I’m struggling with a culture difference here. Not about being an American in Australia but rather a Puerto-Rican in Australia. My kids are now 13 and 10. They’re at an age where they’re getting invitations to sleepover parties. Actually, my eldest has been getting sleepover invitations for a few years now. And I’ve had to […]
A part of me would like to say that I was partying the night away dressed in a slinky cowl neck midi dress with matching heels when the clock struck 12AM ringing in 2017 but no, I wasn’t. I was asleep. MJ had stayed awake with the guise that he was so cool he was going to […]
After 8 years at one job here in Australia, I have to start the job search again which means the dreaded selection criteria. I had never encountered selection criteria until moving here. And I had only applied to 3 jobs when I first got here, three of which I interviewed for, and two of which […]
While not all Australians feel this way, I have encountered way too many who do in my 8 years here, even from very close family relations. Whether the spew is about Americans, Asians, Muslims, or various “others”, it tends to come from people who haven’t traveled very much. They base their biases on what they see on TV […]
I came across this article on my Facebook newsfeed: I normally try to steer clear of opinion pieces of Americans because I don’t want to be exposed to more negativity. But I clicked on this one. I’m thankful that I did. While it saddens me that it happens at all, I’m also happy to know that I’m […]
So today is the 4th of July in Australia which means nothing to Australians. Tomorrow when it’s the 4th of July in America, everyone will be celebrating America’s Independence and I really hope they know what they’re celebrating and that the people in this video were just the minority.
Interesting read. I’ve noticed most of these things, however, I’ve also noticed people take undrunk wine or uneaten food that they have brought to a party back home with them. If I bring it to a party, I leave it for the host to enjoy or give away or toss out, if necessary. But I […]
I agree with only a couple of these but not all. If we were to adopt all of these then Australia would stop being Australia and just become America. However, #1 and #2 are definitely needed! A couple of the others would be awesome but that’s about it.
Check out this very funny comedian take on America’s (some of America) obsession with guns and he does it very well!
I love New Jersey!