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Old 04-14-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
mcooper_75044
Dojo: Aikido of Plano
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Speak English

I had a funny incident once during my first seminar and also
happened to be my first test Gokyu. We had been practicing
the Saturday morning and we had been given a break. I had been
holding it for awhile and my lease on the coffee that morning had
expired very quickly. I immediately had rushed into the restroom
upon bowing out with all the students. As y'all have probably recognized its not a simple zip and go process so after a couple of minutes I heard this knocking on the door. I didnt' respond but
after the second time I responded in Japanese something I had
learned and not thought of in close to 20 years from my time spend in Japan. "Chottomate" forgive my spelling.
I beleive roughly translates to "wait a minute". When I came out
it was our Head Instructor Tohei Sensei for the USAF Midwest group who had been outside the door. As I passed by him
he groughly mentioned that we are in American speak english.
ouchie. I thought it was funny afterword though, because everyone was rushing up to find out what the heck id said.
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Old 04-15-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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Re: Speak English

Quote:
Mark Cooper wrote:
I had a funny incident once during my first seminar and also
happened to be my first test Gokyu. We had been practicing
the Saturday morning and we had been given a break. I had been
holding it for awhile and my lease on the coffee that morning had
expired very quickly. I immediately had rushed into the restroom
upon bowing out with all the students. As y'all have probably recognized its not a simple zip and go process so after a couple of minutes I heard this knocking on the door. I didnt' respond but
after the second time I responded in Japanese something I had
learned and not thought of in close to 20 years from my time spend in Japan. "Chottomate" forgive my spelling.
I beleive roughly translates to "wait a minute". When I came out
it was our Head Instructor Tohei Sensei for the USAF Midwest group who had been outside the door. As I passed by him
he groughly mentioned that we are in American speak english.
ouchie. I thought it was funny afterword though, because everyone was rushing up to find out what the heck id said.

Ah...should've been "chotto matte kudasai." He was just grumpy that you didn't say please...

As a heavy coffee drinker...I definitely feel your pain, though.

Cheers!
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Old 04-15-2006, 10:36 AM   #3
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Re: Speak English

coffee + aikido is never a good combo for me, it makes my stomach all grumbly...

Dan Hulley
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:58 AM   #4
merlynn
 
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lol speak english!!!! mate i have troouble writing it

some things are so dear and so precious you have to let them go
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:15 PM   #5
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Re: Speak English

and indeed being it .......

Dance your cares away .... worry for another day ... let the music play .... down in fraggle rock!

when bored ... do as I do. Poke a patient!
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:58 PM   #6
Lucy Smith
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Re: Speak English

I always thought it would be great to speak a language nobody speaks around you, and maybe share it with a friend and say everything you want at any time... lol my school teachers would get quite some curses.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:22 PM   #7
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Re: Speak English

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Lucy Smith wrote:
I always thought it would be great to speak a language nobody speaks around you, and maybe share it with a friend and say everything you want at any time... lol my school teachers would get quite some curses.
My wife and I would sometimes do something similar, while living in the USA. I've had to break that habit, now that we're in Japan. My broken Japanese is offensive enough, without me actively saying offensive things. Hmmm.. maybe I shouldn't be saying offensive things in the first place! Also, a number of Japanese people secretly speak English.
I was in a crowd, the other day, and listened to a couple of other gaijin speaking English. They were sooo loud. It was "slut" this and "$%%^" that.

I've decided, in the future, to teach my wife Pig Latin and then use that when the situation demands.

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