June 22, 2009

On a single realization...

When you go on a place for the first time, for sure you will be thinking of a lot of things most especially when you are alone, plenty of expectations and (maybe) hesitations if you don't have the courage. .

Sa airport pa lng, patingin.tingin na ako kung ano tlaga itsura ng Japan. Nasa isip ko talaga, high.tech facilities yung nakapalibot at matataas na gusali. Eh, totoo nga, may mga automatic bukas na mga taxi at buses at matatayog na mga gusali. Pero sabi nila, ordinaryong siyodad nga lng daw ang Fukuoka at Hiroshima kumpara sa Tokyo.

Pagkalabas ko sa arrival lobby pagkatapos ng final inspection regarding a h1n1, nkasalabong ko na agad yung naghihintay ko na sundo. Isa din kasamahan na Pinoy sa trabaho. Mula doon, sakay kami ng bus (bus na bumibayahe lng sa loob ng compound ng airport), and as expected nasa bandang kanan ang driver seat at baliktad talaga yung kalsada. Papunta kami sa istasyon ng tren kung saan magdadala samin sa shinkansen train station, isa sa mga bullet train station na pawang kilala sa Japan. Pagnasa Japan ka talaga, kung gusto mubumiyahe from City to City, either mgba-bus ka (matagal) or yung long distance travel ng bullet train na aabutinn lng ng isang oras o mahigit depende sa lugar na puputahan. Yung biyahe namin eh diretso na sa may centro ng Hiroshima kng saan may maraming tren na umiikot at bumibiyahe sa buong lungsod.

Sa japan, pangkaraniwang transportasyon ng mga tao ay tren, bus, taxi, sariling sasakyan at bisiklita. Madalas kahit matatanda na, eh nagbibisiklita parin sa kalsada, yun na yung nakasanayan sa buong Japan. Tulad ng MRT at LRT sa Manila, ganun parin yung tren sa Hiroshima kaso mas malalayo lang yung iniikot ng tren. Halos lahat na ng sulok ng Hiroshima ay dinadaan na ng reles. Sa lungsod ng Hiroshima, wala masyadong pinoy akong nakita hindi daw tulad nung nasa Tokyo.

Anyway, the real score of this post is about why there is difference on Japan. On that very first day that I was traveling the major streets of Hiroshima, I instantly figured it out why. The streets are really clean. On around four days of my stay in the place, it is not only on the main streets that are clean but almost everywhere. The garbages are kept organized, and disposed on proper place and time and segregated accordingly. Even at the apartment where I stays, they are all practicing the same.

On the company where I belong and as they say to other Japanase companies, every morning the usual first session that employees and even the employers do is cleaning the work site. Even at the formal attire, we clean with rugs and brooms. Actually, my very first assignment was removing the grasses near the parking space together with some Japanese co-worker. There are no janitors. They truly work.

And this shows discipline. Discipline truly make sense. With this aspect, you can see how progressive their country is. And this is very mean.

In fact, I also observe their strict compliance on the traffic policies (less/no traffic actually).

(And this could be just the first realization, it may differ)

2 comments:

Patience said...

hala kakuyaw!!!

mau pa ka...

new place, new experiences...

more blogs pa ha aron malingaw pud mi ug basa2 diri.. heheh
para mura pud mi ug naka-adto ug japan... heheh

cge... amping pud

informaxona said...

uie! ren keep blogging ha...excited au ko sa imo mga maexperience dha..pls share it to us...