100917 – Brooklyn.

by Irina Bernebring Journiette

I do not feel like writing in English today. I still feel I have problems expressing myself in the same way as I do in Swedish. Like Sam says about me “She speaks really good English, but, some things gets lost in translation”. The things that gets lost are mainly cultural. I understand the words but not the meaning. Haha. Sam’s given me the USA 101. I am so grateful. I feel that I am starting to get the whole “race and religion”-thing. I still feel more Swedish than American though, but I’ve still only been here for two days. Yesterday we spent in Manhattan indulging in shopping and chocolate. Today we’ll explore downtown Brooklyn – Prospect park, the Brooklyn pier and Brooklyn museum. Tonight we’re heading for Cony island and then going for drinks with Sams family. Oh, back to the USA 101-thing. Sam’s got me to taste a Pb and j sandwich (peanut butter and jelly), not that tasty, and Cheerios – tasty, but it tasted like candy. This morning she also let me master the tv-controller, however, since they have 9564 (i don’t remember the exact number) channels, I gave up really quickly. Haha. Well. That’s all folks.

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