Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Asian in Western 欧米か




Today we had to walk to go back to the hotel after work. Because the shuttle bus never showed up. We called them twice but it never came. So when we were walking down the sidewalk, this guy originally from Korea pulled over to the side of the road.

「Hey, you guys from Japan, right? I'm your co-worker. Get in. 」

So he's kind enough to take us to the hotel even though we meet each other for the first time. I know it's just normal things in the US. It happens all the time. But in Japan, you don't really have this kinda opportunity unless you know them(they know you) a little better. It doesn't mean we don't want to. I think it's something to do with shy, hesitate, modest, reserved attitude or we just don't feel that free.... But interesting point is that we will be like this Korean guy if we live here in the US. When in Rome, do as the Romans do? But I think it's more like the air, atmosphere of each country can change people's attitude.


1 comment:

  1. You shouldn't be surprised Mr. RunnyRunny999. You should come to Texas, in here we all smile at each other and say hi even if we are walking down the street. They call it "Southern Hospitality". My aunt lived in California for a long time and it was weird for her to see that.