Constantine Von Frogstein
I hate that the people don't lift their feet when they walk. The sound! I hate the sound! The vending machines are the best things about Japan. I don't care much about beer or cigarettes, but the corn soup is ...
Bookshop operator, 27
'Kitchen Confidential' by Anthony Bourdain. It would be a good holiday read. I would buy it for any foodie friend because you see all the good points and bad points of the industry. It's more positive on balance, but it's still ...
The worst job I ever had was working as a cleaner at a nuclear power plant in France. I had to go around collecting rubbish. I didn't have to wear special clothes or anything. There was no risk of contamination -- ...
Rachel spent 3 1/2 years in Tokyo working for one of the big five conversation schools, before returning to the U.S. and working for the same company as a recruiter up and down the West Coast of the U.S.
"I'm proud of myself for ...
The other day, I went to a British pub with some friends and we ordered a turkey. We were all so excited that we ate it all, and then they brought another one and we ate that too. It was-all-you-can-eat. I ...
My main reason for studying Japanese is to understand my karate sensei when he's yelling at me, and, obviously, if you're going to live here a while, then you're missing out on a lot by not studying Japanese.
I'm studying Japanese ...
I drink as much water as possible and take half a day off, if it's during the week. On the weekend I sleep in and have a big breakfast. I take multivitamins everyday, but I definitely need them when I have ...
I disagree. I did my masters on discrimination against foreigners and fingerprinting Koreans was a big issue. I agree with the ID cards, but fingerprinting is for criminals, unless they're going to fingerprint everyone, Japanese included.
I think ...
Exchange student, 20
I don't have a line. But I've got, "Do you like anime?" a few times. Something that tends to work for me is when a guy says "I speak English," because it makes choosing which language you are going ...
No. I'm from the U.K. and most people I know have tried drugs. Whenever I ask people my age here, the textbook response is drugs are very bad and they haven't tried them. There's no drug culture, especially compared with the ...