“Mai hobaakurafuto izu furu obu iiruzu” My hovercraft is full of eels (私のホバークラフトは鰻が一杯です)
Today is “Ushi no Hi” 23rd of July (２３日はうなぎの日).
Japanese people eat eels (unagi) on this day to fight summer heat lethargy called natsubate （夏バテ). Basically it’s Japanese grilled eel day. The weird-ass problem is that “Ushi no Hi” means “Ox Day” not Eel Day. Go figure.
All in all, grilled eel served in Japan tastes great. And when eel gets served to me it a hint the girl wants to have an intimate night—something to do with the phallic shape of the eel and its effect on increasing men’s sexual drive. On the other hand, I have no idea when a girl serves me Eel Ice Cream (Unagi Aisu) as featured in the MSN-Mainichi Daily News.