Andreas’s Japan journeys

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The modest art

Filed under: My blog — Andreas @ 9:50 am

Today I’m going to start with an excerpt from one of my favourite bands; Machinae Supremacy. I found after listening to one of their songs how good the lyrics suited me in my visit here in Japan.

as I hunt through-out the night
I walk alone
can’t help but feel at home
I’m where I belong

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Yesterday and the day before yesterday held some quite interesting lessons. Nothing that I’ve ever had so far in Sweden during my entire school career. Two special dating classes were scheduled. At first we thought it was some kind of a joke, but it turned out to be the real thing. I have no idea why – perhaps because Japan’s population is suffering from a huge deficit of child births – but the school seem intent on teaching us how to pick up girls and go on a date with them. I know it sounds crazy, but I’m telling you it’s for real.

First we had to choose a Japanese movie-star and then we got an assignment to plan for a date using the expressions we’ve learned so far. What we’re supposed to do, where and when to meet, etc. Bit of an unorthodox lesson really, but everyone seemed to enjoy it, especially the teachers….. I ended up dating a 50-year-old via a blind-date. To celebrate our newly acquired information on how to pick up girls, my friends and I went to an okonomiyaki place to feast on this very original Japanese dish. It’s like a pizza pancake with a slight touch of omelette. But it has vegetables in it instead, no cheeze, and is fried on both sides instead of prepared in the oven. Unfortunately you get a huge pile of mayo on the side. We thought it was butter and one of my friends was unlucky enough to be the first to try. At least I was saved from the horrible doom.

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Today’s word is koukiopportunity



  1. haha jo det är säkert så, på en spanskalektion sa läraren att det föds nästan minst barn i världen i spanien, de är tredje sämsta landet när det gäller födelsetal. Det föds 1/3 barn per kvinna. De länder som ligger 1 och 2 är japan och italien. Hahah, så staten ska alltså se till att det föds fler barn genom att införa datinglektioner i skolan. det låter helt sjukt! och de verkar vara bra på dating också, se bara, chanserna att du blir ihop med en 50-åring och att ni får barn är ju så fatalt stora! :)

    Comment by David — Saturday, October 28, 2006 @ 8:56 pm

  2. Dating lessons! Well that sure sounds fun. Not really so strange, either, is it – after all, it’s one of the most important situation to know the right words. I wish I’d learnt stuff like that in school! hehe

    Comment by Rabea — Saturday, October 28, 2006 @ 11:14 pm

  3. Det här låter sjukare ocj sjukare för var dag, lärare som pussas och dating-lektioner :) Har alltid undrat över hur okonomiyaki smakar sedan jag såg ranma. Gott?

    Comment by Lars — Sunday, October 29, 2006 @ 12:19 am

  4. Jo jag hade en bild i huvudet av Uchi där hon står och lagar på spisen när jag gick mot restaurangen. Det var inte så där hypergott men det var definitivt inte äckligt heller. Kan gärna tänka mig att äta det igen för att testa olika restaurangers okonomiyaki.

    Comment by Andreas — Sunday, October 29, 2006 @ 9:29 am

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