Twenty diverse people, ten of whom you are about to go on mini dates with. Some white, some black and some with complexions in-between.
Some with hazel eyes or brown eyes, coy smiles or genuine smiles, teetotalers, drinkers, bubbly, nervous (speaking for myself) and some looking a little too serious, all ready to mingle and try this thing called Speed Dating over some delicious sushi and wine and possibly walk out of it with something more than a new friendship.
Once in a while I also try to walk like them because that’s what normal people do.
You should try it some time.” “Away from the wild, I would choose to be a fly.
The first time, as you walk into a room and give them that head nod in greeting and the second time 10 minutes later with a firm handshake and a proper introduction.
Now, imagine you are in a room with a little over twenty people.
At a recent "konkatsu," or "marriage-hunting," event, nearly 80 single men and women buzzed around the room trying to gather as many answers as possible to a list of icebreaker questions like "What is your favorite food?
" Then came speed dating in small groups so they could get to know each other better.
” *In the same spirit of keeping the conversation lively and cordial my responses were rather random.* Me: “I would probably be a tiger.
They are so sexy, fierce, gorgeous, intimidating and they stand out all at the same time.
And whenever anyone got too shy, elderly volunteers from a local "marriage-promotion committee" would step in to guide the conversation along. As it tries to revive its sputtering economy, the Japanese government hopes women like Abiko will pursue their careers at work and also have plenty of children.