Tag Archives: USA

The Helplessness of Living In U.S. with no English skills

Why will anyone in the right frame of mind move to the U.S. when they obviously do not know English? This is one big question that I often ask myself when I see the older Chinese immigrants in Chicago. Because of … Continue reading

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Ordinary Items in the U.S that make for great souvenirs to bring back to Asia

It is just one week before I fly 24 hours back to Singapore for a visit, and I have been racking my brains over what to buy back for friends and family. It has to be something unique to Chicago … Continue reading

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Confident and Entrepreneurial Beggars in the U.S.

When I first came to Chicago, I was pretty shocked at the sheer number of beggars lining the streets. Basically there is one beggar every 10 metre away. (in the downtown area where I stay) This is quite a drastic … Continue reading

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Weather Differences: From Singapore to Chicago

One very obvious difference between Chicago and Singapore would be the huge disparity in  the weather. In Singapore, the weather seldom comes up in conversations and we don’t have weather newscasters because what’s there to talk about when it is … Continue reading

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Accent is key to blending in

After living in USA for a few months, I have come to the conclusion that having the right accent is the key to adapting and being accepted in a foreign country. I had a great time during my USA work … Continue reading

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