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What was your biggest culture shock when you started living in us

Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by Ranchu, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Ranchu

    Ranchu Local Champion Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    The thread title says it all.

    Let's reminisce our culture shocks. What did you find different or hard to get used to when you first started living in USA ?
     
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  2. Jey

    Jey Administrator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    The eerie silence of the US neighborhoods.
     
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    The way people were open about their 'likes' and 'dislikes'...
     
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    Rihana Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    No running water in toilet.
     
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    dead silence, esp at nights could not sleep for 2 weeks..:fearscream: as it was so silent not even a firefly or cricket to make some sound.

    extreme openness in the society! Initially was shocked to see men in lingerie store shopping and giving advice to his partner!
     
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    Lathasv IL Hall of Fame

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    First few days I felt lonely with Complete silence of the neighborhood.
     
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    Noise free dust free roads ... No car horn sound scared me! But real culture shock came when I saw middle schoolers holding hands and dancing like couples lost in their own world.
     
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    Clean roads,quiet Neighborhood,extreme openness in the society.
     
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    I wouldnt say a culture shock..But i was more kind of what to react and how to answer my Son..

    We stayed in California in a city where i hadnt seen much of culture shock stuff...PDA was at the max we have seen..On a trip to NY, we found freq Girls and Girls(Similarly Guys and Guys) kissing and showing PDA...Dint know how to react in front of my son
     
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    Everyone you pass on the street smiles/nods at you. Except other Indians. :p
     

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