Throughout my time in Colombia, I occasionally wanted to just hang out and watch a movie or play a video game. It just so happens that Colombia is the best place I've ever been when it comes to buying these two things. These wonderful people openly and proudly ignore copyright law and sell fake movies/games not only on the streets, but in legitimate storefronts. I simply walk up to a store, and they hand me a binder full of every game I can recall being made. I point, and they deliver a piece of software like magic. Magic that costs two dollars a pop.
My theory is that this whole stealing of say, a movie, is a vicious cycle. It seems that the typical DVD sold in Colombia is imported from the US. This drives the cost to a point thats even higher than what we pay. Average Colombians cant afford to pay this, so they rely on the illegal copies. This brings down the number of legitimate DVDs sold, making each DVD more expensive to ship, continuing the process.
I was excited yet dismayed to see that my favorite "religion" had infiltrated this innocent land. I tricked Angelica into taking me into this place. Sure, it looks like a storefront, but it just happens to be selling the meaning of the universe.
I arrived in Japan last night. I haven't checked out the neighborhood yet, but my apartment is pretty quality, plus a lot larger than I imagined. More on Ashikaga as it reveals itself. Later