Hi, everyone. Happy Saturday!
I didn't come to the cafe for awhile, so it was good to see everyone.
I was excited to ask everyone about this picture (please click, or copy and paste):
A woman posted this on the internet and asked people, "what should I do?". If she opens the cabinet, the bowls will fall and break. In the U.S., many people are talking about this picture. We wonder about how we can help this woman solve the problem. Some ideas were really smart, and some ideas were really funny. For example, one person said "You should give your husband lots of beer to get him drunk, and then ask him to get a bowl. When the bowls break, he will feel guilty and buy new bowls. You can blame it on your husband." Another idea was to make a hole in the cupboard next to it, and reach through the hole to put the bowls back.
So! What do you think she should do? Please leave a comment, or talk about it at the cafe! I'm curious about what ideas you all can think of!
We also talked about the difference between matcha and green tea. I learned that they are made from the same plant, but the process is different. Also, matcha is more often used for special occasions.
One time at a kaiten sushi restaurant, I made a mistake. I wanted to put wasabi into my soy sauce, but I couldn't see any wasabi (actually, the wasabi was going around and around on the conveyor belt). So, I found some green powder near the soy sauce. I thought that... the green powder must be some kind of powdered wasabi. I was wrong! I put that green powder in my soy sauce and it tasted really weird. Oops.
Thanks for reading!
Here are some of the words that came up in our conversation today:
Blame it on your husband. : "To blame someone" means you are saying that someone (or something) has caused a bad situation or outcome. For example, if a student is having a hard time at school, the parents sometimes blame the teachers. Of course, sometimes the teachers blame the parents!
soap opera: Also called "daytime TV", this is a type of television show that is known to be pretty low quality and over-dramatic. The stories are a little similar to a drama, but I think they are usually too hard to believe and too melodramatic.
voting period: This is the time when we can vote for a politician. Generally in the U.S., we vote for local government every two years, and for president, we vote every four years. The process for voting in the U.S. is pretty complicated and difficult to explain quickly, but if you are curious, please search online, or ask one of our staff from the U.S.!
Have a nice week.