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crowded Osaka

(Spring of 2005)

Its seems so long ago since I left Japan, didn't even stay there long, I've spent more years out of my country than in, I don't even know the first time I left (I had my own passport first issued in Hong Kong at 4 years old)and I don't think I'll go back for a while, which I don't mind. I  feel at home anywhere I can survive..
Things are just impossible in my homecountry, I just don't fit in there for a number of reasons.
1- its a restrictive class bound society, narrowminded and insular 2- it's expensive 3- there is little room, it's just stifilling 4- it's cold, literally, people are not very warm (esp Tokyo folks) and heating is poor ( I hate kerosene stoves) 5- the stress is a killer... and so on I could list more but basically I avoid living there for extended periods of time...
Now I'm half way around the world (The Balkans) and looking back from where I came from, here where I am and there where I'll be...

I_Gemini says:
No wonder they have crazy suicide rates :D
Posted on: Jan 31, 2008
korrahh says:
yeah China is tops in insane numbness to cold they actually think its healthy. When I was a kid living in chengdu(80s)everyone had bloated fingers from lack of circulation and exposure.
Posted on: Dec 20, 2007
ctjevans says:
Ah, I remember those kerosene heaters, haha, you’re quite right about the cold. I have long felt similarly about Connecticut and can’t wait to relocate south of my state. Northern China is the coldest place I’ve been. They don’t even bother with the heaters - everyone just wears coats indoors. Brrr!
Posted on: Dec 19, 2007
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