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Right?  It's like she might as well not live in Japan at all, sounds like she's much more suited for the North American lifestyle

 

Exactly! Why still live there if you have no interest in the culture/way of life, she doesnt have to be a weeb or whatever but god, cook some Japanese food Taylor! Tofu steak! Daigakuimo! Vegan Sukiyaki! So many options yet its fucking pasta every day. Go look at Japanese clothing brands! Just aaaaugh anything :alpacaworry2: might as well just move back to Canada because it just appears she has no interest in changing anything in her life or integrating in the country she lives in. 

Sly dig but: She probably can't talk to small boutique shops or ask for recipes because of her poor Japanese so she sticks to big stores that have english speaking staff. 

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Exactly! Why still live there if you have no interest in the culture/way of life, she doesnt have to be a weeb or whatever but god, cook some Japanese food Taylor! Tofu steak! Daigakuimo! Vegan Sukiyaki! So many options yet its fucking pasta every day. Go look at Japanese clothing brands! Just aaaaugh anything :alpacaworry2: might as well just move back to Canada because it just appears she has no interest in changing anything in her life or integrating in the country she lives in. 

Sly dig but: She probably can't talk to small boutique shops or ask for recipes because of her poor Japanese so she sticks to big stores that have english speaking staff. 

 

Actually even that is an excuse. It's easy to get by without Japanese in Tokyo. You don't even have to talk at all most of the times. I mean, it's easy to look up Japanese recipes in English online and then just buy what you need. They do already have some cooking basics at home and if she still needs something that's exclusively Japanese, she could either order it online from Amazon (which has an English translation) or write down the word/take a photo and go to a supermarket, show it to a staff and ask "Doko desu ka" if she can't find it herself at all. The staff won't bother you if they see you don't understand them further, they'll help you as much as they can and if they have to bring you to what you're looking for physically. Even in small boutiques, of which there are tons of on Takeshita dori/Harajuku for example, they'll either try to small talk with basics which she should be able to understand or they'll just leave you alone. It's awkward if they try to explain something because you did something wrong or whatever, but it's not like you have to go back there if you're that awkward (like me, haha).

My personal experience is that some staff doesn't talk more than necessary to you (best example: convenience stores where they ask if you need chopsticks or if they should warm up the food for you, just say no to their questions if you don't need anything and you're good) or they'll just ask if you like what you're looking it/if you like it here and if you reply to that with something that sounds like you understood, they'll start friendly babbling if you understand them or not. They're just happy you understood anything at all, really.

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