UKPLUS NEWS WK34 マスコットのPukkaに聞いてみよう！2019年9月13日
UKPLUS: Where are you from?
Pukka: Well, I was born on a cargo ship sailing from London to Sri Lanka. My mum and dad were old sea dogs.
UKPLUS: Do you have a family?
Pukka: Like most dogs, I didn’t stay with my mum and dad for long after I was born. My family now is UKPLUS
UKPLUS: How did you get your name?
Pukka: A lovely old English man who worked in the kitchen on the ship found me and looked after me. He called me a ‘Pukka little puppy’. He used to feed me every day with food from the kitchen. I often wonder what happened to him.
UKPLUS: What’s your favourite food?
Pukka: I love lots of different fruits, especially dorian, which I first ate when I was a little puppy on the boat from England. I really like tuna (maguro) but actually my favourite food is a pukka Sri Lankan chicken curry.
UKPLUS: How did you come to Japan?
Pukka: In Sri Lanka, I got on the wrong ship. And then I arrived in Osaka a few weeks later. The captain found me and when I told him I was from England he brought me to UKPLUS. He was a very kind man and because I couldn’t speak Japanese, he was worried about me. I was very lucky.
UKPLUS: How old are you?
Pukka: I am nearly 3, so about 14 in human years*
*(first year is the same and then 7 human years for every one dog year)
UKPLUS: Which is your favourite season?
Pukka: I don’t like summer ‘cos it’s too hot in Osaka during the day for walks. I love the snow in winter, though! I like all seasons in some ways.
UKPLUS: How do you usually spend your day?
Pukka: Sleeping, eating, chasing balls and playing … and sleeping bit more
UKPLUS: Where do you go for walks?
Pukka: Anywhere, I love meeting people and other dogs and shouting, ‘kon’nichi wan wan’ to each other. But I really like walking in the Japanese countryside, especially in the mountains.
UKPLUS: What do you like playing?
Pukka: Ball, catch, frisbee and chase.
UKPLUS: What sports do you like?
Pukka: Cricket is my favourite, but I like chasing ping-pong balls! And chasing cats and birds in the park!
UKPLUS: Do you have any hobbies?
Pukka: Well, I love walking and sniffing things, but I also love cooking and karaoke. And I like swimming in the river.
UKPLUS: What other things do you like doing in your free time?
Pukka: Emptying people’s waste-paper bins over the floor when they are not looking
UKPLUS: What countries have you been to?
Pukka: I managed to see a bit of Egypt and other countries along the Nile from the ship, but I have spent most of my life in Japan!
UKPLUS: What kinds of books do you like reading?
Pukka: Travel and food books. And manga!
UKPLUS: Can you speak Japanese?
Pukka: Chotto dake!
UKPLUS: What are your favourite Japanese expressions?
Pukka: tsuumamigui (つまみ食い）, chuto hampa (中途半端）, bochi bochi （ぼちぼち）, bimyo (微妙） and of course sanpo (散歩) !
UKPLUS: Do you like UKPLUS?
Pukka: Of course, I love UKPLUS!
UKPLUS: Who is your favourite teacher at UKPLUS?
Pukka: All of them 😉
UKPLUS: What are your favourite English words?
Pukka: ‘Please’, ‘thank you’ and ‘Pukka’
UKPLUS: Do you bark a lot?
Pukka: Yes, when I want to talk to my local buddies or play with them.
UKPLUS: How long can you keep standing on your back legs?
Pukka: A long time
UKPLUS: Why are you always smiling?
Pukka: Because I am a happy, happy boy!