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Re: Making new friends (with people in a certain age range)
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Thanks people for your advice.
I'm an amateur musician, and I play traditional Irish music. So, when I play music in an Irish pub, it's easy to meet people. But the problem is that most people who play this kind of music are uaually much older than me. Very rarely, I see young kids in their 20's or 30's. So, most of the time, I'm still the youngest kid in the group (I'm 41). It's nice to talk to older and more mature people, yes. But I don't feel that it's appropriate to call up a 65 year old retired person if they want to go to a movie with me nor do I feel that kind of connection with so much older people. Maybe this is because I'm from Japan where the society is very lateral.

Anyway, I would like to make effort to meet people who are close to my age.

Atsushi

Posted on: 2008/6/9 10:25
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Re: Car being broken in?
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Okay, so do bad guys break into just about any cars? Or do they choose more expensive cars? I drive a Honda civic, and I just don't see how anyone can benefit from breaking into my car. Should I still be concerned? Or unless I have a more expensive car, I won't have to worry about it? Since it's an old and cheap car, I'm not afraid of the cost to fix it. But I just hate to have the inconvenience.

But removing a fuse sounds like a great idea. Does anyone else do that?

Atsushi

Posted on: 2008/6/9 2:06
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Re: Jersey City and Hiroshima (after the atomic bomb)
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Thanks for your support on this, people. Obviously, there is a fine line between offensive and not offensive. Everyone has a different definition of that boundry. I don't want to force my definition on anyone nor do I want to offend people unnecessary, but I examined what I had written with my common sense and best judgement. I really don't believe that my comment was offensive.

Again, I really believe that there are people who like to be offended. I feel sorry for people who are overly sensitive. They must be offended from left to right every day! That's no fun. But what can I do? I have really asked if my comment could have been offensive, and for the life of me, I just cannot see how it could have been.

Atsushi
PS. I am indeed Japanese, believe it or not.

Posted on: 2008/6/9 1:46
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Re: Jersey City and Hiroshima (after the atomic bomb)
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My comment on this topic must have offended a few people. But I've decided not to apologize. Many people are offended too easily these days.

First of all, comments like that, are not meant to be personal. And I believe that people who are easily offended by comments like that, usually like to be offended. That's why they are overly sensitive.

It was just my observation and my impression of parts of JC that I have visited, which I should be free to talk about here or anywhere for that matter.

Anyway, if some people didn't like what I had said, so be it.

Atsushi

Posted on: 2008/6/8 21:52
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Re: Commute from JC to other parts of NJ
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Yes! That's exactly what I was thinking that I would be able to do!! With wireless broadband, you can get a lot of work done while you are on the train!!

Are the trains reliable most of the time?

Atsushi

Posted on: 2008/6/8 2:59
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Making new friends (with people in a certain age range)
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Hi all,

I'm going to move to JC next month, and this is going to be the first time for me to live in an urban community.

In suburbs where I had lived pretty much all my life, making new friends at a certain age ranage is very difficult.

Say, age between 30 and 45. People are already married and have young kids. They don't have the time to get out and make new friends, do they?

Anyway, that's what I had observed in suburbs that I lived. I'm hoping that things are a bit different in JC.

So let me ask you this; (if you are 30-45 years old single or married with no children) Do you find it difficult to make new friends with people in this age range?

I'm an amateur musician, and thanks to that, I can meet people very easily. But to be friends and to do something together with people in this age range is very difficult (I'm 41).

Do you find my comment generally true? Or am I crazy?

Atsushi

Posted on: 2008/6/8 2:58
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Car being broken in?
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Hi,

I'm going to move to Jersey City downtown next month, and I hear conflicting stories about its safety. From what I have seen and experienced, historic downtown seems very safe. But I have read someone's comment that their car was broken in 3 times in downtown.

I'm going to be near Cole and 5th, and I'm aware that I can only park (with a permit) in the area.

So, is there any place I should avoid (to park my car) in downtown?

Or do you think I should consider car being broken in is a random bad luck?

I would like to protect myself if I can. Any advice?

Thanks in advance.

Atsushi

Posted on: 2008/6/8 2:48
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Commute from JC to other parts of NJ
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Hi there,

I am going to move to JC downtown next month, and I plan to do so called "reverse commute" from JC to Somerset. I have done many test runs, and it seems that at the worst, I can get to work in 50 minutes or so. I think that in NJ standard, that's pretty common.

Anyway, is anyone here reverse commuting? I'm sure that everyone who is doing that has an opinion about it. I would love to hear your opinion.

How about commuting by NJ Transit? I'm sure many people do to NYC, but does anyone do that from JC to other parts of NJ?

Anyway, let me just say that this site is great. People seem to respond very quickly. Thanks!

Atsushi

Posted on: 2008/6/8 2:40
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Re: Jersey City and Hiroshima (after the atomic bomb)
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Please don't get me wrong. I do like Jersey City, and that's why I've decided to move there. But I've wondered why so many empty lots have pile of rubbles that remind me of the pictures of the buildings destroyed by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. I've taken many trips to JC prior to my decision, and it seems that nothing is being done to these empty lots. Why are things not happening in JC as much as they should?

Atsushi

Posted on: 2008/6/6 13:26
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Jersey City and Hiroshima (after the atomic bomb)
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Hi all,

Have you ever thought that there are many places (lots) in Jersey City that strikingly resemble Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped? It's not just one or two places. It's everywhere. It's kind of depressing, isn't it?

Atsushi

Posted on: 2008/6/6 11:12
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