A List of Things I Now Find Socially Acceptable After 6 months in Japan

Please note that I do not condone any or all of the following behaviors. I do not necessarily participate in these habits. These are things that once upon a time 6 months ago would have really floored me, but now barely phase me at all.

- Riding a bike in the rain, while holding an umbrella
- Riding a bike in heels, a dress, or a skirt
- Wearing socks with heels, wedges, sandals, flats, or just about everything
- Flatforms (Really horrible shoes, google it if you need a visual.)
- Guys in really really skinny pants
- Murses (AKA man purses)
- Really really elaborate phone charms
- Grown women wearing Hello Kitty
- Grown men reading comic books in public
- Having no regard for other people while walking
- Not giving up your seat for a woman, no matter how old she is, or how painful her shoes look
- Wearing high heels and full makeup to the supermarket
- Guys with multiple visible Louis Vuitton accessories
- Seeing people eat any type of raw food including beef, eggs, and chicken
- A bathroom with no paper towels, no hand dryers, and no trashcans
- Smoking in any public place
- Elaborate bicycle accessories, like facial wind shields and built on hand warmers
- Any type of cat themed accessory you can wrap your mind around
- Going to a restaurant and cooking your own food
- Nail art
- Unedited, profanity filled music played in public
- Using a rolling suit case as an everyday tote bag
- Public sleeping


17 comments:

  1. wow you just described about 50% of the Asian culture and 90% Japanese.
    Are you guys moving back to the US soon?

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    1. We will both be back in the US by the end of this month! Excited to come back home, but we will miss Japan!

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