From Cambodia to Japan

A Cambodian Student Looks at Life in Two Different Worlds

A Beautiful Day

Yesterday it rained like crazy. I’ve got to hate rain so much since I came to Japan. Here it rains more frequently than in Cambodia and it seems to rain throughout the year no matter what season it is.

Right after I woke up this morning, I checked the weather forecast. It said no rain today. That was wonderful because it meant I wouldn’t have to bring my umbrella with me.

Birds were singing as I pulled out my bike and started cycling toward my school. The sky was clear and the air was cool. The trees were changing their colors and shedding their leaves. It’s the beginning of autumn.

I got to my class five minutes early. Many students were already there. I took the back seat. Whilst waiting for my teacher, I took out Stephen King’s [Four Past Midnight] that I bought two months a go and intended to read a few pages. As I was about to read, I noticed a girl sitting just right in front of me. She was wearing a pink T-shirt; she got a pink notebook, a pink highlighter, and a pink portfolio. “Girl in pink”, you’d say.

On a bright and clear, blue-sky day like this, [pink] is cool all right.

I got back to my book. As I began to read, I noticed some sorts of blue letters on the back of her pink T-shirt. I decided to read as I believe designers spent a whole lot of time just to make a few attractive phrases, and why can't I just spend a few seconds reading?
The letters go like this:

I want you here in my room. Now we're
gonna be face-to-face
and I'll lay right

For the next 90 minutes of my class, whenever I looked at the teacher or the blackboard, I couldn’t just keep my eyes off her pink T-shirt, of these blue characters. I read and smiled; reread and smiled.


It’s a beautiful day.

7 Responses to “A Beautiful Day”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    I see a big smile on your face.
    hehehe... :)  

  2. # Blogger seserak

    I almost burst into a big laugher(ha-ha-ha-ha-ha) when I first read the BLUE LETTERS.

    I tried not to, and instead gave a big smile while shooking my head in amusement.

    Perhaps the girl didn't check its meaning, or perhaps she found it attractive, or perhaps she simply wanted to amuse people like me.

    And she did amuse me...  

  3. # Blogger p+k

    just like one day, i got off the shuttle and walked up to school. there was one guy walking ahead of me and there was a piece of writing on the his back pack. I didn't notice what it was at first. about a minute later, he's still right before me and that writing were trying to grab my attention and so i started to read it. It says

    "I would do anything for food, including sex favor"

    and I was all piss myself laff out loud.  

  4. # Blogger seserak


    "I would do anything for food, including sex favor"

    That's funny!  

  5. # Blogger Sopha

    Ha ha ha... :D ... Well, m not laughing at dat blue characters anyway, but m laughin at u vinh te... Do u know i think u r attracted to that "Girl In Pink" hery na Seserak.  

  6. # Blogger seserak


    I guess I am attracted more to her pink T-shirt than to the T-shirt's owner, as I didn't have a chance to see her face.


  7. # Blogger Lux

    fantastic story  

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