Tatoe do~nna ni kitsuite mo~~….
Dore dake kitsukukoto in na~tte mo~~…
Yes, hello…

Oh~ it’s you.
It’s been quite awhile hasn’t it.

How’re things?
I see I see.

I’ve been well.

It’s noisy?… you say…

Ah~ right now, I just
arrived in Italy.
Thanks to the jet lag my head’s pretty heavy.


I’ve been in France just until a little while ago though.
Until late at night.

So this morning, I ate bread for the first time in awhile.

Do I eat bread?… you ask…

Well normally I don’t.
I’ve made bread something is abstain from eating.
The only time I do is
when I come to France.

That’s why,
there can be years in between times when I eat bread.
it’s a promise to myself.


Because of that,
for the first time in awhile I had bread this morning.
I woke up early this morning and went to the hotel’s buffet y’know.

an interesting happening
or event occurred.

I was honestly shocked to the point where I thought…
To think that it gets to this point!

If you heard this story you’ll think I’m lying.
Long story short, I was rolling on the ground.
Quite so.

“Hurry up and tell me?”… you say…

Well, don’t worry.
This time,
because it’s just a stop-over at France
I stayed in a hotel near the airport.

Yesterday I arrived late too,
so at the Charles de Gaulle airport there weren’t many people.
I was surprised.


I went to the somewhere near the Eiffel Tower for the first time in
awhile to get a late meal
then just went back to the hotel to sleep.

Then, when I woke up in the morning,
I headed towards the hotel’s buffet area.
What happened there
really makes me laugh so hard at myself.


I entered the buffet and looked around,
no one was there.

It was the situation where I could sit anywhere I wanted on my own.
So, when I decided to take a seat near the entrance,
the staff frantically came towards me
and gestured to me to sit at the next seat.

I got the feeling that they were saying… You can’t sit there.

Well, the place was empty anyway so
without minding or saying anything I simply moved.
To me, as I looked at the scenery outside,
I simply thought that it would be nice if I has a seat that could let
me enjoy the scenery at the entrance.

Well, it’s fine… I thought, and changed seats
and had my cappuccino and croissant.


After awhile,
lots of caucasians streamed into the buffet.
Then, they were brought to the seat where I was at to sit.

I looked on with the expression that said

“Eh? That seat… isn’t not free to be taken…”

The other Caucasians also began to get seated sparsely
at the entrance with good scenery.

Wait a minute,
as a dissatisfied me
took in what was going on
this time a bunch of Asians streamed in.


when they wanted to sit that the tables near the entrance,
the staff gestured towards my area
and gesticulated saying they can’t sit there,
sit here.

Hey, hey,
is that what I think it is? I thought,
and I watched the staff closely.

In less than 10 minutes,
a tour group from China came in.
Of course,
they too wanted to sit near the entrance but,
everyone together,
were forced to sit around my area
and sat in my ever-narrowing space
so to top it off everyone who sat around me were
Well, to be more accurate from my point of view
it was pretty much all Koreans and Chinese who filled up the space.


The seats were already full.
It was to the point where you can’t find a free table.

Then, even more Asians entered the buffet.
Of course,
my surrounding seating area’s already filled up.

Those diners were headed to the empty seats near the entrance
but again the staff directed them away.

『Please sit in that area』

they said.

Do you get it, this?
It’s a discrimination that you can easily discern.
Well, maybe to those people discrimination and distinction
are probably similar.

I wouldn’t know if it’s because of the owner
or the direction of the hotel.

The obviously empty seats near the entrance with nice scenery,
and the overcrowded seats at the back without any scenery.

In the past,
in the eras when South Africa experienced apartheid or
when America has slavery in place,
there were many bars and shops where blacks were not allowed to enter
and you would often see
train carriages specifically for whites were sparsely seated
while the designated train carriages for blacks were overcrowded
you’ll not only have the knowledge of this, but you’ll know what it means.


That’s that.

It was a blow
as I never thought that
I would unbelievable be so openly discriminated.

Whichever country I go to,
Asians will get a certain level of discrimination.
In the past, when I came to France 20 years ago
that discrimination was much worse.

The treatment towards Asians were openly terrible.
Only in recent times that it has become better but.

As I started thinking, “For something like this
to still remain…” I couldn’t stop myself from laughing.


Then, what happened?… you ask…

Source: OH!! MY!! GACKT!!

Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team