Heart

The heart wanted to write
but the mind wanting to sing
The fingers wanted to dance
but the eyes waiting to tell the story
The feelings wanted to share
but the emotions wanting to joy aloud
After all May 18 always a special day
The day I married the love of my life
Happy 20th Anniversary dear wifey!

アースデー! “Lorax”

アースデー! “Lorax”

Earth Day will not be complete without mentioning two most, perhaps influential songs of the modern time. Songs that remind everyone the beauty bestowed upon us by Mother Earth. The beauty of nature that will be lost forever as mankind exploit land, hills, the sea, jungle and air space. Recreating the nature or restoring them will draw results next to zero.

“I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.” – Louis Armstrong, What a wonderful world.

“What have we done to the world
Look what we’ve done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son

What about flowering fields
Is there a time
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine

Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying earth, these weeping shores” – Michael Jackson, Earth Song

Reminded me of LORAX too! See my earlier posting on “Lorax” See Lorax here

Happy Earth Day!

まぃぁさなにをたべますか. マレーシアにナシレマッ.

 

What do Japanese たべます(eat) every day?

 

bento

picture credit to en.wikipedia.org

One of the many reasons I am looking forward for this trip is to get closer to understand culturally, what Japanese eat every day. I am curious; do they eat like I do in the morning? My favorite is still Nasi Lemak (ナシレマッ) as a ぁさごはん(breakfast). See here to have a visual experience of Nasi Lemak and I hope your senses let you feel this lovely food. Good Old Nasi Lemak Nasi Lemak, essentially is ごはん(rice) cooked in ココナッツのにゅぅ(coconut milk) and to be eaten with condiments of ピーナッツ(peanuts) , たまご(boiled egg) andアンチョビ(anchovies). It is usually savored with “sambal”, a spicy chili paste cooked with prawn paste and anchovies.

So what about the Japanese, what do they savored on in the morning? I read somewhere that they love ごはん(white rice), ナット(nuts), たまご(egg; fired egg 目玉焼き), とうふ(tofu) and みそ(miso) sup.

What about はるごはん(lunch)? In マレーシア(Malaysia) we have a wide range of choice considering that we are a multi cultured society. Traditional food here range from Malay cuisine to Chinese and Indian food, we are spoilt for choices! Heard a lot about  べんとう(Bento) in Japan! Some tell me that I can find them in 7-Eleven and other convenient store. Can’t wait to see them!. A simple box with ごはん(rice), つけもの (pickles), choice of にく(meat) or さかな(fish) and some やさぃ(vegetables). I wonder how it costs ぃくらですか. Will it be the same as the ones here?

ばんごはん dinner? I am getting hungry already! Tell more please. Will they topping up dinner with ビール(beer) or ぉさけ(o sake)? Well, looking forward to that!

 

Cheers!

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ぃぃですね. きんよぅび Friday posting!

ぃぃですね (that’s good). Fridaycropped-inspiration.png is always a good day for postings. With many slowing down whatever they are busy with (しゅくだぃをします), slowing down for the weekend (やすみはなんよぅびですか) and spending more time reading stuff on the social networks. Whichever platform you are, especially WordPress, you find interesting people sharing their joy and excitement. I am excited to post too, honestly. I am busy getting my Japanese language ready for the maiden trip.

Will I find my way through the city, will I get my food and will I get my tickets to Disneyland with ease? (トイレはどこですか) Would love to try conversing and understand signboards, especially in train stations. Will I lose my way, ending up in Korea? Or lose all my money when I couldn’t figure out the zeros behind the numbers? Will the numbers too terrifying for me to buy anything ぃくらですか? I mean everything in せん(thousands)?

Will the vending machines give me instructions that I couldn’t understand? Will my coffee turns out to be a cup of noodles? Oh my imagination!

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やすみはなんよぅびですかwhen is the rest day?

トイレはどこですかwhere is the toilet/washroom?

ぃくらですか how much is this?

ぃちまん ten thousand!

だれにぇぃごをならぃましたか

Being from a くに(country) with ぇぃご (English language) as my second language, I also wonder if English is being taught in にほん(Japan). In many documentaries shown on the television, I get the impression that they do. In Japanese Katakana for instance, many of the Western words are being adopted as part of the language set in Japan. Words such as ノート (notebook; no-to) is being pronounced in the same English language; only with the Japanese characters. I am also fast to recognized that the system makes life so much easier when one need to use them, consider these カード (credit card; kā do), カメラ(camera; ka me ra), ロビー (lobby; ro bi -) and トイレ (toilet; to i re); they were so useful for tourists like me!

And of course カラオケ, a Japanese past-time; yes you have guessed it right (karaoke)! And don’t forget タクシー (taxi; ta ku shī), デパート(department store; de pā to) and ホテル (hotel; ho te ru) moving you back and forth from your hotel to shopping in a taxi! Unless, of course you are using the モノレール(monorail; mo no rē ru).

Guess this テニス (te ni su). …. テニスチャンピオン (tennis champion) Federer would agree!

Tell me more of Katakana!

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き っさてんにコーヒーをのみます.

Enjoying coffee at the café. Have you got your コーヒー (coffee)? How would a き っさてん(coffee shop) or café looks like in Japan? What about a traditional one? Do they serve coffee? ぉちゃ(Green tea) perhaps. How would the Japanese drink coffee? At スターバックス (Starbucks)? マクドナルド (McDonald’s)?

What are the favorite brands there? Will that be obvious in the じどぅはんばぃき(vending machine) crazed country with their 缶コーヒー (canned coffee)? “BOSS”, “Georgia” (by コカコーラ Coca Cola) and “Nescafe”, the top three. Check it out at http://jpninfo.com/32476!

I will definitely check them out!

Tell me more.

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こんにちは. ぃまなんじですか.

ぃまなんじですか. What time is it now? Will that be breakfast for you now in ごぜん(the morning?) or if you are in another part of the せかぃ(world), should I wish you こんばんは(good evening) or ぉやすみなさぃ (good night)? If it is morning and you are still in bed, ぉきくださぃ(please wake) because the beautiful day is waiting for you! Or perhaps, it’s time to やすみます (rest) after a hard day’s work. For me as I type these I am actually doing my しゅくだぃ(homework) practicing にほんご(Japanese language) for my trip next month. ならぃます (learning) Japanese is real fun and today I learn more about time.

I am going to にほん (Japan) next month or simply らぃげつ, it is also in May which is ごげつ. ゎたしはかぞくとぃきます (I will be going there with my family). Hope to take a good vacation!

When will be yours? Tell me.

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