Saturday, May 21, 2011

My First Award

What a present surprise!!! My Dear friend "Mina, Green Witch with Sprinkles tagged me with this wonderful award. I feel very horned and excited. Thank you SO much Mina. Oh, I wish I had time to post this sooner, hope it is not too late.

I learned that I am supposed to share 3 things about me, and then I’ll choose 10 eclectic followers to name the award. Well, I figure that all of my dear friends deserve its versatility, so I wish any of my friend who wishes it to take this precious award. I hope this isn't wrong to do, if so please let me know.

3 things about me
(1) Very tiny woman
I am a very tiny woman whom you'll be surprised to see in person. I got a bit traumatic memory that I used to get teased about my height from mischievous boys when child. Haha, I was always first place in line when we lined up while school girl.

(2) My first interst in English
More than 40 years ago when I was a junior high school girl, one pretty returnee, whose father was a doctor and worked in America for one year, came into my class.  She made us  stunned in English class with her natural American English pronunciation (blushed our teacher beyond his capability)
She had hard time blend in with the classmates, however I got on well with her and I had privileges getting lots of tips how to use lips and tongue. Sure was the amazing, dramatic finding at the time for me. I reminisce I pestered my father to buy a tape-recorder (very rare back in those days) and practiced English with it. My sweet students have hard time to get the knack of the difference between the  vowel-base Japanese and consonant-base English.

(3) Only food I don't care is cheese
Somehow I cannot take cheese because of the smell it has. It is the only food I don't care. I had quite a disadvantage when I traveled Italy. My friend looked enjoying pretty much to have the real Italian lasagna....

Have a lovely weekend everyone,


  1. Congratulations, Orchid! I think it is wonderful that you teach English as a second language. I can understand about cheese, although I love it :-) xo,

  2. Congratulations on your First Award Orchid! That is quite an accomplishment for you as English is NOT your native tongue. But you do very well. Good for you that you teamed up with this girl and her knowledge of English did rub off very well on you. Of course, it is the LOVE for a language that makes us able to speak it. Enjoyed this insight in your life. And don't feel bad about being tiny. Your heart is BIG and that matters far more than size. How often they've asked me if my Daddy was home; not thinking that I am the lady of the house... Never mind!
    Lots of love,


  3. Oh Orchid, thank you so much for the well wishes. It is wonderful to know these additional things about you. You are such a sweetheart. I hope to be back to blogging by the weekend.