思い出したように (おもいだした ように, Omoidashita youni) is an idiomatic expression that literarily means ‘as if one has just recalled something’. It is used when something happens or someone resumes something out of the blue after a long period of suspension. Sometimes, it can also have an ironical connotation that you had been suspending what you were supposed/determined to do. For instance, a lot of people get back to the gym after a long break as if they have just recalled that they are supposed to achieve a perfect body. Well, this page also has been updated 思い出したように.
I started studying English ‘思い出したように’ (as if I’ve just recalled that I had actually decided to study English.)
My ex-boyfriend texted me 思い出したように (as if he had just recalled about 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)