We were on tv for 2 seconds today.
But national tv.
At the end of a morning serial drama a lot of people watch it seems.
Apparently the NHK morning drama holds records for the highest audience percentages. It gets 20% plus.
I thought it was mostly watched by old retired couples reminiscing about a simpler time (many many of the serials revolve around a slightly rambunctious and or hotheaded young heroine who grows and matures over a series of episodes ranging from unfortunate and embarasing to downright harrowing to emerge as a mature, able, confident and reliable young/ mature/ middle aged woman at the end. Yes, I know I said they're watched by old people but my secret's out- I get hooked on them too! It's only 15 minutes a day.....
Anyway the current one is about the founder of Nikka whiskey (Japanese) and his wife (Scottish) moving to and living in Taisho era Japan. As usual the female lead is a bumbling hotheaded woman who is learning slowly and painfully by her mistakes but it has the added curiosity of her being a foreigner going for it this time.
As a tie in NHK are scouting for couples/ families in international relationships to get a 2 second spot at the end of the credits. I applied and today was our 2 seconds of fame.
And fame it was! We had a neighbour drop in, two stop their cars to mention it, many many mails and three phone calls.
After I went to work a lady dropped by and managed to gesture- struggle out word by word
'Today! Fukase- tv!!'
Bit of excitement for a Monday.
Reflected glory went to another Aussie Heather whose colleagues were amazed she wasn't the only Heather in the great Southern land (and way more impressed when she said we knew of each other) and my mother in law who was very chuffed to be fielding her own calls and mails all day.
Someone else's turn tomorrow and life will return to normal....
How will I ever go back to being a nobody again???