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Japan question for Sickboy
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Why do they drive on the left side of the road in Japan?

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As far as I know, when Japan opened up, they were very impressed with the british, so they adopted many things from them, like the driving thing, their mail system, etc.

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Thanks, Jester. Now that you mention that, it sounds familiar, like I’ve heard it before….

How are you?

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So so, money problems, troubles at work, frustrated in many ways for many things I can’t do due to economic issues, but I’m happy I’m home again.

How are you?

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Oh,I asked some people. Apparently by walking (and later driving) on the left it was easier to get the sword out.

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I just now noticed these replies. I’m sorry to hear about your work troubles, Jester…I hope that gets better soon (I seem to recall you saying that you liked your job). At least you’re back in your home city.

Not much is new here, except that work is incredibly busy and they are finally giving me some travel opportunities. In fact, I just returned from a very tiring business trip to Atlanta, and they asked me to think about moving there. Be careful what you wish for, indeed!

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Why don’t you move to Atlanta?

I do like my job, it’s even therapeutic, but unfortunately at this point it doesn’t pay my rent. Part of the business in mine, that is, I am one of 4 owners, but the business is young, and we are investing what we earn. Currently I earn about half of my rent, which is spent not on rent but on food, phone bills, gas, electricity, etc. It has potential, especially since there’s only 7 businesses in total that offer the service we have, but I can’t ask my landlady to hold the rent until the business goes up. So, it’s not easy for me to leave just like that, but I am planing on getting another job. Not a second one, just bailing out of this one. I have a plan, but I’m not telling because it usually never comes true when you count your bunnies before they are born.

Don’t wish me luck, wish me a miracle.

Sorry for polluting your forum, Sickboy…

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Good luck, Jester…and maybe I WILL move to Atlanta…it’s just that the city is a little more land-locked than I’d like. If I wanted to live in a city which as much horrid traffic as Atlanta has, I’d stay in LA. Still, could be fun…at least the Appalachians are close by, and Delta’s hub airport can take me almost anywhere….

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If Atlanta is anything like its airport, I never want to go there.

I think I experienced more culture shock there than in Asia!

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ROTF

I’ve always liked Mexico City’s airport, and being this a third world country, I was expecting heavenly airports in cities like say… Paris… I haven’t been to more than 10 airports, but Mexico’s airport is the best I’ve seen. Some airports, like the one in Glasgow reminded me of the bus stations over here.

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What I like about Mexico City’s airport:

1) Shops, restaurants, restrooms, and ATM machines BEFORE you pass through the security checkpoint, so that you can share a farewell meal with that special someone.
2) Baggage lockers (they’ve been either removed or disabled in virtually every US airport post-9/11).
3) Fast processing at the customs and immigration desks.
4) The airport is far enough from the Centro that the roads leading to it aren’t bogged down in traffic, but close enough to the Centro that it doesn’t take you forever a day to get there.
5) The airport is served by Mexico City’s simply wonderful Metro.

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This thread has little to do with Japan or me…

carry on! Wink

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Ooops, sorry, I’m gone. Adiosito.

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Nah, was just joking Jester. I loves y’as alls!

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I was just being nosey because I kinda like you.

Ya´ll be good. And talk about Japan.

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Mexican airports are also a valid point of discussion.

Which airport in Mexico do you think is the worst?

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Nice topic change.

I don´t know, I´ve only been to the one in Mexico City, but I can talk about lousy bus stations though.
The problem with the airport in Mexico is it doesn’t have anywhere to expand to, so the government came up with the brilliant idea of building another airport, and the places they chose 1) one was an ecological place of some sort, 2) the other one was occupied by farmers, so they wanted to force farmers to sell their fields for 23 pesos per square km (around 20 US cents) or some ridiculous price like that. Of course hell was unleashed, protests, some people died I believe, and they had to &quotostpone" the project.

Ok, I originally posted a stupid question, and this one is too, but I’m sure the answer is more interesting. Has anyone ever played Kancho with you?

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I only knew the Korean name so I had to consult teh girl for further details.

The answer is "yes"

That shit wouldn’t fly in Canada though I do ward off 95% of attacks.

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what the hell are you two on about?