I’ll admit it — I gave myself a bit of a chuckle with my silly Japan-style blog entry the other day (which for some strange reason has gotten the most single-day views of any of my posts to date).
Yes, I chuckled. And as I noticed a few of you fellow foreign devils chuckling as well, I got curious how it would go over with a native Japanese person.
So I popped it into an e-mail and sent it to Kewpie.
For those of you just tuning in, Kewpie is one of the characters in the ongoing saga that is The Office category there to your left. The condensed version: In stark contrast to most of my coworkers, she has a functioning brain, is cute as a friggin’ button, and likes heavy metal so much that she’s prone to random headbanging. Yes, all three of those apply when drawing a comparison.
How did my gaikokujin attempt at humor go over?
There you have it.
(Note to non-Japanese speakers: it went over well.)
Incidentally, as proof that Kewpie is made of pure win, she then suddenly began recommending zombie movies, specifically Brain Dead (aka Dead-Alive).
In conclusion, I would like to state that this entry was typed up on the job while receiving e-mails regarding another job and performing a sample translation for yet another.
Oh, yes. Multi-tasking.