Culture Shock

Men in Blue

I sat criss-cross applesauce in the big gymnasium, my head hurt. I was confused. We sat watching the police officer talk about block parents, 911, and running away from strangers. What seemed like hours, we were finally directed by our teachers to lineup and take pictures with the police officer. I ran to the back …

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The Dress

This seems to be the story of my life… When I was 10, we were living in a fun and exotic tropical country. I had an utter dislike for the school I was attending, and was not only suffering from culture shock, but a case of invisibility. I did not want to draw attention to myself …

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The Bikini

 via  After a couple of months in a new country, you find a strange groove, you embrace the new, but you cling onto the strangest of strange in the old. One morning I was handed an itinerary, and a travel form. I looked down, I wasn’t sure I was reading it correctly, but it was …

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An Apple

  “what are you eating? asked Patti “An apple” I replied “You are healthy” said Patti I shrugged it off. Ate my apple and ran to the bathroom. The water had been turned off, and the toilets were clogged. It was 2 days into my new school. I looked at my watch, 12:30, ugh, 2 …

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