Finally found the skit from my second semester of Japanese. It was the intro scene to 300 the movie…
Ryan: (riding on horse into Sparta – slow motion – dramatic!)
Before you speak, make your works carefully. Careful: (ちゅうい)
Who are you? Where are you from?
Good morning, My name is Ryan, I am a businessman from Persia. Nice to you meet you.
Joe: はじめまして。この 何おしますか。
How do you do? What are you doing here?
Earth and water
what? You came for earth and water?
In the future, because you are obedient (おとなしい）, Please give Xerces earth and water.
Who is xerces?
Xerces is a god. He is tall, has big hands, and is very strong.
in any case, Spartans aren’t obedient
Why? There are ten thousand Persian countries. We are the strongest, do you want to fight?
you bring the heads of dead kings(こくおう) , you threaten(おどし) my people.
Xerces wants to become your king. Please give us earth and water.
You’ll find a lot of earth and water down there.
This is strange, no one has ever killed a businessman!
Strange? This is Sparta!
I took two semesters of Japanese when I was in school and absolutely loved it. I was cleaning up my document folders today and found the skit from my first semester. There are a bunch of mistakes(it was my first semester) but it was too funny to not post:
A: Do you want to go to a restaurant now?
B: yes, should we ride the bus?
—-riding the bus—-
C: Would you like me to bring you some drinks?
A/B: yes, some sake!
C: What do you want to eat? Should I bring some sushi?
B: No, bring me a hamburger.
A: A hamburger?! This is a sushi restaurant!
B: Oh sorry, please bring me some sushi.
A/B: Thank you.
A: What is that thing swimming in the sea?
B: Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
A: It’s Godzilla! Is he taking a bath?
B: No, he is attacking Tokyo!
A: Tokyo? We’re in Sacramento!
B: Excuse me. He is attacking Sacramento!
—-Godzilla attacks Sacramento—-
—-Nick Goes and Changes into Godzilla—-
A: He is attacking a café!
G: I’m disgusted with cafes! French Cafes are very expensive!
A: He’s eating a train!
G: I neither like nor dislike eating trains.
G: I hate the post office! The post office is very bad! E-mail is good.
—-Destroys Post Office—-
G: He, Hi, Ho, Fu! I see a little man.
A: He is coming here!
—-Godzilla Grabs Man—-
G: I am eating you. Please die.
—-dramatic death scene—-
Over the winter break, I took a winter class and worked a little. I was working for a professor on campus making an autonomous imaging robot. The class went fine, but the robot faced a different fate. The professor was applying for a patent based on the imaging technique that was supposed to be implemented on the robot. As it turns out, someone else had a similar patent that was awarded last year, which became the death cry of that particular robot.
The new semester has started, and I’m taking 17 units. Four EEE classes, the last engineering classes I’ll have to take, and japanese 1B. Also, right after the semester started one of my professors was looking for students with hands on experience to work on some biomedical sensors. I was familiar with his work, so I took the opportunity and have started working with him. The particular project I’m working on will be the miniaturization and optimization of a sensor to detect when children with cerebral palsy fall, and records it to an SD card. I’m only making $11/hour, but it’s great experience and I’m sure it will look great on a resume(which is getting pretty packed now-a-days).
Also, the robot that initially died over the winter break has been semi-resurrected. Instead of using the robot to implement the experimental imaging, he now wants me to continue work on it with the goal of making a remote-controlled video platform. Since I’m going to be working with the other professor on the biomedical project, I’ve decided to bring in another engineering student to work on the robotics project with me. It should be fun, and will take a lot of the workload off me this semester having another person working on it.
Overall, it should be a pretty fun semester. I’m taking three elective EEE classes, including a graduate class that is pretty interested(non-linear control systems).