Haha. I meant in reference to the picture I posted of Oshima Kaoru 大島薫. I was just joking.
My real husband is just a regular, good guy. No different or superior to any country's man.>>207704
I'm in my 30's, mixed race, atheist, introvert, quiet and focused more on my family than an independent social life. I've moved around a lot. My whole life has been go with the flow, trying to find middle ground with others and not really identifying strongly with any particular group. Being an outsider or being held to a different standard than others is not new for me, especially with how fractured and extreme groups in the U.S. can be sometimes. Because of this, and certain life events, I grew to be content of not fitting in completely. I guess I'm just a nomad.
15 years since my first visit, I'm really used to the way things are for me in Japan and I don't care about being seen exactly the same as Japanese as long as I am afforded the same respect and opportunities as anyone else. I've been very privileged so far, but who knows how it will be when my kids are all off to college or married.
I wouldn't die returning to America, but it also doesn't seem unlikely for me stay here another 10 or 20 years. Maybe it's difficult for someone with strong racial or cultural connections back home, but it was never that way for me and now that I have a family with their roots here, my priorities are different. I guess 仕方無い is appropriate in my case.>>207706
I agree that after you travel most of this country, it will eventually lose some of its wonder. But that's why you need to shift the focus from monuments and festivals to regional food. I don't think I could get bored of that!
Italy is definitely one of the top 5 countries I want to visit one day. I think anyone who loves Japan is foolish not to want to experience what other countries have to offer too. Post too long. Click here to view the full text.