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by allblacks
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: What's new?
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: What's new?

Wow guys. Thats awesome. Thanks for the updates!
by allblacks
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: What's new?
Replies: 7
Views: 188

What's new?

Very quiet around here lately! Ill start!

Just had my 41st bday yesterday. Went out with a few close friends and had Shabu Shabu at Sato. They have a deal on self service bar with a pour your own beer machine. It is about 1100 yen including tax for two hours all-you-can-drink. Just awesome! Loved it!
by allblacks
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3238
Views: 208335

Re: Lifes little gripes II

Ive been busy with work shit. Decided to apply for a business account on recommendation from a mate with Rakuten. Submitted all documents and they refused it. I asked them why but they will not give a reason. Asked them if I apply again would I be rejected? "Yes". Bit of background... I have a few b...
by allblacks
Thu May 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: LJ Classifieds
Topic: Buying a car in Japan
Replies: 83
Views: 16624

Re: Buying a car in Japan

Bought this little Daihatsu Tanto today for the wife. She's undecided yet. Getting it tomorrow probably.
by allblacks
Wed May 10, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 8201

Re: The President Trump Thread

Won't he put him in something else quietly? Isn't this just a strategy? Hmm http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/09/world/politics-diplomacy-world/trump-reportedly-open-meeting-kim-jong-un-u-s-north-korea-abandons-nuclear-weapons-program/#.WRJisiemrqA Trump is now saying he is open to meeting th...
by allblacks
Mon May 08, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Hague convention agreement on child abduction... Japan comes up short
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Hague convention agreement on child abduction... Japan comes up short

Good question Shawn. In the guy from the UKs case it would seem he did that to get them out of the country. Otherwise how would it have happened?
by allblacks
Mon May 08, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Eikawa Hokkaido
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Eikawa Hokkaido

Welcome to the site. Apparently ohayo sensei is still around. I don't have a link.so try Google. Otherwise, Japan times I guess.
by allblacks
Fri May 05, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Hague convention agreement on child abduction... Japan comes up short
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Hague convention agreement on child abduction... Japan comes up short

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2017/05/01/issues/three-years-japan-signed-hague-parents-abduct-still-win/#.WQwr0yemrqA Three years have passed since Japan became a signatory to the Hague Convention, which is designed to ensure the timely return of children to their country of residence after ...
by allblacks
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 8201

Re: The President Trump Thread

Trump truly is a selfish moronic bastard. Here in SE ASIA we face the very real possibility of WW3 because of him. He's playing president. That's all. It's like a big joke.
by allblacks
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1188

Re: The North Korea Question

Was just talking to my kids about this the other day. If this shit goes down we are leaving for a while until it settles down. Pulling them out of school and just going. Scary shit
by allblacks
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: LJ Classifieds
Topic: Buying a car in Japan
Replies: 83
Views: 16624

Re: Buying a car in Japan

I've been slowly fixing up my Subaru the last few years. Lots of fun doing that indeed. Have been thinking about getting a second car for the wife to use. Might buy a dented up job and fix it myself and give it to her as a present. Parts are really easy to get on yahoo and cheap too. Got some time a...
by allblacks
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3238
Views: 208335

Re: Lifes little gripes II

It's like a thickened gravy. Not a fan either. How about when some guy you don't know all of a sudden is bidding on eight of your auctions. This is despite writing not to do this on every auction. I've had so much trouble with newbies and first time customers that I've got a major aversion to them. ...
by allblacks
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1188

Re: The North Korea Question

This is getting extremely uncomfortable isn't it.
by allblacks
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 8201

Re: The President Trump Thread

We gotta get into the Japanese perspective on this... Asada Mao is retiring from her sport. That's more important news!
by allblacks
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 8201

Re: The President Trump Thread

Shawn I just don't get it. If you expand your timeline, you'll see that the US has been at war or has been meddling in the affairs of other nations since the end of WWII. So what's the problem? Is it terrorism? Extremism? Communism? Or is the problem the United States and the fact that it likes to ...
by allblacks
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: TV crapped out
Replies: 1
Views: 196

TV crapped out

I've had a pretty crazy week. Car troubles that despite being fixed won't go away and today at 15:00 my daughter messages me with pic below. Bought this TV in 2010 for about 160000 yen when the govt had their eco points drive going on. It's been great but do they really die after 7 years ffs?! No wa...
by allblacks
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: W5 Nagoya office
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: W5 Nagoya office

They had an office here. Dunno where it was now. Ten years ago mate.
by allblacks
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: W5 Nagoya office
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: W5 Nagoya office

Interesting that they went under. I worked for them in Osaka once. Not a bad bunch.
by allblacks
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 8201

Re: The President Trump Thread

Lock the thread. You win.
by allblacks
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 8201

Re: The President Trump Thread

Trump has flung all the bullshit possible, and now it's time to clean up the mess. He'll have to answer for his idiocy (or try and blame it on someone else). The question now is: Who in the Trump administration isn't connected to Russia? That interview is batshit crazy. He's really annoying with th...
by allblacks
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 8201

Re: The President Trump Thread

Trump has lost both feet due to self inflicted twitter posts. Ha! It looks like Abe is in deep shit. https://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/opposition-parties-demand-abes-wife-testify-over-school-land-scandal TOKYO — Opposition parties stepped up calls Thursday for Prime Minister Shinzo A...
by allblacks
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 8201

Re: The President Trump Thread

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11822709 "Trump tweeted, "James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!" He also wrote, "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excu...
by allblacks
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Give me a cricket tidbit!
Replies: 545
Views: 64083

Re: Give me a cricket tidbit!

NZ top order is absolute garbage. NZ v SA is a joke. Can't they get any better batsmen? JFC!

Two wickets in five mins after I originally posted this. The selectors need to get rid of all the middle order. Kane Williamson needs to go. Don't care about his status in the team. Shit form... Out!
by allblacks
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 8201

Re: The President Trump Thread

It's like going past a tragic accident... Very hard not to rubber neck and that causes other minor accidents.
by allblacks
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: School results time
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: School results time

Mine got into a good English major program at an Osaka city run.school. There were a few kids very upset that didn't get in. Feel for them a lot. Especially the ones on their own.
by allblacks
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: School results time
Replies: 12
Views: 484

School results time

Anyone else got kids applying for schools this year? My oldest had her entrance exam last week for a public school in Osaka city. Good school with an English program and good reputation. We have to go in and see the result soon. A good excuse to drive in to Osaka and maybe hit Ikea on the way home. ...
by allblacks
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: What's happened to Eikaiwa?
Replies: 62
Views: 10219

Re: What's happened to Eikaiwa?

It's been ages since Nova etc went under so good update Shawn. That company doesn't have a good reputation at all from memory. The general union definitely had issues with them. I'll try to find a link to it...
by allblacks
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 8201

Re: The President Trump Thread

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/arti ... d=11819456

Judge in Hawaii freezes Trump's latest travel ban...
by allblacks
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 8201

Re: The President Trump Thread

Steki can go post his shit elsewhere. There are the same number of people if not more that DON'T want him here.
by allblacks
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Give me a cricket tidbit!
Replies: 545
Views: 64083

Re: Give me a cricket tidbit!

Just saw NZ lose the first game of a five match one day series with South Efrika. Shit has changed a lot since I last watched it some time ago. I didn't know they were allowing the batting side to question on field umpire decisions. It just happened with one of the openers for the visitors. Guy was ...