April 9th, 2006

In Tokyo

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Okay, I have to eat my words: 13 base stations around my house isnt really that bad because this is what you get in downtown Tokyo.


46 base stations! O_O

Yes, I am in Tokyo right now. Tokyo is one of my favourite city (not the cost of living tho). I always like Japanese people and their culture. One of the things that impressed me most is the “common sense” in their society.

Take a simple thing thing like escalator. I am sure all of us experience some people standing on escalator while others trying to walk. If you are in a hurry, it is pretty irriating to manoeuver around those standing on the escalator. The solution is simple: There is an unspoken rule in Tokyo that if you want to stand, stand on the left so others who wants to walk can do so on the right. That’s just common sense.

Of course, if you are in Osaka, then you stand on the right and walk on the left. Thats also common sense :-)

Anyway, it is sakura season in Japan. Hopefully I have some time for that :-)

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