducing panic in his victim. Many of these scam artists work in such a way to tug at heart strings and create urgency so questions are only asked later. However, I do think it was quite silly of her to leave money in the lockers especially with so many campaigns for the dangers of the ore ore scam but hopefully her loss will be a lesson for someone else.

    Posted in: 57-year-old woman swindled out of Y11 million in telephone scam

  • 1

    sakurala

    I couldn't even get past the first half of this "journalism" with it stating that these drinks are too late for Hina Matsuri. Isn't Hina Matsuri March 3rd?

    Posted in: Sakura season comes early to Starbucks with two new Japan-exclusive dessert beverages

  • 2

    sakurala

    So sad...my prefecture didn't make the list. Here's the link for those who are interested in this year's results. http://www.furusatokaiki.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/6364b6aafae77dbfa0b2503269d75f3c.pdf

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  • 5

    sakurala

    Would it be possible to post a link to the list? I am curious as to how high (low) my prefecture ranked.

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  • 0

    sakurala

    Personally I love having a fitness program that I can do at home. I usually workout after both of my kids are asleep for the night. Finding time to go be active outside between work, making meals and bathtime is nearly impossible. It takes time to find a regime that works well but once you find one, it can make a world of a difference.

    Posted in: How to find the best fitness app for you

  • 4

    sakurala

    `Blacklabel: Maybe he became ill after she became pregnant. Or maybe they decided this would be the only chance they would have to become pregnant and she was aware that childraising duties might fall onto her alone. OR maybe she thought that her workplace would follow the damn law and allow her to have responsibilities that wouldn't cause her stress and would be supportive of her pregnancy. Either way, it was her choice and there was no reason that she should have been made to feel like it would be better off to not have a baby.

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  • 0

    sakurala

    I come from a BC community where news like this happens every year. It's so tragic, especially since a lot of the time, there are warnings about the the Avalanche conditions. I wish people would pay more attention to the weather and the warnings so this like this would be avoided...but the thrill of it will always make it so that news like this is far too frequent.

    Posted in: 5 dead in avalanche in British Columbia

  • 1

    sakurala

    I really feel bad for these people fleeing and could never in a million years know how hard it is on them. However, it doesn't seem right that they can continue to go to other countries forever. At some point, the people will need to stand up and have their own civil war to resolve the issue. They need to have the courage to fight back for what is theirs. I feel like it cannot be other countries going in an helping and mass asylum seeking should be discouraged. I hope this issue resolves soon for the sake of the world.

    Posted in: Mass expulsions ahead for Europe as migrant crisis grows

  • 4

    sakurala

    I have lived in Japan almost a decade now and have never had a problem with the police. I actually have gone to the kobans many times to ask for directions and they were all very lovely. I also got stuck on an island due to a rooky ATM mistake and they lent me 10,000 yen to pay for accommodation for the night and to enjoy the festival. And when I was assaulted, they took my complaint very seriously. I must say though, it would be great if they could speak English a bit more fluently but I think a set phrase book (or tablet program) might be the best route to go.

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  • 2

    sakurala

    I don't plan to get one this year. I am big on vaccines but not a fan of the influenza one. It is made with strains that are predicted to be the strongest for the winter season. However, their actual effectiveness can be as low as 15%. I think last year's batch was around 20%...I am young and responsible enough to acknowledge my symptoms and stay away from others while sick.

    Posted in: Have you had your influenza shot for this winter yet? If not, are you going to get one?

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