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  1. Poll: Let us all try to do our flirting in PMs and...

    Let us all try to do our flirting in PMs and stick to the topic now, shall we?
  2. Poll: No, you don't. If anything, you should be...

    No, you don't. If anything, you should be thanking the Japanese police for the Oppressed Minority Fantasy trip you seem to enjoy so much.
  3. We are talking about ignorant/silly things...

    We are talking about ignorant/silly things Japanese natives say to foreigners (or people who look "foreign"). In the real world that most of us live in, making a big fuss everytime a Japanese...
  4. Poll: Dig deeper into this thread and you will find...

    Dig deeper into this thread and you will find other members' experiences (some of them are latinos/blacks).

    As for your second question, I don't know if your race plays a role but your attitude...
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    Poll: Your grandparents will be thrilled! That's a...

    Your grandparents will be thrilled! That's a good enough reason to learn Japanese right there. :cool:
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    Poll: Have you grown any since your first post?

    Have you grown any since your first post?
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    Poll: I have heard/read so much about that movie and...

    I have heard/read so much about that movie and held the DVD in my hand several times at my local rental shop, but I just could not bring myself to watch it. It just sounds too painful to watch.
  8. Poll: Good for you. OK, NEEEEEEXT!!!!

    Good for you.

    OK, NEEEEEEXT!!!!
  9. I am sure this has been pointed out by others...

    I am sure this has been pointed out by others before but Omiai does not really translates to Arranged Marriage. Omiai, at least in today's Japan, is the act of bringing two people together by...
  10. Many traditional/old fashioned Japanese women...

    Many traditional/old fashioned Japanese women (and men) may have negative views regarding tattoos. I don't think it's anything that's unique to Japan, though. If some woman doesn't like your...
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    You had mentioned that your father-in-law would...

    You had mentioned that your father-in-law would not let you go out alone in your post a while back, yet you only brought up the reason behind it NOW?
    Hmmm.... sorry, I'm not buying it.
    A...
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    A serial killer on the loose???? Your story...

    A serial killer on the loose???? Your story gets better and better...lol

    I thought your hubby's family sounded wacky but now it sounds like he is not too far off himself.

    Are you sure...
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    Alright. Mrs.Azuma's father in law is a...

    Alright. Mrs.Azuma's father in law is a mannerless B#&*#$d who doesn't wait until everyone has been served before he starts eating and he and his long suffering wife lives in a crappy house, and...
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    Mrs. Azuma, I do not see anything wrong in...

    Mrs. Azuma,

    I do not see anything wrong in having negative opinions about Japan and voicing them. I am known to do my share of it. What I think what Chidoriashi and some others are trying to...
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    Mrs. Azuma, I understand your frustration...

    Mrs. Azuma, I understand your frustration regarding your husband's family members not addressing you directly. Although I agree with FrustratedDave about his family not being used to dealing with...
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    OK, so you think it is sad because this is sort...

    OK, so you think it is sad because this is sort of like trying to come up with hot sounding Scandinavian names for the sexy young woman in your Swedish au pair fantasies? I fancy Anneliese and...
  17. Those examples do sound very familiar. I am...

    Those examples do sound very familiar. I am curious to know what everyone's response would be when finding yourselves on the receiving end of such "compliments".
  18. a perspective from the other side

    After having had lived in the United States for many years, people were still asking me the same questions regarding food, customs, etc. "Do you like American food?", "Would you prefer rice?", ...
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    We still do. Family name first, given name...

    We still do. Family name first, given name second.

    There was a girl in my highschool class whose last name was S (Anzenji), which I thought sounded really cool.
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    Poll: I am looking forward to the new film also. ...

    I am looking forward to the new film also. According to the media, the animation for this film is done entirely in watercolor.
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    Poll: No, Studio Ghibli was founded AFTER the release...

    No, Studio Ghibli was founded AFTER the release of Nausicaa. So, technically, Nausicaa is not a Ghibli film but it is usually considered one as the making of that film was one of the main the...
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    Sticky: As far as I know, the same trafic laws extend to...

    As far as I know, the same trafic laws extend to motor bikes in Japan with scooters being an exception. While I do encounter those annoying kids on motorcycles, I am more annoyed by people on...
  23. Poll: Those of you who have tried applying make up on a...

    Those of you who have tried applying make up on a train know you'd have to be an experienced maker-upper as you have to deal with the train's movement as well as your fellow passengers who can be so...
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    I was turned down a couple of times last summer...

    I was turned down a couple of times last summer when I appplied after coming back to Japan after living abroad for a long time. They did not share with me the reason for it but I suspect it had...
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    Sticky: Poll: Why is it that there is no mention of Japanese...

    Why is it that there is no mention of Japanese MEN??@:?
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