Credit to @anafarah! I saw this tag from her and decided I wanted to do it as well.

7/23/20

US Edition

1. What's your favorite place in your country?

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This is hard because the US is so diverse, but I picked the National Parks. Though their existence is partially controversial based on how they came to be, I figure I might as well appreciate them! The following pics are from Zyan National Park (top left), Sequoia National Park (top right), Alaskan National Park (bottom left), and Yellowstone National Park (bottom right)

2. Do you prefer spending your holidays in your country or would you rather travel abroad?

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Definitely somewhere abroad! I love traveling to foreign countries. The satisfaction of checking it off the list in my head, as well as the opportunity to see beautiful cultures and amazing places is the best!

3. Does your country have access to the sea?

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Yes the west coast, east coast, and the Gulf of Mexico (on three sides).

4. What's your favorite dish specific to your country?

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Honestly, burgers were the only "American" food I could think of. I don't eat burgers often anymore because I'm trying to be as healthy as possible though lol.

5. Favorite song in your native language?

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Dasies by Katie Perry. The tune is catchy, and the lyrics are really powerful! It's about proving people who didn't believe in you wrong and self-empowerment. My favorite type of song :)

6. Most hated song in your native language?

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I truly dislike rap songs. There are very few if any, that I even mildly enjoy. There's just so much unnecessary swearing, promotion of drugs and violence, etc.

7. Three words from your native language you like the most?

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extravagance, intellectual, determined

8. Do you get confused with other nationalities? If so, which one?

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No, they don't get me confused with other ones; they just have no idea what I am to begin with. If race comes up in the conversation, they just ask me what I am. I'm mixed (half black, half white). Personally, I don't think Americans are associated with a certain look or anything like some other nationalities. We're a weird example for this question.

9. Which of your neighboring countries would you like to visit most/know best?

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Well, there's only two options because only two countries border the US: Canada and Mexico. It would be nice to go to the east side of Canada, since I've only been to Vancouver. I've been to a few places in Mexico, and it was fun.

10. Favorite native writer/poet?

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My favorite native writer is Christine Cohen. She's a new writer and has only written one book. It's called The Winter King, and I really liked it! It was a fantasy novel about a girl.

11. What do you think about English (or other languages) translations of your native prose/poems?

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I haven't really thought about it. It's nice for people in other countries to read what literature our relatively new nation has to offer. Because of the freedom of press we have here, we may be able to make statements about societies / governments that writers elsewhere may not. Hopefully, some of our literature could start conversations in other places that need them.

12. Does your country have any specific superstitions or traditions that might seem strange to others outsiders?

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In some other places they find it greedy for people to open a gift in front of the giver. Here, it depends on the person, but especially on holidays like Christmas, we open it in front of them. We also have an event yearly called "The Presidential Turkey Pardon." Basically, on Thanksgiving each year, the president chooses one lucky turkey to save and send to a farm, instead of ending up as someone's Thanksgiving dinner!

13. Do you enjoy your country's cinema or tv?

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I mostly like our movies, but I don't care for most of the mainstream tv series here. I find it very interesting how much movies/tv shows shape people's values and perceptions of others and the world. Disney movies are my favorite things to watch, whether it be in the theater, on Netflix, or on Disney+.

14. A saying, joke or meme that only people of your country will understand.

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Honestly, anyone could probably understand Trump-related jokes. He's a laughing stock around the world.

Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this article, here's the last article I wrote:

"I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met."
♥Chloe