Friday, July 17, 2009

What I like about the US of A

After living here for almost 8 years, I have to say there are some things that I like about the US of A.

1. An abundant of seasonal fresh fruits e.g. cherries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, strawberries, grapes etc. They are inexpensive when in season.

Sweet cherries.


Yummy bluberries.



2. Customer service. You can just make a phone call to correct a problem in your bill, buy car insurance, inquire or dispute a credit card charge, open a bank account; without having to go to a brick and mortar office. Yes, yes…sometimes you have to wait and listen to the incessant songs but most of the time, the problem will get resolved.

3. You can say anything you want (Freedom of speech). You can stand in front of the White House and say bad things about the President. You won’t be thrown in jail like the ISA in Malaysia. In fact, a lot of the stand up comedians makes fun of the presidents all the time.

4. You can be as successful as you want, as long as you work hard and persevere. Hey, we have an African American president, don’t we?

5 comments:

Big Pumpkin said...

I love that about New York too. Especially when Tee loves all those very expensive fruit here!!! They were so cheap there in season!

Susan and Richard said...

Thanks for your reminder. Sometimes people tend to forget the good stuff they are enjoying and keep asking for more. This foreign land is not too bad after all.

Ann said...

hahahaha.....well, always good to look at the positive side of things...even though sometimes it is just about the FOOD ! :)

Long way to go....we will get there one day....

Agnes said...

we are speechless and very annoyed of what had happened here...

andrewjune said...

i guess your reason 3 and 4 are prob the reasons why they lost to oppositions during the election...