Saturday, May 24, 2008


Ross and Rachel

Do you know about a sorority? According to a dictionary, it is said that "a club for women students at some American colleges and universities." "sorority" came from the Latin word soror, it means "sister".

The member of sorority lives same place like a dorm and they called themselves "sister" each other.

I didn't know about sorority until I watched FRIENDS. In season6, Rachel and Monica go to N.Y.U, where Ross works as a new professor, to see whether Ross is good or not. Then Rachel find two woman students. And Rachel says...

Rachel: Oh, hey, look! There's some Kappa Kappa Deltas. I was a Kappa. Hey sisters!

Ross and Rachel

Rachel said "Kappa Kappa Deltas", it is a one of the name of sororities. For example, there are Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Beta Kappa, or Kappa Alpha Theta. First of all, there were fraternities for men students that also came from Latin word frater, it means brother. And before the word "sorority"made women called their organizations "women's fraternities". First fraternity's name was Phi Beta Kappa which used Greek letters to hide their secret name.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tip trouble

Do you know about tip? When we live in Japan, we don't have to think about tip because there isn't such custom that paying tip in a restaurant or a taxi ,etc. Sometimes I leave tip in a restaurant for a laugh, though.

This is a conversation about tip in FRIENDS. When Ross and Rachel were a couple, they had dinner with Rachel's father in a restaurant.

Remember? Ross and Rachel!

(After Rachel's father go to a toilet)

Ross: I think your dad must have added wrong. He only tipped like 4%!
Rach: Yeah, that's Daddy.
Ross: "That's Daddy"? Doesn't it bother you? You're a waitress.
Rach: Yes, it bothers me. You know, if he was a regular at the coffe house, I'd be serving him sneezers.
Ross: So?
Rach: So, Ross, I've bugged him abou this a million times. He won't change.
Ross: Do you really serve people sneezers?
Rach: Well, I don't.
R.Father: All right, kids. Ready?
Ross: Thanks again, Dr.Green.
(Rachel's father left there and Ross added tip)
R.F: Wait, I think I forgot my receipt.
Ross: You don't need that.
R.F: Why not?
Ross: Because the carbon. It's messy. I mean , gets on your fingers and causes ...night blindness.
R.F: What is this? Who put a 20 down here?
Ross: Oh, yeah, that would be me. I have a problem. I tip way too much. Way too much. It's a sickness, really.
Rach: Yeah, it is. We really have to do something about that.
Ross: I know.
R.F: Excuse me. You think I'm cheap?
Rach: Oh, Daday. He didn't mean anything by that. He really did't.
Ross: Nothing, I do means anything. Really.
R.F: This is nice. I pay $200 for dinner. You put down $20 and you come out looking like Mr.Big Shot. You really want to be Mr.Big Shot? Here. OK. I'll tell you what, you pay the whole bill, Mr.Big Shot. All right?
(R.F went out angrily.)
Ross: Well, "Mr.Big Shot" is bette than "Wet-Head."
(On their way home)
Rach: How did you do. You couldn't leave it alone.
Ross: Four percent, okay? I tipp more than that when there's a bug in my food.

In U.S., usually they have to tip 15%. So they had to tip $30 at least because they ate $200 food!!
I love this story!!! If you want to watch this story, watch season3!!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


When something happens to someone , they often hug each other. Something good happens to them like marriage, then, they hug to share the happy feeling. Or something bad happens to them like divorce , then, they also hug to console and share their feeling.

After quarrel or fight, they always hug to make it up. I think the "hug" is the one of the keys for their bond and strong friendship!!!