It was. After 5 visits you think you're beginning to get the hang of it and start to become opinionated. But like Japan, the country and its people are so multi-layered that you hardly are able to penetrate the outer shell. Some of this is captured in the novel 'The Hidden Force'
by one of our greatest authors, Louis Couperus. I always say, leave you Dutch manners at home and forget all you think to know. And go with the flow.
* Benrus MIL-W-46374 re-issue | Borealis Estoril 300 DW | Borealis Sea Storm | Crepas L'océan 1200M | Dan Henry 1970 W&W | Deep Blue Juggernaut II | G. Gerlach Kosmonauta | G. Gerlach Navigator | G. Gerlach RWD-6 Pilot | H2O Orca Dive | Heimdallr 6105-8110 homage | Heimdallr Sea Shepherd | Heimdallr Sharkey 62MAS | Helberg CH1 | Helberg CH6 | Helberg CH8 | Helson Sharkmaster 600 | Helson Turtle | HMT Pilot | Marina Militare M-7040 | No-name Seventies LED watch | Seagull 1963 Pilot Chronograph | Seiko 5 7S25A | Straton Spéciale | Vostok Amphibia 1967 Diver *
* Incoming: Pancor P03 | ??????? | * On the radar: Bulova Computron Reissue | JENNY Caribbean 300 | Squale 101 Atmos *
"If word gets out that I'm missing, 500 girls will kill themselves"