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    What a shame that their introduction to American food is unidentifiable stuff in packages and donuts with multi-colored sprinkles:

    TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Trying to adapt to life in the United States

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    Totally agree!

    Wow that's an amazing video, I'm going to have to watch the whole movie now. It's really sort of refreshing, to see an outsider's take on our culture. Eye opening, in a way.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • #3
      I just watched God Grew Tired of Us on Netflix this week, highly recommend it, it is on instant watch. It was a bummer that they were introduced to the potato chip as a much more convenient and easy way to eat their potatoes than what they were used to. What we have to remember though, is that most people in the world are just happy to have a meal, and a donut is heaven after sucking moisture out of balls of mud due to lack of water.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by supersellen View Post
        What we have to remember though, is that most people in the world are just happy to have a meal, and a donut is heaven after sucking moisture out of balls of mud due to lack of water.
        Very, very true.

        Yay for Netflix.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by dragonmamma View Post
          What a shame that their introduction to American food is unidentifiable stuff in packages and donuts with multi-colored sprinkles:

          TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Trying to adapt to life in the United States
          See how fit and healthy they all look now. It saddens me to think what they'll look (and feel) like a year from now on a SAD.

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          • #6
            Noooooo! Come to Canada. We're less despicable. Put down the chips, damnit.
            Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

            Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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            • #7
              If I was capable of tears this video would make me cry.

              I feel ashamed of the current human condition in America. Sprinkles, racist store owners and all.
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              • #8
                I saw this last night. They get to eat fake food, and have to deal with the "un-friendlyness" of us Americans. "You can not go to the house of someone you don't know, though you are all Americans" aint that the truth! They even had to split up when they did things, because they were "intimidating people". I think I would love a trip to Sudan. I would love to be greeted by people as I walk by, and be able to drop at someones door just to have a chat. I think they will be homesick for their food, and people in a very short time.
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                • #9
                  I just added this documentary to instant queue on Netflix. It looks really good! Thanks dragonmamma.
                  No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
                  -Buddha

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by freethinkingcavewoman View Post
                    I saw this last night. They get to eat fake food, and have to deal with the "un-friendlyness" of us Americans. "You can not go to the house of someone you don't know, though you are all Americans" aint that the truth! They even had to split up when they did things, because they were "intimidating people". I think I would love a trip to Sudan. I would love to be greeted by people as I walk by, and be able to drop at someones door just to have a chat. I think they will be homesick for their food, and people in a very short time.
                    This is main thing that has not left me since I watched it, I have lived in this house for a year and a half and have never had a conversation with my neighbors. I interact more with people online that live all over the world than I do with the people that live 20 feet from me.
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                    • #11
                      ooh this looks very interesting. someone i know from nigeria was actually asked by people "do you ride ostriches?" upon arrival in the U.S. haha. not having that traditional food around is definitely one of the biggest causes of homesickness in immigrants, i think (especially college students who don't have as much control over what they eat).

                      in most third world countries people will be much friendlier... or nosier, depending on how you want to look at it, lol.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by freethinkingcavewoman View Post
                        I saw this last night. They get to eat fake food, and have to deal with the "un-friendlyness" of us Americans. "You can not go to the house of someone you don't know, though you are all Americans" aint that the truth! They even had to split up when they did things, because they were "intimidating people". I think I would love a trip to Sudan. I would love to be greeted by people as I walk by, and be able to drop at someones door just to have a chat. I think they will be homesick for their food, and people in a very short time.
                        This has stuck with me and it makes me very sad.Going to watch the whole thing on netflix tonight. Since Sudan is all black people can you imagine how they`d all want to talk to the only white person instead of shunning us and not trusting us?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by supersellen View Post
                          This is main thing that has not left me since I watched it, I have lived in this house for a year and a half and have never had a conversation with my neighbors. I interact more with people online that live all over the world than I do with the people that live 20 feet from me.
                          I don't mean to sound harsh but whose fault is that? I have lived in my house for a little over 2 years and I have met and spoken with almost everyone in my neighborhood. That is about 40 families. All you have to do is go out and talk to them. They can't eat you.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MightyAl View Post
                            They can't eat you.
                            I don't know about that.... I mean, what if they're closet cannibals?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Aphrodite View Post
                              I don't know about that.... I mean, what if they're closet cannibals?
                              Don't go in their closets.

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