I took a deep, deep sigh of relief this morning. Three actually. My first sigh was after I paid those bills I've been meaning to pay! The second was after making it out of the subway train this morning alive - there were THAT many people, but the most important sigh of all was because the beautiful autumn weather has returned. Yesterday was nasty - cold, rainy and cold.....BUT today is beautiful - blue skies, warm sun, cool air. BIG SIGH!
So last night I finally watched one of my favourite shows on Japanese tv. I say finally because we haven't had a tv for the last three months, well that's not totally true - we did have a tv, we just didn't bother to hook it up.
It's pretty much crap, but parts of it are really funny. The show is called, 'Let's go to school' (gakko ni ikko) and is hosted by the boy band - V6. It's on TBS every Tuesday at 7:54 pm. Love that Japanese accuracy. They describe the program on the webpage as 'kids are alright groovy after school'. The webpage is boring and in Japanese - it's the show you gotta see. True, quality mindless entertainment.
So, there are a bunch of segments. My favourite is B-School Rap. It is sort of an American Idol concept BUT way funny. A bunch of contestants just come and do their own specialized rap. It's special trust me. They usually just do it in a studio somewhere but last night they did it in a hotel room in front of Quentin Tarantino. My favourites were 'musha' and 'sexy lady'.
Another inane and meaningless segment is one where the hosts of the show break up into teams and must walk the streets of Tokyo looking for a mother-daughter couple that look more like sisters. Riveting, huh!