September 13, 2003

Moral of the Story

Borrowed GTO from the cousins (except for the next-to-last volume which I had to rent, but what's 50 cents). What I learned from the story:

All Japanese men are perverts, some are just more honest about it than others.

Not hard to see why GTO is a popular series (the live-action drama got some of the highest ratings ever in Japanese TV). There's plenty of cleavage and panties for the guys, of course, but the female characters aren't just wallflowers, and the main character is appealing to girls in that bad-boy-with-a-heart kind of way. School kids love it because it's a world where the teacher is cool and school is fun. The story makes the middle-aged, balding, salarymen to be the bad guys, but even they get a few chapters to show their side of the story.

Let's see, 86 cm divided by 2.54 equals... whoa. Those were some saucy ninth-graders. No, real life isn't like comic books. I stopped by uncle Wen-Yueh's house on the drive back to San Diego. Uncle was away on business in China, but that was okay since I don't have to be as formal (e.g. speak English with Abby). Abby's taking Geometry as an eighth-grader, which is impressive. She's also wearing out her LotR DVD. Finally have a way to remember how old she is, too, since she's a Snake like Sam, so she's exactly 12 years younger than him. Funny how memory devices can be so convoluted sometimes.

Posted by mikewang on 05:17 PM