Living Abroad

Holding onto garbage- If they had as few garbage cans in New York City as they do in Japan, the streets would be filled with filth (not that it’s spick and span to begin with or anything…) But for some reason, streets in Japan remain spotless even though sometimes, I go for hours without finding a garbage can.

You have unconscious cultural biases. You might think you’re less prone to cultural bias as a result of being well travelled and/or growing up in a multicultural city, but it’s not until you live abroad that your cultural biases are challenged.