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tsukkiNov. 11, 2013 - 03:21PM JST
@zaldaus: Actually, the Philippine authorities issued lots of warnings, and more than 800,000 were evacuated before the super typhoon. The thing is, even some evacuation centers could not withstand the Category 5 super typhoon. Haiyan weakened to a Category 1 storm when it reached Vietnam so there is really no comparison.
Posted in: Typhoon death toll climbs into thousands in Philippines
tsukkiJun. 21, 2013 - 01:26PM JST
Straight teeth, something you rarely see in Japan.
Straight teeth, something you rarely see in Japan.
Straight and white at that! A rarity indeed!
Posted in: Pearly whites
tsukkiJun. 17, 2013 - 03:21PM JST
Good way to meet new people.
Posted in: What do you think about online dating sites?
tsukkiJun. 11, 2013 - 03:50PM JST
Posted in: Drink up
tsukkiMay. 28, 2013 - 02:39PM JST
I really don't get some Japanese men's fascination with used underwear. Someone stole mine too and there were a few people who blamed me for hanging them out to dry. Uhm...
Posted in: Doctor arrested for stealing women's underwear
tsukkiMay. 13, 2013 - 04:15PM JST
An old drunk stinky pervert man groped me in the train during evening rush hour in Tokyo but I was disgusted enough to navigate my way through the crowd and move to the next car. And when I saw him following me, I alighted at the next stop and rode a different train. Yes, it's possible to defend yourself. I knew that I couldn't expect anything from my oblivious stone-faced fellow commuters. I do commend this brave young kid for doing what he did. We need more people like him.
Posted in: 13-year-old boy commended by police for rescuing woman from train groper
tsukkiMay. 07, 2013 - 09:13PM JST
Big deal! I don't mind simple compliments about my appearance or what I'm wearing, but I do feel uncomfortable with sexually inappropriate comments.
Posted in: Is it ever OK to compliment a co-worker's appearance on the job?
tsukkiMay. 07, 2013 - 01:50PM JST
I feel so much safer here even if I've experienced being groped a couple of times while walking home. In my country, I wouldn't even dare go out on the streets late at night.
Posted in: Do you feel safer walking along a dark or deserted street at night in a city in your country or in Japan?
tsukkiApr. 22, 2013 - 03:57PM JST
Yes please! At least on weekends. The last time I missed my last train (by just a minute or two), I had to wander around Shibuya and eventually settle somewhere (by myself, gasp!) until the first train. Cab fare to my place costs around 20,000 yen so I didn't really have a choice. I'm sure a lot of people have gone through the same ordeal.
Posted in: Do cities in Japan need to have buses and trains running 24 hours a day?
tsukkiApr. 19, 2013 - 01:00PM JST
I go there to charge for a bit when my phone battery runs out (darn you, iPhone5!). Oh, but I do order at least 200 yen worth of food.
Posted in: Free gifts, cheap coffee no help as McDonald’s Japan troubles continue
tsukkiMar. 11, 2013 - 03:00PM JST
Lego, Barbie, Monopoly, Uno, Scrabble, Boggle, chess, jump rope
Posted in: Which toy, board game or other playthings from your childhood have stood the test of time and are still popular with children today?
tsukkiFeb. 15, 2013 - 05:39PM JST
I wouldn't eat here unless I have a choice on how much rice and salmon roe they give me in the first place.
Posted in: Sapporo restaurant fines customers who don’t finish every last bite
tsukkiFeb. 15, 2013 - 01:17PM JST
I've never celebrated Valentine's Day in a romantic way, it's more about me hanging out with fellow single girl friends and giving my mom flowers. But even when I was in a relationship, we didn't celebrate it, we kinda just laughed about it saying that it's overrated.
Posted in: Love and fakery in the air on Valentine's Day
tsukkiJan. 25, 2013 - 03:24PM JST
What the... it's illegal to dance in Japan?! I go clubbing at least once a month and dance all night until the first train, so I guess that makes me a criminal. How about making out on the dance floor instead, is that illegal too?
Posted in: Why they don't want us dancing at nightclubs
tsukkiJan. 25, 2013 - 03:00PM JST
Mr. Uemura's life sounds like hell. I guess that's what you get for cheating on your wife (and getting caught).
Posted in: Survey reveals 24% of workers in Japan spend Y250 on lunch
tsukkiJan. 25, 2013 - 02:48PM JST
I wanna watch the movie! Really interesting trailer, especially that scene at the cafe.
Posted in: Looking good
tsukkiJan. 07, 2013 - 12:59PM JST
Incorrect usage of "basically", "technically" and "actually". I hear so many people who bombard their sentences with these words even though it's inappropriate. Another one I dislike is "no offense but... insert something totally offensive" Yeah, like I'm supposed to not be offended just because you started with that phrase!
Posted in: Which English words or expressions really annoy you?
tsukkiJan. 07, 2013 - 12:52PM JST
Things like this give my country a bad name. Ugh, disgusting.
Posted in: Wife, 4 others held over murder of Japanese man in Philippines
tsukkiDec. 11, 2012 - 09:12PM JST
"Do you or did you..."? How about "Will you..."? Single childless girl right here. Anyway, I answered yes because I think it would be a great cognitive exercise for kids to find out on their own that Santa doesn't exist, just like I did.
Posted in: Do you, or did you, encourage your young children to believe in Santa Claus?
tsukkiDec. 11, 2012 - 04:58PM JST
i rarely hear japanese who eat noisily. the usual culprits are chinese guys.
Posted in: Which is considered worse, holding your chopsticks the wrong way, or eating noisily?
Dec. 12, 2013 - 06:46AM JST
One not often featured quote by the late Nelson Mandela,
“If there is a country that…
Posted in: Obama leads world tributes at Mandela memorial
Dec. 12, 2013 - 06:42AM JST
"Not at all about more choice & lower prices for consumers."
And why is that? Japanese…
Posted in: TPP talks fail to meet year-end deadline for deal
Dec. 12, 2013 - 06:34AM JST
80393Dec. 12, 2013 - 05:49AM JST
"If a person goes to any place where thousands of…
Posted in: U.S. envoy Kennedy visits Nagasaki atomic bomb site
Dec. 12, 2013 - 06:33AM JST
So you're saying that, Miss. Kennedy did not officially apologize when she visited the site recently?…
Dec. 12, 2013 - 06:30AM JST
I was not speaking to legalization. I was just speaking to the myth that marijuana…
Posted in: Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana trade