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  1. Sent you some info by PM I found rach. Have a great time!
  2. I knew it. http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/04/22/text.iq/index.html Workers distracted by phone calls, e-mails and text messages suffer a greater loss of IQ than a person smoking marijuana, a British study shows.
  3. I've been to both really like both. I'd probably choose Austria though - if not only because it is cheaper. Many aspects are similar if it's mountains that you want. And Vienna is a great city, spend at least a few days there.
  4. I had some Kobe beef - not actually in Kobe, but in Tokyo. Well they said it was Kobe beef. And it was probably the best I have ever had. Very tender, good stuff it was. Happily I wasn't paying the bill - it was outrageously expensive. Tell us what it was like, will you Furm?
  5. I might have one more day in me if a friend can convince me and take me. Anyone nearby?
  6. So for once it's not just Japan being anal then. Thats good to hear, in a way.
  7. I'll support Koizumi on this one. I doubt my boss will.
  8. I remember once when I tried to fix a really small thing like that and ended up pulling my hair out for a full weekend. I tend to put up with small things now, I have bad memories of that weekend. Glad it worked out.
  9. What's the appeal of a pierced stomach? I can sure do without that.
  10. I'm one of those who would get a migraine just thinking about putting my own pc together. I'd just rather pay a bit more and get one sent to me ready to use. Whatever, you are sure better going with Dell and the like than going to your local electric shop that will give you on the shelf ones for more. For the same price you'll get more, esp. when they have one of their offers on. I think. Maybe.
  11. Quote: Witness describes gunman grinning, waving Sounds like he was having fun then. Seems he was prepared as well: "The FBI believes the student responsible for killing seven people at a northern Minnesota high school used his grandfather's police-issue pistol to carry out the killings, and that he drove to the school in his grandfather's police car. The FBI also told reporters Jeff Weise, 16, was wearing a bullet proof vest during his killing spree."
  12. I've seen it, that first one. It was alright, didn't think it was amazing but it was good to see Dr Who. Yappari, the memories of all the naff effects, wonky cardboard walls and seemed that much better. It might grow and become a classic, will have to give it another watch on the tv when I can.
  13. I'm going to Nagano tomorrow until Tuesday, probably to Hakuba.
  14. Sorry, sure this has been covered before, but.... what is a splitboard?
  15. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=aTXvXBPtteXs&refer=japan
  16. I am looking for a (good) haggis to buy here in Japan and having real difficulties. Basically I cannot find anywhere that sells it. Does anyone??
  17. I'm interested. Can we not get any here?
  18. No, I think it is disgusting. I'm sure you must like mine though.
  19. What is an ojisan? Is it a guy of a particular age (what age?) or is it a look/attitude? (or a bit of both)? The image I have of an ojisan is a pensioner-aged type. That may be completely incorrect... Do tell!
  20. Less ticket machines or less ojisans? I presume you mean less ojisans? I don't have much to compare to, but always feel there are so many numbers of workers doing all sorts of things in this country. Construction workers make me laugh, about 10 guys needed to fill a small hole and 10 to coordinate the traffic. Totally ott. Why do companies do this? Are there regulations that require extreme overstaffing or something, otherwise it doesn't make much sense. Cut those costs!
  21. Any good places where there are snowboard training vid lessons online? (Pref. not needing any cash!)
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