Himajin's past comments

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    Himajin

    So the average cost of one dessert is 20,000 yen? Dude was hitting up some pretty pricey stuff.

    He was stealing cash, as well.

    Posted in: Sweet-toothed thief arrested after ice cream binge

  • 2

    Himajin

    Let's hope "hafu" will fade from Japanese terminology

    Fat chance :-) The first time I was out with my granddaughter someone said " Quarter (kuo-ta-) desu ka?" I almost spit...wasn't expecting it. How far does it go? 1/8ths? 1/16ths? I had been naively thinking that ' at least they wouldn't have to put up with all the 'Hafuhafu na no?' BS....

    Posted in: Two halves of a whole: Japan’s habitual ‘labeling’ of bicultural kids

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    Himajin

    It's quite pretty lit up at night, though, and massive, so it is impressive. The old ships had nicer shapes, true.

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    Himajin

    I drove down to the coast last night to see it go by on it's way to Kyushu. Lovely ship.

    If any of you like ships, MarineTraffic.com is a site with live ship tracking, and ship info and photo galleries. They have a phone/ tablet app as well.

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  • 0

    Himajin

    Well, the thing is, Watson made comments about Beyonce-

    “As I was watching [Beyoncé’s visual album] I felt very conflicted, I felt her message felt very conflicted in the sense that on the one hand she is putting herself in a category of a feminist, but then the camera, it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her.”

    Annie Lennox is knocking Beyonce, too, saying that 'twerking is not feminism'.

    Seems a lot of people can't mind their own business...

    Posted in: Actress Emma Watson says revealing photo does not undermine feminism

  • 2

    Himajin

    I hope we don't get it, too! We jokingly say to each other "Don't you dare!!"

    MIL has progressed to the point now where I can no longer care for her at home. She needs frequent aspiration to prevent pneumonia, things like that. She used to go back and forth between the hospital and home, but she's in full time now. I have time to myself, time for friends and hobbies, it's a sad way to get it though.

    Posted in: 84-year-old man arrested over death of wife suffering from dementia

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    Himajin

    Peeking into homes with a drone would be really hard to manage, more difficult to hide and likely very disappointing should you be hoping to see anything.

    Unfortunately not. They're already being used to spy on people.

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/09/25/naked-mike-rowe-pulls-shotgun-on-drone-filming-his-bedroom/

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    Himajin

    Himajin, sounds like you were not so Hima ne!

    I chose the name with a heavy dose of irony! My FIL passed from dementia before MIL got it, so we've been dealing with dementia since '97 or '98.

    Posted in: 84-year-old man arrested over death of wife suffering from dementia

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    Himajin

    The home helper program is woefully inefficient. That's my point.

    Posted in: 84-year-old man arrested over death of wife suffering from dementia

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    Himajin

    I've said it before and I'll say it again ( and I say it to home helper's offices frequently) that dementia requires more than a couple of help visits a week. For an 84-year-old to deal with what is essentially a person with the knowledge and strength of a adult with the social inhibitions and logical reasoning of a small child, is an impossible task.

    We have had my MIL call a taxi at 6 am and leave the hospital she was in for regulation of her diabetes ( she went down the fire escape stairs) gulp down two doses of her evening meds at once (slept for 15 hours*), use an whole box of enemas, which triggered a three-day poopoopalooza, light a pile of chopsticks on fire because the room was cold, and this was with her being watched from sunup to sundown. Caregivers sometimes need to use the bathroom themselves or need a shower at least every other day, or turn their backs to face the stove to cook a meal. Those with dementia are conscious of being watched and are resentful of ' being treated like a child' so if the beleaguered caregiver leaves the room, like any mischievous child, they dash off and get into things. And they're unbelievably fast!! Leave the house. Or try a handful of dog food. Or pick a fight with a neighbor. Or call a taxi. Or put cold cream in their hair, and wash their face with toothpaste.

    It's endless. I had helpers 2 days a week, an hour and a half each time. Not enough by any means. I was in my mid-forties when all this started, and I was pooped taking care of her. 84? It's cruel to expect them to be able to shoulder such a burden. The sleep deprivation alone with the midnight wandering is enough stress, never mind the daytime hijinks. It's not like those warm and fuzzy, peaceful Aricept commercials AT ALL.

    her doc was consulted and as she was using a very mild sleep aid we were told she could be let sleep, that we needn't pump her stomach. The bathroom incidents were in part made possible by the home helpers encouraging ' autonomy', we were told to let her go to the bathroom by herself, the toilet, not the bath, of course. The foam fro the toothpaste was hell to get off her face.....

    Posted in: 84-year-old man arrested over death of wife suffering from dementia

  • 0

    Himajin

    The driver said ' I wasn't looking in front very carefully, I didn't see the child'. Another one on his phone?

    Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by truck; driver arrested

  • 3

    Himajin

    Kurisupisu, fitness trackers are small and often clipped to underclothing. A Fitbit One is about two inches long and less than an inch wide.

    Posted in: Wearable gadgets seek permanent place in users' lives

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    Himajin

    84% of Americans toss food based on the dates, to the tune of 8 million pounds of food annually, I just found out. The local conbini owner was saying that he has to pull perfectly good food all the time.

    Posted in: Do Japanese take use-by dates too seriously?

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    Himajin

    a culture that somehow insists that people should take frequent baths which wastes a lof of water and energy

    Water is something Japan doesn't often have a problem with. As for energy, shut the heater off when everyone's done bathing instead of leaving it on the default 4 hours. I made a floating lid for our bath because the bathmaker didn't make lids for it. A foam picnic sheet, one of the thick ones coated with foil on one side...make a note of your normal water level, then cut the foam to fit the tub well. We saved 6,000 off our gas bill the first month we used it. Heat loss makes the heater run. Lots of things you can do, without giving up the bath.

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    Himajin

    Strangerland, I saw this headline in more than one place early yesterday morning when I checked the news...

    “Trump cites non-existent terrorist attack ‘last night in Sweden’ to justify Muslim ban at Florida rally”

    Posted in: Trump comment about immigration 'problems' baffles Sweden

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    Himajin

    This sounds good! You can make 'bread' slices out of cauliflower, and pizza crust.

    The iron You has a lot of cauliflower recipes-

    http://www.theironyou.com/

    Posted in: Cauliflower is a surprisingly versatile vegetable

  • 4

    Himajin

    What would you do?

    Use the phone in the ATM to call the center.

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  • 4

    Himajin

    premeditated, maybe not consciously intentional, but premeditated

    'Premeditated' means consciously planned and carried out...

    Posted in: Epileptic driver jailed for 10 years over accident that killed 2 pedestrians

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    Himajin

    You people are incredible. A man with dementia a 'cold–blooded killer?' The death penalty? Lock up his family? Take away their property?

    “ By this logic, a drunk person or someone high on mushrooms should not be arrested under the same grounds of being " not 100% aware of the risks because was on drugs."

    Absolutely not. Somebody getting blotto in a bar or using drugs well remembers they came by car, can remember everything up to getting drunk/high and can draw conclusions and understand what happened once sober, but someone with dementia is severely limited in what they can recall.

    According to Japanese news articles the man left his house the day before to throw out trash, couldn't remember his way back, and drove all night in a panic, and then hit the school kids. They have the record of the ETC that shows him getting on and off the highway in numerous places all night.

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    Himajin

    He's a 'former part-time employee' according to a couple articles, which is probably why they didn't mention the company name.

    Posted in: Ex-courier company employee arrested over 2016 murder

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