I guess I haven’t really written too much about my boo. I actually dont like to. It makes it seem like I get to keep him all to myself. Muahahah! But I thought I would write about a little incident that happened on a lovely Wednesday.
It will almost be a year since we have been dating. Wednesday is usually his off day and we decided to go out on what turned into a lovely date. He really wanted to see the new Dragon BallZ movie but I wasn’t really about the idea because I never followed the series and of course it was all in Japanese. (I understood like 15% of it) At least it was ladies day so I only payed 1,000yen but still… meh..
Afterwards we went to the arcade and I actually won (after about 15+ games) an Umberon doll! They have an Eevee special going on right now and yes a grown ass women like me still and will forever play POKEMON. BF failed at winning One Piece figures though. Oh well.
But the real BWAM! in your face moment came after when we went to eat at the family restaurant Saizeriya. After we placed our order I continued expressing my enjoyment of winning Umbreon. Just then the older couple next to us says something. The lady pulls out her phone and shows it to my BF
“This is my daughter” she said.
My brain had a million things to say in that moment “Seriously Japan?! you have some really crazy/weird/wtf moments but this?! Is she trying to set up my BF with her full Japanese daughter!? Ive heard stories that some Japanese people dont like Black people but REALLY?? we are eating! Is this really the day racism gets pushed directly in my face!? ect.”
Then she showed me the picture. It was her 100% Japanese daughter in traditional clothing but she was standing next to a Black man. Nigerian American to be exact. The lady looked at me and smiled. Her husband then explained that their daughter had just married this man and that they were super excited to see the my BF and I all “love, love”
Well that was cute. And I felt stupid for thinking all of those things in that moments before. In fact this couple was the exact opposite. They were giving us their blessings and wished us luck. You know, cause its not everyday that you see a Japanese guy and a Black girl walk down the streets of Shibuya holding hands.