the teen just finished watching ikebukuro west gate park tv durama. I found parts of it entertaining. some part were just too too. the teen shouted: you're not Japanese, you're old. Both true.
this time next week i will be finishing packing and soon off to Japan for 3 weeks. This time I am trying to minimize family obligations and actually be a tourist a bit. In fact I better get back to planning my diversions there.
ps - nearly all i've seen so far were subtitled, done pretty well too.