I think it’s really well done. As you can probably guess from the title, it tells the whole story of Forrest Gump, briefly, in one take.
It starts out like this: I’m going to tell you the story of my life cause I’m simple. When I was young I had to wear special shoes and I met a girl called Jenny.And through some miracle I didn’t need my special shoes no more. I ran so well I played football. I got to meet the president of the United States. And then Jenny came back but she left again. And you can go and watch the video to see how it ends.
The reviewer said it was a popular restaurant chain where customers eat sitting on toilet seats. Meals are served in mini toilet bowls and drinks in plastic urinals. Dessert is served on a squat toilet shaped dish. One diner was quoted as saying it was “a little gross” but “very progressive and irreverent, like a practical joke”.
And that was Stick News for Thursday 5th of March. Kia ora.
Are you a skier or a snowboarder? あなたはスキーヤー？スノーボーダー？
Yeah, I’m a snowboarder. スノーボーダーです。
Have you been to Niseko before? 以前ニセコに来たことは？
No, it’s my first time. I’ve never been to Japan. I mean, like, I’ve never been to Japanese … mountain. So, it’s my first time in Hokkaido and I’ve never seen this kind of awesome powder so it was pretty interesting. 今回が初めてです。 今回初めての来日でもあります。 日本の山で滑ったことがありませんでした。 初の北海道、そして初めて見るこんな素晴らしいパウダー、とても興味深かったです。
How does it compare to Korea? 韓国と比べてどうですか？
Oh yes, totally different from the Korea and actually I went to Canada last year and then there was some powder but it was … it wasn’t as deep like … deep as Niseko’s powder, so it’s awesome. 韓国の雪とは比べ物になりませんよ。 去年カナダへ行きパウダーはあることはありましたが、ニセコほど深いパウダーではありませんでした。 ニセコはスゴイです。
Word of the Day
Today’s word is irreverent.
In today’s news someone said the toilet restaurant was irreverent. So what does irreverent mean?
irreverentadj. (usually approving) not showing respect to sb/sth that other people usually respect
So it’s kind of like disrespectful, but in a good way.
conversations with sarah
Alcohol makes you relax
Dana Why does drinking alcohol make you better at pool? アルコール飲んだら何でビリヤードが上手くなるんだろう？
Sarah The guy in the video said it was something about your heart rate and also the relaxing effect. このビデオの男性は、心拍数の変化とリラックス効果があると言っているね。
Dana Alcohol makes you relax, so you can concentrate better? アルコールでリラックスする、で集中力も高まるってこと？
Sarah Yeah, I think that’s what he said. そうそう、彼はそう言っているね。
Dana But surely it’s not good if you’re too relaxed. でもリラックスし過ぎは良くないでしょう。
Sarah Yeah, I think you have to drink the right amount for it to have a positive effect on your game. そりゃそうだ。 丁度良い量を飲んでプラス効果でゲームに臨むべきだね。
サラのメモ： There are many videos of the toilet restaurant, like this: