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100% Perfect Girl - A Japanese Short Story

This is a transplanted post from another blog, circa 2005. It involves a short Japanese story called, the 100% Perfect Girl. Such a quirky story, yet still intriguing.

It reminds me of a Seiko commercial in which a man buys a cheaper, less accurate watch and ends up not bumping into his future wife since he's off by 1 second.  That ad ran during the Super Bowl. 

Life is driven by fate.  But it's also driven by taking advantage of opportunity.
ON SEEING THE 100% PERFECT GIRL ONE BEAUTIFUL APRIL MORNINGby Haruki Murakami One beautiful April morning, on a narrow side street in Tokyo’s fashionable Harujuku neighborhood, I walked past the 100% perfect girl.

Tell you the truth, she’s not that good-looking. She doesn’t stand out in any way. Her clothes are nothing special. The back of her hair is still bent out of shape from sleep. She isn’t young, either - must be near thirty, not even close to a “girl,” properly speaking. But still, I know from fifty yards away: She’s the 100% …