chris vs. the arctic

chris: 72 // the arctic: 47

⏏ Mega List: Things I Won't Miss About Japan

» Being stared at
» Not being able to communicate properly
» Teaching English
» Sexism
» Racism
» Gaijin traps (rain gutters along the streets)
» Snow-covered sidewalks
» Street sprinklers
» Worrying about nenkyu (time off)
» The time difference between Japan and North America
» English literature being hard to find
» Earwigs
» Cold apartments
» Small apartments
» "Irassaimase!"
» Expensive international flights
» Bringing omiyage (small gifts) back to my coworkers
» Bank machines closing
» Natto (fermented, sticky soybeans)
» Tiled walls
» Farmers burning stuff for 8 months straight
» Typhoons
» Pushy obachans (old Japanese women)
» Masks
» Picking spinal cords or skin out of my school lunch
» Hollywood movies not coming to Japan
» Kerosene heaters
» No insulation
» Carrying cash around
» Paying money to use the highway
» White cars
» Sexually ambiguous people
» Not knowing what I'm eating
» Meat in everything
» Mayonnaise
» Strange bakery products
» Plastic, plastic, plastic
» Concrete, concrete, concrete
» Limited selection
» 50-stamp point cards
» Simplifying my English
» Teeth-sucking
» Nervous smiles
» Extremely meek women
» Group think
» HG
» Zero flexibility, even when everyone wants it
» Small portions
» Daimon Post Office
» Nasty teeth
» Japanese coffee
» Ridiculous bank fees ($7 per transfer)
» $30 for music CDs
» Confusing anko (red bean paste) with chocolate
» Not being able to read most kanji (Chinese characters)
» Smoking everywhere, including train cars, schools, and restaurants
» People not complaining
» The rainy season
» Being far from my family and friends
» The intermittent feeling that I'm wasting my youth
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On May 17, 2006, Blogger OSB said:

You are going to miss HG, no matter how HARD you try. He is Japan's greatest ASSet.    



On May 18, 2006, Blogger Sista K said:

can i borrow this list when i leave? i might just cut and paste.

don't leave us!!!    



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