In order to get my attention, you've got to tickle my brain. Dazzle me with your wit and superior conversation skills. That's really difficult to do, not impossible but difficult to do when you're a guy that insists on flirting with me in non-native English. I appreciate the gesture, but my Japanese is always better than their English and more importantly, men just sound more confident and intelligent when they speak their native language. One time when I was in a bar in Tokyo when a Japanese man asked me in English, "Where are you from?" "America." "Which part of America are you from?" "Kansas" "Kansas...ah!" (Which is what Japanese people say when they have no clue where something is.) What is Kansas famous for?" "You know: Wizard of Oz, Dorthy..." He goes, "Oh...dolphins...I like dolphins. Do you see dolphins everyday?" "Oh, Yeah, I see dolphins all the time, swimming around the...prairie...always getting into the little house and eating all the wheat and corn...stupid prairie dolphins just get into everything...idiot.
I’m Spring Day (real name, hippie parents)
Moving back to the United States after having lived in Japan and traveling the world for 16 years has been a bit of a head fuck, especially since I now work in the U.K. My blog “The United States of Shock!” is where I give my brilliant and bitter two cents, pence, yen and euro on my experience with culture shock and current events. If you have any questions you would like to have answered in a snit, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org