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by MonkeyMagic
Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Fun things to do in Shinjuku
Replies: 18
Views: 2491

Re: Fun things to do in Shinjuku

How about a visit to the robot restaurant?
http://www.shinjuku-robot.com/
by MonkeyMagic
Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3234
Views: 195474

Re: Lifes little gripes II

People who post comments on Japan Today such as, "StevoBevoSep. 09, 2015 - 10:35PM JST Such a bunch of exageration. The typhoon came up Chita Peninsula where I live. I drove to work getting onto the highway at 9:55am (5 mins before it hit land supposedly). The highway was open, trains were running, ...
by MonkeyMagic
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The Japanese Police Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 31423

Re: The Japanese Police Thread

‘‘You stole it?’’ he asked.

‘‘No,’’ I said. ‘‘I found it. (I was drunk at the time) I didn’t know it belonged to someone else. I thought it had been left there on purpose.’’

She forgot to say the all important get-out clause.
by MonkeyMagic
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: 11 Years Since I left Eikaiwa - Holy Shit
Replies: 99
Views: 20958

Re: 11 Years Since I left Eikaiwa - Holy Shit

Junken Master wrote:To those stil lin Eikaiwa / ALT (not that many of us anymore I'm guessing), anybody working for anywhere half decent out there? If so, can you apply from outside Japan or only if you are already resident?
Might I recommend ECC? I think it matches your criteria: http://recruiting.ecc.co.jp/
by MonkeyMagic
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Harassers exploit Gaba’s ‘man-to-man’ lesson format
Replies: 13
Views: 3364

Re: Harassers exploit Gaba’s ‘man-to-man’ lesson format

inflames wrote:This is an article in the JT, which hardly qualifies as professional journalism.
It wasn't written by a journalist per se, but by this man:
James McCrostie is a full-time university lecturer and part-time writer. He writes mainly about labor issues related to the English-teaching industry.
by MonkeyMagic
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Harassers exploit Gaba’s ‘man-to-man’ lesson format
Replies: 13
Views: 3364

Re: Harassers exploit Gaba’s ‘man-to-man’ lesson format

Everything that you mentioned bmore certainly doesn't endear me to the 'company'.
by MonkeyMagic
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Harassers exploit Gaba’s ‘man-to-man’ lesson format
Replies: 13
Views: 3364

Harassers exploit Gaba’s ‘man-to-man’ lesson format

The first sign that Olivia’s Gaba lesson would be anything but ordinary came when her student insisted during the warmup that he didn’t like wearing clothes.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2 ... 6ANKZIazCT
by MonkeyMagic
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3234
Views: 195474

Re: Lifes little gripes II

I had a student who asked me if only Japanese people cry tears of joy (this was in connection with the IOC announcement on Sunday) and I wanted to reply with, "Yes. It's only Japanese people. Also, you are the only ones who sneeze, yawn, burp and fart." What I did say was, "No, people all over the w...
by MonkeyMagic
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3234
Views: 195474

Re: Lifes little gripes II

JD9 wrote:read the news on the shitter for 30 minutes
:clap:
This has gotten me into trouble on numerous occasions, but I have now learned to ask if anyone else would like to go before my marathon session begins.
by MonkeyMagic
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3234
Views: 195474

Re: Lifes little gripes II

steki47 wrote:Then I realized how fucking crazy that was and dumped her.
Good on you for keeping your sanity. :agree:
by MonkeyMagic
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: lifes little greats
Replies: 2811
Views: 150431

Re: lifes little greats

allblacks wrote:Mine is going for three days. Too bad Im busy with shit. Otherwise coulda been fun.
That's exactly the time you have to clear your schedule of any "shit" ABs!
by MonkeyMagic
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: lifes little greats
Replies: 2811
Views: 150431

Re: lifes little greats

Junken Master wrote:Wife is off to Japan tomorrow for a 3 week holiday.
Love it! :agree: Am in a similar situation myself, except it's for a month. Freeeedooooommmm!
by MonkeyMagic
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3234
Views: 195474

Re: Lifes little gripes II

Fucking dick heads at immigration! Travelling with two Japanese kids (mine) 7 and 11. We go to the Japanese line and guess what? They make me go to the foreigner one. I had a go at the guy behind the desk. Gotta hate the system here sometimes. Had the same thing happen to me. I made sure to make a ...
by MonkeyMagic
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: New immigration laws hinder married expats returning to UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Re: New immigration laws hinder married expats returning to

I don't know anything about the English employment situation but surely most jobs for people with skills and/or tertiary education would be above that???? Yes, the average income is higher than that (Edit: depending on where exactly you live and work in the U.K. See comments below), but why should ...
by MonkeyMagic
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: New immigration laws hinder married expats returning to UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

New immigration laws hinder married expats returning to UK

This directly affects me, my wife and child. How on earth does the British government expect me to just waltz into a job paying £22,400 a year? The alternative is a slap in the face; you just need to have a measly nine and a half million yen in savings. So, if you're rich, then it's not a problem. H...
by MonkeyMagic
Wed May 22, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3234
Views: 195474

Re: Lifes little gripes II

Junken Master wrote:I told me wife the other day to leave them where they were.
I'm fortunate in that my wife and I have a tacit understanding that each other's rooms/stuff are not to be messed with. We've both learned the hard way not to put away, tidy, etc. what belongs to the other. Took a few years mind.
by MonkeyMagic
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The little observations...
Replies: 1027
Views: 72631

Re: The little observations...

Probably not a good idea to walk across a pedestrian crossing whilst engrossed in one's smartphone and pushing your baby in a buggy, when said pedestrian crossing is red. Fortunately for her, I was on a bike and not in a car and could swerve in time to avoid her. Will a lesson be learned?! Where's t...
by MonkeyMagic
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: lifes little greats
Replies: 2811
Views: 150431

Re: lifes little greats

JD9 wrote:Perhaps driving here isn't so bad after alI! During my commute today I had a special connection with some random bloke that was good enough to probably make it into my top 10 experiences in Japan list.
Love it! Cheers for passing on your experience. :cheers:
by MonkeyMagic
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Teddy Bear English - A six part web serial
Replies: 24
Views: 5956

Re: Teddy Bear English - A six part web serial

Here's the first installment.
by MonkeyMagic
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: lifes little greats
Replies: 2811
Views: 150431

Re: lifes little greats

Whoever thought the Midosuji line in Osaka could inspire a cool tune?!
by MonkeyMagic
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Teddy Bear English - A six part web serial
Replies: 24
Views: 5956

Re: Teddy Bear English - A six part web serial

Here's the actual trailer:

by MonkeyMagic
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3234
Views: 195474

Re: Lifes little gripes II

inflames wrote:I peel it, pull it apart and stick a piece in my mouth only to be told that I was eating it incorrectly.
:huh: I thought that was the way everyone ate mikan, at least out of the Japanese people I've seen. Granted, that
only numbers in the thirties or so.
by MonkeyMagic
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3234
Views: 195474

Re: Lifes little gripes II

allblacks wrote:She is a tough little thing and doesnt take shit from anyone.
As well she shouldn't! Glad to hear she's doing fine ABs.
by MonkeyMagic
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3234
Views: 195474

Re: Lifes little gripes II

allblacks wrote:Im glad I didnt go in there with all my guns blazing.
I know my blood would have been boiling! Still, you kept your composure and hopefully some good will come of it. How's your daughter doing ABs?
by MonkeyMagic
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3234
Views: 195474

Re: Lifes little gripes II

How about this? Some fucking year 6 (grade 6) kid at my daughters school takes an airgun to a park. Shoots my daughter in the hand. Also shoots my kids friend. It's times like these when a little vigilantism would seem to be in order! I hope she recovers soon from the ordeal ABs. You all must be in...
by MonkeyMagic
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Teddy Bear English - A six part web serial
Replies: 24
Views: 5956

Teddy Bear English - A six part web serial

Image

http://www.teddybearenglish.net/

Here's a clip from the upcoming series.

by MonkeyMagic
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Don't be too surprised when......
Replies: 64
Views: 6786

Re: Don't be too surprised when......

exUsagiCoalMiner wrote:Don't be too surprised when I yank you out of the seat - that you rudely stole - I just offered to an old lady leaning on a cane. (You stupid chinpira wannabe chucklefuck.)
:clap: :wnw: Some people just think the world revolves around them.
by MonkeyMagic
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Don't be too surprised when......
Replies: 64
Views: 6786

Re: Don't be too surprised when......

Don't act surprised when you cut right in front of me while walking and I clip your heels, deliberately or not. :evil:
by MonkeyMagic
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Don't be too surprised when......
Replies: 64
Views: 6786

Re: Don't be too surprised when......

Don't be too surprised when the bag you just plumped down on the unoccupied seat next to you on the train, suddenly finds itself on your lap where it belongs.
by MonkeyMagic
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Don't be too surprised when......
Replies: 64
Views: 6786

Re: Don't be too surprised when......

Don' t be too surprised when the elevator and an actual human being is on the other side of the door. Yes, other people take the elevator. Even foreigners on occasion. On that note, don't be too surprised when the invisible becomes visible as you try to walk into the lift while someone is trying to...