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Bartender Glass 120 – The Heart’s Wall





Drinks of the Day:

Cherry Blossom

  • 30 ml Cherry Brandy
  • 20 ml Brandy
  • 2 Dash of Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dash of Curacao
  • 2 Dash of Grenadine

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

This chapter is about a touchy subject, racism.  It’s not about hating people of another race, but I think in some respects, this is even worse.  It’s about how people tend to shy away from people of other race/nationality.  Sometimes this is rooted in history, but I think more often, people are just afraid of the unfamiliar.  There’s nothing wrong with Judy in the chapter, but the old man Tadashi just have a hard time accepting her.  I’m no psychologist, but I think this stems from the fact that the older generation had almost no contact with foreigners (or at least good impression of foreigners) when they were young.  Although Tadashi seem to accept Judy at the end, I personally don’t think it’s ever that easy.  It takes time for people (especially old people) to change.

Categories: Bartender
  1. December 2, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    thank you! I always look forward to these chapters along with your comments.

  2. nckeo
    December 3, 2014 at 2:30 am

    The book mention in this chapter is real!

  3. ndqanhvn
    December 3, 2014 at 7:01 am

    From what I understand, Japanese people are a bit xenophobic, and this is a theme that comes up a lot in their works. There’s always some sort of wall between “us” and “them”, the people “inside” and “outside” a circle. It’s nice to have a chapter which focuses on it, even though I felt the old man changed his mind too quickly.

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