Today we’re studying a song called: All by Myself. It was written by Eric Carmen and it came out in 1975.
It goes like this:
When I was young I never needed anyone And making love was just for fun Those days are gone
Living alone I think of all the friends I’ve known But when I dial the telephone Nobody’s home
It’s pretty sad really.
And then the chorus goes:
All by myself Don’t wanna be All by myself anymore
And the reason why I’m talking about this song is because of a video I saw recently which I think is hilarious. The joke in the video is that all by myself sounds like Obama’s elf. Well it doesn’t really when I say it – but it does when he’s singing it … especially with the animation. It’s really funny. You have to go and see it if you haven’t already.
Kia ora in Stick News today the cherry blossoms have started blossoming in Fukuoka.
Every spring in Japan the Meteorological Agency and the public track the cherry-blossom front as it moves from Okinawa to Hokkaido.
The trees have started blossoming in Fukuoka 13 days earlier than the average and 11 days earlier than last year.
And that was Stick News for Friday 13th of March. Kia ora.
Annupuri is the only ski field in Niseko where the snow is groomed before night skiing starts. These snow groomers are called Pisten Bullys. I think they look very cute … like three machine friends going for a walk together and having a chat.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is obscure.
Obscure means not well known or difficult to understand.
For example: For some obscure reason, he failed to turn up.
This is from today’s song:
Hard to be sure Sometimes I feel so insecure And love so distant and obscure Remains the cure
What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back? A stick.
conversations with sarah
Hana means flower, doesn’t it?
Paula What are cherry blossoms called in Japanese? チェリー・ブロッサムは日本語で何という？
Sarah Sakura. さくら。
Paula And what do you call the parties? そこでやるパーティーは何ていう？
Sarah Hanami. 花見。
Paula Oh, that’s right. Hana means flower, doesn’t it? やっぱりそうか。 花はフラワーのことでしょう？
Sarah Yeah. And mi is look. Flower look. そう、で見はルック。 フラワー・ルック。
Paula Why isn’t it called sakura mi? 何で桜見って言わないんだろう？