2020 has started, thank you all for your continued support this year.
May you be blessed with good health and have a wonderful year!
Living abroad makes me feel that my health is my number one treasure.
Luckily, I have a strong stomach, so even if I go to a third country, I won’t get sick.
I returned to Japan at the end of the year.
This time, instead of going straight to my hometown, I spent a few nights in Tokyo, enjoying the city’s Christmas lights, and peering into the world of digital art with Epson TeamLab Borderless.
I had heard that there were many foreigners working at convenience stores and restaurants in urban areas, but I was surprised when I actually experienced it.
Once you enter the restaurant, you will be guided to your seat by an Indian-speaking waiter who will say, “Oku-chan, please take this seat.” You have to concentrate.
I thought that when I got back to Japan, I would understand everything about dollars, but I was quite careful.
I can’t believe a day like this will come.
At the JR rail pass redemption window, a Chinese male staff member with an English/Japanese/Chinese badge is fussing over a crowd of foreigners.
I had a question, so when I spoke to him in Japanese, he gave me a vague reply, and I understood what he was saying… but something was wrong.
As I listened to other customers being served in English, I was amazed at how clear their English was!
I’ve lived in a foreign country and am used to mixed races, but it was the first time I experienced such a strange feeling in Japan.
Rather than being served by anime voices, I feel more relieved when I work as a team with my colleagues from India, providing fast service and keeping a sharp eye on the floor.
It was me who accepted any change and renewed my resolve to live like a fish that swims leisurely.