Natalie Goes to Japan

40 year old very married blonde woman having a midlife crisis who heads to Japan alone to follow her dreams. Be careful what you wish for ... you just may get it.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Aoi has an Owey

This is Aoi and Hinata. They are twins. Both of the twins are quiet and cautious, but Aoi is downright mousey. Although she is starting to come out of her shell a little. At the beginning of every class the kids come to me for their name tags. I say Hello, they say Hello. I ask "What's your name?" and they respond "My name is....". Although a lot of them just say their name. Frequently they will add "chan" to their name. And one little girl always bellows "My name is Hana-chan des!" mixing English and Japanese. But not Aoi. She has never said "boo" to me, or any other slight utterance. While Hinata has been quietly, but correctly performing the greeting ritual. However, last week Aoi pulled off a suprising performance. She completed the entire script. Her mother just about fainted over dead with suprise. It was a red letter day for everyone. Notice the big black spot under Aoi's eye. That's one heck of a shiner she gave herself flying headfirst into a table leg, according to her mother. Seeing as you pronounce Aoi like owey, it seems like she is destined to come up with lots of bumps and bruises.


At 6:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See what a great teacher can accomplish. The speech, not the black eye. Mum


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