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31 May 2006 @ 08:34 pm
The wisdom of 10-year old girls...???  
脱ぐ = Strip (as in, 'take off your clothes')

I learned that word in context from a 5th grade girl today! She was like, "脱ぐジャンケンしよう!" ("Let's play nugu janken!") I didn't know the word 'nugu", but hey... jan-ken is jan-ken! Right? Only, this doesn't hold true in Japan.... Jan-ken-pon (rock-paper-scissors) has so many variations in Japan that it's impossible to think that I'll learn them all. My brain isn't big enough!! Furthermore, it's apparently used to determine everything that needs to be determined. Seriously. "Who wants the last piece of fish? Let's decide with janken!" "Who gets to sit with Jamie-sensei? Janken!" "What do we do for fun? Janken!" "Hey Jamie-sensei! Janken shiyou!" (It's funniest if I lose, too, apparently. XD) So, let's just say that I'm quite experienced with janken now! And I know a lot of words related to it and what they mean in context, even if I don't know the literal translation. (It's like trying to translate "yoroshiku onegaishimasu". It's not that simple!)

Anyways, back to "Nugu".... It means strip, and I didn't know this. But I learned it today! I was in a classroom at lunch time, and when I lost the janken, the conversation went like this:
Ayumi (10 years old): Okay, strip!
Me:  I don't understand...
Ayumi: (in english) Clothes.. off!
Me: "Whaaaaaa?" (Thought I misheard her)
Ayumi: (grabs MY shirt and yanks it up)
Me: Noooo!! (*dead*)

Luckily, she gave up, but it was pretty funny to her. The teacher didn't care..... maybe because he's my age, and single? *headdesk* Where did they learn this?!? Some of my friends could get away with this, but they're, you know.. adults! She is a 5th grader! o.o;;;

A few minutes later:
Ayumi: (hands me a book) Read it!
Me: What is it?
Ayumi: It's an ero-hon! ('adult' book if you get what I mean...)
Me: .......................

It was really just a book of ghost stories... But... damn! LOL Someone bloomed rather fast, she's only 10!! ^_^;;;; まあまあ、しょうがないでしょうネ~~

This is unrelated, but today I walked down the street and looked up at the tall buildings, and realized... I am really living in the big city. I've dreamed about living in a big city since I was a little girl.... For all the problems that I have going on even, I am really ecstatic to be living here. It's the best thing for me, ever. ♥ Tokyo.
Current Mood: O.O aheheheh....
超ちゃ人: In the summertimechochajin on May 31st, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC)
hahaha XDDD Kids these days, I just can´t believe it !!! *laugh*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 31st, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
Your icon!! ♥ Mink sure brings back memories!!
超ちゃ人: C´mon I´m a tiger !!chochajin on May 31st, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
Hehe~ thanks, but there are only a few icons where she isn´t in her sd-form, so I like this one really~ ^^
Yuviyuvi on May 31st, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
Strip rock-paper-scissors? O.o now that is the first time I heard of that!

ohhhhhhhhh.. it sounds interesting ;) hehehehe

Wow.. and she was only 10? yeah.. I wasn't doing that at her age.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 31st, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
I've never done that! O.O I guess I am a prude, though you'd never know it. LOL
Yuviyuvi on May 31st, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
Hehehe.. well.. now we know what game we can play to have a little fun ;)
C L O V E R: rocket boys : endo yuya : nosebleedidyllica on May 31st, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
cough Holy cow. I would probably ask her: "Where did you learn this?!" She has to learn it somewhere.
City life is nice. I ♥ it. It is wonderful. Really wonderful but I would like to see green grass once in a while.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 31st, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
There is green grass in my city!! ^^ Here and there! =D
Mewgokumew2 on May 31st, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! *amewsed* X.D
I had already known the meaning of nugu from bl dramas but man, I was giggling like hell with my friends when the word came up in our vocab for Japanese class (same when we learned irimasu). X.D BL dramas are a great source of words you should look out for, btw! Hehehe~

Man, kids these days! =.P
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 31st, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
Oh man.. I really should listen to bl dramas, but I'm afraid that I wouldn't get what's going on, because my vocab is still really low. I get lost really easily, even with visuals! I can't imagine without! :O
Mewgokumew2 on May 31st, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
Aww~ But they're so fun! You could always listen to something based on a manga since dramas usually follow the storylines they're based on pretty closely.
❮CHIIAE❯: 13chiiae on May 31st, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
Um...scary kid...

The real question is...where DO kids these days learn this stuff?...tv can't be that corruptive...
jean_kun on May 31st, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
Lol, that's hilarious! And she even tried to pull up your shirt! XDDD I hope nothing was too exposed, I would die of embarassment! Ah, your fifth graders are adorable and hilarious XD And then she comes back talking about ero-hons XDDD

Yay I'm glad you're loving life~! ♥
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 31st, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
Nah, just tummy ^^
Artabandonedsoul on May 31st, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
nugu jankenpon is huge is japan. when a friend of mine moved here from japan, his sister (she was 8 then) was getting in trouble for trying to teach the kids in her class nugu jankenpon. it's pretty cute.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 31st, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
It's the first time that I've ever heard of it! And here I thought part of the fun of strip poker was supposed to be about the anticipation.. if you go as fast as jankenpon, then it's all over and someone's naked! (not like I'd know!)
Artabandonedsoul on May 31st, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
the faster the better, i guess...especially if there's alcohol involved.

what's fun is when you start making up moves and either the oldest person or the majority chooses who wins. it's so much better that way.
-stringalchemist on May 31st, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)

Haha, and I thought young people over here were dirty. xP

I honestly don't know whether to find that funny as hell or totally creepy :3
bit_dreams on May 31st, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
o.O;; wow. That's a ten year old girl? LOL, I wonder about the 12 year olds then. ^^;

-random question-
You also teach in a school?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 31st, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Also? So you do too? ^^

Yes, I do... several schools, actually. But I try to keep quiet about it recently because I'm embarrassed.
bit_dreams on June 1st, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
LOL, if I ever taught, the poor kid would be so confused. ^^; I'm still in high school (gr 9!) I meant, I only knew you taught Hide-san English, but that was it. LOL, 'Hide-san', I feel so japanese right now.

Why? it's great to be teaching kids! ^^; If I don't turn out to be able to become a doctor of some sort, teaching would be my next career choice. ^o^

Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on June 1st, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
LOL I don't even formally teach Hide-chan english. Mostly, it's just that we talk in english a lot, and I help him out when he needs it. It's like a benefit of being my friend, I guess. LOL

Heh... teaching isn't what I what to do, is why it's embarrassing.. It doesn't take any kind of training or experience to teach english as an ALT here. So it's not only the "default" job for a foreigner, which is embarrassing enough (I hate being lumped in with the foreigners here, since there are so many horrible ones!! X.x), it's something that doesn't require special skills or anything. So it's like.. no different than working in fast food places. While that isn't a bad thing in itself, I feel that I should be doing something else because I am a college graduate, after all. It's not my dream, either, and I feel embarrassed that I haven't yet started even working in that field. It's just a matter of time of course, but... x.x
明珠: dancekiku_cha8_8 on May 31st, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
the things that happen in Japan never ceases to amuse and amaze me. XDDD

but never agree to play a game of Kancho with them...that game is plain perverted.
(definition of Kancho right here if you don't know what it is
DAC, the curious little catboy_dac_ on May 31st, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
*dies laughing* XD

Reminds me of one scene that happened early in Negima. Except they called it "Baseball Janken" and they weren't really playing Janken... XP
rollergalval: roller animationrollergalval on June 1st, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
XDDDDD OMG LOLerskates! I love it when you post about things that happen at work, those kids are really bold to try that with a teacher. *dies* It must be really hard teaching them English when you can't understand the jokes and things they say about you in Japanese. When you say how you hate your job so much it makes me feel a bit guilty about the hard times my class gave our Japanese Sensei in high school. ^^; But in my defence we ALWAYS told her what we were saying when we used slang words, and we NEVER would have asked her to strip.
josei_chan on June 1st, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
Perverted kids and kancho... that reminds me of someone's own experience to life teaching english as a second language. Someone directed me to this person's website: http://outpostnine.com/editorials/teacher.html

Chiakichiaki777 on June 1st, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
I believe it was called yakyuuken rather than nugujanken... I'd like to play it sometime though....
cereal killerempty_film on June 2nd, 2006 07:27 am (UTC)
Don't you just love kids? XD
long gone with her red shoes on: pitterpatter FF/Sredshoeson on June 9th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
ROFLOL! She sounds like a cutie. ^^