English Everywhere

7 Aug

Today is now the 2nd full day that I have been in America.

Here are a few things that have shocked me since being in America.

1. Restroom Stalls. In Japan, they go all the way to the ground and they don’t have huge cracks in between the door and the stall. I was concerned that someone would grab my purse or my backpack, since there were no hooks on the door. Or, that they could grab my ankles. Scary.

2. Style. I have realized that I am a true American in Japan. I like to be comfortable but I also enjoy dressing up. In Japan, you will hardly ever see someone walking around in sweats. Now that I am back in America for a short time, I am noticing how sloppy Americans are. Like wearing sweatpants (which I am a huge fan of wearing… just not out in public anymore.) or their jogging outfit into the store. Also in Japan, it is an unwritten rule that you don’t show your shoulders or upper arms. So, this is a slight shock to me… since I now feel like I am wearing hardly anything if I am just wearing a t-shirt and no vest or cardigan.

3. White people. I don’t know why, but I am shocked at looking up and seeing mostly white people everywhere. I am just expecting to see Japanese or Asian people everywhere.

These are just a few of the things that I have noticed since being back in the home country.

Oh America.

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2 Responses to “English Everywhere”

  1. sarahjking August 7, 2011 at 4:33 am #

    I’m glad I’m not the only one freaked out by the bathroom stalls in public restrooms!

  2. Lexi MacKinnon August 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    I can’t even imagine how crazy everything must seem! The bathroom stall one totally made me laugh out loud! =D

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