I explained how my mother used to buy, "Shake and Bake". It's a package of a kind of powder that is
put into a plastic bag. Then, the chicken is shaked inside the bag. Then, the chicken is placed inside of an oven
and baked. It's a "natsukashii" of mine. Natsukashii is Japanese for a feeling of being homesick for something.
I informed the students of the meaning of acronym. We couldn't think of the word during a lesson of a week
That white dog on the Softbank advertisement is named, "Ms. Principal." The dog looks like our dog,
"Whitey". Anyway, Ms. Principal barks like a principal of a school in the tv commercial.
"Why not?" could mean, "It's ok with me." or "I'll go along with that."
Question: Would you like to play some tennis this afternoon?
You: All right. Why not?
We were looking for a new name to my English school, and we came up with: "A,B,C Kaiwa". A is Japanese
for English, of Eigo. B is Japanese for beautiful, and C is Japanese for mentor. Kaiwa is Japanese for conversation.
So, ABC Kaiwa could mean, English Beautiful Mentor Conversation. What do you think?
A millipede is an animal with "a million legs." Well, it's not an insect. An insect has six
legs and three body parts. A millipede has one body part and "a million legs." Anyway, we think that millipedes
are relatively harmless. But, I am not sure about it.
Centipedes have a hundred legs, or is it ten legs. I forget which. Anyway, it feels like fire
when they bite you with their fangs.
There is an Indian restaurant in Miyazaki city that offers an , "All You Can Eat" menu. The price
is 2,500 yen. If you want drinks, add another 1,000 yen. We wondered if the staff would get angry if we asked
them, "Are you American Indians?"
The conversation lead to pastries and donuts. There is a Mr. Donut in Nobeoka. They sell donuts
for 138 yen. But, recently, I have been buying patries at MaxValue, because I believe it to be a much better value.
I learned that the Couch Potato was very popular in Japan like it was popular in America at one time.
It was called, "Kauchipoteito". As I recall, it was during the early 1980's or so when it was popular. I was very
busy during those years. I hadn't noticed.
There is a restaurant in Kadogawa Town called, "Mogu Mogu Te". "Mogu Mogu" is Japanese that expresses
the sound of chewing on food. "Te" is Japanese for hand. So, I guess it means, one is eating and chewing while
using his or her hands to shovel the food into their mouth, as it were.
We talked about a celebrity in Japan that uses the word, "Betsuni". It means something like, "Anything
is ok." or "Whatever." Recently, she provoded a talk show host to get angry at her for using the phrase too many