Today I’m going to talk about being home sick and one of the ultimate things Japan has to offer for foreigners. At times in your life when you’re on an extended vacation or living in another country there will be times when you’ll miss ‘back home.’ You’ll miss your friends and family, but on the flip side you’ll make new friends where you are. You’ll miss the English language, but you now have the best opportunity to learn a new and exciting language. You’ll miss some foods, but the trade off is getting to experience new foods you normally wouldn’t find in a grocery store or restaurant back home.
Where ever you are there are pros and cons of each place and each situation in life. Great things about Japan include customer service, amazing food, trendy people, easy weekend getaway to Seoul, year round snowboarding, but then the things I miss from America include Skittles and the big misses are a big fridge and shoes that fit me (so far I’ve found size 28 everywhere but I wear size 31, ouch!).
I’ve been here for over 2 months now and for the record Japan kicks ass! For those of you that are foreigners living in Japan… just remember one phrase… ALL YOU CAN DRINK. That’s right! Screw the Skittles and the fridge nonsense, and I’ll order my shoes online, and then I’ll hit up the ‘all you can drink’ with some friends for about $20. None of my American friends can believe it exists and hopefully they’ll get to experience it sometime next year. Oh hellz yeah!
Sidenote: For those people that don’t consume mass amounts of alcohol (shame on you), feel free to use the alternative phrase… “FIBER OPTIC INTERNET!” that’s 100mbps (30-60mbps is what you can expect) for about $45 USD a month. Oh hellz yeah again!