Ok, scratch that last post. I have internet connection. Haha. Anyways, Stephen got us down in 5 hours today. Wowee. I met up with some friends for dinner. There were 3 of us Asians, 2 who spoke Japanese, and a white guy who also speaks Japanese. We ate at some restaurant that served mostly Japanese tapas type things. I asked that guy if he ever talks to the waitresses in Japanese. He said why? Whenever he talks to them, saying more than just the casual “hello,” they always respond in English or direct their speech to someone else at the table that looks Japanese. Although he makes it clear that he has a good command of the Japanese language, people do not respond to him in Japanese. Why is that? That just made me think.