I used to live in Japan. Now, I'm back in Japan. What will I learn the second time around?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
What's Wrong with This Picture?
For me, this is the most tangible evidence that things are not normal these days. The high school yard is deserted on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. What I miss more is the noise the kids make. It's my constant background noise. And now it's gone. Have you ever watched a movie with the sound turned completely off? It feels off. That's what Ibaraki-shi feels like now -- off.
Here's Yuki and I getting ready to go grocery shopping yesterday:
I look like a medical professional, don't I? Outside, mask-wearers outnumber gamblers over 3-to-1.
You know who needs a mask? The cat. She doesn't seem to be sweating it too much, though: