I posted earlier about my plan to give at least one compliment a day to somebody who deserved it.

Well, it is not going so well.

It’s not that I don’t want to give compliments. It’s just that sometimes it is…awkward. I saw a stranger in a pretty lace blouse and sort of shouted out to her, “Kawaii!” Ummmm…….I just felt like I was flirting with her, not complimenting her.

Sometimes I get tongue-tied because I don’t quite know what to say in Japanese and have to settle for “Shinsetsu desu.” (You are kind.)

So anyway I’d like to continue trying to compliment people, but it’s harder than I thought. I’ll do it when it seems natural, and only then.

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