I remember the first time that I heard of Tim Hortons when I was in Canada – someone was talking about it and I said:What’s Tim Hortons?Or I might have even said: Who’s Tim Horton? And they were really surprised that I’d never heard of Tim Hortons because it’s so famous in Canada.
Kia Ora in Stick News today an exhibition has opened in Paris called The Funeral of Mona Lisa.
The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings in the world. It was painted by an Italian artist 500 years ago and is now on display in a museum in France. A giant grey version of the painting is now on display in the room next to the original. It’s the first time first time a work inspired by the Mona Lisa has been on display so close to the original. The new work is part of an exhibition called The Funeral of Mona Lisa. Reuters reported the display consists of five paintings including two mysterious images that look like grey clouds and are dotted with images of skulls, a portrait of the artist’s dead father and a self-portrait of the artist in a deathlike pose.
And that was Stick News for Thursday 12th of February. Kia Ora.
We’ve been here for about three weeks. Um, got another week or so to go, so, a month in total. 今３週目であと１週残っているから、トータルで１ヶ月です。
Is this your first time in Niseko? 今回は初めてのニセコですか？
Yes, first time Niseko and Japan. はい、初のニセコで初の日本でもあります。
What are the conditions like today? 今日のコンディションはどうですか？
Today’s conditions, ah, a bit of light cloud. Had some fresh snow yesterday I think. Um, you can find nice pockets in between the trees, some new … some fresh snow to slash. Yeah, good visibility, yeah, high cloud. It’s good today. 今日のコンディションは、やや曇っています。 昨日は新雪を滑りました。 ツリーに行くと新雪が残っていて楽しいです。 視界良好で気温も低く、今日は良い日です。
Word of the Day
Today’s word is quintessential.
In the video of Ron James talking about Wolfville, which is the town where Acadia University is, he says: Wolfville is the quintessential collage town. It’s perfect.
What does quintessential mean?
adj.representing the most perfect or typical example.
The example here is: He was the quintessential tough guy.
I was looking for an example online and I found someone wrote this question (I meant to say: a post) in a forum with the title: Quintessential NZ music?
And then they wrote: Okay, I'm not really sure what quintessential means. I just wanted somebody to think I'm smart.
conversations with sarah
It’s my crystal ball
Short man Hey man, what’s that? おい、それ何？
Tall man It’s my crystal ball. 水晶玉さ。
Short man It looks like a snow globe. 何だか雪玉みたいだな。
Tall man Na-uh, it’s real. Here watch. Free Doritos at the office today? I think that’s a yes. Free Doritos! いや、これは本物だ。 見てろ。 今日、オフィスでドリトス無料で食べられますか？ これはイェスじゃないの？ ドリトス無料！
Short man Will I finally get that big promotion? 僕はついに大昇進しますか？
Tall man Promotion? Not in your future! 昇進？ お前じゃ無理だな！
サラのメモ： Just realized that's probably not how you say Mona Lisa ...