My name is Sine and I am from Thailand. Here’s some of my story. I’m here in England!! Even though it has been nearly 5 years of living in England, I never forget my strange feeling at the first moment I was in England.
Let’s start from the weather (I know everybody loves talking about the weather here..!) It wasn’t one of nicest days – rather cloudy but no rain.
Personally, I don’t like rain or gloomy days that much. I don’t know why but for some reason, I always find myself slightly depressed.
I comforted myself… ‘Nevermind, it will be sunny later on’ However, that whole evening went dark very quickly.
Then I thought, ‘Hm, I shall go to bed (my body told me that if it was dark, it was time to sleep) and once I get up tomorrow, it will be a nice day’.
Secondly, English food, erm.. sorry, I honestly don’t mean to offend any English readers here but it was just…’different’. Possibly I wasn’t used to cheese – to me, cheese smelled like milk which has gone off for more than a month.
I found English food quite rich. However, it didn’t take me long to get used to the food. After 3 months of having toast and butter every morning and pudding after supper, I put on more than 5 kgs. or nearly 1 stone!
After living here for 5 years (2 years with an English family, 1 year in the catered hall of residence), I’m much better and believe it or not, I do love cheese!
I enjoy cheese and salad sandwiches as much as Thai green curry with rice!
Next time, I’ll be writing on a culture shock in England and how to handle it. Also some tips on how to cope with homesickness.
Don’t forget, if this is your first time in England, let me know whether you feel the same way as me. What do you think about England? Do you enjoy it? Share your experience or even if you are feeling homesick right now, let me know cuz I might be able to help…If not, then I’ll promise you to be a good listener. Believe me, saying it to someone does help a lot!