Kids from Hiroshima
Kids from Hiroshima by cogdogblog posted 1 Oct ’08, 10.04am MDT PST on flickr

This cute group if school kids today asked me to help them practice their English while I was visiting Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto.

It went something like…

"Excuse me! Excuse me" (little voices rang out).

"Hello, My name is Miko" said one reading from his script. "What is your name?"

"My name is Alan" I replied.

"We are from Hiroshima," said Miko, "where do you live?"

"I live in America, in Arizona"

"Will you sign our book?"

And there I was signing my name in 4 of their books, and then they gave me a present:

It was such a sweet moment. I felt famous for 45 seconds.

The post "Kids from Hiroshima" was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog ( on October 1, 2008.


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