Once or twice before in my life, I have been accused of having completely random thoughts and ideas. I mean, in my brain, I know how my thoughts come about, so to me they’re not random. But, I often want to share the things that I think and ponder about on my blog, but I find that they’re more musings than complete ideas, so it seems a bit of a waste to blog a single sentence. So, I have decided to make a compiled list of things that I’ve been thinking about lately and any comments would be appreciated, even if you’d just like to share about your random musings.
~Sometimes it boggles my mind to think that I actually am from the future from the perspective of my American friends. So, I have an inside track to future events, just like Hiro Nakamura. But, usually, the future’s pretty non-descript so don’t worry.
~Why is orange both a color and a fruit, but none of the other colors or fruits are?
~What is up with English spelling? Do you think some person was a little tipsy when he decided on the official dictionary spelling for a lot of English words. It’s no wonder non-native speakers have such issues with reading. Take “chicken” for example. Why do we need the ‘c’ and the ‘k’? They make the same exact sound!
~In Japan, the “Walk/Do Not Walk” crosswalk man is wearing a business suit and hat, as well as some smart business shoes. Why are there no women in dresses?
~Often when I read British English literature, I find myself talking as though I were from the UK. Read the above sentence about smart business shoes for proof.
~I’m finally beginning to understand the train announcements. I have never been more excited to know that I should stand behind the yellow line when the train approaches the station.
~I often wonder who was the first person that thought eating raw fish was a good idea. And then I get more concerned about the first person that actually listened to that guy and ate raw fish. And along those lines, I wonder how many people died eating blowfish until they figured out the safe way to prepare it.
~Recently, Jen and I ate Thai curry and it was so so so spicy that we couldn’t even finish it. Why make food that spicy in a place that’s already so hot? I mean, shouldn’t you be making foods to even out the heat and humidity, not make you feel even more miserable?
~So, in Japan, it’s really rude and actually culturally unacceptable to wear your shoes inside the house. So, why isn’t carpet way more popular? It’s actually very unusual to find wall-to-wall carpeting here, and even large rugs to an extent. Hardwood floors get very cold in the winter, that’s for sure.