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My legs hurt, my ear hurts
I regret making that spects just now... i should have visited other shops before buying on impulse...
I just wanted to make one cheaper spects, get it over and done with fast.
I did something funny in today's lesson. Our sensei, Ms Nakanishi, wanted us to practice some sentences.
mainichi nanji ni okirundesuka
What time do you wake up everyday?
Ans（ TIME ）に起きます
I wake up at ( TIME )
We all took turns to reply in twos...
So when it was our turn..
i asked jln snd she replied some time
example 7 oclock
shichi ji ni okimasu
I wake up at 7 o'clock
So when jln ask me
mainichi nanji ni okirundesuka
What time do you wake up everyday?
I don't know
Everyone laughed... Someone said 'nice one'..
It really felt nice to make pple laugh
to see pple smile becos of you
Does this look like doraemon???
((ミ °0 °ミ))
Went Chinatown with Mom since 11am, just got back at around 4pm. It's so damn hot. I hate the weather, the food and the increasing incoming Chinese at this place where I was, am and most probably will be for the rest of my life???
Apart from these that i have mentioned, I really have nothing more to complain about this country with no natural disaster and a government that can stay clean but like some kids, hates bathing.
I have been having weird dreams lately, and the funny thing is the dream can continue a few days later. In the dream, I'm a super cool woman who challenges some weird creature. Zzz... too much fantasy stories/movies?? i dun kno... I hate dreaming of weird stuff, it just makes me feel tired even after sleeping a lot.
I'm now reading a book, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, it is more of a love story and i thought i said i dun like to read love story. Movies and shows and mangas are alright but story books about love just never attracts me. But i was interested in the book because they are filming a movie starring Horikita Maki(i like her, she is cute), Matsuyama Ken'ichi(L of Deathnote), and Tegoshi Yuya(Member of NEWS) and after reading just a few page i got hooked on, read it to find out for yehself.
As i am super free in the weekdays, cause all i have to do is to help a little bit with cleaning up, going for lessons which are left with two days in a week and do some self studies, I have been reading books, mangas and watching shows lately.
So there is this show which i want to recommend. Its not from any Johnny's, yes, no johnny's.
The Drama title is 'Oh! my girl.' The title sounds a little korean? But it is actually a Jap drama.
It's about this Ikemen, Yamashita Kotaro, who was living a peaceful life as a part-time publisher and a mobile phone novelist until two females suddenly appeared in his life. A six-year-old celebrity niece and the little girl's stern manager. As he is forced to live under the same roof as the little prodigy, their differences soon manifest and disputes ensue. However, through co-habitation, he slowly comes to appreciate having a family and the warmth it brings...
Yes i just like how Japanese drama brings out the warmth and touches peoples heart.
I saw this in someone's livejournal
Isn't he pretty??
Yes, 'HE'!! if i din read who this guy is, i will never kno this photo belongs to a 'he'
I come to a conclusion, Japanese mother likes to cross dress their child(from this pict and from itazura na kiss)
Haha!!! Anyway, this guy here is Tegoshi Yuya.
I'm so looking forward to Saturday, Saturday please come quickly!!!!
TOKYO (AFP) - - Pushed to their limits, thousands of Japanese are literally working themselves to death each year, a scourge the Asian power has started to address but which could get worse in the global economic crisis.
Sadako, a young woman working at an art gallery in Tokyo, said that she suffers from stress night and day.
"Employees work like crazy and the atmosphere is hectic, particularly in peak periods when everybody works late into the night," she said.
Even leaving the office is no relief. "Often we go out with colleagues at night to dwell on the bad things during the day and our problems with the bosses. There's no room to breathe." she said.
The Japanese call the problem "karoshi," or death by overwork. And with the global downturn sapping demand for Japanese exports and leading companies to slash jobs, the stress on workers is becoming even more severe.
A survey carried out in October by Japan's main labour union federation Rengo found that 53 percent of workers say they have recently been suffering more stress.
While for some the overwork is simply annoying, for others it causes everything from poor blood circulation to arteriosclerosis to strokes.
"Neither the government nor businesses offer figures that completely take stock of the problem," said Hiroshi Kawahito, a lawyer who represents relatives of karoshi victims.
Police say that more than 2,200 Japanese committed suicide due to work conditions in 2007.
But Kawahito said that figure represented only a fraction of the problem. He estimated some 10,000 workers in the same year suffered heart attacks or strokes, which were sometimes fatal, due to stress.
He said that fewer than 10 percent of the incidents were reported to authorities or companies because of the long time it takes to certify cases and the fair chance the effort will be in vain.
In 2007, 58 percent of people who sought compensation for a loved one's karoshi had their application refused. However, this was still a big improvement on 20 years ago when 95 percent of cases were rejected.
"There is growing public pressure for this scourge to be better recognised," Kawahito said.
In May 2007, the head of a construction site in the Tochigi region north of Tokyo committed suicide after putting in 65 to 70 hours every week for six months, plunging him into ill physical health and depression.
Authorities reporting to the labour ministry agreed to certify the suicide as a work accident and offered his widow three million yen (32,000 dollars) a year in compensation.
But even if the government is addressing the problem, few families of karoshi victims dare to go to former employers.
"The topic remains taboo in Japan with businesses thinking that their employees' mental state is their private problem," said Hajime Urushihara, the pointman on working conditions at Rengo, the union federation.
Nearly half of all businesses have no measures at all in place to prevent workplace stress, according to an investigation by the union.
Even though the law sets a 40-hour working week, one-quarter of Japanese workers toil for more than 50 hours a week and 10 percent put in more than 60 hours.
The vast majority of overworked employees are men, many in their 30s who are working their way up the corporate ladder.
Stress has long been a problem in Japan. Not even the imperial family is immune, with three members, including Emperor Akihito, all diagnosed in recent years with health problems tied to stress.
But karoshi has become a much more serious problem since the early 1990s when the collapse of the country's post-World War II economic miracle destroyed workers' promise of stable jobs for life.
Companies now routinely hire temporary workers, allowing bosses to lay them off when times get tough and putting more pressure on workers who remain on full-time contracts.
Tetsunojyo Uehata, who runs a centre to help overworked people, said the major issue was not just long hours but the accompanying problems -- abusive bosses, tension with colleagues and a sense of professional defeat amongst workers.
"Often the hierarchy just doesn't see the severity of the situation," Uehata said.
Urushihara, the trade unionist, said that after World War II, "the Japanese worked very hard but they also dreamed of a better life.
"That hope seems to have disappeared," he said.
Source: Yahoo! Singapore News
I mean with olympic the place might be wretch,,, (dirtied by outsiders etc..)
But then again.. i believe the authorities will do something about all those bad points..
I just place a banner at the left sidebar.
The Hokkaido milk coffee taste so so much tastier, after trying one sip from my fren, i decided to buy, and my fren went back to buy more packets. Each small packet cost S$1.40. Yes, Japanese products are just quite expensive still i think it is worth trying. I bought it at takashimaya basement, i think it is a temporary stall set up to promote hokkaido, and the pple selling those food are nihonjin. I din expect i have the chance to speak Japanese here. That was quite fun tho it was very simple.. not even full conversation.
I've just read some translated comments from Japanese Fans who went to NEWS concert and I'm full of envy. This concert sounds so much better than the previous. I want to go to their concert, or at least, i hope they will release a good DVD of their concert.
Finally bought code blue-doctor heli DVD
Oh no.. so broke..
Some shows to watch this fall
Bloody Monday Main Cast: Miura Haruma, Sato takeru, Kichise Michiko
Ryusei no kizuna Main Cast: Ninomiya Kazunari, Nishikido Ryo, Toda Erika
Scrap Teacher Main Cast: Nakajima Yuto, Yamada Ryosuke, Chinen Yuri, Arioka Daiki
Some time ago i found Arioka Daiki looks familiar to me, and was just wondering if he's the guy who acted in Engine as the bespecticled guy with a little sister. And yes, he is!
Johnnys everywhere, haha!! Johnny's power is just that great.
It seems like I'm fan-girling too many idoru
haha.. Taiwanese, japanese.. more than 10, maybe more than 15
I should be studying my Advanced Statistics now..
Zzz.. My nikki today doesn't link....
was Flipping thru old mangas when i saw this special for hana yori dango, Hanazawa rui Profile...
Blood Type: AB
Favourite colour: Black
Favourite Food: Mineral water(!!!)
Zzz... Mineral water.. haha.. reminds me something stupid i did some time ago. Mineral water is not my favourite food but i actually spent ard S$10 for a bottle of mineral water once cos I prefer mineral water or plain water to other drinks.
I can't wait for kurosagi to show here.. tomoro will be the day. Yeah!!