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#1 tweetums

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 02:42 AM

hello po, let me share my first impression here when i first came here in US.. NO PEOPLE AT ALL! because id never seen any people but cars that park at the parking lot. how about you? whats your fist impression?

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE(tweetums @ May 26 2007, 10:42 AM) View Post
hello po, let me share my first impression here when i first came here in US.. NO PEOPLE AT ALL! because id never seen any people but cars that park at the parking lot. how about you? whats your fist impression?


I feel like am still in the Philippines. We did some yard work when a neighbor came by and we were introduced, then came another neighbor from work... they were saying like..." is she the lady that is coming?" hahaha... surprised me :-)

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:47 PM

no sari sari stores on each streets hehehehehe even their ducks here flies so high up in the sky I thought it's a big bird but it's a duck!???? ohmy.gif hahahahaha! sounds funny to me!

I've seen rabbits too everywhere!

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 07:09 PM

FOOD is served in very large portion and all foods are either too salty or too sweet for me!
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:36 AM

Roads are wider and no annoying traffic. Parking lot is bigger than the Mall. Here in our place, tow trucks are more than taxi cabs. Lots of over weight people. No street vendors.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 02:37 AM

Not my first impression but these are impressive!

All vehicles stop when a school bus drops and picks up kids.

All vehicles pulled over on the side of the road to give way to an emergency.

Fire fighters/life savers act quickly when there is a fire or has to save life.

Vehicles stop to give respect to funerals, even when traffic lights are green in the intersections.

For me, these are awesome!

oops, one more thing, i have to step on my breaks everytime i see cops.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 02:58 AM

QUOTE(prayful @ May 26 2007, 09:37 PM) View Post
Not my first impression but these are impressive!

All vehicles stop when a school bus drops and picks up kids.

All vehicles pulled over on the side of the road to give way to an emergency.

Fire fighters/life savers act quickly when there is a fire or has to save life.

Vehicles stop to give respect to funerals, even when traffic lights are green in the intersections.

For me, these are awesome!

oops, one more thing, i have to step on my breaks everytime i see cops.



I agree! biggrin.gif

I'm amazed with the parking meter! hehhehehe! I told my husband, if it's in there , the next thing you'll know somebody take it and sell it! tongue.gif
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 05:58 PM

For me nothin really for me, I am already been reading and watching on TV about this country... This is the same planet, people are still people...

What amazed me is that... I never thought that my husband can climb up the roof and fix it... why that amazed me, because I knew him as an office man who knows nothing but drawing and his hand is so soft that I will never thougjht knows how to use a hammer...
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:08 PM

Here in NC nobody walks on the street or road unless you run out of gas wink.gif everyone uses their car and BUS have time schedule, when i see an accident on the road no people will crowd the place unlike in the philippnes, Its really a big difference for me cause i was born and raised in Quezon City where the heart of traffic is and people walk all the time (i miss that though)

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:32 PM

well me? hahaha when i came here im so shocked coz seems like everybody knows me from b4... i never thought that my husband would tell a story about us to anyone he met specially at WALMART coz alot of pinoy worked there so when they first saw me they said "OH so she's here now" and i felt so shy coz i remember at the airport when i arrived they all clap their hands never thought again that he told most of the people next to him about our story so i felt so shame and with flowers too.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 07:17 PM

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well me? hahaha when i came here im so shocked coz seems like everybody knows me from b4... i never thought that my husband would tell a story about us to anyone he met specially at WALMART coz alot of pinoy worked there so when they first saw me they said "OH so she's here now" and i felt so shy coz i remember at the airport when i arrived they all clap their hands never thought again that he told most of the people next to him about our story so i felt so shame and with flowers too.

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COOL!!! Your husband must be very proud of you! Flattering!!!

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 07:38 PM

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COOL!!! Your husband must be very proud of you! Flattering!!!


heeheh yeah thats true and on his way to PI his first visit, he was telling me that while on the plane people there are so excited for him to see me coz he told them about us too... nyek nyek hahaaha my husban is silly i thought it was silly biggrin.gif

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:58 PM

Im impressed how discipline people are on driving, when they see Stop sign, even if there's no car, they will really stop... but what struck me is Car malls are always on Sale... and the store looks like a parking lot.. while in phils, cars are always on display inside glass walls! laugh.gif Lots of fat people around, esp in supermarkets... but they're all nice... No security guards everywhere... and of course, i love the double double In & Out Burger, yummy!

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 09:01 PM

traffic here in LA is not around in any corner here. So impressed with the clean and green.

I just don't like the food. My stomache can't accept it. My fiance is worried coz I'm saying I'm gonna die. I just drink water at all times.

Hope I would be able to get used to the foods here soon.



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Posted 29 May 2007 - 09:06 PM

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Hope I would be able to get used to the foods here soon.



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Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:04 PM

Malls aren't big, like in the PI

No traffic,

Roads are wider

Traffic rules are strickly implemented

Parking lots are bigger

Lots of birds,

Squirrels

lizards

I see lots of big fat women

Big drinks, foods etc. laugh.gif

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:50 PM

Me??? My first impression was WOWWW!!!!Grrrrrrr!!! Lamig!!! even though it was March na and spring. No people around and you cant just go to the neighbor's house and talk about showbiz hehe...



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Posted 30 May 2007 - 12:28 AM

QUOTE(lirachadsbaby @ May 29 2007, 03:01 PM) View Post
traffic here in LA is not around in any corner here. So impressed with the clean and green.

I just don't like the food. My stomache can't accept it. My fiance is worried coz I'm saying I'm gonna die. I just drink water at all times.

Hope I would be able to get used to the foods here soon.



we eat filipino style in our home...why don't you do that in your home?

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 12:47 AM

the sun is still up even if its already 8 pm and also people likes to hug rather than shaking your hand.thats my first impression..hehhhe

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 05:19 AM

QUOTE(rcars3 @ May 29 2007, 02:28 PM) View Post
we eat filipino style in our home...why don't you do that in your home?

Good for you Ron but most American men weren't raised on fish, rice, camote, malunggay and ampalaya leaves.
If you eat ampalaya leaves and enjoy them you are my hero!
Our taste buds just weren't acclimated to some Filipino foods and Filipinos taste buds weren't acclimated to our foods also.
Lots of puti don't even like to smell garlic and vinegar cooking!
Americans like their pot roast, gravy, peas and mashed potatoes for dinner and Ham and eggs, pancakes and toast for breakfast.
Few puti unless they were raised in Hawaii even like rice or eat fish for breakfast!
Plus the vegetables in America are mostly plastic and loaded with chemicals of ALL kinds and don't taste the same as the same species in the Philippines.
They probably can make someone from the provinces sick if they were accustomed eating home grown ones all their lives and not loaded with pesticides, preservatives and coloring agents.!






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