I am at Osaka Airport again, I have had my sushi and this time I am on route to Sydney.I haven’t been back for 6 months and I must say…..I am excited!
Last night I “stumbled” across a concerning video on You Tube, It was footage of Japanese police trying to control extremely agitated protesters, they were from the right wing and were demonstrating the against giving permanent resident foreigners the right to vote in local elections. The video itself will not be shown on TV it was too disturbing. Then this morning I watched a TV programme concerning the same issue. Some of the commentators actually support giving foreigners the vote but on national TV they didn’t have the gumption to say they did! A bunch of cowards! All of this goes to show how deep rooted discrimination against forefingers in Japan actually is…..somedays you can handle it and some days you can’t. I can’t handle it today and I am REALLY glad I am going back to Australia for a holiday.
I support dual nationality rather than giving foreigners the right to vote in the local elections, from what I have seen and heard even if I was given the vote I wonder how safe it would be for me to go to the polling station??
I am going on the ABC radio on Friday….I really hope I am going to be able to say something positive about Japan…..
Home! Can’t believe it! No clouds in the sky! It is a beautiful day.
That is very rare for Tottori.
Now……jet lag! Yuck! Jet lag and childbirth must have similar qualities. You forget how awful it is but go travelling again and have more children!
Anyway…….it is great to be home and the weather is very much appreciated.
We ended up going back to the same restaurant twice! It was so good! We did have a problem with language but somehow managed. The staff were very kind and food was so good. It was like real home cooking.
No tourists ( except for us) in the restaurant to be seen…..
On the last day we went to Guy Savoy for Danny’s 21st Birthday treat….
As an Austalian child I was raised in a Western culture, I understood the distance between Europe and Australia but found the need to study European history and culture some what irelevant when considering Australia’s place in the globe. I guess I thought I would never see or be able to appreciate it with my own eyes? But here I am again in Paris and it is amazing to say the least! Yesterday we visited
my favourite musuemu in Paris- Musee D’Orsay and our eyes were treated to the delights of Monet,Renoir,Pissaro,VanGough and Matisse etc. One picture after another- our children were simply amazed.