What is UBU?
I am not referring to the University of Bristol nor the Universal Bomb Unit.
The top definition of the Urban Dictionary is as follows: Written version of “You Be You” that encourages individuality and the freedom to be yourself and tell the world who you are.
UBU is associated with the Domo character. A profound meaning connected to a seemingly simple image of a Japanese cartoon figure that conquered the world.
One of my students found a job where they use UBU as their “motto” so everyone can be themselves. This really hit a nerve with me. Knowing yourself and acting in that way is essential.
Once you start learning a new language, you really expose yourself and your vulnerability. I applaud all students who set out on the journey. In the past year, I taught over 2000 lessons. During that time, I have seen more UBU than ever before.
Keep it up!
Marleen @ www.englishafirenze.com