Language Barriers

Jun 18, 2012

The language barrier here in Japan is awesomely entertaining. I find myself acting things out way too often- it's like a perpetual game of charades. I went to lunch with a friend the other day at a little Tex Mex restaurant (it's my fav). My friend wanted chips and queso and explained it to them as "cheese dip." They brought her back ketchup. What??

Anytime I watch a movie and see people driving on the right side of the road it throws me off for just a minute. It's funny the things you get used to when you live in a foreign country for 6 months. That's right- I've been here six months. Only 2 years left. I'm off to eat chips and guacamole now. Don't miss me too much my loves.


This picture was taken by Kristina @ From City Corporate to Suburb Mama.
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Kristina says: Most people don't know that I've had 7 surgeries in my short life, all for very random things, like Osgood Schlatter's disease, falling down a flight of stairs and tearing tendon in my ankle to exploratory laparoscopies for possible endometriosis to carpal tunnel surgery in both hands after the birth of my first baby. Whew!
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This pic is from Kelsie @ My Beautiful Life
Kelsie says: Even though this picture is a bit blurry, and it was taken by my iPhone, it is still my favorite. I have a hard time getting my boyfriend to smile (his real smile) in picture, so any picture when I can see the smile I fell in love with is a favorite of mine.
When asked, what's something more people don't know about you,
Kelsie says: I am only 19! I have been in a relationship (with that cutie pictured above) for two and a half years, so most people assumer I am a lot older than I really am.
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This pic is of Stephanie @ The Anecdote of My Life.
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Stephanie says: I am extremely education driven! I have 2 degrees and I am working towards getting my masters and then I will hopefully attend medical school.
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  1. bahahaha though I loathe ketchup I would crack up if someone brought it to me after I asked for cheese dip.

    I am loving all these ladies' pictures, you had such a great idea with this!

  2. Such a great post!! And, happy 6 months! :)

  3. Japan?! That's so so awesome. I've never been, but can't wait to go one day. Such a funny story!

  4. I can relate with the Charade thingy. :) They also have difficulty in pronunciation with words that starts with "L" and "R".

    Konbanwa. :D

  5. I'm TERRIBLE at charades. I think the Italians here think I'm an idiot. Our friend's daughter ordered a grilled cheese at dinner and ended up with slab of grilled cheese with a couple slices of polenta on the side. Our table couldn't stop laughing when the waiter set down the plate.

  6. LOL at the cheese dip! That's hilarious!


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