Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Show 230 Tuesday 19 December

Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
TokyoCooney sent me an awesome email, thank you. He sent it a while ago actually but I’m only just getting around to saying thank you now because the cat ate my homework and stuff...
His name is Kevin Cooney. This is his YouTube channel.
He’s been in Japan for about the same length of time as me – and he’s a comedian but he’s done some English teaching too – so he sent me a list of great ideas for the show, wicked – so I’m definitely going to be using them.

If you’re interested in Japan or Tokyo you should check out his videos ... I enjoy them, he’s funny – and I’m surprised by a lot of things he says because he’s comparing things to America or just his perspective is different than mine.
Like what? You meet people at the South exit of Shinjuku?
The east exit is great because you can like lean against that fence and watch everybody walking out the exits and look at the big posters of hosts, hmm.
And was your friend saying how great Ueno was? Or did I just hear wrong? Ueno?
And there’s jelly inside donuts in America? Wow ... I can’t even picture it.

And Cooney’s been on Japanese TV too saying fuck.
That’s on YouTube too – the video is called: My 1 Minute of Fame: Life in Tokyo #9


Kia ora in Stick News today a Japanese woman was hospitalized for 5 days after she was stung by a scorpion while trying on a pair of Jeans.

Scorpions are small creatures which carry venom to kill or paralyze their prey so it can be eaten.
They aren’t known for hunting humans – however this cheeky scorpion could be an exception to the rule.
It hitched a ride from China to Japan inside a pair of jeans.
When a woman tried the jeans on in a clothing store in Okinawa, the scorpion stung her. She stayed in hospital for 5 days.

The police are now investigating the case. The scorpion is likely to be deported since it entered the country illegally with no passport and no visa.
And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 19th of December.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

One of my straps fell of my board today when I was on the chair lift.
Entirely my fault since I should have checked it properly before starting out.
I had a bit of a look for it which was probably a waste of time ... like looking for a needle in a haystack.

conversations with sarah
#140 What kinds of donuts are there?

Step 1: Repeat Kenta’s lines.
Step 2: Read Kenta’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Kenta You don’t have jelly inside donuts in New Zealand?

Sarah No, I don’t think so. Not that I’ve seen.

Kenta What kinds of donuts are there?

Sarah The only ones that I can remember are these small round things like deep fried sweet bread with a whole in the middle and sugar and cinnamon on the outside. They were called mini donuts, I think.

Kenta There’s only one kind?

Sarah That’s all I can remember. I might just have a bad memory – but I don’t ever remember seeing a whole shop just for donuts before I came to Japan.

Kenta There are a lot in Japan aren’t there.

Sarah Yeah, there are ... Mister Donuts, Dunkin Donuts ... What else? I’m sure there’s more.