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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. 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?
tsukkiDec. 07, 2012 - 06:31PM JST
I hope I can attend a party somewhere!
Posted in: According to the Mayan calendar, the end of the world will occur on Dec 21, 2012. In case it is true, how are you planning to spend the day?
Oct. 01, 2014 - 02:14AM JST
Looks like you're wrong, again.
The New Black Panther Party incident that occurred during the 2008…
Posted in: White House: Holder resigning as attorney general
Considering the present state of the English teaching industry, not even my worst enemy would I…
Posted in: The 5 most fun countries to teach English in
Oct. 01, 2014 - 02:06AM JST
Music files are more pirate-able...
Posted in: Japan overwhelmingly favors CDs to digital music
Oct. 01, 2014 - 01:53AM JST
Why are the police out and about watching out for the very people they live with?>…
Posted in: 37-year-old man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old boy in Chiba
Oct. 01, 2014 - 01:48AM JST
There is a distinct difference in buying talent at it's height and the Japanese approach.
Posted in: Out-of-Africa gold rush prompts disquiet at Asian Games