Thursday, June 18, 2009

Challenge 18: Japanese Pizza Lost in Translation


Okay... I've been putting this challenge off for a long time. It's by far the scariest one out of all of them. 

My heart was beating the whole time, but I ordered a pizza in Japanese! In my head it was all going so fast. You'd never know though because on the video, my speech is slow as molasses. My face does look panicked in a few places too. See for yourself:


Actually, I even had to call the poor guy back because I forgot to tell them our apartment number! 

We weren't sure if we'd really get the pizza, but then we heard the doorbell ring. Success!


13 comments:

Anil said...

Awesome! I think moshi moshi is one of my favorite international greetings.

Anne Edwards said...

Greetings Traveler :-)

Nice looking pizza. Its interesting to see how different countries 'interpret' foods we (in North America) are used to. When I was in New Zealand I ordered a hamburger and it came with a slice of pickled beet root on it. Discovered I don't like the taste of hamburgers with pickled beet root!! Oh, well! Hope your pizza tasted 'familiar' :-)

Anne

Kelly said...

NICE WORK! Way to go! You may need to write a tutorial so that I can order pizza from my house too! Glad that it worked out.

Glo sullivan said...

Hi Mary,

You make me laugh every time I go into read what your doing. You make my day, every day!!! We'll be going to Nashville next week. Hope to see your Mom and Maria.

Aunt Glo

Mary and Sean said...

Hi Anil,
What's a typical greeting in your language?

Are you Turkish? The only thing I know in Turkish language is kara kara. I have a black cat and my turkish friend used to call it that...

Mary and Sean said...

Anne,
One of my favorite things to do when traveling is try out that country's take on a pizza or hamburger-- sometimes delicious and sometimes kind of weird.

The pizza was good-- not greasy or heavy. On the flip side, it was tiny Japanese size, so it was gone in about 2 seconds and we were still hungry!

Mary and Sean said...

Hi Gloria!
Thanks for reading! Are you and Uncle Jimmy going to be our first visitors in Oki?

Anil said...

Hi Mary,

Yes, I'm Turkish. They typical formal greeting is 'merhaba' pronounced as it's spelled.

Slang is 'naber' for informal situations - the equivalent of what's up :)

Chris and Amy said...

That was awesome! I found you on Okinawa Hai and am enjoying your adventures. I'm not quite as adventurous as you, but feel free to check out our blog at christophertstewart.blogspot.com
Thanks for sharing, Amy

Mary and Sean said...

Hi Chris and Amy!
Thanks for stopping by! You look like you're having a lot of fun here too, and we have a few things in common like English teaching! I'd love to swap teaching ideas...

Chris and Amy said...

That sounds great. My teaching is very casual. Another lady in the squadron was teaching the group and when she left passed them on to me. Right now I just make them talk for the first half (about an hour) and then we'll do something out of their workbook or I'll print an elementary level reading comprehension off of some free websites.

Mary and Sean said...

Amy,
How nice to give those ladies some continuity in their learning. I'm sure they appreciate it! Our style sounds similar too. I try to do a lot of practical day to day speaking skills.

JeanHasBeenShopping said...

Not a bad looking pizza! I'd eat it cold for breakfast.

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