“Chuto Hanpa” (中途 半端) is a Japanese phrase which means “doing something halfway”, in other words, starting something but not finishing it or leaving it incomplete.
In my house, I’m able to take the photo above often as it seems that no one besides me is willing to put the toilet paper roll on the holder. And I always think, “Chuto Hanpa” and chuckle to myself before putting the roll in the holder.
Besides that task, I’m also the “lights-turner-offer” and “cabinet-door-closer”. I used to get annoyed and complain but now I find it funny and satisfying to do this little bit of tidying up. (can turning off lights be considered tidying up?)
This evening we ordered take-out from one of our favorite “fast-casual” Indian restaurants, Tarka Indian Kitchen. Koa was out with friends for dinner, so it was just for Mariko and I eating at home. Before we started eating, I sent the photo above to him to gloat a bit, and he replied with an unhappy emoji. Later that evening, he said the food looked so good that he and his friends ended up getting food from Tarka later! 😁