SUBJECT: Action Items, Follow-up, and Blatant Lies
Date: Right Now
As a result of last week’s postings, several items were deemed necessary for further review, discussion or action. Those items are outlined below:
1) Women in Japan– (Read original post here)- Yes folks- women in Japan are the new up and comers. Sporting a revamped fashion statement- navy suits with white dress shirts, opaque hose and fashionable matching pumps, these ladies are breaking in to careers 1950’s style- from the bottom up. Many of you expressed surprise that women don’t enjoy the same equal status as women from Westernized countries.
A tidbit to tantalize your taste buds. In the United States, most statistics indicate 50% of women will leave one’s job permanently after the first child is born. In Japan, the statistic states most women will leave permanently upon marriage.
I promise a post or two on this very dynamic issue which will most certainly alter the course of Japan’s future.
2) Regarding the bank’s refusal to issue funds due to our inadvertent negligence in providing a change in address. TokyoBling wrote that it could have been more dire:
“You’re lucky they didn’t demand the official hanko (seal) of your residence (the request for one which produced my latest bank-related expat moment).”
In Japan, one has the characters for one’s name as well as a hanko- or seal. The hanko is a small, round ink stamp which fits inside a blue round circle on certain documents.
Apparently I dodged a bullet.
3) Why is Offspring #1 the only one who gets hurt snowboarding? 2 reasons. The first, Offspring #2 and I snowboard, he does tricks with a snowboard attached to his feet. Second, we wear this:
Regarding “For Me- You Shouldn’t Have”– the only truth was my long-standing and deeply hallowed reign as Social Chairman at what started as one of the South’s finest academic institutions of higher learning to what later became a prestigious party school.
A certain member of the comment team- commonly referred to in this blog by a body part- is on a performance improvement plan based on her last diatribe whereupon she described one of my food posts as having the look and apparent smell of cat food.
Everyone else, I appreciate your comments, support and good will. I look forward to seeing the “Hey- you have a comment” when I wake up in the morning.
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Thanks for reading!