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    I would've said best to just hop on the train to Osaka. Check out the Edo-Tokyo museum though if you aren't already on the plane back when you read this.
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    Qualitative posts, eh. Good times :P
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    Has anyone ever had bedbugs? I wouldn't wish the :wub:ers on anybody, even people who stand on the wrong side of the escalator.

    Currently got a typhoon coming through, fortunately that just means...
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    The Big Lebowski deserves its status.

    BTW does anyone know a good M2TW mod that has a small, detailed campaign map? Like The Last Kingdom.

    I've never been to an important meeting.
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    That sounds like a pretty dull celebration.
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    My gf definitely fits in that category, as she's left-handed and doesn't hold them well.

    Yeah ramen and udon are meant to be eaten noisily here. People go so far as to say that if you don't slurp...
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    I always cringe when I watch Western movies in which people hold chopsticks like pencils, lower than the mid-point. You're supposed to hold them close to the top.

    Not that I'm assuming you do so,...
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    This seems less like difficult self-confrontation and more like 'retreat into nationalism' mode.

    Speaking against your own country, rather than being the domain of 'mindless idiots', takes...
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    I much prefer eating with chopsticks to eating with a knife and fork - the latter feels so clumsy now. Also yeah you can find some nice stuff in a 100 yen (1 dollar) shop.

    As for the spoons, there...
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    Is that sickness in any way related to Red Dead Redemptionitis? Shrouded in mystery indeed, that one.
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    To be fair, it's not an openly hostile word, and only slightly different than the milder 'gaikokujin' which is used by the media etc.


    I've heard so many strange opinions like that throughout my...
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    It's used a lot, mainly by working-class/rural people but almost everyone uses it at some point, although some immediately stop themselves and say "oh wait, I shouldn't say that, it's discrimination...
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    Yeah it's called 'seiza' and is deliberately meant to be uncomfortable. I couldn't do it at all when I did kendo at university, but by now I can do it alright for a while. You get 'dead legs' after a...
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    Right, yeah exactly the same then, though I'm led to believe that in Korea the quantities consumed are quite a lot higher.

    Usually when I see those groups, there's almost always one or two women,...
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    I envy you if that's the case.

    Yeah it's always like that at work events here. All you can drink is par the course, though many Japanese are starting to eschew them due to the unpleasantness of...
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    It's great to see Legio Italica back!

    Last Saturday I had to host a Christmas party at work, which started at 6:30. It was all you can drink so I took proper advantage of that. But then after the...
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    If you're Taiwanese that means...Japan? They seem to love it.

    What kind of job?
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    Couldn't it be because we were just talking about that a few days ago in this thread?
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    Chicken heart, among other hearts, is amazing. It's a travesty that in plenty of countries it is eaten exclusively in giblets or nuggets rather than savoured as a delicacy.
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    The holy ampulla finally makes sense...
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    I thought Diamat would reply to this with something about Avians' innate sense of justice leading them to freely choose their master and pledge their loyalty only on condition of fair treatment....
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    Those look like native British red squirrels.

    Actually if I fly long haul with my laptop, I sit in the middle row at the back, plug in headphones and an Xbox controller, and play games. It's great.
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    What I read about it doesn't make it seems promising, but like you said it's possible there'll be a different outcome for a bird.
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    This is why it's good to have true Devians on Hex.
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    Well there go my aspirations of getting that 10,000 posts and 10 year award. That was the one thing I was still planning on achieving here, damn it!
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    Just read through this thread. It's really great to see such a talented team working on a fresh Alexander campaign. Everything posted so far looks brilliant, can't wait till the day this is out.

    I...
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    It is if you're a pissimist.
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    I'd like to be the guy who pees on the rug.
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    Yeah it's not easy for vegetarians, so ironic given its Buddhist history.

    I barely meet any Indians here, but there are lots of Nepalese. Always seemed strange to me given the relative sizes of...
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    Neither, I have had chicken, pork and puffer fish sashimi, which were all delicious. I've also been to a fishing restaurant, shaped like a boat, where you catch a fish from the water around it and...
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    It's amazing coming here and checking out the front page. Not that I ever really posted here that much but it seems TWC really reflects the increasing polarization of political discourse in the West....
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    Yeah, been here almost four years now. I've largely gone off anime though lol
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    As much as Osaka is an awesome city jam packed with fun, I have to say it sometimes seems impossible to break out to the countryside and see actual wilderness. The city, other cities and suburbs...
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    I would have! Let us know if you're going east :P
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    You can tell those apart?

    I've thought about this myself. Although I disagree with the notion of East Asian countries having better airports or more clubs, I think that in the West people just...
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    Objection!

    Unless by quarter of a day you mean quarter of a year?
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