The UK- What do foreigners say? Part 2!

Patience Nyange
Posted December 16, 2019 from Kenya
Public Transport in Cardiff City.
Public Transport in Cardiff City.

Hey, Hey 

Monday, 16th of December. It is my Birthday today 

First things first. I promised Part 2 of the Culture Shock experiences upon landing in the UK. Today, I have male voices sharing their experiences. I have voices from Kenya, Uganda, Yemen, Brazil and Mozambique.

Did these men find anything shocking? Are their experiences different from those shared by their female peers last week? Please note, I did not ask them about their relationship status. Ladies, please do not inbox me asking for their numbers. Our conversation was purely about this blog post.

Here we go; https://www.patiencenyange.com/the-uk-what-do-foreigners-s…/

#IAmChevening #MyCheveningJourney

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Jill Langhus
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hi Patience,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing part II. I agree on the not sure about how to greet people in different countries one, for sure. I have that challenge here. Most people do the awkward kiss, kiss on both sides and I'm sure my face is always like, Yeah, I'm good... ha:-) It feels too intimate to me. Plus it seems insincere to me, and odd, but anyway.... I guess I can't ask for their numbers, then...ha:-)

Hope you're doing well and having a great day!

Patience Nyange
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Dear Jill,
I love to hug people. So good to read your thoughts. I feel it is a way of closing down the boundary between people and a great way of making people feel cared for. Intercultural communication is an interesting subject for many people.

Jill Langhus
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

That's good:-) Yes, that's true!

Hope you have a great, rest of the week!

Wusufor
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Dear Patience,
How are you? You really are a joker haha :-).

"Please note, I did not ask them about their relationship status. Ladies, please do not inbox me asking for their numbers. "

It's a big NO for me haha :-)
Will try and read your findings later.
Have a good day.
Lizzy

Patience Nyange
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Hhahahahaha,

Lizzy, humor is good for the soul.
Thanks for passing by.

Wusufor
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Hehe :-)
Thanks

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hello, Patience,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Oh, I read this quite late. Hope you still accept a belated greeting. Thanks for sharing your new blog post.

Patience Nyange
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Thank you Karen. I am one day old, so yes, thank you for your birthday wishes.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

You're welcome, dear. Hope you have greater opportunities this year!

Anita Shrestha
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Thank you for sharing

Qurratulayn Khan
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Hey,
happy birthday, may you have an amazing year,
thank you for the sharing

Akshaya9
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Hi Patience,
Thank you for sharing the part 2. It's true because every countries have different cultures on how to greet people . Hope you doing fine.

Take care!