|05-21-2009, 12:28 AM||#41|
Never Say Die
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Western PA
I usually only eat there once a month.
|05-21-2009, 12:31 AM||#42|
Cobra puppet therapist
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Area 51, Nevada
my family is originally from Europe, I've been all over the world, my family has been all over world and we all agree; say what you will, but America is still and always will be one of the greatest nations in the world. Discrimination? Taxes? Politics? Intolerance? Go to almost any other country and you will learn the true meaning of these words, America is the fairest and most balanced nation in the world.
I edited this post, not to delete but to add, I feel that anytime someone talks about how great their country is, it tends to alienate others. Canadians, brits, Europeans, south Americans, asians; I respect you all.
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|05-21-2009, 12:34 AM||#43|
Join Date: Sep 2008
The fact that you can come home after 4 years abroad with naught but your plane ticket is pretty good in itself.
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|05-21-2009, 12:37 AM||#44|
Cobra puppet therapist
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Area 51, Nevada
|05-21-2009, 07:09 AM||#45|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: mountains of TN
Honestly, I love the freedom to disagree.
I like being able to voice my opinion and those who oppose have the same right. It may go unnoticed or overlooked but just being able to do it means a lot.
|05-21-2009, 08:07 AM||#46|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Battle Creek, MI
I guess this question is hard to answer for some and the experiances are always different.
My thing about this question is that for me.. I used to Live in Scotland and in Iceland..
And though Scotland from what I can remember had a lot to do.. and so did iceland if you wanted to drive a few hours to get anywhere..
But both those places seemed remote compared to the US.. back in the states.. if I want a taco at 2am - there is a very good bet that the tacobell down the road will be open.. and if not the next block.
Being in Asain - unless you where in a remote part - from everthing I always see on tv and online - you have stuff EVERYWHERE.. Shopping, food, night life, business and it looks like Las Vegas - the main cities look as if they never sleep.
Where as when I was in iceland.. after 3-4pm durning the winter it was pitch black.. cold as all hell. and everything shut down..
During the summer it didnt get dark until 10-11pm but everything was still very sparse.. and closed at an early time.
So comparing that experiance to the US I would say accessability to stuff when and where I wanted it..
but to compare life from the Asia to the US.. all I could guess is disrepectful little brats now adays that need to be beaten at home more..
I mean the main cities are still all hustle and bustle.. and the outlying cities are far from everthing.. suburbs are suburbs..
People in the us tend to be much ruder and additude.. its amazing the differences just in say.. Ontario Canada from Detroit Michigan.. a 15min car ride through customs and over the Windsor bridge.. and its a different world.. Canada is all recycle and protect the enviroment, upkept and detroit is littered, worn down, bums on the street and people trying not to get shot for looking at someone the wrong way..
So.. I would say prepare for the Attidude that the US is such a "better place then everwhere else.." and the "Im an american I have free speech I will say whatever the hell comes to my mind"
Free speech might be a right.. but I think people should think before they speak.. Rights dont = manners, common curtiosy, or respect.. and I think that is something our country needs to go back and re-instill into our people, and children... We are in such an economic crisis as it is.. this countries not far from the brink of the great depression again and it wont take much more to be turned into a third world country without the "money" of the so called superpower..
However to quote a few other people already.. The "I'm home feeling" I can drive from Battle Creek back to Romulus/Talyor/Down River area of Michigan.. and I tell you.. you just FEEL different.. knowing its where you grew up most of your life.. I have come back after beening all over the place.. and there is just something about seeing familar buildings and going back to certain parts of town to see if your favorite 7-11 is still standing.. the movie theature you used to sneak into.. the school you hung out at.. the airport you would go and just watch planes fly out and fly back (hey we where fairly poor growing up - it was cheap entertainment)
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|05-21-2009, 09:28 AM||#47|
Join Date: Oct 2008
First of all, thanks to everyone for their input. There is some good stuff up there.
audbades - YES! There are girl next door types here. And what's better is that the hot(ter) girls generally don't have an attitude to go with it.
headman - I won't miss soccer either. That and prime-time volleyball.
Monday night - a beer - and volleyball on tv. One of these things doesn't not belong with the other...
bombatty - yeah, I'm from the west coast, so that explains why I haven't heard of that one. (I felt like Chief Wiggum there for a second, "Mc-what?") Sounds really good though - a lot like the Fuddruckers (not sure if that is national or regional - pardon my ignorance). But I might have to hit that up before the training begins...
and finally, to shdwknt - I've already been warned about the differences and what to expect in terms of my fellow Americans and their attitudes. But the hardest thing I can on the horizon is picking up where I left off. Somebody already mentioned this (sorry! I forgot who!) but people move on with their lives after you've gone - as hard as that is to believe. I know I've missed a lot, and I'll just have to take it one day at a time.
Thanks again for kind words, humor and such. I feel better having read them. Thanks!
|05-21-2009, 10:22 AM||#48|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern Michigan
|05-21-2009, 10:47 AM||#49|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Good luck Ako! I'll be in your shoes in about a year or so...
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