Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mischievous Japanese

One of the thing that kept me amazed at those Japanese is how they bring themselves in the class. I know it should be similar to other places, but I will just tell what happened yesterday in my class during the interval between the lectures. As usual, all were busy chatting away, while I was sitting there rushing to finish up my English grammar exercies to be hand –up in the next class. I was practically just copying from the answer sheet as it will be impossible to finish-up 15-pages of grammar exercise in just 20 minutes. Then came some unfamilar sound.
Grrrrrrrrrrrr....Pommmphh!!
One guy, ran from afar towards his friend who were taking a few sips of water, and hit him in the stomach with his head. The result? The water spilled on the table. Worse thing was his friend got his pants wet. It was quite a big mark on that part. Lucky thing that it was just plain water and not some white liquid thing, soya bean water, for instance. Then that guy and the rest stood there laughing, leaving their poor friend looking for some tissue to clean up the mess.
But that guy not that bad afterall. He kindly offered his help by going to the locker outside and came back with a sock which had almost turned black. Just imagine it, a sock! You can't say he is not a bad guy, but at the same time, you can't say he is not a good guy either, can you? He knew he did something wrong, so he tried to make amends for the damage he had inflicted on his friend. But they were actually just fooling around and these scenes are just too common already. You can't blame them. Afterall, they are just 17-years-old kids who I assume have not got matured enough yet.
These kids do not just amaze me through their actions. In fact, they fascinate me through their writings as well. It was a time during an English lesson when one guy was called to answer a comprehension question on the blackboard. The question required him to give his opinion about something which went like this:
Q: What do you think caused the Tunguska explosion?
He did not have to think too far to give his answer. He just wrote there,
A: The fart of God
And the lecturer marked it as correct.

11 comments:

michelleg said...

lolz.. =D

Reena said...

hahaa. the fart smelly not?

calvin said...

@ reena:
that explosion happened quite a long time ago. but if it was really the fart of god that caused the explosion, i guess the smell must still be around in that area until today =P

kh said...

japanese people drink water meh... they NEVER drink water unless from water fountain .. just to wet their mouth


and... i don't get the sock part

fritz said...

aiya asking for OPINION maa... anything goes haha the jap teacher good, if our teachers sure kena marah edi

calvin said...

@ kh:
i guess he was just one of the exceptions. but i'm not very sure if it was just some plain water or something else.

that guy felt guilty of making his friend wet. so he went out, trying to look for something which can clean up the mess. he found nothing, but just one side of a sock. he ignored the smell the sock was generating and just let his wet friend use it.

one side of a sock to replace some wiping cloth. that made the rest laughing away including me, although i was busy doing my exercises =D

calvin said...

@ fritz:
that is why as a techer, you cannot reject your student's answer when there is a question on opinions.

this is one of the clear difference on the degree of acceptance between the japanese and malaysian teachers. here, they accept anything the students gave, although it may sound silly or illogical sometimes.

try this back home and you will get some response like: "jangan cuba bagi jawapan bodoh!". and that poor student will think he is really stupid and go crying in one corner...

rojakrojak said...

your lecturer must be a prankster too.

calvin said...

@ rojakrojak:
i hope i won't end up being one too =P

ns29 said...

ma...
After I read what u all saw...
I realised that my class is just nice~~~

calvin said...

@ ns29:
which means all your classmates are obedient type, right? but i'm very sure there will still one of two black sheeps in the class, no? =P