Global Destruction and HOW MUCH: Monday 15th August

The fun continued apace in this morning’s Japanese lessons, as we read how mankind is devastating the planet, and that if it continues at the current rate then there soon won’t be a planet left to destroy. Probably the most depressing aspect of this lesson was the realisation that the textbook was written in 1991, and it’s hard to argue that things have improved much since. On a more positive note, today saw me delivering my most verbose Japanese sentence to date, explaining to the rest of the class how the British rain had acted as an effective counter measure for the recent riots. Even my later confusion with the days of the week couldn’t tarnish this beauty.

Meet the world? I’d hope to bloody traverse the damn thing at that price!

Whilst the general cost of living in Japan is slightly higher than that of the UK, the typically higher quality of product on offer means that the two tend to balance each other out. However, there is one area where this is most definitely not the case: takeaway pizzas. Today I received yet another advertisement in the mail from Dominoes, hawking their wares to me with yet more vomit inducing marketing. Now they can make the damn thing look as fancy as they like, but there is absolutely no way that I am ever going to part with almost ¥4,000 (~£30) for a bloody pizza; I mean what are they making the bleeding things out of: Faberge Eggs and liquid gold?

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About truehamlet

Sam is a senior lecturer in Science Communication, who researches the different ways in which media such as poetry and film can be used to communicate science to new audiences.
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