Last week, my Japanese cousin and I were souvenir shopping in Covent Garden, looking for a present for his girlfriend back in Tokyo. His English isn’t great, and he wanted the present gift-wrapped, so I was translating what the shopgirl was saying into Japanese for him. As she was busy wrapping up the gift, the very sweet but slightly vacant shopgirl pipes up, asking me where I learned to speak that language.
“Oh,” I replied, “we’re Japanese. He’s my cousin – our mothers are sisters.”
She blinked, before replying: “Yeah, but where did you learn to speak that language?”
It was this moment that totally reminded me of that scene with Karen from one of my all time favourite movies, Mean Girls:
What was so special about it? Well, not only was it a screening of one of the best films of all time, but it was on a barge. The Floating Cinema is sponsored by the BFI, a traveling movie theatre on a barge providing a completely unique experience. We all clambered aboard and set sail down the canals by Kings Cross.
Despite it being Sunday, I still wore pink – luckily I wasn’t the only one, as Erica is also clearly a Plastic (and we were both floral, too!)
It was a great evening – unlimited popcorn and prosecco, with excellent company. I popped out slightly before the end to see where we’d gotten to, and the atmosphere was really lovely – the only problem was that I was enjoying the film so much it was hard to tear my eyes away from the screen!
I had an absolutely fabulous night – you can find out more about the night on the Currys site here! (Pictured below: Army of Skanks)
N.B. – Anything vaguely un-PC in the post above is most definitely a quote from the film (see: Army of Skanks comment above!)