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Monster Of All Music Themes

| Learning | June 13, 2015

(I’m an American acting as an assistant English Teacher in Japan. Summer vacation is coming up and I’m eating lunch with one of my classes.)

Homeroom Teacher: “What are you doing for summer vacation? Are you going to visit America?”

Me: “Probably not. I plan to see a couple of movies though.”

Student #1: “What?”

Me: “Eiga o miru.” *see a movie*

Student #1: “Nan eiga desu ka?”

Me: “Kore wa eigo nan desu ka?” *what is that in English?*

Student #1: “Uh…”

Me: “What…”

Student #2: “Oh! ‘What movie?'”

Me:Guardians of the Galaxy, maybe… Definitely Gojira.”

(Gojira is the proper Japanese pronunciation of Godzilla.)

Homeroom Teacher: “Oh! Gojira?”

Me: “Oh, yeah, definitely. I used to watch that all the time as a kid.”

Homeroom Teacher: “Really?”

Me: “Yep. When I was a kid there were a lot of ninja movies and Godzilla movies to watch every Saturday.”

(I start humming the Godzilla attack theme from the original 1950’s movie.)

Me: “That’s not right.”

(Homeroom Teacher joins in.)

Me: “Ah! Thanks!”

Homeroom Teacher: “No problem.”

(We spend the next two minutes or so humming the attack theme song from ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ together.)

Me: “Awesome.”

(The students didn’t stop staring at us.)

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