February 20, 2001 The Mole
Reality TV has hit me again. After last season’s Survivor, so many copycat shows have inundated the airwaves – Survivor II, Big Brother, Temptation Island… and The Mole. I’m so hooked on The Mole.
I don’t even have time to be watching television right now. In the middle of my Masters Program, I’m constantly busy, tired, and stressed out. Watching an hour of TV on Tuesday nights should be the least of my worries. In fact, it should be on the bottom of my “to do list.” But of course, it’s not.
If you’ve never watched it before, the object of the game is for the players to guess who the “mole” is. Every episode consists of two challenges that the contestants must successfully complete in order to add money to the winner’s pot. Then every contestant takes a test where they answer questions based on who they think the mole is. The show ends with one contestant (the one with the most answers wrong) leaving the game.
Tonight Charlie left (Yay!), leaving Jim, Steven, and Kathryn. Until last week, I thought that Steven was the mole until Jim did something weird. So now I don’t know who it is. I’m pretty sure it isn’t Kathryn. But who knows. I tell myself that this is crazy. I think of my friend Seth who doesn’t even have a TV because he thinks that it will ruin his life. At first I thought he was crazy. Now, I’m not so sure.
How would I spend my time? Reading? Cleaning? Exercising? Hmmm… they all sound like healthier, smarter, more productive options! What am I doing? Without a TV, I could be a well-organized, beautiful intellectual! Don’t get me wrong. I’ll never get rid of my television set. I’ll admit that I’m addicted to the tube. But I’m just wondering what I’d do without one.
Luckily, I’m happy the way I am. With my television, and The Mole. And you can be sure that I’ll be watching it next Tuesday night as well. It’s a really good show!
|Susan Sensei’s English Lesson #66（スーザン先生の英語講座）
For two years I taught English in Japan, and was “スーザン先生” to my students in Ikaho town, Gunma Prefecture. I will try and introduce new words and phrases for the Japanese visitor to Hawaii. Here is this week’s situation:
You are shopping, and want to pay by traveler’s check, although you aren’t sure if the store will accept it. Just ask,
Similarly, you can ask if a store will take Japanese yen (many in Waikiki and Ala Moana do), or JCB Card, etc.
“Do you take Japanese yen?? “
|Loco Girl’s Profile（ロコ・ガールのプロフィール） Born in Hilo, I grew up going fishing with Dad, shopping with Mom, and trying to be a good “big sister” to a younger sister and brother. A Waiakea High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa alumni, I taught English in Japan for two years on the JET Program. I love doing a lot of things-shopping, reading, lettering, making jewelry & crafts, watching Friends-and that’s just the start of my list! I like being busy, and am active with the JET Alumni Association (JETAA) and the Honolulu Junior Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC.) My family and friends are, of course, very important to me, and are why I live a very typical, happy, local-style life in Hawaii and will never leave!|