Hello to you. It’s 8:24 am on this warmer Saturday morning. Not much to tell you besides we are back to a two dog house again. Kyle’s parents returned safely and came bearing a gift of white sage and a little angel candle holder made out of repurposed metal – love it! We both got some much needed sleep last night.
There were lots of dreams like there usually is but only one that I remember. It was pretty long and involved. It was about someones wedding. In the dream I was an ex-wife I guess but invited to this mans wedding. I walked into their bedroom where I saw tickets to a *place called Kanpei on the bed. In the context of the dream it was an ancient place he was going to take his new wife. Apparently there was something negative about this and I wanted to warn the man’s new bride about it. The man found out I was going to tell his new bride and then I wasn’t the ex-wife anymore. I saw there was a blonde woman tied up on the bed and the man’s new wife saw this and was going to ask what was going on and then I woke up.
Well I was curious about where Kanpai was and turns out it wasn’t so much a place as a greeting from an ancient place. With the spelling, it was Japan in particular. So in this wierd dream scenario I got to learn a word from another country and that’s pretty cool!
Some of the waking keys that unlocked this dream I think were worrying a bit about my brother-in-law after a recent phone call, reading about a man having a 5ft long tapeworm crawl out of himself after eating Sushi and watching a video with Kyle about the upcoming patch (4.2) for FFXIV which involved clips from the most recent Live-Letter with Yoshi P who is the executive producer for the game and he is Japanese. I also did a chalk drawing yesterday that made me think of an Asian woman in the water.
Tidbits I found on the internet, I didn’t go way in depth about it. I just wanted to find out if there was a place or even a word that matched what was in the dream:
*As Jori mentioned, kanpai is equivalent to “cheers” said at a toast, often in celebratory settings (kenpai is said instead, at funerals), but also very commonly at the start of a meal with drinks and/or guests. The kanji composition ???? (kan–pai) can literally be translated as “dry” – “glass.”
The word ???? (geonbae) literally means ’empty glass’, so is similar to the expression ‘bottom’s up’.
Japanese and Chinese speakers will notice the similarities between this word and the word for ‘cheers’ in those languages (‘ganbei’ in Chinese and ‘kanpai’ in Japanese). This is because the word is based on Chinese characters. Remembering the meaning of these characters can help you learn words quickly when your Korean reaches an intermediate level.
To use this word, raise your glass in the air, say ???? (geonbae), and clink your glass with your friend’s glass.
The word implies that you should then drink the whole of your drink, but this is not actually necessary.
The word ???? (geonbae) is usually said by itself, rather than as part of a phrase or sentence.
If somebody says ???? (geonbae) to you, then the correct response is simply to say ???? (geonbae) back to them.
Forgot I wrote this one….so true and almost cruel isn’t it?
“The science of being a human being. We are both observer and the experiment caught in the undetermined test case called Life.”
It’s about the choices me make in life too. When we make choices, there are consequences…cause and effects. If you want to lose weight, you probably shouldn’t keep overeating. If you don’t want to kill yourself while driving, you probably should stop doing things that distract you while your driving.
On 16 January I had a dream involving what I will call a sequence of scenarios about life choices. One was being in a car with a man who I yelled at “Can you at least pull over and do that?! Are you trying to get us killed?!” because he was writing something down while he was driving. Then there was me (I want to lose weight) holding one of my favorite types of donuts with cream filling and in the dream it had bacon in it too! Well then the dream transitioned to a blonde man with sharp pointy teeth and dark eyes (he looked like actor Jeff Daniels). He was doing a dark comedy skit. While he was doing it, he stopped and looked at me, like he was really looking at me as if it were real life and I was standing there. He said, “It’s about choices. Are you receiving me?” As he said the last part he was nodding his head at me to make sure I was. Yep…message received!
Anyhew – hope you have a lovely day. Hugs and love through the wires!