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Forum: Japan
Jun 19, 20, 8:17 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,967
Posted By Pickles

Not as baffling as the "everybody out for 10...

Not as baffling as the "everybody out for 10 minutes every hour." Don't want to overdo the slow walking up and down the lane!
Forum: Japan
Jun 18, 20, 8:15 pm
Replies: 2,193
Views: 182,690
Posted By Pickles

No, it's deserted. I heard it from a reliable...

No, it's deserted. I heard it from a reliable source, and it made me absurdly 羨ましい. Kind of what it was like in the 1980s and before (maybe even until the early 1990s). And it was great.
Jun 15, 20, 11:34 am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,430
Posted By Pickles

Agreed. This kind of thing makes my blood boil...

Agreed. This kind of thing makes my blood boil to the point of consequences-be-damned anger.
Jun 15, 20, 11:10 am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,430
Posted By Pickles

I would have ripped her a new one. Worth the...

I would have ripped her a new one. Worth the diversion and subsequent arrest.
Forum: Japan
Jun 8, 20, 7:48 pm
Replies: 2,193
Views: 182,690
Posted By Pickles

18% of tourism. Which is 7.4% of GDP, so a...

18% of tourism. Which is 7.4% of GDP, so a couple of percent of GDP all-in. I'd say Japan could well keep all foreign tourists out without major damage to its economy in the aggregate. And maybe...
Forum: Japan
May 30, 20, 9:34 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 7,957
Posted By Pickles

The Maisen Honten has had a world-famous takeout...

The Maisen Honten has had a world-famous takeout window since forever.
Forum: Japan
May 29, 20, 8:11 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 7,957
Posted By Pickles

What's next? That abomination called katsu-sando?

What's next? That abomination called katsu-sando?
May 27, 20, 2:34 pm
Replies: 1,007
Views: 206,294
Posted By Pickles

Thank you. That sounds straightforward enough.

Thank you. That sounds straightforward enough.
May 27, 20, 2:28 pm
Replies: 1,007
Views: 206,294
Posted By Pickles

I am holding a BOS-LHR-NBO round trip for middle...

I am holding a BOS-LHR-NBO round trip for middle of July that still seems to be a "go." My guess is that it's going to get axed, so I'll ask for my money back. It's on 001 ticket stock, so don't...
Forum: Japan
May 23, 20, 12:09 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By Pickles

I thought this was about a flower shop in...

I thought this was about a flower shop in Daikanyama. Carry on.
Forum: Japan
May 22, 20, 6:28 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By Pickles

Noooo. Clearly in the 'what the hell are they...

Noooo. Clearly in the 'what the hell are they thinking' category.
Forum: Japan
May 20, 20, 10:05 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 8,308
Posted By Pickles

Hong Kong quarantines both citizens and...

Hong Kong quarantines both citizens and residents, but both are welcome to return at any time and then quarantined equally. Everybody else is SOL.
Forum: Japan
May 20, 20, 6:16 am
Replies: 91
Views: 8,308
Posted By Pickles

I think applying the rules based on citizenship...

I think applying the rules based on citizenship (which you seem to like so much is) is simultaneously innumerate, paranoid, xenophobic, and stupid. I would even add cruel to the list. Not even the...
Forum: Japan
May 20, 20, 5:37 am
Replies: 91
Views: 8,308
Posted By Pickles

Japan has already prevented the entry of visitors...

Japan has already prevented the entry of visitors to Japan, and is allowing Japanese citizens abroad to return. It's only preventing foreigners residing in Japan from returning. First, some facts. In...
Forum: Japan
May 18, 20, 7:17 am
Replies: 2,193
Views: 182,690
Posted By Pickles

Imagine (from the comfort of your laundry room,...

Imagine (from the comfort of your laundry room, where you seem to be holed up) you are in the inaka, in some nice minka for a weekend respite. If you hear clomping outside your window, do you assume...
Forum: Japan
May 15, 20, 9:00 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,111
Posted By Pickles

Well, considering the last 鎖国 lasted 220 years,...

Well, considering the last 鎖国 lasted 220 years, it could be a while.
Forum: Japan
May 13, 20, 10:12 am
Replies: 2,193
Views: 182,690
Posted By Pickles

This has to be one of the weirdest social customs...

This has to be one of the weirdest social customs in Japan.
May 8, 20, 7:58 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 11,534
Posted By Pickles

I would ask myself right now, what would B Watson...

I would ask myself right now, what would B Watson do in this situation?
Forum: Las Vegas
May 7, 20, 7:46 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,116
Posted By Pickles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkzMA1jrm00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkzMA1jrm00
May 7, 20, 7:40 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,720
Posted By Pickles

If I could go somewhere and the Hyatt I wanted to...

If I could go somewhere and the Hyatt I wanted to stay had the facilities I wanted to use be open (and not just "open"), then I'd stay at one.
Forum: Japan
May 6, 20, 9:40 am
Replies: 212
Views: 31,910
Posted By Pickles

You sound like my mother when I was a tyke under...

You sound like my mother when I was a tyke under lockdown for some transgression or another and I was trying to negotiate with her when it would be lifted.
Forum: Japan
May 3, 20, 7:01 pm
Replies: 2,193
Views: 182,690
Posted By Pickles

I find your sunny optimism, bordering into...

I find your sunny optimism, bordering into masochistic schadenfreude surprisingly refreshing.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 30, 20, 8:49 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,917
Posted By Pickles

I think the world needs more places like this...

I think the world needs more places like this one: LILEKS (James) :: The Gobbler (http://www.lileks.com/institute/motel/roost/4.html)
Forum: Japan
Apr 28, 20, 10:53 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 9,092
Posted By Pickles

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Served in the past tense:

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Forum: Japan
Apr 28, 20, 7:19 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 9,092
Posted By Pickles

Well, good riddance. Did you know that the Cafe...

Well, good riddance. Did you know that the Cafe du Monde in Kyoto Station (the only one I was familiar with), did not sell beignets? What was the point, then?
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