Monthly Archives: September 2011

Traditionally Punny

Two more shirts I want to share and then we’ll move onto other topics. The first one is curdosy of my fist year (sophmore) students from class 1 – 2.

So the shirt says “Ganbare Nippon!” Translating this into English, it means “Do Your Best Japan!” I’m seeing a pun here as the class is Ni-kumi (2nd class). Anyone else see it?

And after that, we have the third years (seniors) who went a little traditional with black….

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Posted by on 30/09/2011 in Fun Things!, School


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By Color and Picture You Shall Know Them

Okay, I’ve been dead tired at night (to the point of sleeping at 6:30) so I’m starting something new and I’m going to update this blog in the morning. So….for today…(and yesterday).

Victry….Vic Try? Ah, Vict -o- ry! (With batman in my school uniform picture for the win).

Second year students (juniors) wore yellow while the first year students (sophomores) wore purple. If any of you watch the anime One Piece, this is the wanted poster from that, except that instead of the character’s picture and how much they’re worth, it now lists the names of my entire fourth class.

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Posted by on 29/09/2011 in Engrish, Fun Things!, School


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Ball Games – the Wineer

My school had a ball tourney where the students (by class) got to create their t-shirts. I wish they had asked me about the English…..

I’ll assume that they meant winner….:-)

And I won’t mention which 2nd year (junior) class this was either… :-p


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Posted by on 26/09/2011 in Engrish


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the Sushi Rule(r)

After eating at many sushi places; Sushi Roe, Kura Sushi, Ondo Sushi, Gyobei Sushi, Genki Sushi and I’m sure that there’s more that I’ve forgotten (all of these are 100 yen / rolling line sushi joints).

Anyway, we’ve seen them just count up our plates and give us our ticket. My husband had heard that 13 plates of sushi = I chopstick, but Sushi Roe had a better idea.

And that’s the story of how they invented the sushi ruler! Makes it quicker to add up an order, I must say.

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Posted by on 25/09/2011 in Foods, Functional Things


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the Candy of Destiny

So mostly destiny is about the One Ring or something cool like that, but these candies will give you an X (bad luck), an O (good luck) or a….(how do I make a triangle on this keyboard??) for so-so luck. And a O inside an O for great luck.

Each position has a category. Love, test, travel, etc. Pop out the ball and eat your candy while you cheer or moan about your luck!

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Posted by on 24/09/2011 in Foods


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Milky Way II – Return of the Deliciously Dastardly Deserts

It’ll still be a double post, just for the fun!

Gorgeous Gemini….

And….my husband doesn’t remember what he ate….(but it still looks good, and I think it was Capricorn [my sign in the 13 zodiacs!])

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Posted by on 23/09/2011 in Foods


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Milky Way – Way Better Than the Bar

So this is Milky Way, a star and constellation themed cafe in Ikebukuro. Even though the food itself is not out-of-this-world (pun intended), it’s worth a quick beam down (hehe).

They have 13 constellations on their star map, with the ‘normal’ 12 Americans know (Pisces, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Leo, Cancer, Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn and Sagittarius) and an ‘extra’ constellation that just came back due to the Earth’s rotation / the ancient Babylonians only wanting 12 signs. Introducing the snake, Ophuchicus.

You can order desserts by constellation, and they have all the dates to make sure you know when yours is. (I used to be an Aquarius, but am apparently a Capricorn now).

Anyhow, let me show you how delicious snakes can look.

And even better…it smokes!

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Posted by on 22/09/2011 in Foods


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