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    I've heard most of them except the one with the...

    I've heard most of them except the one with the windows open.
    Here are three more that I know. Some older Japanese people can be very superstitious, and I remember being warned about many things by...
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    Poll: Wow Miss apollo, nice to see you!!! How have you...

    Wow Miss apollo, nice to see you!!! How have you been?

    Once, I had the whole 15 minute session by a massage therapist, but I wasn't really tired enough to fully enjoy it. She told me my muscles...
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    Poll: Maybe it's just me, but bathing used to make me...

    Maybe it's just me, but bathing used to make me colder afterwords especially if the water was on the hot side. I could feel the heat escaping from my body more quickly than from just taking a shower...
  4. Exactly. I think it depends on what kind of...

    Exactly. I think it depends on what kind of topics you see as an "intellectual" conversation, or how intellectual you are. Some people with a good skill use their technique and knowledge and make...
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    Poll: My avarage body temp is between 35.8C~36.5C...

    My avarage body temp is between 35.8C~36.5C (97F~98F).

    The body temprature changes throughout the day depending on your activity level, and hormonal cycle on women's body can make a big difference...
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    They have all kinds of sparkler that burn slow,...

    They have all kinds of sparkler that burn slow, fast, shoot a rocket or a parachute, whirl on the ground etc., and some of the bigger ones are made to be lit standing upwards on the ground. I used...
  7. Poll: I found an interesting article on Japan's...

    I found an interesting article on Japan's multicultural education written by a professor at Tokyo University. The article ilustrates how Japanese schools are struggling finding ways to teach...
  8. Poll: I read somewhere that the word "gaijin" is...

    I read somewhere that the word "gaijin" is becoming more of a taboo word and disappearing from newspapers and tv broadcast. I don't have any source to back that up, though.

    This is a very...
  9. That explains why there is a whole college course...

    That explains why there is a whole college course for forestry. I too think that it is a very specific knowledge.

    I personaly don't remember distiguishing the types of trees being a part of my...
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    I'm a dog lover, and this kind of news make me...

    I'm a dog lover, and this kind of news make me very upset. It sounds like they just went around hunting any dogs randomly for the campaign.
  11. See, "materialistic" did not stand out to me as...

    See, "materialistic" did not stand out to me as one of them because of the Japanese I know are less so than the Americans I've met.

    Stubbornness can be somehow portraited from them being...
  12. Hmm 10 adjectives, eh? Here they go. ...

    Hmm 10 adjectives, eh? Here they go.

    -Punctual
    -Clean
    -Persistant
    -Unaffectionate
    -Organized
    -Calculating
    -Excitable
    -Kind
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    Poll: When there is meat to cut, like chicken permesean...

    When there is meat to cut, like chicken permesean or sausages, I use a knife, but mostly I only use a fork and twirl my spaghetti.

    When I was in Japan, I used to use a spoon when the sauce had a...
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    The container in the picture looks like something...

    The container in the picture looks like something from a joke. It almost looks like a bigger version of Chinese take-out box, and the way it says "Human Kidney" makes it look kind of unofficial. ...
  15. Poll: Interesting. I think the Swiss cheese I get on...

    Interesting. I think the Swiss cheese I get on my sandwiches is Emmental because it's got holes on it. It's really good with a salami sandwich.

    I like using sharp chedder, which is cheap and...
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    Poll: Slight myopia and wear contacts. I don't think I...

    Slight myopia and wear contacts. I don't think I can handle wearing glasses all the time, seems like too much of a hussle.

    I just visited my eye doctor, and he told me that my eyesight hasn't...
  17. I agree with this. I think beginning the year by...

    I agree with this. I think beginning the year by showing priests or their diciples at temples or the scenes from other various places in Japan quietly on TV seems to fit better in their tradition. ...
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    Yay, Maciamo! You are home at last! I'm really...

    Yay, Maciamo! You are home at last! I'm really happy for you. Take a very good care of your wife and yourself now!
    It is very nice of you to share your feelings. Thanks!

    Your posts about...
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    Just before I left Japan, those subtitles(or are...

    Just before I left Japan, those subtitles(or are they closed captions?) started to appear a lot on TV, and I thought they were very distracting because they only put the words that they thought were...
  20. Poll: In real life, if I was in that kind of situation,...

    In real life, if I was in that kind of situation, I would get very nervous and might not know what to do.

    But hopefully, I can stop the snatcher and get the bag back to the woman by spraying the...
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    Poll: That happened when I was in school, especially in...

    That happened when I was in school, especially in the afternoon.

    When I was a baby, I slept so much on my back that the back of my head got flattened. My mother got me a pillow with a dent in the...
  22. Thread: VAT in Japan

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    I thought they had the price that included sales...

    I thought they had the price that included sales tax on a tag, but I can't remember for sure. Sorry, I should know better...

    It went up from 3% to 4% in the 90's and was a big thing. I'm not...
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    I love this thread! It is a tough one because I...

    I love this thread! It is a tough one because I have many more dishes I like.
    Favorite 10:in no particular order

    -Paella
    -Sushi with toro
    -Fried or raw oysters with lemon
    -Indian curry
    -Any...
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    It means westernization on the surface in several...

    It means westernization on the surface in several aspects such as business, culture, politics, technology, etc.

    Japan has a very little experience with immigration compared to other countries...
  25. This is an interesting thread. I've never...

    This is an interesting thread. I've never thought about it before. You are right Maciamo, there are many, many bus tours just for autum foliage all over Japan. And, many people who live in the...
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