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Posted 9/15/14
I personally try to go against my culture everyday, pfft stupid Americans, I'll take my metal music and scene style and go BREAK THE NORM.
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Posted 9/17/14
I don't really know what my culture is, i think i'm pretty far from it actually.
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Posted 9/17/14
I eat like someone from China (i.e. shoveling food into your mouth with chopsticks) and speak a bit of Mandarin. Unfortunately, it never came to good use until I visited China for about 2 weeks, despite the fact that there are many Chinese in my area. They are almost all from pre-1997 Hong Kong and hence only speak Cantonese and almost never Mandarin. My parents said Mandarin was all I would need, despite the fact that it's not their mother tongue. I celebrate Chinese New Year almost every year, get red packets, eat moon cakes, etc.

Of course, it's not wise to lump all Chinese culture together, considering the vastness and diversity of China. That would be like lumping Germans, Italians, French, Swedes and English together.
Posted 9/19/14
I'm pretty close to my culture cause of my parents.
We do the whole going to the temple thing and offering food to the dead at the house.

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Posted 9/21/14 , edited 9/21/14
I'm relatively close to it, but lately I'm starting take in certain aspects of Japanese and American culture. Also, my English is probably more fluent than even my native tongue (Filipino, and my provincial dialect), but I will definitely not lose touch of my mother tongue and culture, no matter where I go or what I'm influenced with.
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About as near and far as the average person, I suppose.
Posted 9/21/14
US wise, I like football and baseball, but that's where it ends.

State/city wise, I'm pretty much the typical guy.

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Posted 9/21/14 , edited 9/21/14
Not very much.
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Posted 10/4/14

Noodle1Graffiti wrote:

I'm El Salvadorean, so for me I don't think we have a very distinct culture. We do have a couple of things that make us unique with food, the language, and traditions. Although for the most part we're pretty Americanized. I do wish to go back to my roots a little, see the land back home. I visited once, and it was beautiful!

Nice topic Btw!


You gotta love them pupusas


OT: I always follow my Latin American culture as OP does, only thing is that I'm Spanish-Salvadorian origin.
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Posted 10/4/14

SportingNightRaid wrote:


Noodle1Graffiti wrote:

I'm El Salvadorean, so for me I don't think we have a very distinct culture. We do have a couple of things that make us unique with food, the language, and traditions. Although for the most part we're pretty Americanized. I do wish to go back to my roots a little, see the land back home. I visited once, and it was beautiful!

Nice topic Btw!


You gotta love them pupusas


OT: I always follow my Latin American culture as OP does, only thing is that I'm Spanish-Salvadorian origin.


Ohh my goodness YES!! I love pupusas! DD;
Ahh i see, where you born in El Salvador?
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Posted 10/4/14

Noodle1Graffiti wrote:


SportingNightRaid wrote:


Noodle1Graffiti wrote:

I'm El Salvadorean, so for me I don't think we have a very distinct culture. We do have a couple of things that make us unique with food, the language, and traditions. Although for the most part we're pretty Americanized. I do wish to go back to my roots a little, see the land back home. I visited once, and it was beautiful!

Nice topic Btw!


You gotta love them pupusas


OT: I always follow my Latin American culture as OP does, only thing is that I'm Spanish-Salvadorian origin.


Ohh my goodness YES!! I love pupusas! DD;
Ahh i see, where you born in El Salvador?


Nope, but my parents are Salvadorian origin.
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Posted 10/4/14

SportingNightRaid wrote:


Noodle1Graffiti wrote:


SportingNightRaid wrote:


Noodle1Graffiti wrote:

I'm El Salvadorean, so for me I don't think we have a very distinct culture. We do have a couple of things that make us unique with food, the language, and traditions. Although for the most part we're pretty Americanized. I do wish to go back to my roots a little, see the land back home. I visited once, and it was beautiful!

Nice topic Btw!


You gotta love them pupusas


OT: I always follow my Latin American culture as OP does, only thing is that I'm Spanish-Salvadorian origin.


Ohh my goodness YES!! I love pupusas! DD;
Ahh i see, where you born in El Salvador?


Nope, but my parents are Salvadorian origin.


Same for me, but they both became more Americanized and i grew up into it.
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Posted 10/11/14
I grew up in my mother's country in the Caribbean. I've taken part in carnival and even made costumes at one point. I also learnt to cook the local dishes and know the local English dialect plus slang words.
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Posted 10/13/14
except for some food i dont realy care about my own culture. (im from the netherlands)
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Posted 10/13/14 , edited 10/13/14

NyanYui wrote:

except for some food i dont realy care about my own culture. (im from the netherlands)


Enter the world of fast-food chains that is the lonesome white-and-confused midwest.

In my city, the culture seems to be the search for culture. I have spent a lot of time meeting everybody in this city. Meeting and that's it, moving on. Because everybody is required to be involved their own thing, to want to have their own cultural takeaway. But they part it out to the coasts, bring it back, make their non-profits or their bands or their zines that everybody around here hates because it's not from the coasts.

So that's the midwestern American underground culture. We have a lot of people who don't know who they're supposed to be outside of their own interests. And that's not so bad, to have a lot of these people in one place. Maybe it's the same every place.

But as a social animal, I wish there was something we could all agree on being really into. And I've never convinced anyone here that it's to look for culture. A lack of culture leaves a void that an individual cannot fill, but we are all strong and independent around here, so there's no reason to look for it. Social and anti-social, they don't really make sense outside of culture, and everyone I meet seems to have a different idea about it.

So I support the people I know who are trying their best at the things I can get behind. But in the end, just because I can't lend undying support to everybody, I feel guilty lending support to the things that come up that are less important to me than the things I can't lend any support to at all. It's the same story for a lot of people around here. It must be the lack of culture. In the end, I can't look down on anyone in this city. Because there's nowhere to look down from, not much to look up to.
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