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by ManyQs
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Thread for the Sake of a Thread Thread
Replies: 285
Views: 73466

Re: The Thread for the Sake of a Thread Thread

I'm just wondering if this: Desktop Egineer in Tokyo Urgent bilingual fulltime contract Long term Commitment Possible has anything to do with desk research of a fowl nature? Was that supposed to have two 'g's -- as in 'egg'? You'll find the Google ad down at the bottom of the board's main index page...
by ManyQs
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: War games
Replies: 69
Views: 6211

Re: War games

That Alaska lady blew it. Whether she knows it or not, her executive office aspirations (if she had any after the recent election) are over. My suspicion is she has her eye on the Senate, and she might -- just might -- make it, but there are a lot of Senate types that didn't get much further than th...
by ManyQs
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Out of Eikaiwa
Topic: So how's the job scene? been away...
Replies: 7
Views: 2590

Re: So how's the job scene? been away...

In a nutshell, the job scene in the eikaiwa industry in Japan sucks. But, if you are a young to lower middle-aged stereotypical looking gaikokujin and English is your native language and you remember to ask what the hiring company's philosophy is when asked "Do you have any questions?" you have as g...
by ManyQs
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: A certain rabblerouser
Replies: 415
Views: 43529

Re: A certain rabblerouser

Correct, and from what I have been allowed to see beforehand, it's going to address some of the very issues I covered in my post. Seems this situation isn't so "far-fetched" after all. I suppose it comes down to the simple fact that as us non-Japanese are essentially "guests" residing here at the pl...
by ManyQs
Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The Great Swine Flu Pandemic of 2009 Thread
Replies: 202
Views: 14153

Re: The Great Swine Flu Pandemic of 2009 Thread

The common cold mask provides little protection from viruses of any kind. The expensive ones are a different story. As for further mutation, the human swine flu virus is already a mutation. No reason it can't mutate further. The real problem may be that a case appears to have surfaced of the human s...
by ManyQs
Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:37 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: A certain rabblerouser
Replies: 415
Views: 43529

Re: A certain rabblerouser

I have only read what is in this thread, so I wouldn't want to categorically state that there isn't some local law enforcement branch or unit trying to collect random urine samples by flagging down pedestrians or motorists/bicyclists, but it sounds extremely far-fetched. What I do know for a fact is...
by ManyQs
Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Growing Your Own Organic Fruit and Vegetables Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 64106

Re: The Growing Your Own Organic Fruit and Vegetables Thread

Tin foil will keep away slugs. I wasn't sure I remembered how to use it, so I put "slugs and tin foil" into the Google search engine and there were a few links on the subject.
by ManyQs
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Canada Day Holiday Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Canada Day Holiday Questions

I believe we have a few Canuck members, so what's the appropriate greeting? Happy Canada Day, no? So you are off in the middle of the week this year. How does that work in actuality? Just the one day off? Can you easily skate, say, Thursday? Then Friday? 5 days off? You get fired? Or has your govern...
by ManyQs
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Growing Your Own Organic Fruit and Vegetables Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 64106

Re: The Growing Your Own Organic Fruit and Vegetables Thread

Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of what you'd be asking for at the garden center. I mean, you could try asking for cow shit, but it might be interesting what you get. It never occurred to you that some may not find the word readily intelligible? Sheesh all you had to do was write some...
by ManyQs
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Growing Your Own Organic Fruit and Vegetables Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 64106

Re: The Growing Your Own Organic Fruit and Vegetables Thread

It has been a long time and I'm not sure I have that ratio correct, so I figured I'd stick this into the search engine and last one on page 1 ... guess? Cow manure tea - Cannabis Forums Message Boards - Medical ... - [ このページを訳す ]This stuff is a good organic mix which is cheap and works wonders. Buy ...
by ManyQs
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Growing Your Own Organic Fruit and Vegetables Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 64106

Re: The Growing Your Own Organic Fruit and Vegetables Thread

Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of what you'd be asking for at the garden center. I mean, you could try asking for cow shit, but it might be interesting what you get.

Still, the looking cool idea is cool by me.
by ManyQs
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Growing Your Own Organic Fruit and Vegetables Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 64106

Re: The Growing Your Own Organic Fruit and Vegetables Thread

Back when I was into growing such things as being mentioned here, don't forget pimans, I learned a real neat anti-bug trick. One part gyuhun, easy to buy, and about four parts water. Set for about two weeks and then the "gyuhun liquid" is strained into a spray bottle and spray it on your plants. Goo...
by ManyQs
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Seriously messed up proposed law
Replies: 35
Views: 4033

Re: Seriously messed up proposed law

In today's Japan Times you can find this article http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20090627f1.html and the 17th paragraph reads like this: She was arrested for overstaying in 2007, sent to the bureau without criminal charges and married a South American man, a legal resident, she had begun li...
by ManyQs
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Neo-Nova
Replies: 5602
Views: 847985

Re: G.communication: Neo-Nova

How on fuckin' earth can your transport money be decided on how many lessons you taught? last time I hopped on the bus, the driver didn't ask how many kids I'd taught that day, and then adjust my fare accordingly. What total fucking cuntery! :guns: Now that the primary work that I had to do on this...
by ManyQs
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Neo-Nova
Replies: 5602
Views: 847985

Re: G.communication: Neo-Nova

About the fax that was posted on the previous page. If you click the link it doesn't bring up the Nova website. It brings up Navix. Maybe a franchise but I don't know. Why people would still apply for Nova/navix? Didn't know they reduced your pay if there was a cancellation. Not fair, if the studen...
by ManyQs
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Neo-Nova
Replies: 5602
Views: 847985

Re: G.communication: Neo-Nova

Wonder if it would fly... god its just about as wacky as what they are doing, so it just might. I wonder, too. If you had a bunch of privates, why not try and rent out a cubicle. It would beat giving lessons in Starbucks. :rotfl: Shawn, those rates are not competitive with what you can rent from wa...
by ManyQs
Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: lifes little greats
Replies: 2829
Views: 182989

Re: lifes little greats

Well, a full stomach now (damn you Wage Slave for the very GRAPHIC! power of suggestion) and while I was pigging out on the sausages, eggs, rice and more sausages I remembered a cartoon I saw once a bit back. Some character sat down to a table and there was a little sign reading "Pig Out". Character...
by ManyQs
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: lifes little greats
Replies: 2829
Views: 182989

Re: lifes little greats

:drool: This is all making me EXTREMELY homesick :cry: I want to listen to 'Capstick Comes Home' now. Oh man, you're spot on there! I guess I'm going to have to upgrade my breakfast this morning to something more substantial than oatmeal. Off to the galley. What the heck, while we're on this trip d...
by ManyQs
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: lifes little greats
Replies: 2829
Views: 182989

Re: lifes little greats

Mr Donuts "FRANK PIE" Yeah right. That is a a sausage roll! LOVE THOSE. Especially when they are 120 yen! Actually! I really like Mr Donuts fullstop! Any similarity to something I remember years ago in England called pig-in-a-blanket? Pig? Pigs? It's been ages, but for some reason I have this feeli...
by ManyQs
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: A certain rabblerouser
Replies: 415
Views: 43529

Re: A certain rabblerouser

In the years I have known Arudou Debito I have only known him to use his own name as a User ID in the rare cases when he has joined a forum. I am quite sure that member, gaijin...something, is not him.
by ManyQs
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The Residents Tax Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 10520

Re: The Residents' Taxes Thread

Some years ago an advocacy group I belonged to helped a foreigner receive free medical care through laws related to seikatsu hogo. I finally dug up the archived files. It was a city in western Tokyo-to. The individual went to the hospital after a city official had made the arrangements with the hosp...
by ManyQs
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Welcome Back, Many Qs!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Welcome Back, Many Qs!!!

This is a bit of a shock. Hadn't seen this thread 'til just now. I'll be damned! And the line posted from whence that signature came I remember. See my sig! valve-bouncer wrote: Fuck me, I hope to christ you are a troll because the possibility of someone so mind-numbingly boring as you walking among...
by ManyQs
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Does your school allow CoolBiz?
Replies: 29
Views: 3327

Re: Does your school allow CoolBiz?

Stick-Swinging Incident wrote:And how is Dennis Rodman these days ManyQs?
Just fine. See. Image
by ManyQs
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Does your school allow CoolBiz?
Replies: 29
Views: 3327

Re: Does your school allow CoolBiz?

Wage Slave wrote:Referring to yourself in the third person. :shock: Always a very bad sign in my experience.
I agree.

:bye:
by ManyQs
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Does your school allow CoolBiz?
Replies: 29
Views: 3327

Re: Does your school allow CoolBiz?

It is an internet law that anyone posting something like this - If you indicate you're a teacher but can't copy edit your own writings, no matter the medium ... Well, don't look so good, ya know? - will invaribly go on to include in their reply something like this - ...by the time you got to those ...
by ManyQs
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Does your school allow CoolBiz?
Replies: 29
Views: 3327

Re: Does your school allow CoolBiz?

Well, let's see. How many members will ManyQs piss off, alienate, or simply leave a bad taste in the mouth? Does ManyQs care? ManyQs doesn't know. It seems that it's been stated or written that it's wise to choose one's battles carefully, which ManyQs is not doing with this post. Dress codes have pr...
by ManyQs
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gun Ownership
Replies: 111
Views: 10998

Re: Gun Ownership

By the way, there is one thing I'll go ahead and post before I finish reading all the posts. In my many years of thinking about "gun" control (What's a gun?) I have very often felt that the fastest way to prevent people from using firearms is to control the production and sale of ammunition. It's go...
by ManyQs
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gun Ownership
Replies: 111
Views: 10998

Re: Gun Ownership

A lot of opinions to read, so on the business about guns I'll wait until I can get through all the pages. But, I noticed on page 1 and then more on page 2 some discussion about knife tips and blades, etc. What I didn't find was anyone posting anything about the proper method for using a knife in a f...
by ManyQs
Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: The Business Center
Topic: GaijinTax.Com - An English Teacher's Guide To Reducing Tax
Replies: 21
Views: 4429

Re: GaijinTax.Com - An English Teacher's Guide To Reducing Tax

I visited your website, GainjinTax.Com, and I did not see very much information about miscellaneous income. As one major player in the ESL field is paying their teachers under this system, and probably many others that I don't know about, I submit to you that you might want to update your website. I...
by ManyQs
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Driving schools
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: Koyama Driving School/Getting a motorcycle licence

Back in 83 or 84 I took my stateside license downtown per instructions from somebody and the official thumbed through some monster book and found the state and wrote down what I could get in Japan. We went a few rounds on his not giving me an equivalent commercial chauffeur license as my stateside o...