Being a Gaijin

I will not write what I did every day , because I have to admit that the next few days in Tokyo I struggled with insomnia and I was sleeping until the afternoon, late afternoon. I am ashamed because I ‘ve wasted a few days. I woke up late and I was already tired ! So I was strolling through neighbourhood, I was walking near the harbor, I was taking pictures..

As I was walking, I passed a school trip, actually pre-school (all in uniforms !). Kids not yet fully adapted to life in Japanese society began staring at me, surprised and smiling. When I went next to them I heard the word ” gaijin ” (pronounced Guy-Gin ). What does it mean and why they named me like this ?

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