Kina also talks about the importance of the internet, I believe we are one of the most online countries in the world, we will see more of comments on this later.
Kina ‘s story
I have been in the UK for 10 years since I moved from Bulgaria in 2005. There are several things that made an impression on me. One of them was the shops, which were bigger and offered a wider range of products than the ones back home. At first, I thought the prices were a bit too high but then I realised that the prices were much more affordable compared to the ones in Bulgaria. I also struggled to learn the language as I didn’t use it much before. The humour was another aspect that was completely different from the one back home. This meant that either people would make jokes that I wouldn’t understand or I would say a joke people would not understand. Also, one should be careful not to make certain remarks or jokes as British people would find offensive. However, the very multi-cultural society of the UK and especially London helped me overcome these issues and blend in nicely. Furthermore, personal space is another aspect that is different to where I come from. In the UK it seems to me that people find their private space invaded easier than they would in my country. In addition to this, the way in which, people greet are different. The process of greeting someone does not involve hugging or giving kisses on the cheek which has brought me to some uncomfortable situations when the person you greet pulls back puzzled.
One thing I would have loved to know better before coming to the UK would be how to use the Internet, which would have enabled me to find more resources and learn about things quicker. Though even after years of experience of using computers and the Internet, I could still say that there is no site that actually has all the resources put together that are needed to guide someone who has moved in the UK through his/her first years.