Archive for September 27th, 2005

Even more big-ass bugs

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

This follows in the line of two of my previous posts: “Big-ass bugs” and “More big-ass bugs“. Maybe I should start a “Japanese Bug” series. Anyway, this one was on the floor of the men’s room at my school. I swear, when I opened the door and I saw it, I jumped and instinctively took a step back. I mean, the thing was moving and I’m pretty sure it was looking at me! I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but I have never seen such a big centipede back in Canada. Just to give you an idea, the pen is 15 cm (6 inches) long. Creepy!

Big-ass Centipede

Big-ass Centipede

Big-ass Centipede

Big-ass Centipede

Ainori #287

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Ainori is a popular reality show in Japan, aired on Fuji TV on Monday nights at 23:00.

In early August, upon checking my statistics, I noticed my referrers included a message board I had never been to. To my surprise, some non-Japanese fan of Ainori had posted a link to my blog indicating I was talking about each episode in English. Realizing that there must be many fans out there unable to understand Japanese, I decided to write a more detailed account of each episode, not to mention a translation of the weekly photo captions. Enjoy, and don’t hesitate to post any comments or questions you may have.


WARNING! THIS IS A SPOILER!


Hide

Aya

Arashi


Hide was so funny this week, I swear he was like a kid. Hide who is usually so good at talking to others and help them solve their problems, couldn’t keep the conversation going with Aya. He was as nervous as when he joined the group months ago, and he even went back to his old habits, i.e. he kept saying long “aanoooo” (Japanese version of “eeerrr”), and he was going “ahem” all the time. He’s walking on a pink cloud of love, way above the reach of all mortals. So things are looking good, or so it seemed. Arashi started talking with Aya on the Bus, and he discovered they had some “affinities”. They like the same TV programs, have the same favorite movie, both have an idea to climb Mount Fuji one day, and Aya’s college apparently was in Arashi’s neighborhood. Trivial you say? Not in Japan. It’s enough to get a guy start thinking, and especially our national spaceman, Arashi. Ahhhhh, the plot is thickening…

Takano
Takano

In other news, it seems Takano will be on a variety show call “Sui 10″ this Wednesday night. Is she starting a new career? Naaaaah!

Ainori’s official homepage (Japanese only).

This month’s participants.

Ainori’s BT downloads available @ D-Addicts and Saiyaman

Special treat for non-Japanese speakers :-)