Archive for July, 2005

More big-ass bugs…

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

This one is not domesticated. It was just waiting for me outside my apartment.

Funny English 4

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Disclaimer:This series is about funny English found in Japan. Japan is notorious for its terrible misuse of English, and sometimes you can really get a good laugh. I’d like to point out something very important, though, WITH THIS SERIES I DO NOT INTEND TO MAKE FUN OF JAPANESE PEOPLE. As an English teacher, it would be unethical for me to do so, and as a language learner, I wouldn’t like anybody to make fun of me, either. What I’m making fun of are THE STUPID COMPANIES WHO ARE EITHER TOO CHEAP OR TOO LAZY TO HAVE THEIR ENGLISH CHECKED OUT BEFORE THEY USE IT. I mean, how much time and money does it take to have someone proof read a couple of sentences, or sometimes even single words?

If only they’d spelled it right they could almost have fooled me into believing that something between light food and heavy food COULD be called medium food.

My wife’s cell phone is supposed to be bilingual…
Translation: Some phones may not be able to download this file due to its size.

Seen outside a hostess bar. The whole thing reads:
“Please spend time that feeling of luxury overflows with wonderful women by a graceful space”.

Eel day!

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Today we had some grilled eel on rice, as it is supposed to bring good health for the rest of summer when eaten on July 28. Cheers!

Japanese BBQ

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Last Sunday we had a BBQ at my friend Yumi’s. We had a great time, although from a North-American point of view some of the food might seem a little “unusual”…

“Sobameshi”: a mix of soba, rice and vegetables.

Excellent beef, onions, Japanese pumpkin and on the skewers, chicken guts!

What do we have here? More onions, pumpkin and internal organs, some potatoes, mushrooms, chicken, mutton, fish, shellfish, devil’s tongue, squid, and octopus!!!

Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without pork tripes!

Don’t get me wrong here, I love that food. You get used to it after a while. If you wanna see what a Japanese BBQ looks like, take a look at the photo album!

Sexy Yukata

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Every once in a while, you run into one of those things that make you go “Mmmmmm”…

I saw this mannequin wearing a yukata outside a pachinko parlor last night. I really wish Japanese women would all wear it like that! ;-)