Dating a salvadoran girl
I grew up in Hiroshima, where the US had dropped the atomic bomb during WWII.When I was little, grown-ups would often tell us about the war.Every time I went to the park, I saw the A-Bomb Dome, which was partially destroyed by the A-Bomb. People in Hiroshima didn’t have any resentment towards American people. One of the few phrases I learnt in the US was ‘never mind’.They merely told us that the war was bad and should never be repeated. My host brother always said it when he gave up explaining things to me in English.He has been to over 30 countries, from Eastern Europe to South East Asia, where he enjoyed talking to local people and listening to their stories.He dates internationally, although he’s slightly worried that he might spend more time writing about dating than actually doing it.
He writes about Japanese culture, inter-cultural communication, dating, and travel.
Fortunately, my high school had a study abroad programme.
Sometimes, A-bomb survivors came to our school to share their experiences.
Hiroshima has Peace Memorial Park, and it was our favourite hang-out spot, not because of the history, but because of its central location. I remember my host family trying to explain ‘I miss you’. It was difficult because Japanese didn’t have the same expression.
His latest book, There’s Something I Want to Tell You: True Stories of Dating in Japan, deals with intercultural dating in Japan.
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