Happy Saturday everyone!
Today we had a great time talking about several topics like movies, American customs, and restaurants.
One of my favorite questions to ask is "What is a movie, or scene from a movie, that has really stuck with you?". In my case, when I was about five years old, I saw a very violent horror movie at a neighbor's house. Of course, my mom wouldn't want me to watch it at that age, but she didn't know about it. I can't remember the title of the movie, but there is a scene of a woman being killed in the shower by a man with a knife. For much of my childhood, I checked to see if there was a killer in the bathroom every time I took a shower! This movie is "rated R" in America, which means only people older than 16 years old may watch it. Movie theater staff will not allow younger teens and children to enter such a movie. I was really surprised to learn from our guests that Japan doesn't have such a movie rating system to prevent kids from seeing to much violence or sex in a movie. After talking with the guests, we think maybe Japanese movies in theaters usually haven't been so violent or sexual, so there hasn't been a need to have such a system. What do you think? Should there be a system to prevent kids from seeing these kinds of movies?
Here are some words and phrases that came up in today's conversation:
stick with you: If some experience is very strong, you might think of it for a long time. In this situation
we can say it sticks with you.
ex: "The encouraging words from my science teacher have really stuck with me. I think
of them when I feel depressed."
simile: This is a type of phrase that includes "like" or "as" and is used to relate two things to explain in
an interesting or colorful way. Here are some examples of similes:
"she cried like a baby."
"I ate like a pig"
"I'm as busy as a bee."
overprotective: Describes someone who worries too much about someone else. Overprotective parents
often check too much on their children to make sure they are safe. I don't have
children, but I think I might be an overprotective parent someday. I'll try not to!
Thanks for coming in to chat, and of course thank you for reading our blog! Feel free to comment below to ask questions or tell us your thoughts. Café Wa won't be open next Saturday, but I'll be here on Saturday the 20th so please come say hi if you have the time. Have a nice week!