During lunch a male student asked me 'Do you like ABK48?' I said 'no' and shook my head. They thought their English was wrong so they asked about six more times, in as many different ways possible. Each time I said 'no'. They were shocked. They then asked 'What artist do you like?' I replied with 'Iron Maiden'. Confused looks plagued their faces. Then one student asked 'who is that?' I smiled but didn't bother giving them a music history lesson they won't understand. Instead, I said 'you will learn about them later.'
Friday, January 28, 2011
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Sunday, January 16, 2011
Which means the weather can get rough. Last night I was out on a walk and saw a car partly stuck in a ditch (it began snowing the other day). As I slowly walked past the car, the driver's side door opened up. Inside were a young couple, I asked in Japanese ''are you ok?'' They replied with ''Yes, we are, thank you''. Of course, in my mind, I knew they weren't. They're Japanese and burdening another person with ones own personal matters maybe be considered rude or めんづくさい. A large part of me felt sick walking home that evening. I felt like the rich man stepping over the poor in a parable Jesus once told. Me and the other fellow in the car could have easily pushed it free. It was a Kei-Car and needed only a few inches to be back on the road. I hope the tow truck didn't take long. Twenty-four hour service is standard in American, not so much in Japan. I have to continually remind myself that, I'm human and they are to, they need help them. And helping out with such a task shouldn't be a problem. I helped changing a young couples tire a few months back, what's it to me pushing out another couples car free from a ditch?
Friday, January 14, 2011
A boy at school asked me if I played a 'TRPG' which means 'Table Role Playing Game'. I said ''You mean like Dungeons and Dragons?'' He didn't understand me so I drew dice on the chalkboard. Upon seeing the twenty sided die, he face lit up and excitedly said ''Yes! Yes!'' I told him I do but it's been a long time since I have played. Found out he likes to play as a Dwarf. He is probably going to practice English a lot more now so he can talk DnD with me. I don't think many other kids in Japan play those kinds of games.