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Mike’s Next Adventure

Banff, eh.

My good friend Danny S. just started blogging about his adventures in teaching English in Japan.
The guy’s hilarious – a great writer, and has an eye for photography.
Check out his site, follow him, love him (not that way). You may be seeing a far east (relatively) roam about/mustache collaboration early next year…wink/hint/nudge nudge.

Don't Touch My Mustache

Here’s a list of things kids have said to me. I’ll try to update it periodically. Hopefully they’re not all had-to-be-there moments. Most of them were said in Japanese and translated by me.  English mispronunciations will be expressed in italics.

My first-year junior high school students just learned “I like…” Here’s one child’s homework:
I like volleyball.
I like swimming ball. (…swimming ball?  Could be a real thing, I guess)
I like badminton ball. (Uhhh… I know nothing about badminton.  I still want to give her the benefit of the doubt)
I like English ball. (Ok, shut it down)

Another one:
(fill in the blank)
A: I like cake.
B: Really? I like onions!
(I’ve never met anyone that liked onions enough to express it, let alone compare it to cake)

Students: Mr. Daniel, what kind of woman do you prefer? Bon-kyu-bon? bon-kyu-kyu? Kyu-kyu-kyu?
Me: What?
Then they proceeded…

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2 comments on “

  1. I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award given from one blogger to another. Here’s the link to my website to see my official nomination to your blog and to check out the rules to accept. http://cookingandcocktails.org/2012/10/29/liebster-award-i-am-nominated/

    1. mabukach says:

      Wow, this is very cool. Thank you so much! And thanks for reading!

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