Jul 15, 2018

That Foreigner Feeling

There are some days when I feel like I just fit in, but there are some days that I feel like I stand out like a sore thumb. On those days I like to say I have a "foreigner feeling". It is like a reminder that I am different from most everyone else. Sometimes bad things remind me of it, but sometimes just funny things remind me. 

Today's story is a funny story! At least to me! Haha

It was about a month ago. I went to Meiji Mura, in Inuyama, Aichi, with my American friend and my Japanese boyfriend. We were walking around and having a good ole time seeing the sights. Everything was pretty normal. There was one photo taking area with a chariot like thing. My boyfriend and I decided to sit in it, my friend was going to take a photo for us. 

That Foreigner Feeling photo

Not our best photo ever. Haha.

As we went to get out of the chariot, a high school girl came up and asked us if she could take our picture. We said yes and she took it. Then another girl came... and another! Before we knew it we were trapped, trying to be polite, but wanting to get up! My American friend was watching from the sidelines, dying of laughter. Later she got photographed as well... Take that! Haha!

That Foreigner Feeling photo

A picture of them taking our picture

I still find it funny that they wanted our picture. But this is not the first time it has happened to me. Every once in a while someone will ask to talk a picture of me or with me. I never really understand why, but it is flattering and funny. 

Do any of you have experiences like this? I think it might be more common in the countryside. If so let me know!!

Happy Traveling!!



Teacher, Traveler, Dancer -
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I love Japan, dance, cats, food, and fashion!