It’s a video on YouTube, which is a video response to someone … which is a response to someone else. It’s basically just a video holding up 51 random things in your room or in your house. I think it’s a really cool idea and you could learn some new vocabulary – especially with Tonyo’s video because he has subtitles.
In fact, if you have a camera, why don’t you try making one of these videos yourself? I might make one too.
In the Acadia Report today two students at Acadia University were asked to talk about a good movie that they’d seen recently. And they talked about two movies that I really like: Pulp Fiction and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Pulp Fiction. I really enjoyed it because it had a lot of, ah, very dramatic moments in it. It also had a plot that you really had to think about when you were considering what the movie was about. Lots of different themes involving violence and just, people’s perceptions of that. As well, like, ah, just the parts, ah, how all the plot sort of came to came together in the end was really interesting to me because, the seemingly unrelated plots that ended up coming together.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Ah, Jason Statham from Crank and Vinnie Jones, who’s in Snatch and a few other movies, ah, is in this one. It’s about, ah, a group of friends who get in some trouble with money. They bet, ah, a hundred thousand dollars and end up owing five. And, ah, if they don’t get it in within a week, they start losing toes and fingers, so. It’s about, ah, gambling and the, ah, consequences of doing that. So, I just like this movie, it’s a good life experience. You know.
It was such a sunny day today. You could see the top of the mountain. Today we went for a drive to Annupuri. Annupuri is one of the ski resorts in the Niseko area. A famous local guiding company called Powder Company has just relocated there this season.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is elope.
run away secretly in order to get married
Kia Ora in Stick News today two kids in Germany, aged 5 and 6 attempted to elope to Africa.
A 6-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy fell in love and decided to get married. They wanted to get married in Africa where it’s warm, so they packed a suitcase with summer clothes and left their homes at dawn on New Year’s Day while their parents were still sleeping. They took the boy’s seven-year-old sister as a witness and walked one kilometer up the road and got on a tram to Hanover train station. According to news reports, they got as far as the express train that goes to the airport before a suspicious station guard alerted police who contacted their parents. The children said they didn’t tell their parents about their plans because they thought they would not be gone for long.
And that was Stick News for Thursday the 8th of January. Kia Ora.
Jack Have you seen any good movies recently? 最近、良い映画観た？
Sarah Yeah, I saw Babel the other day. That was pretty good. うん、少し前に『バベル』観た。 結構よかったよ。
Jack What did you like about it? なにが良かった？
Sarah Um, it was really beautiful. It was kind of like watching a photography exhibition. 本当に美しかった。 何だか写真展を見ている様な感じだった。
Jack What was the story about? どんなストーリーだった？
Sarah There were quite a few stories … it was kind of like snapshots of different stories that were vaguely related. One of them was in Japan. いくつかのストーリーが混在していて、それらが何となく関連している。 ストーリーの一つは日本が舞台だった。
Jack Who was in it? 誰が出てた？
Sarah One guy that I’ve seen in lots of movies actually. I’ve just forgotten his name, but he was in Warai No Daigaku and Shall We Dance? and that Ko Gals movie … what was it called? Bounce Ko Gals, I think it was called. その役者は別の映画で何度か見たことがある。 名前を思い出せないんだけど、『笑いの大学』と『Shall We ダンス？』とコギャルの映画・・・何て映画だったかな・・・そうだ、『バウンス Ko GALS』だったと思う。
サラのメモ： This is the first 51 things video I saw, but I just searched on YT and found there are hundreds of them!
Why don't you try making a video like that? It could be a good vocabulary exercise trying to name 51 things in your room.
BTW I was just watching another video of Tonyo's and I realized his name isn't pronounced like that ... oops.