Day 19: June 19th
What did I read?: サメーズ
How much did I read?: 24 pages - finished the book (already )
How long did it take me?: 19 min
I should have been reading something else today, but you know, there are a lot of things I really should have been doing today that I didn’t do, so…at least I did something. I was supposed to be relaxing today so I could recharge for the week, but all I really did was stress over all the stuff I still need to do while simultaneous not doing any of it. Fun times.
Luckily the sharks did not let me down, when I finally got around to reading
This is my favorite shark of today and I don’t know why, he just has such a big mouth
And while looking up his name in Jisho, I accidentally discovered this ridiculous vocab word:
- mountain where old people were abandoned (according to legend) [what]
- position or division in a company to which an old and ineffective person is transferred [lol]
- women’s college (slang, derogatory, Meiji, Taisho period slang) [wow rude]
My other favorite thing of the day was the 4-koma in which the sharks pop out and surprise a surfer in the water, then proceed to steal his surfboard and surf away
This might be a weirdly specific recommendation, but I would honestly recommend this book for anyone who’s interested in learning more sea creature names in Japanese? Like there are lots of animal names in here that were new to me (or more specific than ones I’d seen before, like specific types of sharks etc), and they are all accompanied by adorable illustrations - what more could one ask for, really xD I love sea creatures, so it’s fun to get to see some of their names in Japanese and learn some little fun facts about them.