July 30, 2005
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Yeah, as long as it is just your own personal opinion, like an opinion of a book, an opinion of an album, nothing malicious, then it will be fine. If you don't like my way of expressing opinion, then don't read!! ^^;;; But oh well, oh well, it is much easier and take less time to write my comments in English anyway.
Yeah that make sense...I understand the polite and discreet part of Japanese culture. Actually I think no matter what background, it is mean and unnecessary to trash a place (not that we ever did that; also depends, if that place is like super overrated and snobbish and famous...then ^^;;;).
Oh but in case of insects in the food, it is perfectly alright to complain to the staff. They will change for you...actually it happened yesterday again....
It is just different in Japan. People don't voice out their opinion so much, and even when they do, they are very reserved and careful and ambiguous....In the states since everyone talks very openly and straightforwardly in a very loud voice, so for F&J's blog, it is okay to be frank. But it is just so different here!! Some Japanese friends of mine were amazed by the fact that I can use the word "•s–¡‚¢"(just means bad taste) so casually - apparently Japanese don't say out loud/don't write in public even they do think so. I started getting paranoid then. And a guy said that I criticise too much in my blog and it feels very "negative". Then I read somewhere that even if a restaurant is bad, just leave it alone, it probably won't survive anyway, and the people working there are just trying to make a living. Also I usually just go for lunch, right? I read an article basically meaning "you don't know shit about a restaurant if you don't go for dinner". ^^;; I see no point doing the blog if I can't say "it was bad" as frankly as "it was good", but I don't want to cause trouble and be troubled in anyway, so I will just write my frank comments in English at the comment box, hoping no one except you gals will read it! ^^;;;
oh it's just that its scary how
rumors could spread over the web
and you don't want to have a hand in
someone losing their business ☆!
I think its totally alright to complain
in person, though ^□^
Is it impolite to criticize/badmouth businesses as a customer in Japan?
Hey why suddenly paranoid about negative comments? it doesn't matter if we're gourmet critics...it's just our opinion afterall.
I decided not to write any negative comments up front in Japanese. After all I am no gourmet critics! But I will still bitch about bad restaurants in the commment box. ^^;;
Oh yeah yeah, such solid good food and so cheap! I will go back in winter. It is probably hard to keep the insects away cos it is so hot now.
(by the way you're writing about it in english so as not to trouble the restaurant, right?
so thoughtful of you! ^-^)
but this would be the kind of food I'd want for everyday meals! (preferably, ofcourse, without the added protein, though -_-;;)
This place I actually tried to go on weekday lunch but after I slid open the door, the scene of tightly packed salarymen without a single woman was too horrifying....so I ducked back out immediately....This time I went on the weekend and it was very empty~. But insect swimming in my soup again.....it happens to me all the time, the pizza place I went recently, there was insect in my salad too...I think it is my fate to eat insect - high protein content I suppose.