Monday, December 14, 2009

Things I am getting used too...

  • Writing the date as 14/12/2009 instead of 12/14/2009
  • dialing phone numbers that start with 0's
  • saying yes with my eyebrows rather than with words
  • pointing with my lips rather than with my finger
  • waving with a flat hand and telling people to come with a closed hand wave
  • not drinking water and walking at the same time
  • wearing skirts and dresses
  • calling pants "trousers" and underwear "pants"....yeah that's a tricky one!
  • calling corn "maize"
  • eating race and soup with my fingers (I haven't mastered it yet!)
  • bargaining
  • riding public transportation
  • 3-4 hour church services
  • walking and dodging cars/bodas at the same time
  • using the phrase "I've ever" to say "I have or I always"
  • starting many sentences with the words "For me..."
  • turning down marriage proposals
  • long car rides with little to no personal space bubble
  • 1 minute phone conversations
  • traffic...way worse than LA traffic hands down!
  • plated hair (and the fact that it doesn't need to be washed or combed)
  • Being awake when everyone in Cali is sleeping (and vice-versa)
  • SLOW Internet
  • Sporadic electricity
  • Using British spellings like: Colour and Centre
  • Saying "full-stop" when you come to the end of a sentence instead of "period"
  • Saying "now now" when you mean immediately
  • Understanding that if someone says they will be somewhere at 11, it means they are going to arrive anytime between 11:01 and 11:59.

AND I am sure there are more but my little brain is off to bed I go!
Enjoy your morning as I enjoy my night :)

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Wow...don't really have words here. I'm sure this is just a small taste of what you are getting used to =)