As John King said, CNN did cover Chicago stories several times. Every time I saw a story, I really feel sick in stomach. Adults have created a social environment that is not safe for children. When those young children become adults, they do not know how to fix the society. How can reverse this vicious cycle?
This is a father whose son was killed because of gun fight. It is always the bereaved who remember the pain forever. One of the ways they can get rid of their pain is hoping for a society where no other parents will have to suffer from the same kind of pain any more. Although the goal seems to be hard to achieve, they can keep on as long as they remember their pain.
I was moved by this facial expressions at the end of the interview. He looks sad, melancholic, but looks so determined and furious.
This is what is happening right now in Chicago. But as a city or a country gets more affluent, the poorer hearts of its people become. We might see this happen in other areas. Your problem is also our problem. We should learn from this and should keep our society a good one.
When Anderson tried this, I was not a regular 360 watcher and didn't see it live. But I have checked out a video somebody posted on YouTube. When I first watched that, I couldn't help trying it out. I pour some Diet Coke into a glass and put a mentos. Nothing happened... Since then, I haven't tried. But this video encouraged me. I might want to try again soon!
In my previous post, I complained a little bit about my boyfriend, but we are like that always. I want to write more about typical Japanese men because people in other countries might be interested.
Japanese people are good at reading other people's mind and we do not always rely on verbal communication. Among boys and girls, we rarely whisper sweet nothing to each other. I sometimes hear a story of a women who are married to Westerner. What they often say is, "My husband says 'I love you' so often and I feel so happy about that." We can never expect a Japanese husband to say that. Also if wives hear their husband say that too often, they tend to find it less significant. "I love you." is only for a special occasion. That way, the word becomes a magic spell to girls. ...Of course, young people are changing and there are many people who say "I love you" too often.
Another tradition you might be surprised is how they walk in public. A man used to walk ahead of his wife and she follows him about one meter behind him. This sounds nothing but gender discrimination. But we have a long history of this old tradition, it is not considered OK to hug or kiss in public. Again, the situation is changing and more and more (but still a few?) young couple do that. However, usually when old people find them, they gripe about them and gaze at them in astonishment.