I can say the community in Japan, specifically Tokyo, as a densha(electric train) community rather than car community like in Indonesia. While writing this post, I’m dreaming of owning the share of Japan’s rail network. hihihi.. (Hey Willy, you have too much day dreaming, heh 😛)
One of the busiest eki(railway station), even in the world is Shinjuku Station. With 200 exits and passengers of about 3mios / day, it deserved to be named as never sleep eki. The platform would be instantly crowded even within a few minutes interval for another densha to come. Thus, the moment I first stepped in Japan and spent nights in Shinjuku, the crowds made me dizzy and I told to myself of how I looked like the countryside people where my surrounding are real crowded with the walkings, admiring the beautiful sexy girls also the way of how they can freely express theirselves by dancing, and the other unique things that I never saw before.
Back to the densha talks.. I really dislike the rush hour in the morning-while people go working and students go to school). Why? The reason is because I can’t resist the crowded inside, people do catch up the time and force to let them in by pushing the passenger inside the densha in every stop. It makes me sick because the people are like ‘ikan teri dijemur’ fiuh.. *hardly breathe* The same thing do happen at night. The later the more crowded it will be..
As densha has become so efficient and effective, many occurences can be figured out if only you did notice – humanbeing stories are revealed in different ways : good, bad, nice, and so on.. The bad way as if you ever heard of how the stress people in Japan end their lives by doing the suicide, jumping to the rail when the train comes. Well, it’s truth and do happen, though I never saw about it. Hopefully I won’t have such an experience.
The unique one as how fantastic to find out the women can easily make up, mascara-ing, drawing eye liner inside the train (really two thumbs up), Or the good and nice one if the story of how love story starts from the train. Probably, it’s how densha otoko dorama was produced.
Umm, as for me, several things that I do :
1) Find the new kanjis from the ads inside the train and try to find the meanings
2 Memorize the kanji of every stop.
2) Read books / read the new vocabulary from denshi jisho(electronic dictionary)
3) Do my homeworks
4) Simple Make Up / eating, sometimes
5) Sleeping, rarely
This week, there’re also few unimportant tickling occurences inside the densha
First, On Sunday, on my way home.. The densha’s not crowded, so I decided to take the most strategic seat, then after few stops, a couple came in and approached to sit closed to me. The girl managed sitting. While the boy were about to take position, the train moved and he stepped on my foot. It’s so hurt since I wore high-heels but I didn’t shout out loud. He sat next to me, and apologized for so many times. He even offered me the bread he ate (maybe he’s so uneasy) hehe.. By the time, he’s leaving.. He again apologized and did bow.
Well, I think it’s more than enough to do apologize for more than once. It’s not his fault..
But really admire of how they can have this kind of manner.. ^^
Second, I was sitting, doing my JLPT-Japanese Language Proficiency Test set problems, a couple of advanced age came into the densha, I spontaneously offered the seat to the obaasan(grandma). Only one seat available, then the man next to me, finally stood up and offered the seat to the ojiisan(grandpa) as well. hehe.. So they could sit closed to each other.
I continued my set problems standing in the corner, when the seat is empty, the ojiisan called me, but I didn’t notice as I was too focus doing my cases, besides I put on my earphone. He approached me, and told me to sit down.. “It’s because you’re studying.. come have a seat”
I could only smile and told that I was completely alright. Finally, on the stop where they’re leaving, the obaasan said to me “Sorry for being trouble just now..” and did bow. Hueh.. again, I really appreciate such kind of manner, but it’s too much for me..
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