Kichijyoji Streets II
I missed the gym today because it was raining even harder when I woke up. No way I'm running to the gym in that. Oh yeah, I also woke up two hours late. Anyway, I think I have had my fill of rain induced "mood" for a while. I'll be happy if the sun is out tomorrow.
I've been playing around with my camera lately, trying to capture more "motion". All I get is out of focus photos, but I'm still happy with some of them. The problem is there are only so many pictures you can post of a blurry person, carrying a blurry umbrella, walking down a wet street with blurry reflections from neon signs, before it gets just a little old. But then again, what else is there besides that, wheelbarrows, and birds?
By the way, the old man in the photo isn't angry. He's enthusiastically asking me every single gaijin question in the book. He fit them all into just three minutes. Never even waited for an answer, just fired them off one by one.
"Where are you from?"
"How long have you been in Japan?"
"Does it rain where you are from?"
"Can you eat Japanese food?"
"What kind of Japanese food?"
"Do you eat lots of cattle?"
"Do you like sushi?"
"Do you like to drink?"
"Have you ever had Sake?"
"Did anything surprise you when you came to Japan?"
"Do you like fish?"
"Do you like it in Japan?"
"Do people ride bikes where you are from?" (He is the man that straightens out the bikes parked on the street)
"Do you like to take pictures?"
"Is that a Japanese camera?"
"Japanese cameras are very good!"
"Can you speak Japanese?" (yes this was one of the last questions he asked me)
"Have you ever been to Okinawa?"
"Do you like Tokyo?"
"Tokyo is very crowded no?"
"Are you a student?"
I think there were some more, but I wasn't taking notes.