I have been living in Japan for over four years, and I think I have pretty good knowledge of this country’s customs and traditions.
At first, there were a few times when I experienced culture shock, but I studied about Japan before moving here, and I am good at adjusting to new circumstances, so I think it was relatively easy for me to get used to living here.
As a result, I am now only very rarely shocked by something that happens in my everyday life.
Today, I had a big shock.
During my break I went to the cafe just up the street from Step Up, and I ordered a coffee float. I like coffee and I like ice cream, and when I was a kid back in California I used to enjoy root beer or coke floats.
Well, when my float arrived I was completely shocked to find ICE in it.
I didn’t know what to do. It has been many years since I had a float of any kind, and I’m not used to having ice. We never mix ice and ice cream in California (I think nobody would like Gari-Gari Kun) so I never expected that there would be ice in my drink.
What to do?
Well, I took the ice out of my drink with a spoon and put it in my water glass. I then enjoyed a delicious coffee float, ice-free.
Is putting ice in floats common in Japan, or is this cafe strange?
Let me know 🙂