So on my adventure to the center of the city to do some more apartment shopping this older Japanese man approached me at the tram station.

He was so polite “Um, excuse me where are from?” To which I responded America and he was thoroughly excited which prompted him to ask me how long had I been in Hiroshima and what did I do here.

With every response I gave the smile on his face grew wider and wider. I couldn’t help but feel like I was making him feel more confident in his English ability no matter how limited his vocabulary was. I, as an American understand him and he loved it.

He even thanked me for talking to him and letting him practice English. What a sweet guy. Thank you for that memory sir.



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