Steven Moffat once said “We are all stories, in the end;” and the 10 days spent in JENESYS 2016 is no exception. While dozens of people may go through the program, there will never be the same story twice. Today, I am more than honored to be sharing with you my version of the tale.
In my about two decades of existence, Japan has always been one of the countries I’m dying to see. Being the country of technological advancements and embodying discipline as one may know, there is an urge for me to visit, if not stay, in Japan ever since I was a little kid. The Land of the Rising Sun is my own definition of an ideal country – prosperous, innovative, organized, advanced, and interesting. From its growing economy to state of the art technology to manga and animes to unique cultures to creative products. In a perspective of an outsider like me, Japan never disappoints, at least from how I see it.
If there’s one thing to improve in the program, it is to extend the TIME. It seems there’s not enough time to visit all of Japan’s beautiful places and meet more of its beautiful people – from which and whom we can learn Japan’s culture and values.
It has been a long time since I started to have interest in Japanese culture. At first, it was all because of my curiosity in their unique ways. Now, I was able to get a chance to see, with my own eyes, the country that have caught my attention.