PPAP – Internet humour without context is an experience..

So last week, I had one of my stranger interactions with one of my students. We were in the middle of a group project, and as usual I was wandering between the groups to check in on their progress.. and this is what happened:

Student: Vicki, Vicki!

Me: Yes?

Student: *holds up hand* Pen

Me: Yeees?

Student: *holds up other hand* Apple. Yes?

Me: Pen, apple – ok?

Student: *slams hands together* Pen-apple.

Note at this point – he looks very proud of himself.

Me: Pen-apple? Do you mean pineapple?

Student: No, no no. Pen, yes? Apple – ringo – apple, yes? *slams hands: PENAPPLE!

Me: O-okay.. that… is cool.. but.. why?

Student: Penapple. *grins*

 

So at this point, I have no idea why this happened or why it was so funny. Every time I walked by his table, he slammed his hands together and said “penapple” and would burst into a fit of laughter. I remained clueless the entire week, asking my friends what he could have meant (we all concluded it was some pun on pineapple..)

And then this popped up onto my Facebook feed. I watched it by chance. The mystery was solved.

This, my friends, is why I teach English 😀

Reasons I love HobbyOff – Resident Evil nerd haul..

Remember before how I wrote about the wonders of BookOff? “Mottainai” really paid off recently.

Resident Evil fans, did you know these even existed?

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HEALTH BAR WASHI TAPE!? And Pasmo/IC card stickers – Jill and Chris S.T.A.R.S ID

I even found some small badges too. I’m guessing an old fan traded them all in.. Each item was 64円. I could barely believe it. They were all sealed too – completely unused.

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What should I do with the washi tape?? Some kind of fan art?

 

Summer Adventures – Part 1: Osaka

Hello everyone!

It has been a while since I last posted.. and with good reason! In August I went on an epic journey across Japan, visiting some of the major cities with my friend from the UK. However.. we did so in less than 2 weeks and on a shoestring budget! We spent around 3 days in each city – Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Fukuoka.

So.. I wanted to make a post about our epic adventure and give you an idea of the kind of things you can do in a really short space of time. For the first post, I’m going to write about Osaka!

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