Saturday, April 24, 2010

Japanese Turtle

Have you met a Japanese Turtle before?

No? Neither have I,... and I missed the opportunity when I was not selected as a parent volunteer to go with Little D's class for their field trip to the zoo yesterday. :(

She was all excited when she came home from the zoo and was telling me all about the animals that they saw. Then she said: Do you know that we saw a Japanese turtle??

Me: Huh? How did you know it was a Japanese turtle? Did it speak Japanese to you?

Little D: No Mum! Turtles dont talk. Duh! (Yes, she actually used the "Duh" word on me!)

Me: Then how did you know it was Japanese?

Little D: Bryan told me, and I too saw the Japanese words near the turtle!!
(Her friend and partner for the field trip, Bryan is half Japanese)


iml said...

It has a japanese name?

stay-at-home mum said...

I think it just gave some information on the turtle in Japanese!! (for the benefit of the japanese tourists)

(Dont think the little boy can read much Japanese, but he recognised that they were japanese characters!)

bp said...

haha, cute D! but wow, that's v jappy tourist-friendly! do u or Stardust know if the zoos in Japan does the same with their turtles?

Stardust said...

Aww kids... I remember that I had such little episodes before.

Little D always has such cute blurt-outs. BTW, the Jap turtle said, ' Let's join our hearts. ' ;) Ehh... I've never been to a Jap zoo before.

stay-at-home mum said...

I have never been to a Japanese zoo before either. On my next trip I MUST go.... but where huh? I think there is one in Nara....or is that the deer park?