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The other day I was talking baseball with a young man from Philadelphia. Of course I never pass up an opportunity to talk baseball. During the course of our conversation, I mentioned the great Philadelphia pitcher, Steve Carlton and began to tell a story about Carlton and his designated catcher Tim McCarver when I realized that the young man had no idea who Steve Carlton ...
Final night in Hiroshima - I can't believe I'm going back to Tokyo tomorrow. This holiday has flown by! After a slightly bizarre buffet breakfast (accidentally picked up a raw egg thinking it was a cold boiled egg and got egg all over my plate ... ), I headed over to Miyajima for the day. It's an island near to Hiroshima. Bizarrely, no one is permitted to give birth or die on the island. Not entirely clear ow the latter is ...
... for the princely sum of 5050 Yen (say $55).
I really like the combination of courtesy and manners, with efficiency and attention to detail that we see here. An interesting contrast is that while we are reading more and more about Australia's alcohol problem, here you can buy beer at vending machines and at convenience stores - clearly they don't have a problem with people abusing it.
Off to the Mazda factory tomorrow, and maybe some general site seeing.
... you that it was also a very humbling experience because after seeing the effects of the bomb I looked around at a city that took what life dealt it and prospered regardless of it and I think that that is pretty amazing in it's own right. In other words Hiroshima got dealt lemons and it decided to grab some salt and tequila with it and keep on going which is something we could all learn from. Afterwards we headed to Shukei-en garden which was absolutely breathtaking. There were a bunch ...
... In the museum there were real objects from the bombings and even fingernails that were mutated from the attack. One man even started to grow blood vessels in his nails! The bomb was the first ever Atomic attack and the full impact on humans is still unknown today. One famous story from this day is of Sakara who unfortunately received cancer as a result. Her mission while spending 8 months in hospital was ...
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