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100 yen shop regrets

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goo Ranking recently reported on a survey into regrets on buying items at a 100 yen shop.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 19th of January and 2nd of February 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

100 Yen Shop

I’ve had many successes than regrets at the 100 yen shop, but sellotape is one of the worst choices; the tape is too tough to rip by hand, but the glue too weak. I really cannot think of anything else right now, especially as when I recently moved about half the new items of furnishings and fittings I bought were probably from various 100 yen shops. My best was a shower curtain I repurposed into two curtains for the bathroom windows, using 100 yen poles to hold the curtain, then I used the remaining curtain to cover a glass door leading on to the bathroom.

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Stuff love can not be blind to

goo Ranking recently published a survey into what manners-related behaviour by one’s partner people could not forgive, for both men looking at women and women looking at men.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 16th and 20th of January 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Here’s a couple getting a bit too friendly on the train; at least they aren’t sitting legs akimbo.

Drunk Couple Train Tokyo

My wife is terrible for slamming car doors, but as we don’t own, just occasionally rent, I can forgive her. Furthermore, not grabbing as many free tissues as possible is a minus in my book!

I find it interesting that the top one for females is noisy eating, yet most guys I know have horrendously noisy eating habits. Perhaps they change when they are at home?
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When women feel damned by faint praise

goo Ranking recently published a short ranking survey into what praise from men they are not happy to hear.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where on the 13th of January 2015 500 members, all female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I’m not sure what number 2 is all about, or if it is just my poor translation; it could also be “You’ll have a lot of money in the bank”, which I suppose is a polite way of saying one has more money than sense. Here’s someone being good with makeup, I suppose:

Sailor girl makeup
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Spotting a future baldie

goo Ranking recently republished a survey I must have missed first time round, why people think someone (male) will probably go bald in the future, with opinions from both women and men.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 20th of August 2014 500 members, 250 male and 250 female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

One that doesn’t rank, but similar to going out in the rain without an umbrella, my wife told me that letting your hair dry naturally, especially going to bed with wet hair, is a big no-no.

Here’s what should be Japan’s patron saint of slapheads, the kappa, a sort of turtle thing with a big round bald spot:

Bonus Photos from the before time...
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Typical events on the last train home after a night on the booze

Today’s slightly silly survey is from goo Ranking as usual, a look at typical occurances catching the last train home after drinking.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 9th and 11th of December 2014 500 members, 250 male and 250 female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I’m surprised this didn’t make the rankings:

Sleepless in Yokohama

I have rarely got the last train home, so I’m not really too familiar with many of the images here, although from talking to people online, apparently vomit is a serious concern both in carriages and on station platforms. Now I think about it, since I’ve moved up to the Tokyo area, I think I’ve seen more vomit on platforms and the surrounding station area than I did in Osaka, but I don’t know if that just means that they are less efficient at cleaning it up here.
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What not to do when being introduced to your Japanese partner’s parents

goo Ranking published an entertaining survey on the worst faux pas when visiting your boyfriend or girlfriend’s parents’ home.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 9th and 11th of December 2014 500 members, 250 male and 250 female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

When I visited my wife’s parents before we got married, fortunately I got a pass on any faux pas I might have committed for be foreign. I could have done with this list, though, to at least know what to put an effort in to!
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How Japanese choose gyms

No doubt a common New Year Resolution will be to get fit, so with this in mind goo Research asked what points peope take into consideration when choosing a sports gym to join.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where on the 22nd of October 2014 500 members, 250 male and 250 female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Joining a gym is something I’m also always saying I should do; my employer has a discount program with one of the big chains, but it’s a pretty small discount and based on full price courses, so it’s actually cheaper to join privately on a special offer or a slightly more limited plan.

Here’s a bit of an odd combination gym:


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New Year postcards that annoy

Happy New Year of the Sheep to all my readers! Let’s kick off with a look at features of New Year postcards that annoy people.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where on the 19th of December 2014 500 female members of their monitor group (note: an all-female sample seems odd here and might be a mistake) completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

This year, the post office annoyed me rather than people’s cards, as we moved and either almost everyone missed the last posting date or the post office was just slow to redirect, but we got just six cards on New Year’s Day instead of the usual 20 or 30.

I haven’t a clue why number two would annoy people! Is it some sort of disliked boasting? I’m sure every year I get one or two that feature children only, although pets only (especially dogs!) would annoy me.

Here is a New Year sheep (Flickr says it was taken on January 1st 2010), with an octopus, for no particular reason:


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What sounds women don’t want to hear from guys they fancy

As an early New Year Resolution, I think it is time to get this blog back on the road, so here I go with a goo Ranking survey looking at what sounds women would not want to hear from guys they fancy.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where on the 22nd of October 2014 250 female members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

The Japanese-language version of this survey used onomatopoeic terms which have no real English equivalent, so you’ll just have to imagine the sounds as you read them!

My pet hate for women is slurping noodles – I know it’s supposed to be good manners, but I cannot forget my British sensibilities; here’s three women no doubt being excessively noisy:


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Cool-sounding historical events and people

This is a bit of an odd subject for a survey, a look by goo Ranking at what historical terms people think sound cool.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 22nd of September 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, but no further demographics were given.

I must admit to having never heard of the majority of these events, and as is usual for goo Rankings, I presume that people were picking them from a list, not recalling them.

However, I do feel uncomfortable with both Kristallnacht and Holocaust Eve (I’m not sure what exactly this event is, though) being ranked as cool, or more to the point, goo Ranking approving and publishing a survey that features them. I do hope that people were voting for these out of ignorance of the meaning, as this survey was specifically about cool-sounding words, not cool events.

Here’s a quite cool picture of a page of a book about the Holy Roman Empire:


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