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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hate and Love

I moved to America about a year ago and it was funny to see this old list that I wrote. Most of the things are still very much true.

I hate the fact that I don't know anything about anyone. And no one knows anything about me.
I love the fact that I can be whoever I want to be.

I hate the fact that "metre" is spelt "meter".
I love the fact that every day I learn how to pronounce something differently.

I hate the fact that I will not be able to have another meat pie in a long time.
I love the fact that I get to try new foods that I never even knew existed.

I hate the fact that netball is not even a sport over here.
I love the fact that I have actually been to a high school football game.

I hate the fact that there is no uniform.
I love the fact that everyone gets so into school spirit.

I hate the fact that I don't get to go to a dance with my Aussie friends.
I love the fact that there are so many dances and being able to get really dressed up alot.

I hate the fact that there is a sign that I walk past every day that says "yeild".
I love the fact that there are signs that say yield in the first place.

I hate the fact that I don't get to see my best friends every day.
I love the fact that I get to meet so many lovely people.

I hate the fact that I don't get to do the subjects I wanted to do.
I love the fact that I get to learn a new language and didn't even think about that before.

I hate the fact that I have to do US History,
I love the fact that I get to compare America's history to Australia's.

I hate the fact that the work here seems to be so much harder.
I love the fact that I finish half a year before everyone else.

I hate the fact that I have become accustomed to walking on the "wrong" side of the road.
I love the fact that I still think squirells (the possum of America) are still extremely cute.

I hate the fact that I have none of my stuff.
I love the fact that I get all new stuff.

I hate the fact that a conversation with someone goes over the space of a week, when it would usually take a couple of minutes.
I love the fact that I have an excuse to stay on facebook for hours on end.

I hate the fact that we have to write a lot of essays in English.
I love the fact that we all have to be reading something all the time.

I hate the fact that I would have a date to the dance if I was in Australia.
I love the fact that I don't have the pressure of having a date.

I hate the fact that I have to change my speech so people will understand what I'm saying.
I love the fact that I can silently laugh about what words people use on a daily basis.

I hate the fact that the floors of all the classrooms are lino.
I love the fact that I feel like I'm constantly in an American High School movie.

I hate the fact that I have a wallet-full of change because I'm scared to use it.
I love the fact that most stuff is cheaper here.

5 comments:

  1. i remember this list!

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  2. oh my god. this is so hilarious. i LOVE it. DO MORE DO MORE DO MORE. i am so glad that u are doing something like this emily it is sooo interesting. LOLOLOL SO FUNNNY. what is lino. LOL.

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  3. Thanks for commenting Kimi!!
    Zahin - Thanks so much! Haha. I'll probably try and do one a day. Right now it's just old stuff from facebook. And lino is linoleum, the stuff on the floors at school. Haha, what do you call it?

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  4. Too many grammatical mistakes, tsk tsk tsk.

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  5. Okay it's good now.

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