While sitting in the classroom this morning waiting for my first class to start, I heard this really loud singing in English coming from outside the building. Like anyone else would do, I got up to look out the window and see what was going on. There, walking along the river in a bright pink shirt and khakis, wearing headphones, singing at an unnecessarily high volume at 9am in the morning was... a black dude!
I was could not believe my eyes. And I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I kept gawking at this dude until he bopped out of sight. Wait, what? Is this a joke? Seriously man, what are you doing here and where have you been hiding?! Forgive me for being ignorant, but I honestly thought that I and the one black dude here at JCMU were the only black folks in the entire city of Hikone. Until today. Apparently there are more of us here!