I’m of the opinion that every young person should live outside their home country for at least a year, if for no other reason than to teach them to appreciate their own home country properly. You probably don’t pump your fist with excitement over finding Gatorade for sale in your local store, but here in Japan it’s rather a rare thing to find, and I usually grab it when I come across it. Oh, I love Pocari Sweat, don’t get me wrong, but there’s something about enjoying something you can’t have everyday that’s nice. Other items that are rather rare include Subway sandwiches (there are only a few Subway restaurants in our prefecture), and scoring some Mountain Dew or root beer is also quite a treat.
I love me my Pocari Sweat, but sometimes Gatorade is nice.