“The secret to staying young is making love to your wife everyday. Just look at me. I’m already 55 years old. I have children with my Japanese wife and grandchildren from my two previous marriages in Turkey. I also had a Romanian girlfriend there before. But I’m a reformed man. I’m different now. I just focus on work and earning money to support them. When I’m not working, I speak to my two kids here in Turkish. Otherwise they’ll grow up speaking only Japanese. I’ve been living here for 10 years now and I notice there are so many Turkish people in Japan. Most of us work at restaurants since kebab is so popular. My boss is also Turkish although he’s a lot younger than me. Can you believe he’s just 30? By the way, do you want spicy or not spice sauce?”

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