that's hawaii

Okay, but can we talk about the Japanese Sun&Moon commercial / ad? It’s honestly the most precious thing ever????

A Japanese kid is moving to Hawaii with his mother and loves Pokemon. 

He stays up with his mother practicing his English so he can communicate with the new environment around him, it seems he isn’t completely fluent. 

The next day he introduces himself in his, still budding, English and the other children don’t seem very responsive to his efforts or taken off-guard somewhat?

Out of the blue one child starts clapping for him to show some kindness and the whole class joins in on celebrating his introduction.

He wants to join the other kids at lunch but seems to feel awkward about it?

He spots the kid who showed him kindness at the Pokemon Sun and Moon release. He plays the games for a while in his mom’s car and he later spots the same kids from school vibing together.

In the end he feels encouraged about going up to approach them and introduces himself.

They pick out starters together and become friends, they play the games in different languages. 

It’s very, very cute. It’s a beautiful message to send that you can reach out to another person if your true and Pokemon was a push toward that, it really did a good job conveying how important friendship is. You can be friends with someone if you try, it’s just important you try to forge a bond with them and sometimes it can just happen naturally over anything. There’s something very touching and humanizing about this commercial, the music is very good vibe-ish and uplifting. The group of children is very diverse, once again showing people from many walks of life and colors uniting together to smile and have fun. 

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I KNOW what you’re trying to DO there gamefreak

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The Five Love Languages | [insp]

1. Words of Affirmation: Actions don’t always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important—hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten.

2. Quality Time: In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, “I love you,” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful.

3. Receiving Gifts: Don’t mistake this love language for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift. If you speak this language, the perfect gift or gesture shows that you are known, you are cared for, and you are prized above whatever was sacrificed to bring the gift to you. A missed birthday, anniversary, or a hasty, thoughtless gift would be disastrous—so would the absence of everyday gestures.

4. Acts of Service: Can vacuuming the floors really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an “Acts of Service” person will speak volumes. The words he or she most wants to hear: “Let me do that for you.” Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don’t matter.

5. Physical Touch: This language isn’t all about the bedroom. A person whose primary language is Physical Touch is, not surprisingly, very touchy. Hugs, pats on the back, holding hands, and thoughtful touches on the arm, shoulder, or face—they can all be ways to show excitement, concern, care, and love. Physical presence and accessibility are crucial, while neglect or abuse can be unforgivable and destructive.

Ed Sheeran is put ON the Spot for ON with Mario Lopez
  • Mario: Dream collaboration?
  • Ed: I always enjoy working with Beyonce. So a continuation of that.
  • Mario: Most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
  • Ed: Uhhhh... sea snail? 'Cause it's like, pretty... It was in Japan, and it was pretty... and it was moving. Oh god, it was moving.
  • Mario: So I'm taking it, it wasn't good?
  • Ed: No.
  • Mario: Biggest pet peeve?
  • Ed: Uhhhh... rudeness. Can't stand rude people. Can't stand them. Like, I just, it usually happens on a plane, and it's usually like the person sitting behind -- or like, there was a guy on the plane the other day complaining about a baby crying, and I'm just like, dude, that's life! I have to get my head around rude people.
  • Mario: I'm with you on that. If you don't like that, then fly private. If you don't wanna deal with crying babies.
  • Ed: Yeah, but you know what? You were a baby once that probably cried on a plane, and you're going to have a baby that cries on a plane. Just accept it. It's obviously not ideal, but it's not anything that you can control.
  • Mario: Also, men shouldn't take off their shoes and socks on the plane, especially if you're sitting next to them. They shouldn't be kicking it barefoot right there next to you on the plane. That's just my pet peeve.
  • Ed: Yeeeeah... yeah, I would agree with that.
  • Mario: Celebrity crush growing up?
  • Ed: Uhhhh... JoJo, actually. Yeah, 'cause I think I was 11 when JoJo came out, and she was like 13 so all the boys in my school were like...
  • Mario: We just had her in here, actually.
  • Ed: Did you!
  • Mario: Yeah, she was great.
  • Ed: Awesome.
  • Mario: What's something on your bucket list, Ed?
  • Ed: Ummm. Oh, do you know what? I'd really like to go to Hawaii. That's the one American state I haven't been to.
  • Mario: Oh wow, oh you'd love it. That's a good one.
  • Ed: I hear that from everyone.
  • Mario: Oh, you'd love it man. Time travel destination?
  • Ed: Uhhhh... can I travel forward in time? Actually no, no, I'd probably travel back in time. Probably... I don't know really, I think we live in a pretty cool time at the moment. Maybe the 90's. Maybe the 90's. The 90's when it was like, when MTV were doing like MTV Unplugged and stuff like that. That would have been... yeah.
  • Mario: Yeah, that was probably the last time they had that good era of the unplugged version, that was cool.
  • Ed: Yeah. I'm gonna attempt to kinda bring it back. I'm trying to nudge them, see if we can do it.
  • Mario: Nice, man. Who plays you in your life story?
  • Ed: William Shatner.
  • Mario: Tremendous casting right there. Tremendous casting.
  • Ed: Thank you.