Monday, December 3, 2012


I am constantly burning my mouth and getting mouth blisters from hot food. Don't tell me it's a matter of training my mouth, because I won't believe you. And if you tell me it's an issue of improving my character (i.e. that I need to think before I bite), I will believe you, but it won't make any difference, because I've tried to change, and I know by now that I never will.  The writing on this etegami says "Neko-jita" (cat's tongue). It's a phrase used when describing a person who is extremely sensitive to hot liquids or foods. I guess I'm just a cat person.


  1. Haha, not funny, but kind of is. My husband is impatient and burns his mouth on hot soups, etc. as he does not wait for them to cool a tad. Cute post. Stop burning your mouth woman!!

  2. Love Margie's comment! I confess to adoring hot and spicy foods....yes. I burn my tongue too!
    A-ha-ha! Absolutely adore the etegami and it's *Neko-jita*! You are teaching me so much!

    Hugs from San Francisco,

    ♥ Robin ♥

  3. I sometimes have that problem too!

    I love the word Neko - have you seen the film Rentaneko?

    1. I remember seeing ads for it on Japanese TV, but never actually saw the film. After reading up on it online, I'm convinced I have to see it! :)

  4. I just saw Rentaneko for the second time yesterday, it's a lovely film, lots of sweet cats, an entertaining story and insightful at the same time....