Thursday, May 25, 2006

Do you think Matilda would be waltzing to this?

I feel the need to explain the following movie. Matt, Crystal and I headed over for dinner at Alison, Testuo and Elizabeth's house last Sunday night. Their place is huge and fully renovated. Down stairs is very Japanese and upstairs is quite western. Down stairs they even have a teppan grill (like an indoor bbq). You can sit around the grill and cook/eat anything that takes your fancy. We had the most delicious okonomiyaki. YUM! After about four hours of eating, chatting and drinking, we decided to move to the tv room. Testuo has set up a wide screen computer that also acts as a tv. He even has a karaoke system. Very cool.

So, about Matt... He is American and actually spent a chunk of time in good old Aus, and seems quite fond of his memories of his time there. He actually knows the song Waltzing Matilda. We were both very excited to find it in the karaoke book. Matt had drank quite a lot of Japanese wine by the time he attempted the song. Bless him... he really did a good job but the lyrics were really wrong. We were all laughing pretty hard by the end.

Alison, Tetsuo and Elizabeth, thanks for another wonderful night at your place.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Poor fellow - why a water hole he was confused enough with jumbuck - Ha ha M XXXX

Turning Japanese said...

Actually Matt understood most of it - I think... The others in the room were a bit puzzled though!

Gillian said...

I've never been to Oz, but I definitely know that song! I think most Canadians know it... I assumed everyone did! That, and the Kookaburra song...