Really unexpected, really intense culture shock
Even before I left
Coming back from
I was also shocked to see tall people and the mix of non-Japanese people that you would expect to see in
As many of my friends and family know, I like to eat, and because I am tall I eat a lot. That’s been a challenge here in
By far the hardest culture shock was my first night home, I had been sleeping on hard Japanese beds so long that my own bed felt foreign and my clothes smelled odd because they didn't have Japanese detergents in them.
By far the highlight of the night however was when I almost got arrested at . Little did I know that earlier that week a storm had caused a mini-tornado that passed through the park in my neighborhood in
Besides the first night and the culture shock of the first day or so, the time at home was amazing, but I have to say that in some ways it was nice to come “home” to