Our Multi-Cultural Life

In our over 18-years married, Ruth and I have lived 4 of them in America, 7 of them in Brazil and the rest of them here in Japan. This has created a family culture that is multi-cultural to say the least. With aspects of American, Brazilian and Japanese culture thrown together, the enjoyable variety of cultures also comes with challenges that are unique to those living in a foreign country.

But one of the keys to make it work is embracing the differences and celebrating the good parts each culture has to offer. Sure, you can always find things that annoy and perturb you, but by focusing on the good things, you can make the adaptation to any new culture much more fun.

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