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Missy Deluxe

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  1. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly/ Strawberry Mochi)   

    Oh my lord, honey.... it gets even worse....
    I found this online ikigai course that costs only 1500 yen (about $15): 
    Expand all the sections to view the list of courses.
    Now compare them with the key themes in Kelly's "8 modules" for ikigai success scam. How many of Kelly's themes match the above courses? I'd say at least half of them. Of course, she added a lot of crazy Kellyisms that have nothing to do with ikigai like "Morita Therapy: Taking Action" in Module 4 and "The Power of Limiting Beliefs & Negative Thinking Patterns" in Module 2, but most of her themes appear to have been lifted almost word-for-word from the above online course.
    So basically she's just plagiarizing a $15 five section online course, beefing it up with a hefty dose of worthless Kellyisms and voila, she now has an "8 module" course with a $500 price tag. Unbelievable!
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  2. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly/ Strawberry Mochi)   

    You make some good points and you are probably correct that Kelly's venture is not strictly speaking an MLM. However, it does share many of the same characteristics as an MLM. it's very similar to a scam that I fell for as a naive youngster, just before the war, so probably around 1940. My mom had left a copy of the newspaper "want-ads" on the sofa and I remember seeing a small ad in there about "how to make money and retire young if you follow my simple guidelines -- guaranteed!" and the price was 50 cents, which was a lot of money in those days.
    So I secretly opened up my piggy bank and scraped together 50 cents, which I then sent off to some PO Box address. A couple weeks later I got a thin pamphlet in the mail that basically said the secret to getting rich is to write a short pamphlet that everyone will want to buy and advertise it in the want-ads section of the newspaper. The rest of the pamphlet was motivational and instructional. It gave some real life examples of ideas people wrote about and then outlined how to put it on paper and get it professionally typed along with listings of mass printers, newspaper advertisers, and things like that. When I realized that I'd been had and the author was telling me to do the very same thing that he had done, I felt like such a sucker that I cried my little eyes out for hours.
    Manifestation Babe, Kelly, and the other "boss babe" types all have a similar approach: sell a motivational idea and claim to help people attain their wildest dreams (which usually means making lots of money). That will involve an online presence and an idea they can sell. They're essentially advised to do the same thing as their mentor. Even if what they're selling is not exactly the same, the motivation and the goal of the customer are the same. Whether its magically manifesting a pot of gold or using your ikigai to get a pot of gold, the outcome is still the same.
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  3. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly/ Strawberry Mochi)   

    The whole thing is a pyramid scheme, also called Multi Level Marketing (MLM). A very big scam. Unfortunately, judging from Kelly's web site she appears to be a second rate scammer. The others don't post the actual prices for the courses only the amount of money they're supposedly worth with promises that you'll pay only a small fraction of that.... but only if you act now! I like how they all have a "waiting list".
    Did a quick google search and I think I found the original "Manifestation Babe". Is she the top of the pyramid scheme? I don't know but her site follows the same format as the others only much slicker and more professional: https://manifestationbabe.com/rich-babe-academy/
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  4. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic Jvloggers general discussion thread   

    Chris Broad is a very inspiring young man. Only 30 years old and look at how much he's accomplished since arriving in Japan. Yet despite his fame he has managed to continue creating high quality content while mostly avoiding all the jvlogger drama. That is no easy feat.
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  5. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly/ Strawberry Mochi)   

    I have no idea how instagram works either, honey. I only learned how to use the YouTube service a few years ago and now I'm a big fan of this technology. I did find one of Kelly's old videos where she mentions that "there are literally two brands of tampons". I guess as time goes on her exaggerations become even more hyperbolic since she now claims there is only one tampon in Japan. A quick search of amazon.co.jp for tampons pulls up dozens of results, many of them domestic brands.
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  6. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic Jvloggers general discussion thread   

    I've been enjoying the videos produced by the channel Japanese Journey. This is a young German guy who lives in Japan with his wife and child and works remotely in the IT field. He does Youtube videos about Japan in his free time and they tend to be pretty good. His video editing skills are evolving and can be a little rough around the edges but overall I like his content and his style. He seems genuine and drama free which is always a welcome change. Check him out!
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  7. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic mikan.mandarin   

    If Yasu's dad is really the guarantor then Vina is in a very good position because she could easily decide to leave and move into a cheap guest house somewhere at any time. The dad would be liable for all the expenses related to cleaning fees and terminating the lease early.
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  8. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly/ Strawberry Mochi)   

    Wow! Good find. That person posted the comment about 20 minutes after I posted my comment above so they must be a PULL member who read my post. I gave the comment a thumbs up for calling Kelly out. It will be interesting to see how that develops.... get the popcorn ready, honey! 
    You are right. That is a huge privacy violation in Japan. She really should not be filming random people at all let alone while they're waiting in a clinic. It's not just COVID-19 they test for but many other serious diseases and infections. It's that kind of carelessness that makes foreign YouTubers look bad in Japan.
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  9. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly/ Strawberry Mochi)   

    I think it really depends on how you describe your symptoms to the doctor. I had some mild flu like symptoms once about 15 years ago and the doctor asked me to describe them all and I told him aches and pains, cough, congestion, etc. He gave me pills for cough suppression, pills for congestion, pills for pain relief (basically low dose Tylenol), and another medicine to counter the side-effects of the other drugs. It was a bit much. We can easily imagine the doctor asking Kelly about her symptoms, launching her into full Munchhausen mode, rattling off every ailment known to man. It's no wonder she went home with a suitcase full of drugs.
    Speaking of faking illness, I just noticed that the thumbnail on Kelly's latest video contains a blatant forgery. It's very obvious when you look closely that she photoshopped in a couple of red lines on her antibody test. The top line "C" is real because it's just the "control" line -- if it doesn't appear then it means the test is defective and the results are invalid. The second line "T", which she photoshopped into the slots, is the actual test which means "positive" if the line appears on one or both of the slots. It would indicated that antibodies were detected and you had COVID-19 at some point in the past.
    Why on Earth did she feel the need to forge those barely visible lines?? Did she seriously think that would be good clickbait??? Lol... I'd be willing to bet that 99.9% of people don't even know what the lines mean anyway. This girl is too much, honey! 
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  10. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic mikan.mandarin   

    You can find kittens online for as cheap as 30,000 yen. I'm not sure how they come up with these prices since they all look equally adorable to me. However, let's say they decide to purchase a "mid-range" kitten which would be around 80,000 yen, they could still get an installment plan to fit their budget which would be about 3,000 yen ($30) per month. https://www.pet-coo.com/buy/payment/
    If they get a kitten/cat then they really need to think about the balconies. They have one large balcony off the LDK and another off the main bedroom. Since they are on the second floor it would be very easy for that cat to jump off and land harmlessly on the street where it might then seek out its own adventure, as young cats often do, and never been seen or heard from again. 
    If Vina is doing this because she's loveblind for Yasu then at least we can say her motives aren't necessarily bad but still unforgivable. On the other hand, if they are doing this as part of a calculated "we're a totally normal domestic Japanese loving couple with a cute cat" visa fraud show then it would be truly sickening.
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  11. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly/ Strawberry Mochi)   

    New video out. She reveals that she tested negative for COVID-19 which is not surprising given the inconsistent and often contradictory time frame and symptoms she was claiming as evidence for being infected. But kudos to her for being honest and open about her negative diagnosis. She could have easily buried the results, kept them secret, and carried on about her alleged infection.
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  12. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly/ Strawberry Mochi)   

    Maybe she asked for extra pickles on her Big Mac but they gave her extra onions instead? Things like that can really ruin your day.
    Aside from that I'd say it's completely psychosomatic.
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  13. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic mikan.mandarin   

    Here is an abbreviated summary:
    It was a 14 minute long advertisement for plain looking outfits on a plain looking model.
    Honestly, honey, I had to watch it at twice the speed just to get through it.
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  14. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly/ Strawberry Mochi)   

    @CremePuff summed it up nicely:
    Aside from him sending her a bunch of control freak text message that caused her anxiety, that was about it. Overall it was boring and underwhelming. Two big thumbs down, honey.
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  15. Missy Deluxe added a post in a topic mikan.mandarin   

    Seems strange that she cut the photo off just before showing her pre-nosejob nose.... must be a coincidence, honey!
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