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*** It's a Good Expression ***
That makes sense.
get people’s attention
steal the spotlight
second and third cousins
※barely自体は「かろうじて〜する」の意味だが、everがつくと、seldom、hardly ever、almost neverと同じ意味となる。
*** Script ***
Big Families in the Philippines
Situation: A Filipino, Miguel, is talking with a Japanese, Marika.
W: Hey Miguel, thanks for inviting me to go to your grandma’s birthday party!
M: No problem, Marika! Besides, I want you to experience how awesome and fun Filipino birthday parties are!
W: Yeah! What should I wear? I was thinking of black or red, since both of these colors are my favorite colors.
M: Oh no, no. You can’t wear those colors! We only wear black whenever we go to funerals.
W: That makes sense. How about red? Red is a happy color.
M: Well, I don’t really know why, but whenever you wear red, people will just ask you if it’s YOUR birthday. Maybe because red is a bright color that it gets people’s attention?
W: That’s interesting. I shouldn’t wear red, so I won’t steal the spotlight at your grandma’s birthday party. How many people are coming? Around 20?
M: Oh Marika, you will SURELY be shocked when we arrive there. Around 100 people might come!
W: What?! That’s a big party!
M: Well, Filipinos just love families SO much. I even know my second and third cousins, and we’re really close!
W: That’s awesome. In Japan, sometimes, we don’t even know our FIRST cousins. I barely ever meet them.
M: Well, you’re gonna have fun in this party! You ready? We should go now.
W: Oh, look at the time! The party starts at 5, right? It’s already 5:15!
M: Don’t worry, It’s Filipino time.
W: Huh? What do you mean? Let’s just go!
(Written by Mikael Kai Nomura)