After last night's late night posting, I'm going to make tonight's post, hopefully, a little quicker. Tomorrow is the first day of school for Issei....he is going to be a 5th grader this year...and I have to wake up a bit earlier than usual because I need to make a bento ("boxed lunch") for him. Tomorrow will only be a half-day of school, with no lunch served, so he will take a lunch to the after-school program he usually goes to. Today was the kids' "last hurrah" and the weather was absolutely gorgeous....temperature about 22 degrees (about 70 degrees for those of you in the States!!)...sunny skies...no wind...and the boys were outside ALL DAY LONG!!! It was wonderful!!! Anywhoo........
Does anyone remember, back in the mid-70's, when some company (maybe Proctor and Gamble) sent samples of their new lemon-scented dish washing soap to people all over the States...and many, without bothering to really read the label saw "100% Real Lemon Juice" written on the label and then proceeded to put the soap in tea, on salad, and Lord-only-knows what else?!?!
The reason I ask is this:
I was shopping at my favorite discount shop (the Japanese Target!) and found this. Now...my English is pretty good and I can read the label, I even recognized the product, even though it is from Viet Nam. My thinking is this: isn't there a possibility of another potential mix-up?!?!?!
Look at the picture....the woman, is obviously relaxed, hell.....she's asleep!!!
Then the words: Relaxing Rose With Vanilla Extract
Even Japanese, with limited English ability can understand most of that phrase.
Do you know what this product is?!?!?!?!
(and yes, I blocked out the name and some other valuable info....shows creativity on my part, don't ya think?!?!)
Any clues?? Any ideas?
Okay....I must admit...that I do have a soft spot in my heart for the smell of Downey (oh..please...the whole Tide/Downey combo almost makes me wanna cry!!!).....but I seriously have never thought about putting it in my bath!!!!!
(One time, when I opened the lid to see what one of the new fragrances smelled like, I accidently got some right under my nose and the smell just about drove me crazy...I got such a headache!!! Word to the wise...be careful sniffing products in stores!!! And yes...I do realize that is not something most of you would ever have to be advised against doing!!!)
*I think I'm going to use this in my classes in the next few weeks....just to see if my students actually read the English printed in the bottom...in the smaller font!!!
I'll let you know how they do!!!! :-D
Last week, the same amount of gas cost me more than
10,000 yen.....about $104!!!! FOR ALMOST 18 GALLONS OF GAS!!!!!!
For many people, spending that much might not be too terribly much of a strain...but for me...this full tank of gas will hopefully last me about a week and a half!!! I drive to 3...sometimes 4 places a day for lessons....in all directions around the city!!!
So.....be strong Americans....there is hope....maybe the government will see what Japan is doing and decided to follow.......
yeah...I know...."when pigs fly out my butt"...sure...that'll happen.
Happy thoughts everyone....happy thoughts!!!!