My Japanese Age Rule

5 02 2008

Over 20, Subtract 4 years. Under 20 Add 2 years. While it’s not fool-proof, it will get you close. It’s that simple. When you meet someone for the first time, and your mind is still wrestling with compartmentalizing their good and bad points, age will enter the picture at some point. When that happens and you, subtract 4 years or add 2 years, depending on what your original guess was. Take it to the bank. This will stop you from being as shocked as I am on a weekly basis. High school seniors seriously look 15-16, and 3o year olds always look like thier in their early 20’s. If someone looks over 40, call the morgue.

New Manager today. She one of those bubbily Japanese people, which is cool. Always in a good mood. Plus she lives in my building, so that’s a person to go to Fukuoka with for any company parties. Not particularly hot though, but ultimately thats better for the workplace isnt it lol.
She looks about using my own formula, she is 24. I will find out tommorrow. She is very relaxed in her rules which is good. She seems very accepting of whatever I want to do, as long as I get the job done, which is all you can ask of from any boss.

Japanese of the Day….3 different verbs for (break)(and another im not sure how to use)

oru, kowareru, and waru. 

折る(おる)means pushed past the limit – Leg would be a better example but this is funnier;(Watashi wa)kao o otta. I broke my face. かおをおった.

割る (わる) means shatter into pieces. A Glass is the best example. – (Watashi wa)kuppu o watta. I broke the glass. コップをわった。

壊れる(kowareru) means break like a computer. So computer will work. – (Watashi wa)Konpyuta wo kowaretta. I broke the computer. コップをこわれた。                                    

Mr. Miyagi  <——“That took WAY to long…Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything.”   More wise words sensei……(先生)

Ok that really did take forever.. So music time…

Music of the Day….Yuna Ito + Celine Dion ” A World To Beleive In”… it’s ok… but big song in Japan these days so I should include it I guess…..Goodnight!

EDIT: Sorry it was toooo gay…Heres link if you REALLY want to hear it and like Brokeback Mountain….click. But I had to change it lol

Take Two….HIGH and MIGHTY Color “Okizarisu” Cool song. Nice scenery as well. Or Eye Candy. You decide!




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