Records of the author Alexander Ukrainko


Personal experience: the mistakes that our people make when they come to the USA

Something I have a nostalgic mood today, and I decided to recall what mistakes we made when we arrived in the USA. Nothing illegal, the difference in our habits with local practices and the erroneous idea of ​​local realities simply affected. What is the difference in mentality? ...


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 (pencil)” (Give me a pen (a pencil) please). Using the example of this simple phrase, I want to show how sometimes academic differs from real one. ...


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

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


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

America is a rich country, and there are quite a lot of benefits for the average American: almost everyone has some kind of housing, and most likely a house, the house has all the necessary equipment and, of course, a car. But what to do to a person with an income below the average, 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, Alexandra Ukrainko writes in his blog Between New York and Boston. ForumDaily is posting ...


Personal experience: what are our signs that perplex Americans

Beliefs and signs have deeply penetrated our culture. They learn about them even in childhood, when grandmothers, mothers and teachers in kindergarten tell children what can and cannot be done, referring to “bad omen” or “so accepted”. Signs and beliefs ...


Pros and cons of owning a home in America

A cozy green lawn house has long been a generally accepted standard that almost all Americans aspire to. But as the medal has two sides, so the ownership of the house has its pros and cons. What are the owners of the houses ...


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 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 all probably heard about the excellent service in the stores of America. About how employees are always smiling, ready to come to the rescue and make everything so that you return to the store again. My bottom neighbor, Joseph, over the years 7 has managed to work in ...


What products are definitely worth trying in the US

There is a widespread opinion among our compatriots that Americans are not very picky about food, and, having arrived in the USA, you should not expect to try any culinary delights. And I will tell you, this opinion was clearly formed not without reason. The USA is not Italy, for sure, at least ...

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