E-mail to Dad 7.19.2004

Hey Dad,

Nick got here just fine and doing well.  He e-mailed Aunt C two days
ago.  From what he tells me, he had quite a nice experience in the
Philippines and got his scuba diving license.  When I picked them up from the airport they both looked like your typical scruffy backpackers and completely wiped out.  The next day Hitomi and I took them to Shibuya (Japan’s Times square) and had lunch.  They had absolutely no idea of what they wanted to do and hadn’t even read their lonely planet yet!  I tried to ask a couple of times about what they wanted to do but just got blank stares. 

So I did what any good cousin would do; left them alone in Shibuya
and told them to get themselves lost and have an adventure.  They made it back alright got their confidence and now they are flying on their own just fine like a couple of Tokyo old-timers.  I sent them to see the Meiji shrine yesterday and they even managed to take in a baseball game between the Hiroshima Carp and from who knows where “Swallows.”  I went to class today and told them how to get to the Electronic city (Akihabara) and the station just next door from there (Asakusa) where we saw one of the big temples.  We will meet up tonight for dinner and perhaps a few drinks.

Well, that’s all for now.  Hope things are going well at home.

By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/