Saturday, 11 September 2010

Forget Forrest and his box of chocolates...

Pearls of wisdom from NHK's morning soap opera:

Life is like a cloud blown by the wind, you never know where you'll end up... No, no, no, thats not right... Life is like a fart. Yes, a fart! You make a lot of noise and attract a lot of attention when entering the world, you annoy some and amuse others, but all too soon its all over and you disappear into nothing.


  1. So true...

    I love your humour Sara

  2. I can't stop laughing! Is this your translation of a Japanese haiku?
    But there's a mistranslation. You don't disappear into nothing. You disappear into the we-fart.

    love and hugs, Cath

  3. Achan and Cath - I wish I could take credit for this bit of... umm... brilliance? ;) But it isn't mine. I'm just translating and paraphrasing what a character said on the NHK morning soap opera, an episode or so before he passed away. I was amused and couldn't help but giggle despite the fact I was watching the episode on the train during my morning commute... ;)