Friday, May 8, 2009

Sparkling Walter and Aso's "obligations"

A hectic and relatively stressful two work days this week have finished and I have one more day left. Yep, that's right...I work on Saturdays. I don't work every Saturday, but it was offered to me and the money is good. Money is good. We all seem to need money. I'm one of those fine folks who may be just like you and needs some money. I also need some Ice Florts and Sparkling Walter!!!

I saw this menu somewhere in Sannomiya (Kobe's downtown hub) and took a picture with my cell phone. I love English flubups! After a nice Iced Flort, you can wash it all down with a crisp and cool bottle of Sparkling Walter(I hear the Sparkling Edmund is quite yummy too!).

Mr. Aso is a true Romantic!

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso strikes again with his touching remarks. Yep, after getting married at the age of 43, he said he then fulfilled his "obligation" of having children. Ah shucks...that's sweet! I bet that must have made his 2 children feel all warm and fuzzy inside.."Daddy's little obligations."

I just read about that in Japan Today.

Aso says having children an 'obligation,' but later retracts remark

Gaffe-prone Prime Minister Taro Aso said Thursday that he has fulfilled an ‘‘obligation’’ because he has two children, but he later retracted the remark made during a parliamentary debate about Japan’s declining birthrate.

‘‘I may well have fulfilled an obligation because I have had two children since getting married at 43,’’ Aso told the House of Representatives Budget Committee in a debate with Chinami Nishimura, a lawmaker of the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan.

‘‘I do not hear people say in this country that it is good to have a child or it is fun (to have child). I keep hearing that it (having a child) is tough,’’ Aso said, noting he enjoys seeing his children, who are 20 and 23.

But he later retracted the remark, saying there are various reasons for not having a child.
Read More at Japan Today...

Also, I just subscribed to the "Japan Podshow" this evening and will give it a go tomorrow on the JR as I head to work. I'll let you know how it is!

1 comment:

Broan said...

Do people ever walk up to the managers of those stores and tell them they have bad english on their signs?

I always see people who post this stuff, but you have to wonder what would happen if they actually were told about it!