Records of the author Alexander Ukrainko


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. ...


The whole truth about life in America: 15 facts about the American dream

The American Dream is an expression that has taken root both in the United States and beyond the borders of this country that many dream of immigrating to America and making this very dream come true. At the same time, potential immigrants often have little idea of ​​what awaits them in a new country ...


What I still can not get used to living in the States

I have been living in the States for several years and many things have become so familiar to me that sometimes I forget that it was somehow different at home. However, I still can't get used to some things. “Amazing” vacuum cleaners I have them right away ...


Easter holiday here and in America: 6 differences

We have been in the States for several years now, and today - on the day of Orthodox Easter - I want to share with you the differences in the celebration here and in the USA. And they are not only in different dates. 1. Easter cakes on the table ...


Personal experience: the terrible American products

Arriving in the United States and reading what is written on food packaging, I was horrified. The manufacturer writes on almost every product that it is not harmful. The question immediately arises: if they don't write that this is not there, then, in all likelihood, all these nasty things ...


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

Although I have been living in the States for a long time, not a day goes by without me learning something new, interesting or unusual about this country, Oleksandra Ukrainko writes in his blog Between New York and Boston. ForumDaily publishes material with the permission of the author. ...


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 ...


Personal experience: what not to do in America

America is a colorful country, especially in terms of laws. Sometimes actions that are completely customary for residents of post-Soviet countries may be prohibited in some states of the United States or even throughout the country, Oleksandra Ukrainko writes in her blog Between New York and Boston. ForumDaily publishes material ...


US security, or why Americans don't lock the door

There are no fences, the doors are not locked. Why? More recently, I wrote about American real estate and the fact that houses with a lawn near the house are usually not fenced. I have not seen high blank fences like ours in the USA, but at the same time ...


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? ...

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