I want to note down this encounter with a pretty and cute Japanese girl while on my travels so I can remember it as part of my life experience. I do feel that in my hectic life, I sometimes missed or forget the brief moment of my life where time seems to stop still. And also some of memorable experience that during my travels away from my hectic worklife.
I like to take a lot of pictures until sometimes, I do forget where/when I took them hence I started to post them on my facebook so that I can remember them. lol.
Okey, back to the cute Japanese girl story, circa 8 June. (Sorry guys!!, no pictures of her here for privacy reasons. She reminded me of Rukia of Bleach anime though because her short hair styling)
When I saw her (side view), she was toying with her Iphone to find her next destination on the train. She had a very very fair skin and perfect complexion which really attracted my attention to her even though I was very tired and cannot wait to go back to my hotel. She had a short hair and holding a rose in her other hand. She literally emits graceful-ness , so absorbed in her Iphone that I am not sure whether she noticed that I was observing her. (still side view though)
I told myself "die-die" also need to step up and chat up with her even though for a brief moment while on the train. Life is short and brief, so what the heck! I don't think I will get to see her again after my travels have ended.
Next would be what I think is the worst pickup line ever: I asked whether I can take a picture of her :D Not really sure WTF I was thinking back then.
To my surprised, she agreed and pose for my photo. After that we chatted and she told me that she is from Japan and is a student, travelling around the country (alone in a foreign country) during the school breaks. Wow, so brave for a young girl which is not very common for Malaysian girls. So we talked more about which Japanese city she is from , whether she like the current weather and also I know that she was a in a school band. I even ask her whether she visited Malaysia, which she joking told me that she only visited Malaysia for just 3 hours via transit and bought some pewter souvenirs.
Throughout the conversation, I noticed that she is very courteous and graceful in terms of the way she converse in perfect English. I never talked to a Japanese before but I heard a lot about Japanese courtesy that is due to their strict cultural upbringing in life.
One story that always caught my imagination is that during the Japanese Tsunami aftermath, there were NO looting or rioting of the abandoned properties, shops, etc. There was simply no panic and there is civil order even though nature had savagely destroyed most of the things out there. For me, that is simply AMAZING and this in IMHO CAN only happen if you ingrained deeply the sense of civil minded and public order from childhood.
No amount of civil law and the thought severe punishments can cultivate such civil behaviours especially during the state of emergency where the darker side of human desperation starts to come out.
Time flies and the train stopped at her destination which is a tourist spot which I visited a few days before. If it were possible aka I don't need to catch a plane home, I would not mind to accompany her to see the place again. ^_^
Before she stepped out, I got her FB account (of course I added her) and took one more self photo of both of us.
All in all, it was a very memorable short and brief encounter with a cute Japanese girl. After I have a long thought about it, it was NOT the cuteness of her physical outlook (perfect complexion) that charmed me, it was her courteous and graceful mannerism.
Maybe someday I will have the chance to visit Japan & maybe, meet up with her again over coffee. :D
P.S: I read today that Malaysian can now have multiple entry visas into Japan.