10 habits I have not changed living in the States

I was not born in this country.  I did not grow up here either, I grew up in the Andes, South America.  The last 11 years I have lived among Americans.  Although I have become a bit Americanized; there are a few habits that I have not changed yet.

ice drink 1. Excess of ice in the drinks.  I like cold drinks, but not drinks that freeze my head, where half is ice and the other half is the drink.

2. Snacking habits, I like better 3 big meals than snacks spread between meals.

3. Peanut butter Sandwiches, known as PBJ’s are the biggest staple in the States.  I do not eat them. I just have not acquired the taste for it yet.  I do not think I will ever like them.

4.  Not ready yet for super sweet pastries.  I usually do not buy pastries from stores, they are extremely sweet.  I am not saying they taste bad, just too sweet for me.  One thing I cannot refuse though is a good chocolate doughnut with coffee. frozen dinner

5. I do not eat frozen dinners, perhaps because I work from home and I can make my own food?.  Eso si, I freeze some of my own veggies and meals.

6. I do not eat cold cereal.  I like a hot cereal, but cold cereal does not appeal to me.  Funny thing, I am the only one in my household that does not eat cold cereal.

7.  I do not run the AC unless is extremely hot.

8.  I do not find offensive the use of nick names.

9.  I still do not eat Ketchup.  I rather tomatoes or hot Bolivian sauce (llajua).

10. I do not mind when people asked me about my origin.  I find it an opportunity to make my Bolivian side glow, my skin shine and a chance to make a new friend.  And honestly I love to learn from other cultures, so sometimes I also make a few questions.

I am not American, but I love this country with all its crazy habits!  Or perhaps, at this point I am the crazy one.

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4 thoughts on “10 habits I have not changed living in the States

  1. My husband is Bolivian also and when we visited Bolivia this summer his niece was CRAZY about ketchup. Ketchup with pizza, chicken, salchipapas…etc. That sauce at Pollos Copacabana is just ketchup and mustard too. I’m American but I wasn’t a fan of the ketchup excess or Pollos. Blasphemy I know, but give me salsa barbacoa any day.

  2. My husband is Bolivian, and he has some of these same traits…doesn’t like cold cereal, thinks stuff is too sweet, doesn’t like the A/C too much…but he does love ketchup. When I met him in Bolivia, he put ketchup on everything…even his pizza! He jokingly said to our son, who hates ketchup, that you can’t go to Bolivia unless you like it.

    • I am not a ketchup person, but some Bolivian people love it. Have you ever tried Mustard, ketchup and mayo mixed? That is another sauce that Bolivians like. Do you make him llajua?

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