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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:31 pm

Blinkety flip! (just done the conversion! :shock: :lol: )

Many a mickle makes a muckle anyone? :lol: (the google 'lucky dip' search is almost as obscure :P )
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:33 pm

Is that just in Tokyo Pooh, or in all major cities. :?:
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:41 pm

Most towns. The nearest one to me is in Ichihara - 15 mins by car, though the nearer to Tokyo you get, the more there are.
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:54 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Blinkety flip! (just done the conversion! :shock: :lol: )


Why did you do the conversion? Didn't I say they cost 3 pounds an hour? :lol:
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Postby kakaze » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:02 pm

poohcarrot wrote:*Oh God! He's off about Japan again!*

In Japan the internet cafe's are slightly different to how you know them. It costs 3 pounds an hour and you get your own little room with vibrating massage chair, computer, Playstation (games are free), TV and DVD (DVDs are free), you can smoke, drink unlimited coffee/soft drinks, get porno channels (though for some reason all pubic hair has those little squares so you can't see unless you squint - allegedly) and has a shower.

People actually live in these internet cafes coz it's cheaper than a hotel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga_cafe


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Postby Batty » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:44 pm

kakaze wrote: Ah, that's nothing! In China, when you go to karaoke, a girl comes with the room!
Is her name Belle? :oops:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:19 pm

poohcarrot wrote:
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Blinkety flip! (just done the conversion! :shock: :lol: )


Why did you do the conversion? Didn't I say they cost 3 pounds an hour? :lol:

I always see if I can get a better rate - £2.80 :twisted:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:55 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Blinkety flip! (just done the conversion! :shock: :lol: )

Many a mickle makes a muckle anyone? :lol: (the google 'lucky dip' search is almost as obscure :P )
That is quite a popular phrase from where I'm from Jan but I'm sure you have similar sayings in your part of the country. :)
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:10 pm

I have some Irish/Scottish heritage so I prefer the mickles to the one I know from down here which is penny wise, pound foolish :lol:

That one definitely applies to my housemate's Cornish family (his mum got through around £20 grand inheritance in less than a year just after WW2, which was really going it back in those days - it would be £519,000 in today's money!) though in general I'd say the Cornish are at least as 'prudent' with their dosh as you northerly celts :wink:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:33 pm

Ach Weel you have always said you were Celts in that part of England and I won't dispute that. :)
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:39 am

poohcarrot wrote:*Oh God! He's off about Japan again!*

In Japan the internet cafe's are slightly different to how you know them. It costs 3 pounds an hour and you get your own little room with vibrating massage chair, computer, Playstation (games are free), TV and DVD (DVDs are free), you can smoke, drink unlimited coffee/soft drinks, get porno channels (though for some reason all pubic hair has those little squares so you can't see unless you squint - allegedly) and has a shower.

People actually live in these internet cafes coz it's cheaper than a hotel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga_cafe


I saw a Discovery Channel show about the making of Japanese porn, they have to wear special sticky pads where the HOO HOO and HA HA are located and no penetration is allowed by law in them. Quite fascinating really, there are different morals for each society and each has it's own laws, though the US is pretty darned open about Everything, Gah. It boggles the mind sometimes. :lol:

I also saw a show on there about the "tube" hotels? I think that is what they are called... they look like a honeycomb, there is a tube, about 6 feet in length with around a 4 ft diameter space, with little cubicles and spaces for your "needs" and light to read by. It was supposed to be for overnight waits between plane rides or trains or whatever transport. I found that utterly fascinating, especially due to the extremely low cost, and how many of the blasted things they could fit on/in a wall.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:52 am

Capsule hotels.

I didn't know that about Japanese porn and would be very surpised if it were true.

It says nothing about it on Wiki. :?
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