At the barber

I just had a very cool experience. I went to the barber to get my hair cut. Kurita-san the barber only knows a few words of english, so I had to use my Japanese. It was very exciting. We spoke about the usual “guy” things like sports, countries, job etc. and then the usual barber things like the weather, the haircut, the family etc. I missed a fair amount of it, but caught a surprising amount of it actually! I felt I could effectively communicate my ideas and get my point across, which was really exciting. I’m sure he thought my Japanese was terrible, but he was kind and praised my Japanese, saying often how difficult Japanese and english is. What a fun time!

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