There it is I am finally in Japan, jet-lag free (mostly) and in the mood to update that ‘’blogue’’ (sorry the French accent took over for a second). What I did so far is walk around town with my kids took a couple of snapshots of the city and I came to the conclusion that there is not a lot of white guy with no hair and a beard around; but I knew that from my last time I was here.
So I see a lot of respect-tradition in the air hum… How can I explain this customer service is A + + + peoples bowing to you as you enter and leave the shop, everybody wait before crossing the street (Something that Montrealers should learns). The street are clean and mostly people and business will clean in front of the entrance if there is dust because there is none to little garbage on the ground it is just like that in Japan. I could go on…but
Before you tell me that I am in ‘’Japanese’’ mode I have to tell you few things that I did not like no changing table in the male washroom so I had to change my two months old in the hallway of a shopping mall and there is still smokers section in restaurants it did get better over the last few years in the way that now a lot of smoker section are enclosed in glass box like lab rats which I do not mind to tell you the truth.
I am located in Nagasaki and let me tell you something that if there is a place on earth were there are not afraid to build on mountains it is here. You’ll understand once you see the photos attached to that post. Amazing that in a place with so many earthquakes they found the mean to build in place that I would not even rock climb.
I will try to do a post later this week solely on the small techno things that make life better on a daily basis not big things but it sure make you thing why we do not have this in Canada.
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