I'm working as a freelance copywriter in Tokyo.
Tokyo is a very exciting city and always inspires me a lot.
Here, I'd like to write down what I think is interesting or just what I like
because it would tell exactly who I am.
I love Paris because of its inconvenience.
I went to Paris for the first
time in about 10 years.I have to
admit that I needed some courage to go there because I thought flying more than
10 hours would have been tiring for my age.However, the excitement of seeing my old friends overrode my
anxiety and consequently, my trip was wonderful.
Almost everyday I hung around
town with some of my friends, visiting museums and enjoying window
shopping.It was very interesting
just to take a stroll in Paris.As
I walked around and gained a recollection of locality, I noticed that there
were very few convenience stores in town as there were ten years ago.
In Tokyo, I’m sometimes
disappointed to find out that my favorite shops have been taking over by convenience
stores.Even in Aoyama,
convenience stores are invading main streets, needless to say the back
streets.I’m afraid so many
convenience stores will diminish the character of areas and make them all the same.
Small original retailers seem to still
be very active in Paris.Bakeries,
spice and grocery shops, delicatessens, cake shops, boutiques and cafes make Paris
exactly what it is.They shouldn’t
be replaced by convenience stores even if it is bit inconvenient.
Having said that, I’m not an
inconveniest. One thing I’m sick
and tired of in Paris is the subway stations.They still haven’t installed escalators yet.Moreover, passengers are always waiting
in line in front of the ticket machines because there are so few of them.Even if they improve these things, I don’t
think that Paris would lose its splendor.