Memory 3: "Road Trippin'"
June 17, 1852 at a post station east of Nagoya, Japan
"So, what do you think of Nippon?" Tsume asked Joseph in Japanese.
Over the last few months, the two had been learning each other's languages. Joseph was at the point where he could understand Japanese well enough when it was around him.
"It is useful, I'm trying to get used to everything yet. How will anyone see me nervous me," but he still couldn't speak it very well.
Head shaking, Tsume grinned, "Say it in English."
He couldn't be entirely critical of Joseph's Japanese. Tsume was trying to learn English himself. He just wasn't making as much progress as he would like. At this point, it was easier for them to just speak in their native tongues.
"Well, it helps that the girls are pretty and the cities are clean."
Tsume blushed with pride but lowered his head with shame, "I guess. I have never seen any other kind of women."
"Maybe someday you'll get to travel around the world."
"Yeah, that would be great."