Since I have really bad knees, I walk like a guy with two bad wheels. Every time I get on the subway a little girl in a high school uniform jumps up and offers me her seat. I feel very grateful and I also feel very old.
I was handing out fliers at the subway station. I parked my tricycle next to an unlocked bicycle. Two guys came up to me and asked me if one of those bikes was mine. I told them that tho one on the left was mine. They confirmed that the one on the right wasn't mine and then proceeded to take the bike on the right. I told them that if they steal the bike I'll call the police. They said that they weren't stealing the bike but only borrowing it. Since there are a lot of guys out "borrowing" bicycles, keep yours locked.
In my flier I advertise that I do 2,000 sit-ups a day. Yesterday, on the street a man about sixty dressed in a fine suit asked me to prove it. I lifted up my polo shirt to show him my flat stomach. He stood there for about a minute gazing at my stomach. I proved my point but it must have looked like I was showing him my.....
High school baseball. Now there is a national high school baseball tournament in Osaka. Nishinakajima has a number of cheap hotels so the city is full of strong young deeply tanned men. They are often seen swinging bats and jogging around the area. Since this tournament is an elimination competition,each day fewer and fewer of these young men are seen around town. It's a bit sad but I guess that's life.