Monday, August 31, 2009

A Whole New World


i know that the title of this post is a 'lil bit cliche....but it's the best phrase of all...it is the best to define what i've been through for a week in the US....

what i've been noticing about the differences between the Wisconsin,USA and my just-turned-52-years-old country-Malaysia is that:-

  • the bus system in wisconsin is WAAYYYY better! no offence, but they do not practice "janji melayu" here in the US...just now when i waited the metro bus, the timetable pointed that the bus will arrive at 4.30pm...i thought it is a joke to even make a timetable for things that are unpredictable like bus schedule...alas..the bus arrived at 4.31pm...siot!!
  • "pedestrians are always number 1" is their motto in wisconsin...when you are on your foot and try to cross a road, the cars will stop for you to cross, not the other way around that happens in Malaysia...
  • Student card is way more efficient...it can let you in a building, register for classes, make payments, buy food, etc. etc. etc. so far, at INTEC malaysia, the student id can only be used to 'lepas pak guard' and to borrow books...sheesh...
  • time is essence...during the time when i was registering for my student card, there's a long queue...i thought this is going to take a day to even finish my card...but, i was wrong...take a picture, a 3-minute wait, and i'm good to go with my 'bau kedai' student ID...
  • helpful is one of the best word to describe the white people in wisconsin...they'll help you as fast as they can when they see you in need of help...when i was carrying a full load of food container and i can't enter my dorm building without my student id card stuck in my wallet, the people from inside the building ran to the door and help me to open the door...back in malaysia, i think maybe i can get help...but only after all the food containers fall and scattered on the floor...or only maybe...hah...
this post is not to 'kutuk' malaysia...i love malaysia forever and ever...but those few points that i wrote above should be taken as 'iktibar' for us malaysians so that we can be as advanced as the white people...even little things such as manner can give a great impact to the country...ciow...

my 'berbuka' meal every day excluding nasi...tortilla+cheese dip+strawberry...and they're cheap!

4 comments:

ct.mashitah said...

strawberry kt sini paling sedap! ;9
acap yg x suke strawberry pn ckp, die rase strawberry sdp! XDXDXD

ikhlas said...

i'm glad ur liking wisconsin! :D where r u living? eagle heights?

a d a m™ said...

mashi: hahah...strawberry sinih sume besar2...tapi tak larat nak makan...besar sgt...

ikhlas: nop...i'm living in chadbourne dorm...near the state street...

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