Sunday, October 24, 2010
I miss you America
Salaam Alaikum everyone. Since I am not sure when I will be traveling to my home country, I though I would give a little tribute to the Red White and Blue.
The things I love about you...
*Pumping my own gas....You would think just having to sit in your car while you get gas is nice...it is. But pumping your own gas then going in and getting coffee and a donut when you check out is even better.
*Green grass...fresh air...Maybe it was growing up in the Midwest but nothing beats the smell of fresh cut grass and fresh clean air.
*Saying hello to people....Ahhhh the good ol "Hello" when you walk into a store. Not like that here.
* Having Americans actually working the counter at McDonald's or Chili's or cutting your hair, road construction...anywhere actually. Here, it's all foreign people. Picture this...A Filipino working at Macaroni Grill.....haha so strange.
*Walgreen's....God, you could get just about anything in that store...
* Target....Love, Love, Love the clearance rack!!
* MacDonald's cheeseburger's and KFC chicken...sooooo not the same here....Yuck!
* People that actually know how to drive....Omg..here.. It is awful! Google it.. I cant even begin to tell you how bad traffic and drivers are in the Middle East. Scary
The flag. I love to go to the US embassy because I know I am getting close when I see the flag flying in the distance. It gives me a feeling of "home". Some things we take for granted in our life. Who would have thought that I would miss a flag? I do. I would give anything to see it now.....Inshallah.. Soon.