I grew up in (not US) but moved here over two decades ago. I realize that my 40 yo ducting just cannot handle the level of spices anymore. If I see authentic Indian cooking I devour it but more often I don't seem be able to handle this food day in and day out. I tone it down when I cook for family that's raised in the US. More often I don't even have the 15 different ingredients that are required to go into that spice mix. My mom or grandma never wrote down the recipes anyways. I'm always winging it. What I come up with is often yummy but no longer authentic. Funny thing is, if I make it authentic it just doesn't go well with my audience either.
Here in Italy NOBODY gives a flying shit. Literally nobody, media don't even cover the topic. Tried speaking to a few people about it and they said " it's really not that important". People outside the US, what's the situation like in your country?
I live in Vancouver, Canada. We get a lot of US tv and films shot here. One of the funniest is the unusual uses local landmarks are put to. The public library wit its Coliseum-like architecture has featured as everything from a government agency in tv's Fringe to being blown up in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film The 6th Day
Another amusing use is the tv series The Flash where city hall turns up as the police station and the stadium where all the hockey games and concerts take place is turned into Barry Allen's laboratory base.
Another is the constant portrayal of the Mounties by non-Canadians as wearing scarlet red uniforms and riding on horseback. Here they are just regular police no different to the sheriff's department elsewhere.
There's nothing much to add, just thought some of you might find this funny.
In my case is the Czech Republic. I want to visit so bad, I've started learning the langueage, listening to Czech music and I can spend a lot of time wandering in StreetView through its streets, despite the fact I have no conection whatsoever to that country in particular.
I really want to order a special Nintendo switch in America that they don’t sell here in Holland. How would I go about this? I’ve googled and googled, but it always goes nowhere.
What should I do, Americans?
Kind regards, A confused European.
As someone from Canada, I've been watching countless YouTube videos and reading statistics about other countries. I am of the firm belief that I should just leave.
There is nothing that Canada does that other countries do not do far better.
Canada does not do anything exceptionally well.
Nordic countries, the UK and France do healthcare better, Europe/Asia do public transit better, America does tech better, etc.
Canada gets away with not being a global leader in any category by being adjacent to the United States, and thus, frequently compared to it.
On an amusing note, this article about "what Canada does better" is written by a Canadian who moved to Los Angeles.
People vote with their feet and millions of Somalis would instantly move to the west if they were given the opportunity however rather than learning from these successful countries and adopting methods that would improve our lives, we dogmatically continue doing things the same way as always and resenting attempts to change.
Somalia is a failure at the end of the day and yet I dont see anyone asking why we are failures and other countries are successful. Why is Korea successful ? Even other countries. This just annoys me. How can you be prideful when we are at the bottom of pretty much any index regarding qualify life and you can call me a "self hater" but atleast I'm honest and admit it.
I dont have unfounded pride in a country that's a shithole of unimaginable proportions. When I hear older Somalis and even younger somalis arguing over tribe or even still sticking to this worthless arab cult that's never helped us at all, I'm baffled. Somali migration to western countries is an admission of our failures and rather than admitting this and trying to improve our own countries, we remain the same. I'm especially amused by these religious fanatics who happily enjoy western quality of life yet promote the most cancerous ideology known to man: sharia. The same people promoting sharia would never live in Somalia at all as 90% would never be able to figure out a way to earn a source of income that would exceed their salaries in western countries, especially the low income earning somalis.
I'm referring to stuff like 'thank you for your service' and other sayings and actions.
I'm sorry if you've seen this question twice. I was asked to rephrase my previous post.
Even Great Britain is such a cool name to hear. (No offense, Northern Irelanders!). As a person who knows very little about the UK, I am just curious. Are you aware of its name being such gorgeous and beautiful?
So I was watching this video and realised how american the idea of "Boomers" "Gen X" "Millenials" and "Gen Z" is, and thought that we should have our own way of dividing generations based on our own country's experiences.
To begin with, boomer specifically refers to a baby boom in the U.S, so calling your Argentinian, Colombian or Guatemalan parents or grandparents "Boomers" wouldn't really make sense, since they're not necessarily the product of a baby boom...to follow that if you read the Gen X Wikipedia page is mainly about what the US Gen X experienced.... however there were certain things that their Latin American contemporaries were not experiencing at their 20's and viceversa, for instance, in Colombia's case the drug and guerrilla wars in the cities and rural areas, or in Argentina and Chile the dictatorships, meanwhile the americans were experiencing the ending of a cold war and the widespread introduction of techonlogy to their homes (the latter didn't happen in our countries until the late 90's) .
So, how would you sort out you'r country's generations? I'd give the video I recommended a watch to get a better grasp of what I mean, I´ll comment how I would sort my country's generations'