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This entry was about Stephen explaining his current health and how he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Living in Hong Kong was difficult for him with the climate so he had to travel to Japan to stay with his Father where he would stay in Tarumi so he can become better. Stephen and his father do not have such an open relationship being that his father did not stay with him and his family in Hong Kong due to work. Although Stephen and his father don’t have the closest relationship, his father still makes sure Stephen has everything he needs. Stephen had to travel alone to Tarumi where he hadn’t been in quite some time. Matsu the caretaker had taken Stephen to the beach house where Stephen had to remember what it was like with Japanese home cultures.
I could relate to Stephen where he was feeling very ill. I once had the chicken pox and my siblings were not allowed to come near me so they would not catch the illness. I also can relate to Stephen with how he had to travel alone. For the first time last week I had to travel alone back home from the east coast. It was similar to how Stephen traveled on the plane when he had observed everyone. I did the same thing and observed who was on the plane and thought to myself about their description.
September 16, 1937
This entry was about Stephen actually going out and exploring Tarumi by himself. He had decided to go to the beach and happened to encounter two girls. This piqued his curiosity and he had wanted to talk to Matsu about it. Matsu wasn’t exactly an open book to begin with but Stephen had to just ask him questions that Matsu would actually answer. Although Matsu had been a closed book before, he had actually opened up to Stephen and told him more about Tiruma. Stephen had found out that the two girls had probably lived in the village and that Matsu ...
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