The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight (cloudtrader) wrote,
The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight

I thought about doing a long, ranty post, but I just don't have the energy.

Yesterday, a man stopped walking and STARED at me like I was some kind of horrible bug, some vile, unfathomable creature that he thought shouldn't exist. I am not exaggerating. Besides the rude staring, the expression on his face at being confronted by me was...

Well, it made me feel. Not good.

But then, a few minutes later, a random old lady asked if I could break her 500 yen coin so she could get a beer from the vending machine, and she asked without even hesitating over my appearance (admittedly, she looked half blind). That made me feel so much better.

Anyway, yeah, from "foreign devil" to "helpful stranger" in less than ten minutes. The ups and downs, man.


Sometimes I feel like a completely different person because I only see the me in other people's eyes...

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