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Day 7

Scritto da Silicon_Simon.
Sabato 14 Novembre 2015, 2:15 pm.

 

My name in katakana, thanks to Sato-san!
My name in katakana, thanks to Sato-san!

I learned that there's a way of saying in Japanese that is 井の中の蛙大海を知らず。 (I no naka no kawazu taikai wo shirazu); more or less it does mean literally that a frog in a well does not know the great sea. The meaning could be that people judge things by their own little experience, never knowing of the boundless world outside.

Here I came just like that frog, leaping out of the well to reach a wider place. For the first time, in Japan I experienced how different cultures can be amazing and how they should be respected and respectful of others. That is why I find completely unacceptable what happened in Beirut and Paris these days.

Today me and Luisa had a little break from the very condensed academic life in Keio, so the two of us decided to have a very little celebration of our seven years together in Akihabara, the "electric town", where I found plenty of interesting things.

Luisa is the reason a frog like me can be able to jump out of the well of ordinary life and I will never stop to consider her my unique generator of happiness. Now that she's gone to come back in Beirut, to her university, I feel a little bit sad here, alone in Tokyo.

Japanese culture, anyway, is a matter of balance: sometimes easily understandable, sometimes not. That's why I like to have jumped out, even if my world if a bit lonely now.

Luisa, during her lecture at Keio. Trains... kind of serious thing here! Sightseeing place for selfies at Tokyo Skytree. And a proper selfie with guys of Keio! The Asahi beer headquarter. Because recycling matters! Luisa Harajuku-style in front of a pile of Tamiya model kits. Me, at Yodobashi Akiba! My name in katakana, thanks to Sato-san!

 

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