思い出したように (おもいだした ように, Omoidashita youni) is an idiomatic Japanese expression that literarily means “as if one has just recalled/remembered”. It is used when something happens or someone does something out of the blue after a long suspension period. It often contains an ironic connotation that you have been suspending what you were supposed/determined to do more frequently. For instance, a lot of people hit the gym after taking a long “break” as if they’ve just remembered that they are supposed to achieve a perfect body. Well, admittedly, this website has been also updated just 思い出したように.
I started studying English ‘思い出したように’ (as if I just recalled that I had actually determined to study English.)
My ex-boyfriend has texted me 思い出したように (as if he has just remembered me.)
Synonyms: 突然 、急に: suddenly, all of a sudden
Synonyms in English: out of the blue
Related words and phrases: 思い出す (recall, remember)