"How are you?" It was very few to see personal shops nowadays where there is an old cheerful shopkeepers who greets me well in Tokyo. Everywhere you go, there are only supermarkets and convenience stores in major chains, and there are just boring scenery. Yes, it certainly is very convenient. Wherever you go, you can buy the usual "one" at the usual price.
On the otherhand, I can not ask for today 's recommendation to healthy old man and auntie like before, and also I can not ask how to cook easily. Well, of course, sometimes I feel such communication bothersome. But, when you are tired or depressed, they sometimes cheer you up somewhat and thanks to them, you can have a nice atmosphere.