Tuesday, December 18, 2012

#198- See you next Tuesday… what?

The other night, I was catching up with my friend on the phone.

We talked for three hours… about the Connecticut elementary school massacre, holiday plans, her life, my life, etc…

When I mentioned how difficult to write in English and I told her that “I didn’t understand what my friends said on Facebook… I really need to study hard…” , she told me that “your English is fine. I might don’t understand what your friends said on Facebook either.” She is always sweet and kind.

Me: Really?

She: Really!

Me: But, the other day, I couldn’t translate the conversation on Seinfeld into Japanese…

She: No worries. The show is hard to understand sometimes, because they talk fast.

Me: Yeah? But the translation was on the paper… they don’t talk fast on the paper… I totally didn’t get what they are talking about…

She: You are fine, don’t worry.

Me: Yeah? How about “See you Tuesday” on Sex and the City episode. Even though simple words, “see” “you” “Tuesday”… I didn’t get it…

She: What? Which episode?

Me: Do you remember, Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress scene? Charlotte was mad at Samantha, and she said to Samantha, “See you Tuesday.”

She: Ok… I am going to google. Oh…you mean, “See you next Tuesday”? I found it!  “See You Next Tuesday” on Urban Dictionary. C: See, U: You, N: Next, T: Tuesday. Oh…My…God… this is very bad word…we usually don’t use this word. Worse than Bitch.

Me: Oh… I have to look up the dictionary for C…what? Could you spell it again?

She: I emailed it to you. Just take a look at it later.


Today is Tuesday. If I say to my friend who invited me to her Christmas brunch on Christmas Day (next Tuesday), ”See you next Tuesday”, does she understand this??? She is an editor/writer… she must know, right?

Then, on Christmas day, if I say to them (my friend’s family & friends), “see you next Tuesday” for New Year’s Day (Jan 1, 2013 is Tuesday!), do they get my joke???

Anyway, enjoy your holidays on Tuesday (Christmas & New Year’s Day)!

Happy Holidays to you :)  XOXO Yoko

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles Dec 18, 2012
Copyright © 2012 Yoko Fujimoto

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

#197- Thank you 2012

[T]
Thank you for reading my blog. People in United States, Japan, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Greece, Ukraine, Israel, Russia, Canada, Australia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Philippine, Iraq and Saudi Arabia are reading my blog. I wish I could see you all to say THANK YOU.

[H]
Happiness…What do you think about it? “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” by Albert Schweitzer… I like his quote. I love what I am doing and I am so glad that you are reading my writings. THANK YOU to all of you.

[A]
Andy Warhol said, “People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.” 2012 is almost over… How was your 2012? My 2012 was wonderful, even though I had many ups and downs. THANK YOU 2012.

[N]
Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” I agree with him. In my dictionary, this word doesn’t exist either. THANK YOU higher power.

[K]
Keynes (John Maynard Keynes) said, “The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.” Ok…I will forget about my old ideas in 2012, and I will think about my new ideas for 2013. THANK YOU 2012.

[Y]
Yesterday was the history, tomorrow is the mystery, but today is a gift, that’s why it’s called present…Alice Morse Earle said. “I love to open my present every day”, I said. THANK YOU higher power.

[O]
Once upon a time… I love this phrase…Fairy tales & Folk tales make me happy. My favorite tale is “Aladdin”, and I need a magic right now to see my future or change my future. THANK YOU higher power.

[U]
U.S.A….I am glad that I am still here…Thank you U.S.A. for having me here…!

THANK YOU for everything.

THANK YOU 2012

THANK YOU to all of you :)

 
By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles Dec 5, 2012
Copyright © 2012 Yoko Fujimoto