Not in a Long Time
So this is more of a list. One that will grow as it occurs to me… damn I haven’t done that in a really long time. I’ll update this as they come up. Some of these, I’ve done here or there, but in general in the past 13 years in Tokyo I haven’t…
Taken a shower standing up.
Had an American bank account.
Worked in an office with more than one or two other non-Asians, if any.
Attended a work meeting in English.
Read an American newspaper.
Watched English language TV not gotten through a torrent site.
Used a bar-b-que (Ok, I did twice in 13 years)
Gotten a haircut in English.
Had any type of medical or dental procedure in English.
Not had to carry identification to prove I’m a legal resident.
Called customer support in English.
Gone to any number of America only fast food places.
Always known what I just ate.
Sung karaoke in front of strangers (it’s only done privately with friends)
Hung out at a friend’s house rather than at a restaurant or bar.
Shoveled snow, raked leaves, cut grass or cleaned gutters.
Eaten fritos, twinkies, heath bars… (Wow… that list could be endless.)
Another time I’ll have to come up with a list of the things one misses most when abroad, and those things I miss from Tokyo.
Any thoughts on the thing you’d miss most?