A Brit Living in #Japan

Culture Shock

Living in Japan – Culture Shock
by Abroad in Japan

Doesn’t speak Japanese.

Stages of culture shock.

Initial euphoria
Irritation and hostiility
Gradual adjustment

He says he feels like he is in a huge theme park. He finds he is being driven to learn Japanese.
Vending machines are everywhere, and in the middle nowhere. The non-existance of crime make this possible.
Convenience stores are everywhere. You can buy airline tickets there or pay or your bills.
Hanko Stamp is your own personal stamp that you use to stamp the many documents you get each day.
Hi living quarters include a kitchen that’s too small (he says) to use. So he eats out a lot. This causes him to get out and walk, and this helps his fitness.
He takes us through a restaurant that delivers your meals on a conveyer belt.

 

British Culture Shock – #Brit Gal’s Thoughts On US Food & Culture

Three Weeks In – Culture Shock

Youngish British woman talks about her views of the US three weeks in. Spoiler alert. She’s amazed at how everything in America is way big-the cars, the appliances, the meals. She also thinks American cities (at least the one she is in) are too spread out.

This woman is not overly critical of the US, but she does express a preference for Europe. What I find most interesting are the comment posts. Many of the responses seem to be from Americans who take issue with being “dissed.” This is probably why, at the top of the video, there has been some text that seems to be added after her selfie-video. The text says that people need to lighten up and be nicer.

Video link courtesy Eli Broussard