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I Live In a Foreign Country

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    The Parrot´s Death

    Around one month after my arrival to the States a few years ago, the host family I lived with made me leave home apparently because they thought I murdered a parrot. This episode of my life helped me to observe the world in a way I never thought about before. My name is **** and...
    Wordai Wordai 18-21, M May 3, 2009

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    Ummm...

    Yeah, I guess I could say I do.  I mean, doesn't everybody live in a foreign country?  Whatever country they live in is never foreign to them because it's where they live...but for everyone who lives in a different country than theirs, it is foreign... I live in the...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    Always Have, Always Will (possibly?)

    I have never actually lived in a country which I was a citizen of. I have no idea which country I will live in the future. I am a bit of a nomad, actually, lol.
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F Dec 17, 2012

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    Making Friends Is Tough

    Hi Everyone, I've been living in Italy for the past three and a half years. I moved over here to be with my boyfriend, and I was sure that in no time I'd have created a little circle of friends of my own instead of always relying on him and his friends for company (who, let's...
    Kobolt Kobolt 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    I left the US two years ago.

    I was a bit nervous-worried that my wife and children wouldn't be happy or wouldn't find friends. My worries were unfounded. It was one of the best moves I have ever made. I live and work in a little city. We have all made a lot of friends. The kids go to an international school...
    jcm1963 jcm1963 46-50, M Mar 5, 2014

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    A Year + A Lifetime In Ireland

    I was born and lived for 18 years in a tiny village in the Italian Alps, population 4000. Growin up there was easy: I had a loving and caring family and the support of a strong community, but somehow I felt that that was not my place. I looked at the people my age with a mixture...
    Ellie84 Ellie84 26-30, F Dec 8, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I would ideally like to live in a foreign country someday (and I'm currently planning on going to school in the UK, Wales specifically, which is a step in the right direction,) so...
    Jacksonmarshal Jacksonmarshal 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I had my stages in life. I listened to pop, rock. You name it, I was listening to it. But then one day, I was in the truck with dad and he told me to listen to this song. It was...
    JustMe0923 JustMe0923 16-17, M 6 hrs ago

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    I think I now must know why I get treated badly in the uk because I'm viewed as a bloody foreigner who shouldn't even be living in the uk and I shouldn't have any rights but I'm a...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I think I now must know why I get treated badly in the uk because I'm viewed as a bloody foreigner who shouldn't even be living in the uk and I shouldn't have any rights but I'm a...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I am planning on moving to another country that is more like home to me then where I am now. it is hard to explain but it is like a pull towards the direction of hardship yet...
    XeniaFedmov XeniaFedmov 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    i have been taking english classes ever since i know myself i grew up speaking 3 languages the first language i learned was german then i started to learn english and the last...
    loafemon1 loafemon1 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    So I was in the park(there is no real forest here) and while walking with the kids found wild garlic growing in one nice spot. Cool, wanted to dig one plant out. They destroy it...
    Ninive Ninive 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i would love to live in the country. not the messed up part of the country where i live. I'd live in a little village in England.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Tons of fishes dead recently Everyday tv reporter say it's coming..it's coming Many people died when i was a kid i've seen many people are screaming and dying.. I was hungry,i...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Hi, I am from a south-east Asia country which is really poor. Here, everything i see is too devastating, just imagine a place in which the weather is extremely hot, insufficient...
    justanfuckingasshole justanfuckingasshole 22-25, M Apr 3

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    I see comments here and there from folks who live in the country or were raised in the country. I'd love to learn more, being a city/suburban girl myself. Can you tell me one...
    Annie1899 Annie1899 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    It doesn't matter what country you live in. He is dangerous for your country.
    pafireman pafireman 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 26

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    I hated the country when I lived there, but now I live in the city I wish I was back there! -_- At least I can visit I guess...
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Technically, English is a foreign language to me as it isn't my first language. But I feel more comfortable in it than in my own mother tongue.
    ArtInsanity ArtInsanity 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I want to meet more people from other cultures! I want to go to Japan because I am learning so much about them and I know some Japanese. I married a foreigner. From Vietnam. I...
    BrokenWander BrokenWander 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    https://youtu.be/pqI9aDbLlWk Mommy is a hard-hitting tour of emotion that deals with the hardships of raising a child with ADHD, dysfunctional dynamics, domestic conflict, loss...
    PessimisticPenguin PessimisticPenguin 31-35, M Mar 30

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    Stormy rainy days like today are my motivation to leave this torn up society and go live in the woods
    quintenpalmer quintenpalmer 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    Can someone explain why the fact that residents of an apartment building are Jewish means it can not be in a new country of Palestine? Why must there be millions of Arabs in...
    MrsBradley1122 MrsBradley1122 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I was born in Ukraine and lived there till I was 10, then I moved to USA. I love America but I still miss my home country.
    RestlessDream RestlessDream 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    When I still lived in Oman, we rarely experienced rain. My family and I went out and drove to the mountains. The higher we went, the colder it became. It was nearing December and...
    sooshie sooshie 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 15

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    There is less people around me so it is quiet. It is also a shame fantasy can not meet reality for me. One of my dreams is to grow bigger. Being giant would be so cool, and being...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    i love a good old country boy who likes to get dirty have fun and live the simple life have a camp fire
    bhski717 bhski717 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well, I've never posted anything before, but there's no time to start like the present. I just wanted to post about what I'm labeling, "Quarter Life Crisis". I'm 23 and have yet to...
    oibrulee oibrulee 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 6

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    I'm not afraid to die, but I'm afraid of the pain in dying. I don't want to live anymore because of the hatred I get from mostly everyone I'm around. Compliments are extremely rare...
    Lunakicker Lunakicker 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    What I want the most is to live away from people, maybe a small village that's fairly spread out with only few people that is sustaining itself. Every person in the village has it...
    Ichki Ichki 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Live 15 miles outside of a small town. Got pink deer antlers on my wall and camo on my bed. Some things you just got to be thankful for.
    hhannahhbabe hhannahhbabe 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I live on a 22 acre smallholding in very rural west Wales, UK. Many would envy me - but the truth is, it's not all it's cracked up to be. There are always animals to be fed...
    bach62 bach62 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Only country on this earth to live in. We hail from Indiana. ...
    hornycouple63 hornycouple63 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love being from the country, i also love that i'm not a steriotypical country girl.
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Is not like I actually hate my country, but I hate living here, crime is so bad I just wanna leave. I wanna leave so bad...you can't even take a walk freely down the streets...
    Sadkitty1291 Sadkitty1291 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I wrote this about a meet I ran in last year. Its for a school assignment and I wanted to post it on here. I am still editing the one I will hand in. I love cross country and...
    Lilyflower00 Lilyflower00 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    THE SHIRES TONIGHT It's St George's Day so how about some English country music? This duo are the first UK country act to have a top ten album on the mainstream chart. Here's why...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    and dancing and partying in a barn with all the other country folk but sadly i cant dance and im not really close to being country :'( why cant i be in my dream life i wish but im...
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I've lived in Italy for three years and got to see a lot of Europe. It was fun!
    StaciaVargas StaciaVargas 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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