Once again 11/11 has rolled around and so I can write about Pocky Day once again. I dug out my giant Pocky and batted a few rowdy kids on the head with it today (which of course makes them rowdier.)
I gave each of the teachers a Pocky today during the staff meeting, much to their surprise. (C'mon, they were a buck off due to a Halloween sale.)
After that, I made a little sign on my desk.
The principal pointed out to us that today is also Salmon Day since the second part of the kanji for 鮭 (sake or salmon) is an 11over an 11.
By coincidence, I just watched this segment of John Oliver that is rather apropos.
I also referred to today as Dog Day and a few of the Grade One kids got the gag before the teacher did.
The sound of dogs barking in Japanese is ワンワン (Wan-wan), so One-One/ One-One or 1-1/1-1 is appropriate.
Of course, my fellow Canadians will know this poem very well.
Happy Remembrance Day to one and all.
Here are some poppies that I came across in a park last June.
Lest we forget.