Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Lobby' started by Kyobu, Jun 4, 2007.
Japan lost Asian Cup final to Qatar that will host 2022 World Cup
Blackpink fans here in the Philippines should really drop down their egos a whole lot of levels
Classy act by Japan football team.
I'm gonna tell you, this is actually non football reason but there's a mafia behind the win of Qatar to be host of 2022 World Cup. A leaked data even mentioned president of France at that moment, Nicolas Sarkozy.
World Cup is a big business. Even if there's only 1 kind of sport in the competition, this is actually the biggest sporting event, even bigger than Olympics. The champion will be regarded as the legit greatest nation for 4 years and anyone can say that currently France is the legit greatest nation until 2022. While you may remember Croatia but they need to be consistent because reaching World Cup final, Hungary & Czechoslovakia did it too.
A long story in the NY Times about working mothers.
"According to an analysis of government data by Noriko O. Tsuya, an economics professor at Keio University in Tokyo, women who work more than 49 hours a week typically do close to 25 hours of housework a week. Their husbands do an average of less than five."
[about one woman] She married four years later. Much to her shock, the company automatically converted her employment status to part-time, she said. “My boss started saying, ‘You are not long for this job because you’re probably just going to go off and have kids, right?’” she recalled.
She looked for another job, but prospective employers said, “You probably can’t work late, right?” or “Does your husband understand how busy you will be?”
[about her new job] Until her youngest child, now 2, enters second grade, she can work a shortened seven-hour day, albeit for 30 percent lower pay. She is never asked to do the kind of overtime she regularly put in before her children were born, when she was often at the office until 10 p.m. or later.
But because of that, she has not been promoted in eight years and has received scant pay raises.
“When I asked why,” she said, “my boss said my output was lower because I work fewer hours.”
Th author, Motoko Rich, has a Japanese mother and lived in Japan for a while as a child. She has been living in Japan for the last three years. Her favorite word is yabai!
I stopped having breakfast at a restaurant that is next to my office the second time a cockroach thought my leg was worth climbing...
Future of music belongs to the independent artists.
Viva KNTL RUUP
I'm gonna register myself to join the march at 3/9!
I'm still pursuing my dream to be a successful musician!
This is nothing, i've found pizzas with beer glasses, hairs in the crème caramel, buttons inside cookies, sand in the soup... Even worms in the paella.
With what I find when eating, I have come to think that in my previous life I should have been the king's appraiser.
Harugon's birthday message is a heartbreaking, she said that she spent her childhood in an orphanage. Here's English translation by me. @Cristafari @sscrla @ForrestFuller @marioworldakb lemme post about it here to gain more audiences.
Don't know why you are asking me (I'm sure they will allow that in her thread).
Recently addicted using font Georgia. I'm going to use this font when I'm translating something and not speaking for myself — this is an exception.
Ikee Rikako, Japanese woman swimmer who won 6 gold medals at Asian Games in Jakarta, announced that she's diagnosed with leukimia. Much strength for her and speed recovery.
What a heartbreaking as she's only 18 years old.
I love Georgia and use it for all my business letters.
I was testing some fonts to work with the em dash (—) and found Georgia very pleasant to the eye. I'm glad we have it in the forum.
What I like best are the number as they don't sit on the same line.
For example, this is post 17997 in this thread.
I'll use Georgia to say that Oricon is reporting that the well-known Tokyo concert venue Akasaka Blitz is to close in order to be redeveloped as a recording studio:
Ｉ ｌｉｋｅ ｔｈｉｓ ｍｏｒｅ
Twitter is an awesome place. I’m glad I can help out someone’s “self-esteem” with little effort. Say hello, to the “Good guy”.