Nina’s Final Reflection

I am truly blessed to be a part of the TOMODACHI generation. During this trip I was able to grow a bond with every single member of our group. Although we came from totally different regions of the world, we were able to find a common similarity. But, my relationship with the Japanese students made me appreciate the value of friendship. The kindred spirit and modesty in all of them really stood out as a unique aspect of their culture.

Staying with my host family the first day was terrifying. I was stuffed with so many rules before I arrived in Japan I thought I would forget. During my first dinner with my host family, I approached everything with extreme caution. My nerves started to quickly fade away as I discovered that my host sister was as silly as I was. Her parents made small jokes and the dinner was filled with laughter. The hospitality during my home stay will always stick with me because it was a feeling of love that I could never forget.

I discovered that my host sister and I shared more similar things than just our first name. She hated math just as much as I did. This was very shocking because a common stereotype of Asians is that they are very smart. Stereotypes were a common theme during our program. Through our orientation at Keio High School and our workshop on the D.C. side with Operation Understanding D.C. we learned how to tackle stereotypes. This topic of stereotypes became even more controversial when we met with speakers Rock Newman and Ron Hampton. They shared their stories with us about being black men in America and how they dealt with various stereotypes. This led me to gain a new insight. I was at first offended by some remarks I heard by the Japanese students but I realized that it was the media that makes us create stereotypes. They had seen many movies and even news reports that portrayed black people as criminals, so this was all they knew. This constant theme really helped me to learn to not jump to conclusions about others thoughts but to deeply analyze them.

Another shock during my trip was the willingness of the Tohoku victims to share their stories with us. When we met the women from Woman’s Eye NPO, their messages were so strong. They really wanted us to take away the message that in any case of emergency, we must save our own lives. They did this through storytelling. A method that I learned is very appealing because it involves so much emotion and vivid details.

Through these different events we all had different opinions and views. Sometimes our conversations got a bit controversial, but we always found a medium or even learned to compromise our ideas and incorporate others. We all got different insights from our time in Japan and D.C. but were able to bring these ideas together in an engaging presentation. From this experience I learned that I am a global citizen and will do everything in my power to keep up this unique characteristic.

The programs we participated in D.C. allowed us to express our own opinions and gain new insights about different social issues in the local area. I must say my experience in Japan was life changing. Being able to put my feet in someone else’s shoes and live in a home of a completely different culture than mine opened my eyes to so many different things. I was exposed to different foods, music, television shows, customs, and people. Meeting with the victims from the Tohoku area had the most impact on me. It was a time of deep reflection and intellectual growth. It amazed me that these people from Tohoku welcomed me with open arms as if I was one of their family members. I had never met anybody as welcoming and full of hospitality as the people in Tohoku. The trip has really influenced my future goals in life as I plan on studying international relations in college, hoping to achieve a career in foreign service. This trip tested my adaptation, innovative, and communication skills; and I rose to the challenge. I’ve gained friendships, life lessons, and new insights that I will always cherish. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world.

As our program comes to an end, I plan on keeping in touch with my host family and informing my community about the lessons I’ve learned through this program. And lastly, fulfilling my responsibilities and becoming a better global citizen as a TOMODACHI Alumna.

Nina Reyes
Banneker Academic High School

Nina’s Favorite Takeaway

The weird stares on the train were expected. I was the black sheep. I was the foreigner who carried the oversized suitcase and took up more space than the typical Japanese citizen. Maybe that’s why people wouldn’t sit next to me on the train. Or was it my big curly hair that made them change seats when I sat next to them? These were the questions that stayed in my head for the first few days of my trip in Japan; until I met Mr. Baye McNeil: A black man from New York who wrote for the Japan Times. I read two of his articles. One of them in particular focused on Ariana Miyamoto; the hafu who has it all. Well, at least in his eyes.

Ariana overcame many prejudices and achieved the unthinkable in Japanese society. A half Black and half Japanese woman represented Japan and won the title of Ms. Japan. She was ridiculed by many Japanese people because she wasn’t 100 percent Japanese. Baye spoke on this issue and told us Ariana felt she wasn’t getting as much support from Japan as she thought she should. Many people in Japan felt that she wasn’t a proper representation of Japan. Baye suggested that many of the Japanese felt this way because of the homogeneous characteristics of the country.

I looked at my experiences on the train from Baye’s perspective. He believes that we should start from zero. Now personally, starting from 0 for me in unrealistic. I was born and taught certain things that I just can’t erase. So I’m going to start from about 50. This would look like attempting to not assume things about any one specific group of people. But to look at things from a different perspective. Japanese people weren’t used to seeing people like me. I then realized the answer to those questions in my head. They moved away from me because they weren’t used to different. This is why we must take the glasses we are born with and put the glasses others are born with and put them on top of ours. This teaches us to see from different perspectives so we can eliminate stereotypes we have of people we know nothing about. We also have to learn how to become more informed about different cultures.

The world as a whole is becoming more technologically advanced and we can no longer use ignorance as an excuse for being prejudiced. By accepting others’ cultures and the diversity within the culture we are moving one step closer to becoming a global citizen. This is something Mr. Rock Newman taught us as well – how to deal with a diverse society but still taking pride in your own culture.

Baye with Group3Nina Reyes
Banneker Academic High School

Learning African American History

John Franklin New MuseumPROGRAM NOTE: On Monday, August 10th, the group spent the morning with John Franklin of the soon-to-be opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. First they met with Mr. Franklin in his office to discuss African American history and the purpose of the museum. They went to the rooftop of his office building for a spectacular view of the city and to see the former slave trading area and slave pen that had been located right below them on Independence Avenue. Then the group crossed the Mall to visit the new museum building site and an exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.


John Franklin and DusanRaised in a homogeneous culture, I never received much formal education of African American history. The very little knowledge came from books and TV as I have always been interested in the topic. Today, the meeting with Mr. John Franklin really opened my eyes to the big picture of what the new Smithsonian African American History museum features and why it’s worth celebrating it.

African American history is often associated with sorrow and inequity. This is partially true, however this history is also the story of never giving up, and making others happy. For example, Africa Americans have broadened America’s frontiers in the entertainment industry. Hip hop, one of the major music genres, would never have existed without them. I think meeting John Franklin and visiting the American History Museum was an enriching experience, and it was surprising to see many connections between the African American history with the Tohoku stories.


Mr. Franklin today expressed his excitement in many words during our conversation we had. He finally gets to see the fruits of his labor, something we all could relate to during the process of our presentation. But what struck me during our time with Mr. Franklin was our short visit to the American History Museum. There I watched a video of the Tuskegee Airmen. During this video, a message appeared saying that comments made in the video may be perceived as offensive because it’s from a certain point of view. This was interesting to me because it was a problem our group faced at certain times when tackling social issues. This has only taught us to respect others opinions and try to see from different perspectives.

John Franklin Group5

August 4: Our Most Vivid Impressions

PROGRAM NOTE: On August 4th, the day started with a workshop presented by Operation Understanding DC (OUDC) to better understand prejudice and stereotypes.The day continued at the Thurgood Marshall Center in the historic Shaw community of Washington with a closer examination of historic and current issues affecting the African American community. Speakers included Rock Newman, Ronald Hampton, and the Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop.

Rock and Ron GroupAndres

Today we spoke about prejudice and racism here in the United States. It was very powerful being in front of Rock Newman during his speech. He told the truth behind how the Police today even have bias for whites and blacks. Mr. Newman also treated us to soul food which was delicious. We had macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, collard greens, and BBQ meatballs. It was very delicious and at the same time while eating I consumed this knowledge of truth that prejudice still exists in America.

Soul Food9K.Y.

Out of all the talks, people and workshops we had interacted with today, what stood out most was Rock Newman`s discussion. The reason for this was the way he influenced the audience, his strong and magical words surged into each of us like a gush of wind. Because the words and his tone were full of determination and powerful legitimacy, I was initially moved and awe-stricken just by his presence. What he had expressed was the corrupt nation of the United States, which ‘everyone is equal and that people regardless of their skin color or size are treated equal’. He told stories of his past where he dealt with racial discrimination that proved opposite. He said everyone should be treated with mutual respect and dignity. I hope to pass on his courageous story to other people.

Rock Newman1Shigetatsu

I’d like to write about the Free Minds Book Club. I was impressed by them strongly because of their ways and thought and operation.

There are a lot of people who are in prison because they did something illegal. Most people, including me, tend to avoid communicating with the criminals. It’s a very natural thing but also a serious issue we need to tackle. Usually, we only see issues that are broadcasted widely like 3/11 tsunami or 9/11 terrorists attack. However there are various issues that are needed to be solved in our society.

FM Tara and MajorFree Minds Book Club is an organization which focuses on such issues and is now helping lots of people. We met Major who was a participant in Free Minds when he was in prison. He was not so sensitive and talkable but his stories he did share were very powerful. He also shared his poem on how he appreciates woman. Books also have significant meanings to help people get other perspectives and knowledge especially while they’re in prison.

I recognized that there are issues we are expected to consider that are surrounding us. Also we have to try to solve them in an effective way. Probably the whole procedure and solution to many of these problems is the social entrepreneurship. Free Minds is a really good example.

Free Minds Gift to Major SmilingY.A.

Things are busy and were kind of overwhelming for me today, though we are just starting the DC part of this program. In the morning, I have got two biographies and pictures two men we were to meet. One was a white man and the other one was a black man. Later it turned out my hypothesis and assumptions were not correct, but at that time, that is what I really thought. As I read the biographies I even thought “isn’t it hard for a white man to criticize the discrimination made by white man even though he knows it was a terrible thing?” In conclusion, both men I read about were black man and I was surprised.

One of them was Rock Newman who doesn’t seem like a black man at all. He had white skin, and also blue eyes. Even if I was not Asian, I would think even Americans would see Mr. Newman and think he was white. He told us his story of struggle of looking white although he is actually considered and categorized as a black man. Even though Barack Obama has been a president and there seems to be no discrimination or prejudice that exists between black and white persons, there are still some in people’s minds. Before Obama and earlier in time there was more discrimination between blacks and white as one could easily guess. And I think Mr. Newman had experienced what he didn’t need to experience. For example, he said a lot of whites talked to him making fun of black people or criticize black people since they thought he was a white man which would never happen if he looked like a black man. Since he is a black man, and since he chooses to live as a black man, and since he decided to fight for black men, he had to face these criticisms he didn’t have to face. As I just mentioned he didn’t use his “advantage” of looking like a white man at all in the time of segregation and prejudice. I was just surprised and amazed by his courage and power which makes this United States keeps succeeding with DIVERSE SOCIETY.

Ron Hampton2Caitie

Today was a lot of work on defying and understanding stereotypes and their power. The main lesson I took from OUDC, Free Minds, and the Rock and Ron conversations was that you cannot let stereotypes define you or anyone else. Stereotypes, whether positive or negative, leave you never able to understand the person for who they are. We cannot get rid of stereotypes, and we cannot just pretend they don’t exist. But instead, we can know they exist, and get to know the person for who they really are rather than your first impression. And I think that’s a really powerful lesson.


Thurgood Marshall4Today was very interesting, especially because we met in the Thurgood Marshall building in the U St neighborhood. I didn’t know this building even exists and I live in the same neighborhood! It proves that many young people don’t value the historical landmarks in our city or are just ignorant to their existence. During our meeting we got the privilege to meet and listen to Rock Newman. He made so many strong points about prejudices and racism back in the day. But the passion in Newman’s voice made his words even powerful. He was my favorite speaker of the day.


Today we met a lot of new people who were so powerful that I had to form new perspectives inside me. We met Rock, who told us about his past, how black people have been treated, and how they are still treated now. His stories of prejudice against him were painful and powerful to hear. If I am to change the world somehow, I think I would have to be like Rock, to be able to even sacrifice yourself to save someone.


Today we went to Thurgood Marshall Center and listened to many stories. First story was from Rock Newman, who looks like a white person but is an African American. He told us his experience and it was very fearful. Also he talked about media. When news told about some crime, those criminals are mostly black people. News doesn’t report about white criminals as much a black criminal. This is why people’s image of black is bad. I thought mass media is fearful. Mass media can create people’s mind. Media have to report untold news. And we have to think of information we receive and question it.

Also, this is not related to today’s meetings but I want to share about some things I observed while walking in DC. In DC, there are many garbage cans on the street and we can dump trash easily. Actually, Dusan told me that this is one of his favorite points of DC. I think so too. In Japan, we cannot find garbage cans easily outside so usually we have to find stores and parks, which have garbage cans, or bring the trash back to our homes after carrying it all day. Maybe this is a reason that there is so much trash on the streets of Japan. I don’t understand why Japan doesn’t do the same system of DC or how DC can set garbage cans in so many place. I can’t grasp this as just “difference” and thought this is one of worse point of Japan. I wish I could change Japanese garbage system.


Dealing with stereotypes is a way of life for many of the people on Earth, but so rarely do I hear it brought up in a serious fashion by those around me. Yet when it is, it’s something worth listening to, and today was no different. We heard a variety of narratives, but the one that truly stuck with me was the narrative of Major, a man who had recently been free from jail after six years confined. His style of talking held a lifetime of pain and conflict in it, talking that took thought to communicate effectively, talking that began in his growth.

Free Minds BookSome of the common stereotypes of a black man are that he is uneducated, lazy, and destined for prison. For Major, some of these stereotypes, it seemed, were a cruel way of life created by people simply not caring enough to stop this cycle. He was most definitely not lazy, but he was illiterate for a time and committed crimes out of simple necessity. After all, what would you do if you were hungry — no, starving — and out of options? Exactly. To sum it up in short, this was a way of life for a time, because no one cared. No one was there to redirect Major down a good path in his childhood, no one was there to help him grow, no one was there to allow him to not turn to that life — not until he reached Free Minds, people who cared, people who were consistent.

Nobody was trying to help, and stereotypes were only bars that kept him locked in. In society, we cannot understand anyone until we go beyond their face value. It’s easy to stop at someone’s face and define them off that alone, but that opens the floodgates for more misconceptions to grow, more bigotry to grow, more people to just disregard it. Because we took the time to understand Major, we’ve begun to acknowledge and break down our stereotypes, in turn breaking down ignorance. As Global citizens, that is a coming skill needed. As citizens of our community though? I believe now, more than ever, that the capacity to truly understand another, to empathize, is an obligation. It all starts with little steps, after all. So, until next broadcast.


Today we were able to learn many stories about how the color of your skin could completely change your life. Major, who was taught to steal to live, told us about his eight years he spent in jail and his thoughts about what he did in the past. I was surprised when he said he didn’t regret what he did. He felt in a way thankful for his experiences because he was able to learn many things from them and is currently writing strong, powerful poems to express his thoughts and feelings.


I felt like the discussions we had with Rock Newman today was one the most outstanding moments of the day. Newman talked about his experiences during his childhood dealing with being racially defined as black yet not exactly physically appearing it to others. I think that was a really important topic to bring up because a lot of the time people tend to write off the narratives of multiracial people in this country.

Today, we talked about stereotypes and the African-American experience in the United States. I think this is the first time that I felt invested in because I completely understood it. It feels nice being able to hear the experiences of people directly from their own mouths and not through an interpreter. No offense to interpreters, but having to hear someone else’s words reiterated back through a different language and a different person kind of depreciates the experience of listening to others’ stories for me…

August 3: Back in DC Again


Today I got to see DC from a completely new eye. I’ve lived in this city for years, but it’s so different being here now after going to Japan and seeing what their culture is like. Now I’m noticing all these differences in my city I had previously never second guessed, things that had just became part of my everyday life. Like how dark our metro trains are, or the amount of socialization just on the streets. The colorful buildings, the history, the inequality, all of these things I knew before. But after Japan, it’s like noticing it all over again. And it’s really given me a new look at my city.


Yesterday we took the Japanese students on a tour of our picture of Washington D.C. Not just the picture perfect D.C that everybody seems to see. This was important to me to show the Japanese students this part of D.C. because it’s important to see the difference of social classes in our city. I also learned something new as we traveled across the bridge to Anacostia. Clarence told us that Anacostia had the highest unemployment rate in the country in 2011. This was a huge shock to me because I knew there were seamy parts of D.C but I didn’t know exactly how bad it really was. This tour really opened my eyes even more to the socioeconomic problems of D.C. and the disparities that exist in my city.


Today we toured the nation’s capital and my home with our Japanese friends. I saw quite a lot of usual and new things I have never seen. One of my favorite spots visited was Hains Point, where you can have a full view of Reagan National Airport and see the airplanes take off and land. As a lover of planes and aeronautics, I fell in love with this spot! Another interesting place was Anacostia in southeast DC. I had never seen a drastic change in socioeconomic levels like this before, especially not in Washington. I now hope to get a better understanding of current issues of my hometown before going off to other countries and understanding theirs.


After returning to DC and being able to walk around the city for a period of time, I noticed a number of differences between it and the areas we visited in Japan. For example, both the areas we visited in Japan and DC have a number of historical landmarks and sites; however, Washington DC landmarks do not include religious symbols like shrines or religious art. Despite Japan and DC both having a metro system, personally I believe that DC’s metro system is easier to maneuver due to the fact that we only have a few lines, versus Japan which has an array of lines ranging from private to public, express, and even gender specific!


Being back in DC after being abroad for the first time in my life was like seeing home again at an undiscovered angle, and touring through DC today only augmented that. One thing that I noticed was the general disdain for the “have-nots” in DC and places they live. The lack of tour buses in places like Anacostia or on Benning Road to the ongoing gentrification that I recognized across the city during our tour. Gentrification is especially concerning, because as we drove down Benning road and up H street, NE, I could literally see the change from low-income to “Hip & Fashionable” places, or in other words, more pale-skinned people the further we traveled up H st. It was two parts depressing and infuriating and I’m actually beginning to know why: the people being gentrified and displaced are people too, people with goals and dreams and families to feed. We can’t sweep this disparity under a rug forever. The disparity will eventually consume any rug we sweep it under.

Favorite Foods!

As the DC team’s time in Japan comes to a close, they each wanted to share their favorite Japanese dishes that they enjoyed and will miss.


My favorite food was the Japanese pancake. It was different from American pancakes because they were fluffier and had a different taste.   What surprised me most was it came from the convenience store 7-11! If only I could get good food from American 7-11’s …


My favorite Japanese food, which was very difficult to pick because all of it is pretty delicious, is also very simple. It’s called Inari, or Inarizushi, and it’s basically a “casual sushi” that is sweet tofu around rice and sesame seeds. It’s often enjoyed by children, which explains why I like it so much. The picture quality also isn’t my best work because I was devouring it at the time.


There were several delicious foods in Japan, but my favorite came on the 2nd to last day stay. Omuhayashi with rice and beef and curry was the victor in the competition of foods, with Yakitori & Sukiyaki tied for second. I’ll be remaking it in America for sure.

Dusan- foodJarid

My favorite food while in Japan was curry! No matter where we ate it or when we ate it, it was always good! It was full of spice and heartiness.


My favorite food in Japan was Karage. Karage is basically the Japanese version of fried chicken in America. The thing about karage is that you can use any sauce with it – whether it’d be soy sauce, mayonnaise or something else … The great thing about Karage that I’ve heard is that it’s really easy to make, so even I can make it back home! I definitely plan to try.


My favorite food in Japan by far was ramen. It was nice and spicy which made it delicious.  It is way better than any ramen I have back home.


Women’s Eye

PROGRAM NOTE: Students visited a local temporary shelter to work with NPO Women’s Eye, which was founded by a TOMODACHI alumnus. Women’s Eye works with area women to empower them to become entrepreneurs and to create small businesses. During their visit, students listened and translated the women’s tsunami disaster stories into English and Japanese. This way whenever the women receive visitors there will be fewer barriers to them sharing their stories of survival.

Womens Eye GroupNina Reyes

Pulling up to the temporary houses I thought I would meet a bunch of women that were still extremely mournful about the tsunami disaster. But as soon as we walked in we were greeted by a group of elderly women smiling from ear to ear. I wasn’t expecting this at all. We broke up into groups and began to ask questions about these women’s stories, so we could translate and transcribe them into English and Japanese booklets. Although I couldn’t understand a single word that was said; I managed to still feel the emotion through the words that were spoken. As I asked questions, thinking they would trigger traumatizing memories, I was given responses back that contained no sad emotions. This was weird. Why were they so happy? But as the stories and translation continued I realized that these women were happy to tell their stories, almost as if it was a step towards their closure with this tragedy.

Womens Eye Nina BookI believe sharing their stories was a part of their healing. They were also teaching a lesson.   Surprisingly, all of them had the same message: In times of natural disasters, “You can buy your house back. You can buy your car back. But you can’t buy your life back.” During the tsunami and earthquake, many people lost their lives to go back for things of sentimental value. But I learned that the only thing that was important was preserving your own life.  The women’s strength gave brightness to a tragedy, lessons to others and a sense of peace to their own hearts.



Womens Eye KY_bookToday, we visited Nakasemachi, a neighborhood of temporary houses. Our objective was to meet with an NPO called Women’s Eye and local residents of Nakasemachi and to hear the stories of the female survivors. During our visit we listened to their survivor stories with the intent of translating the stories into English and Japanese. After the translation we designed pamphlets with pictures and their stories. I was surprised at the residents’ strong mentality and will to share their personal experience of such a devastating tsunami. Despite their outward looks appearing fragile and delicate, they have an inner concrete devotion and strong sense of renewal. I felt the need to spread their story and inform others and recognize the power of their words.

Womens Eye Meeting

I’m just not a nature kind of girl

Woooowwwww so, I’m so not a nature girl. I lived in the city my whole life. A city filled with lights, cars, and people. I wasn’t used to the completely black nights with absolutely no lights, not even streetlights! And I sure wasn’t used to the millions of bugs just humming around. I would tell you the names but honestly I can’t pronounce them. Just be glad they aren’t in America. But the darkness at night filled with insects and nature and stars were just some of the components that make up the personality of this town. Allow me to tell you about this magical place named Minamisanriku. And I say magical because I would’ve only thought about some of the people that filled this place in my dreams.

I went from getting completely rude and uncomfortable stares in Tokyo to being greeted by almost everybody I walked past. I must say this feeling was great. Although I was probably one of the few tan girls they had seen with a cinnamon bun hair do or wild curly hair; they didn’t treat me as if I was an alien invading their town. Instead I sensed a vibe that they were happy to have me. Minamisanriku got even better when I met my host mom. She treated me as if I was her own granddaughter. She’s somebody I will never forget. She portrayed true Japanese hospitality and even was able to make me feel a little comfortable about sleeping in the woods… and I mean just a little. My night with my host mother ended perfectly with her story about her 3/11 memories. She lost a lot but she retained her spirit. She taught me not to stay stuck in tragedy but to move on, continue to be independent, and to learn from past mistakes. A lesson that will be very valuable in my lifetime.

Nina Reyes Blog Minamisanriku.7.22.15Nina Reyes
Banneker Academic High School

Nina on Ishinomaki

First, I would like to say the bullet train was so cool today. The nap I took while on it was even greater. But it was after I stepped off the train in Ishinomaki I could feel some type of emptiness. I had gotten used to the bright lights in Tokyo and the fancy buildings, but something about this place was different. I didn’t know where this feeling was coming from nor what it was about but I sure was going to find out. As we made our way to the hostel and settled in, we quickly jumped into the activity of the day in which we were to explore the atmosphere around us. We walked around Ishinomaki for just 10 minutes and in no time I started to discover the emptiness of the town. The tsunami of 2011 had washed away houses and buildings along with much of the personality of the town. I could see the reconstruction being made but it would be much harder to reconstruct the broken pieces of the community and citizens that once filled this town. I experienced a town filled with obvious devastation but yet I couldn’t quite grasp the actual feelings others were experiencing. Many of my peers had a sort of sympathy for the Ishinomaki, the environment and the people that suffered from the disaster. But yet, my empathy wasn’t quite there. I was empty. I didn’t know exactly how to feel. Hopefully this emptiness can be filled in both myself and Ishinomaki after more exploring and learning about this devastated community.

Nina Reyes
Banneker Academic High School

July 19 – Collaborative Haiku

PROGRAM NOTE: On Sunday, July 19th, students had a free day to explore Japan with their host brother or sister.  Together, they wrote one haiku to represent the day!

Burning hot it was
Eating desserts and Monja
Made it all worth it
(Nina and N.Y.)

Clear blue sky, Odaiba
Look down, nice wind from sea
A can by my step

Akiba culture
Being pursued by many
All around the globe
(Jarid and S.M.)

Home of sushi food
I spot a mountain of plates
lost eating challenge…
(Dusan and K.Y.)

It’s hard to describe
Exactly what we did but
The best part was you
(Caitie and N.M.)

Got attacked by food
Monja is better than it looks
It gave us energy
(Y.A. and Korey)

Talking with my friends
heats my heart up nice in
a summer hot day

Hot day in Akihabara
Long walk in electrical world
Don’t play the crane game
(H.S. and Andres)