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2015年11月

2015年11月12日 (木)

Good News

As I was waiting for the train at the platform, I saw a young man who was talking on the cell phone. I could hear his language which was in Vietnamese, and also I could see his bag placed beside him with the name of the bank of Vietnam. It seldom happens that I speak to a stranger, but I did so at that time. He looked a little surprised, and then he answered friendly. We enjoyed talking until I arrived to my station. He has been in Japan for three months and couldn’t speak in Japanese well yet.

A pack of cigarettes and a coffee were seen in his bag. He asked me whether I like coffee, I answered “yes”. And again he asked me whether I like smoking and I answered “No I don’t. Japanese smokers have decreased lately.”  It seems that he would want to give me the coffee, but we exchanged our phone number, then we said good-bye.  

Two days later he called me up.  “I am at Makuhari-Hongo now. Could you please tell me your station as I would like to see you”, he said. I told him the name of my station repeating several times slowly. “It is ○○○○○.”  

When I got off at the station and looked around, I saw him. He was there. He saw me too and approached me with gentle smile handing over a plastic bag, then said “Chau bieu Café cho Co.”

“Oh!” I had no words to say. I invited him for a coffee instead.“Shall we have a coffee together?” “I have to go to take a look at a house.”  “To where?” “Tsudanuma.”  “Oh, really?” Again I was at a loss for an answer.

Taking out the gift of coffee from the box, he went out of his way to give it to me, from Makuhari-Hongo where it took him more than one hour by train to come. It would also take him more than 40 minutes to reach Tsudanuma.

How can I express my feeling of his kind consideration …….

The foreigner who lives in my country yet has touched my heart and shared me the feeling of warmth, joy, friendship, peace and happiness. He has filled my heart with pleasure and comfort.

It must be my duty then that I witness to this wonderful experience.

May God bless him and give him a good job, house and friends too.

Cafe

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