Records of the author Alexander Ukrainko


Personal experience: mistakes that our people make after moving to the USA

Something I have a nostalgic mood today, and I decided to remember what mistakes we made when we arrived in the USA. Nothing illegal, just the difference between our habits and local foundations and a misconception about local realities affected. What is the difference in mentality summed up? ...


What our immigrants lack during the New Year in the USA

My family and I have been living in the United States for several years, and we also celebrate the New Year here in the States. Americans celebrate this holiday in a completely different way from us. If you do not meet the arrival of the coming year in New York or on the main square of one of ...


How to ask for a pencil and not be considered rude: why our people are not understood in the USA

Ask for a pen or pencil - what could be easier! We taught this at school: “Give me a pen (a pencil) please” (Give me a pen (a pencil) please). Using this simple phrase, I want to show how sometimes the academic differs from the real. ...


Russian hackers and diseases: what are the most afraid of Americans

Every person is afraid of something, but there are fears that are shared by entire nations or the majority of the country's population. In her blog for Yandex.Zen, Alexandra Ukrainko told what the Americans are most afraid of. Further - from the first person. To some, America seems like a fabulous country, to some ...


Note to an immigrant: what can be obtained in the USA for free

America is a rich country, and there are quite a few benefits for the average American: almost everyone has some kind of housing, but most likely a house, all the necessary equipment in the house and, of course, a car. But what should a person with below average income do, for example, ...


How is life in the USA: the view of an immigrant

Despite the fact that I have been living in the States for a long time, not a day goes by that I do not learn something new, interesting or unusual about this country, Oleksandra Ukrainko writes in his blog Between New York and Boston. ForumDaily publishes material ...


Personal experience: what are our signs that perplex Americans

Beliefs and omens have penetrated deeply into our culture. They learn about them in childhood, when grandmothers, mothers and kindergarten educators tell children what can and cannot be done, referring to a “bad omen” or “it’s so accepted”. Signs and beliefs ...


Pros and cons of owning a home in America

A cozy home with a green lawn has long been the accepted standard that almost all Americans aspire to. But just as there are two sides to a coin, there are pros and cons to owning a home. Where do home owners win ...


How to 'calculate' ours in the American supermarket

I caught myself on the fact that I can often accurately identify my compatriots in the American supermarket. I thought it might be a call of blood or a sixth sense, but then I thought that it was probably more prosaic and decided to analyze how I do it. ...


From life: why they do not like buyers in US stores

You've all probably heard about the great service in America's stores. About how the employees always smile, are ready to help and do everything to make you come back to the store again. My downstairs neighbor, Joseph, managed to work in ...

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