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News Archives - September 2005
September 28 2005
: (Weather!) Part II
Here is the second instalment of what I really hope will become a fairly consistent update here on Pants, the weekly Japanese weather translation. No one that I know has access to SBS Digital 2 so I feel it is my duty to reproduce a snippet of the NHK News 10 broadcast because there has to be at least one other person out there who appreciates this stuff like I do. Right...?
September 21 2005
For several months now I've been watching various Japanese news broadcasts on a fairly regular basis via SBS Digital 2. The Japanese newsfeeds come from the NHK network and although I don't speak the language, I find them informative and so endlessly interesting.
Being one of the very few TV shows I watch whenever it's on (Iron Chef & Media Watch being the only others), I've become quite familiar with the different news anchors from the four daily broadcasts but my favourite would have to be the team from NHK News 10. I've mentioned on Pants before the beautiful Yumiko Udo, who presents the sportsdesk (hai!) and co-anchors the main bulletin with the wise and respected Hirokazu Sakamaki, but one thing I haven't mentioned previously is the presentation of the weather report on the NHK News 10 broadcasts.
Every one or two weeks I hope to re-deliver and attempt to translate their weather reports here on Pants because it is quite unlike the weather forecasts we see here on Australian television.
September 2 2005
: Whine & Dine
Anyone who knows me at least half-decently would understand that I live my life based (quite consistently) around a series of basic principles. Examples of these ideologies would include:
Why do I mention this?
Considering the bullet points above, it is with great hesitation that I say the night wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. There were all sorts of different things on offer where we went - different types of sushi obviously (norimaki and nigiri, pictured below), as well as octopus, tofu/beancurd salads, raw tuna/salmon/"chicken", gyoza (pork dumplings), Japanese omelettes and so on...
I maybe tried about half of the items on offer, and it all tasted fishy to my uncultured tongue. :)
To compete with this fishyness, I was left with an almost bitter taste in my mouth after realising the quite certain likelyhood that I'll be forced to do this again very soon. The reason being that this evening's guest of honour, a lovely and very pleasant Japanese lady, was not able to join us for the dinner as originally planned.
A second-attempt at getting the whole group together for dinner is inevitable thanks to some persistent social engineering (
Without her help (and you know who you are...), I would probably never leave the house. :)
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