Every night, this stranger nursed a solitary beer at the cafeteria.
Proy noticed him. Her mother cautioned her about focusing on the job, not the man, but she was curious.
She approached him one night, initiating polite conversation in English. He didn’t seem unfriendly, but he did seem lost at words to describe why he was in Bangkok.
She offered him a beer in exchange of his story, in his own words, in Japanese.
It was a language she didn’t understand, but it didn’t matter. She listened with her heart.
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