Just a quick doodle today, I'm trying to get out the door to go to a meet up with some other expats, because sometimes you just need to have someone to speak English with for a few hours.
There's a Mercedes-Benz dealer by our house. I pass it on my walks back from shopping, and today I witnessed the end of a sale:
I didn't take his photo because other people already were, he clearly just wanted to get in his new car and drive away, and I didn't know who he was other than knowing he must be very good at what he does to have a brand-new Mercedes. But golly gee was he HUGE.
There was recently a Sumo wrestling expo in Nagoya, and while we weren't lucky enough to score tickets, both The Mister and I have spied Sumo wrestlers around the city. I mean, they're hard to miss really. Apparently it's a cultural tradition to have your baby be held by a Sumo Wrestler, as it blesses your baby to grow big and strong. I wonder what it's like to be a Sumo-dude just going about his business and having strange women run up to you and insist you hold their baby... I've seen it happen a few times and it makes me chuckle. Until the baby turns it's head to see the gargantuan stranger holding them and freaks out hard.* Then I usually have to turn and walk the other way because COME ON that's hilarious.
What's your coolest celebrity sighting?
Tell me in the comments!
today's little language lesson:
waa, sono otokono-hito wa, ooki desu.
wow, that's a big man.
*I like to believe that one of these babies repressed the experience and that's how Godzilla lore was born.