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Miko’s Impasse

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The Strain of Stress and the Stressors of Daily Living

Miko is 28 years old from the northern part of Akita, Tohoko, Japan whom I meet in one of my travel in a guided tour to Egypt in the summer of 2007, I found him in one corner of Nile Hilton Hotel lobby in Cairo. He wore a casual shirt without the luggage that I presume he has been a resident of the hotel for days then.   We exchange hi and hellos.

Doing nothing from the first day on my arrival, I hung around to keep familiar with the humidity pending orientation to my tour guide which was rescheduled in the evening. And to supplement each others company,   Miko was invited around.

He speaks good English, he owns a rational ways of defining the principles of economics, trading and investments which to my understanding this guy is a professional being who has a career in a corporate setting.

With bottle(s) of beer after dinner, we get along to learn and get to know each other easily.   In fact, we were the last guest to leave the Rithmo bistro @ Corniche Road that night.

The eyes are the window of our soul and feelings; be it happiness or frustration are reflected through our appearance which is called aura, I think Miko is so troubled, stressed out and felt feed up.

The only sibling in his family, he was raised with pride and utmost focus from his strict parents. The entire village knew his progress and achievements since childhood till present.   He graduated with the highest honors since childhood move to college and completed a degree.   Employed in one of the most powerful investment house in the Capital of Tokyo, Miko does carved a colorful career that is the envy to most of Miko’s generation in his home town village.

At 26, he was to suppose to get married with career woman whom he meets up in his travel to Germany.   But pressures from familial influence, he accepted to deny his love and defy his personal...


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