Ever since I started living in the States, I feel I've become a baby again. Simple things such as taking a walk on my own can seem daunting ... why?, you must be wondering. Well, there are many facts that you, natives, take for granted; whereas, I, a foreigner, have to learn from scratch. Examples? Here I go:
1.- I'm not used to being in a place that is so organized, haha! I feel like I have to respect every single line painted on the street and sign on a pole. Also, you see no pedestrians, so that makes you feel extra lonely when walking down the street. I remember I was very confused the first time I had to use the traffic lights! I knew I had to press a button so I could cross, but it took me a few seconds to realize which one I was supposed to use.
2.- The first time I took the bus, I didn't even know how to use my monthly pass. I was lucky enough to find a kind lady waiting on the bus stop, so I asked her a few questions (How am I supposed to use this pass? Do I have to tell the driver where I'm getting off? Is there a bell I have to ring when I get to my stop?). She kindly answered all my questions and once my first bus adventure had finished, I felt like a champ, hehe.
3.- I'm not acquainted with brands and packaging here, so it takes me extra time to find things in the grocery store ... and sometimes I make stupid mistakes like this one :/ ...
I saw the jar and said to myself, "Yes, this is the coffee David makes!" ... it never dissolved because that's not instant coffee, haha! This one below is! Same brand, different container ... I could have figured it wan't instant coffee the second I opened the jar, but oh, well; some girls are slower than others :/ ...
4.- Even baking cupcakes didn't turn out to be so easy! I needed David to help me with the measurements. This was my first time baking something, by the way.
Eeh ... I didn't know milk was not necessary when I took the picture.
5.- Then, there are times when I'm kind of ... "Wtf?!". You can't blame me here; hot dogs and burritos in a box?! :O
I know it's only a question of becoming used to these differencies; once I've been living here for a while, I'm sure I'll be able to do these things without hesitation ;). But for now, let me just tell you that in a month here I've moved from being a baby to being a toddler :/.
Have a happy Tuesday, everybody! :P