My friend, an American woman, in her fifty’s, single, (who has a son of 20s) met a man at the jazz bar in October. She said she was getting along together. I thought how free American society is! In Japan, women in her fifty’s can not have a romance very often. When she introduced us to her new boyfriend last Christmas, she looked really happy. Two days ago, I got a message, and told me that she broke up with him. I thought how quick it was! I was surprised because she said he was a undesirable person, and that she will never call him again. Neither he will. In her opinion “When one door closes, another door opens.” She said she has try to find the next happiness instead of being indecisive thinking about the past. As I am Japanese, it is hard to understand why it goes and change so quickly. In my opinion, I need a time to know each other if I were to have a good relationship. I would try to talk with him more and more if I were her and had some trouble with a boy friend.
Anyway, it is OK if she is happy. She also said that she is planning to have a date with her newest boy friend next Sunday. Love American style!
February 06, 2005
The USA is a mass consumer society, and people buy and shift them away in a very quick cycle. Contrary to my imaginations, Bill(CA) has owned the used HONDA car for more than 10 years. It has more than 300000 miles on it. What a long lasting car! I know Japanese cars are strong and has good performance, but even Japanese people give up keeping it after 100000 miles. Bill(CA) still keeps good company with this old HONDA. Is it true that the car is like a girlfriend for a man? I guess he must value his girlfriend like he has treated his HONDA car with care. However, he is still a single man and searching for the right someone.
Posted by Naoko Matsumoto at 5:27 AM