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KittychosenNov. 15, 2016 - 04:57AM JST
"If a single word has two meanings in English, each definition is likely to be a separate word in Japanese."
This seems to suggest that Japanese has a larger voucabulary than English. It is a misleading sentence.
Posted in: Japanese news program criticized for translating Lady Gaga’s protest message as 'I hate Trump'
KittychosenOct. 27, 2016 - 05:43AM JST
From talking to my Japanese friens, it seems that one of the problems seems to be that no one can leave until everyone has finished their work for the day. So people spend endlless hours waiting until they can go home. A dreadful waste of manpower.
Posted in: Dentsu's 'power harassment hell'
KittychosenSep. 15, 2016 - 05:36AM JST
I have friends, a couple, who met when he was 12 and she in her late twenties. More than 30 years later they are still together. Another couple of friends met at high school, he was her teacher, she was 15. They have been together nearly 40 years now. So please stop making assumptions about the age difference.
Posted in: Actress Mika Mifune files property division suit following divorce from rocker Joji Takahashi
KittychosenSep. 09, 2016 - 04:22AM JST
I am surprised, it's not usually a 'female' that monks have an eye for from what I have been told.
KittychosenJul. 17, 2016 - 05:11AM JST
“There’s not a single female who gets pregnant wishing for an abortion."
Really? The very second I got pregnant I wished for it to end. It wasn't rape, I just knew the contraception had failed.
Got steralised as soon as a surgeon would do the procedure. I'm past child bearing age now and have never in all my life wanted to be pregnant.
The view that all women wish to be breeders is very, very wrong.
KittychosenJul. 12, 2016 - 03:01AM JST
Unfair to blame the lorry drivers for not stopping - we don't know how large the trucks were and some can take a long time to stop if carrying heavy loads. Hitting the brakes too hard would cause them to jack-knife and that would cause a nasty pile-up. Roadtrains can take a long long distance to stop, up to a kilometre.
Those who drive only cars know only the stopping distance of a car. Try being on a 2-wheeled vehicle for example.
And it was at night - no-one expects a person to be walking around on an expressway - there was low visibility and no time to react.
Just be relieved that her actions resulted in only her death, not countless others.
Posted in: Woman dies after being hit by 4 trucks on Shiga expressway
KittychosenJun. 23, 2016 - 02:56AM JST
No one has yet commented on what it felt like to lose her hair.
There was serial cutter on the London Underground in the eighties. As a result and because my hair is a metre long, I keep it safely to my side when on public transport.
To lose it this way would be akin to rape!
Posted in: 17-year-old student arrested for cutting woman’s hair on train
KittychosenMay. 11, 2016 - 03:28AM JST
I was told about this technology 5 years ago, told to not bother with solar panels, to wait until technology was improved.
Glad I waited and didn't cover my roof with ugly solar panels.
Posted in: Power-generating glass windows installed at facility in Yokohama
KittychosenApr. 30, 2016 - 05:15AM JST
Later on Rock & Roll star.
Now (at 52) artist with my own gigging band.
Thankfully without any of the 'celeb' crap that I never saw coming back in the '70s/'80s.
Posted in: When you were a child, what profession did you aspire to? And did you actually join that profession when you became an adult?
KittychosenApr. 14, 2016 - 03:12AM JST
They live in a quiet area, they want it to stay that way. It would be different when moving to a new are, they are right to complain. Find a noisy area for this facility.
My criteria of looking for a home in Japan is no schools or the like nearby!
Posted in: Plans for daycare center scrapped after residents complain of possible noise
KittychosenApr. 02, 2016 - 04:24PM JST
And the date it was allegedly raided was...
Posted in: Osaka police raid elite 'tiger blowfish' restaurant
KittychosenMar. 25, 2016 - 07:27AM JST
Nothing wrong with an open window in December at night - it's called fresh air.
Maybe it's more important to ask why a 5 year-old child was awake at that time of night.
Posted in: Woman gets 11 years for throwing 5-year-old son to his death from 13th-floor apartment
KittychosenMar. 03, 2016 - 05:45AM JST
Certainly good for him & well done.
But surely the writer meant tradesman not craftsman.
Posted in: Local demand for craftsmen boosts creative Briton
KittychosenFeb. 25, 2016 - 07:14AM JST
eat local honey once a day.
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KittychosenFeb. 02, 2016 - 06:15AM JST
I knew a girl who did hostess work. She cried before she went to work, she cried when she came home. She hated it - and the men that came to the bar. She did it for the money, then married a lovely Aussie man who took her away from all of that. Now she's happy.
Posted in: 5 lies you’re likely to hear in a Japanese hostess bar, and what they really mean
KittychosenJan. 31, 2016 - 01:24AM JST
Simple answer - stick to Apple.
Posted in: Microsoft's big Windows 10 push is part of broader strategy
KittychosenJan. 04, 2016 - 03:58AM JST
Every year I wonder how, after seven or eight decades of life in Japan, people do not take heed from the annual death toll and chop up their motchi before eating.
I nearly choked on New Year motchi when I was in my thirties, I chop it now, even though I still have all my own teeth.
KittychosenDec. 30, 2015 - 12:40AM JST
On a 1988 tour of Finland, Lemmy was asked by one journalist why he had kept going for so long.
"We're still here," he replied, "because we should have died a long time ago but we didn't."
"Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil. Going with the flow, it's all the game to me."
Ace of Spades, Motorhead
Posted in: Motorhead frontman Lemmy dies of cancer at 70
KittychosenDec. 30, 2015 - 12:37AM JST
I sympathise with you completely as I am in a similar situation.
It is not always possible/practival to find an immediate solution.
Very selfish & cowardly of the husband to make another be the cause of his death.
Posted in: Man fleeing after beating ex-wife hit, killed by police car in Aichi
KittychosenNov. 24, 2015 - 07:00AM JST
Refering to children as 'kids'.
They are not goats.
Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation?
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Feb. 28, 2017 - 01:16AM JST
Cool Japan. Yuck. Don't you feel stupid just repeating the phrase? It is hard to be…
Posted in: Cool Japan Ambassador Paul Christie talks about plans to highlight a different side of the country
Feb. 28, 2017 - 01:12AM JST
When Trump says of his plan, we have to wait.
Posted in: Trump budget plan will not cut Social Security, Medicare: Mnuchin
Feb. 28, 2017 - 01:09AM JST
Wow, even Bush is calling out Trump now
Asked about Trump's claim that the media is…
Posted in: Millions living in U.S. illegally targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules
Feb. 28, 2017 - 01:04AM JST
Isn't awarding about talent and achievement?
Posted in: Oscars still lagging in female and minority representation
Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:55AM JST
Well, gokai's comment really struck a nerve huh? If what he said wasn't remotely…
Posted in: Asia trade talks resume after U.S. exit dashes hopes for TPP deal
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