Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Interview with Kristie... The Culture Shock

QUESTION NO. 8. Did you experience culture shock when you moved? What was that like? How did you overcome it?

Culture shock and adjustment are two basic components inevitable to migration. They are considered as packaged deal. The only difference between the two is how the person deal with them.

In my case, I am glad that modern technology was able to bridge communication gap among people geographically wise. It helps me a lot to stay in contact with my family back home through regular chat online and get updates from friends every chance we get.

The first couple of months away from home and from the people I know all my life and being with strangers and the new family I hardly know made adjustment tough but manageable. Culture shock on the other hand is limited to the cultural aspects of my new home.


betchai said...

beautiful, beautiful swan image Ruthi, love it.

i don't know if i experienced culture shock here, maybe i was more surprised to learn it is not really as i thought it would be, i thought worse that's why, and then, was happy to see differently

ruthinian said...

@Betchai... good for you. In my case I was disappointed because I have so much expectations.

BK said...

This sort of reminds me of the time when I was in Philippines for the first time. But I didn't have any culture shock back then as most people speak English and thus I did not have much problems moving around.

ruthinian said...

@BK... Good for you. Even my husband felt comfortable the first time he went there. In fact he wants to retire in the Philippines. Thanks for sharing.