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Thursday, August 10, 2006

August 9, In Kevin’s class, we learned about differences between Japan and the US. For example, how do we order or call waiter or waitress in a restaurant. In that case, Japan and the US are not different. Kevin taught us also Russia’s case. Russia’s case, the waiter or waitress are not willing to work so we have to call them very loud voice. If we do so in Japan or the US, it’s rude. After the class, we went to Chinatown. We had to take photos. Though it’s the neighborhood of Washington, I think the people and the atmosphere are different. Walking down the street of Chinatown, there are many shops and interesting things. However, we don’t have much time to see there because we had to go another place, too. So we walked around very quickly. But my group went to China food restaurant and bought some food. It was good.


Blogger Laura said...

Sorry we kinda sped through things yesterday! But I'm glad you liked Chinatown - even though it's really small compared to New York or San Francisco's Chinatowns, I still like visiting our Chinatown here in D.C.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Nina Liakos said...

Yes, we didn't allow a lot of time in Chinatown because it's quite small. After the 1968 riots following the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the majority of Chinese left Chinatown to live in the suburbs. It was not until 1986 that the area began to be revitalized. That is the year when Taiwan gave us the gift of the beautiful Chinese gate which is next to the metro station.

8:09 PM  
Blogger NOBUFUMI said...

I like kevin's story too.
it was really funny.

6:48 AM  

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