Tag Archives: inaka

June 15 – Kowai

こわい, kowai is Japanese for scary. Not to be confused with かわいい, kawaii, cute. Sometimes I have to ask to make sure I heard the word correctly. Sometimes there no doubt such word was used. When referring to these:


the word is kowai. Scary. Mukade. Ugh. I hate these things. In some ways they still scare the crap out of me. In some ways, they’re no big deal…just part of life in the inaka. When you open the front door and one falls on your arm, as this one did, it scares the crap out you. Sets the heart racing and the adrenaline pumping.

Definitely こわい.

Day 178 – Baby Watermelon

There are some crazy watermelon plants on the walk from the parking lot to school. Every day I walk by them at least twice…once in the way in and one in the way out…so I’ve been watching them grow. Every time I think to myself “surely they wouldn’t miss just one…” but I would never do that.

There are some good sized melons and a ton of flowers. I saw the tiniest watermelon today. It was so cute. It’s growing on the edge of the road so I hope no one squishes it.