mate, don`t get me started about the Sharapova obsession in Japan.Sometimes I feel physically sick when I see older Japanese men perving at the tennis magazines here just to catch a peek-a-boo close up
,it`s quite a sad state of affairs
.The worst part is that most Japanese have no clue who Federer is
,even though they apparently watch Wimbledon. I guess they only watch they early rounds when the Japanese players are still in the mix & then the Sharapova matches exclusively
.If you took a poll of the most famous international sportsmen known to Japanese it would read like this...*1.Sharapova, 2.Tiger Woods, 3.David Beckam
,nothing wrong with that I guess but they should know about Federer & a few others too
Isy^ you`ve spent a decent amount of time in Melbourne
? SO I guess you were an exchange student there for a few years..Don`t suppose you went to Melb Uni or RMIT?
.During my university days I came across more than a few Malaysians & quite friendly with a couple^ I wonder if we had any friends/aquaintences in common
Yeah we`ll never be able to solve the wind problem in Melb
,if it comes from the North then it`s like a desert sandstorm,if it comes from the South then it`s an Antarctic blizzard
^either way 1st timers may be in for a surprise
.However if you like multicultural places then Melb`s got to be one of the best cities in the World
,definitely one of the more diverse big cities going around. If you want Greek, Italian, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Thai food, then it`s all on offer & always the original article. Also Melbournians tend to accept everyone as an individual, so aside from sporting rivalries[a la with England in the Ashes cricket] then you`re not bagged down with any cultural or historical baggage. Every man/woman comes on face value.
As for Japan^ well the end of March\beginning of April is the best time to visit[ie.right now!] as the blooming cherry blossums make for quite a heavenly sight
. Japanese are either the most welcoming people in World
or some of the most racist
,it all depends where you`re coming from & how you take them,plus what generation you`re dealing with. Most of the younger people here are fairly hip to foreign things. Also Japan loves their FADS more than any other country,^for instance now Japanese women are obsessed with Korean men/food/culture etc. So I guess if you`re a Korean man who can cook kimuchi/bibimba & you come to Japan then you`ll get mobbed at the airport
.However if the FAD is OUT then you may get a cooler
PS, Does WyveN really miss me? You`re being sarcastic right...