Please tell me something about the country that you live in.

United States
February 26, 2008 6:37pm CST
Mylot is a multi-cultural site filled with all kinds of wonderful posts that educate me as to the traditions, values and beliefs of people from outside countries other than my own. I love learning about countries that I have never visited and perhaps never will. I'm glad that a site such as this gives us an opportunity we might not have otherwise. I have heard much pride in the voices of those people who represent their county on this site. Even members that are from the United States educate me about a country in which I live. I think its wonderful. Are you proud of the country that you live in and what can you tell me about your country that I might not know?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Feb 08
What can I tell you about the country of your birth. Our centres of population are crowded, culturally diverse and are benefitting from more investment now that at any time since the 19th century. We have more museums, art galleries than ever before, and London is now the cultural centre of Europe (I shall be challenged on that) and has more fine restaurants per square mile than Paris. Our countryside remains glorious. Green and verdant with mountains, flatlands, lakes and rivers all within easy reach in a country that is only (roughly) 700 miles long by 200 wide. We have some of the Worlds finest historical monuments including (the overrated) Stonehenge and more historic houses than we know what to do with. We have an inability to do anything without our cars, and pay some of the highest petrol prices in the West for the privilege. We also have some of the most congested roads, whilst our superb public transport infrastructure is neglected and under resourced. We have a canal network that covers the entire country, but isn't used. We have high crime, we think, but it is mostly media scaremongery that frightens us into not going out at night. We have more single mothers than any other European state, and rank with the worst in terms of teenage pregnancy, despite having free contraception for all. Our Health Service is free at the point of delivery (except for teeth and spectacles) but suffers from chronic poor and over management. Our education system has gone from being a shining light to glimmer. Our Government is a joke, with petty corruption being revealed daily and they took us into a war in Iraq because Tony Blair was flattered and wooed by George Bush, not because British citizens mandated him to go. On that note, our armed services are the best in the World. Sorry other states, you may be bigger, richer etc, but when it comes down to good all round experience and management ability we stand out. But most of all KBourgerie, when are you coming back to see us. We miss you.
• United States
28 Feb 08
What a wonderful description. Thanks for taking the time to be so informative. Unfortunately, I won't be back until next week, but you'll be glad to know I'm enjoying my workshop and even though I miss mylot, this class is definitely worth it.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Feb 08
I am really pleased that you are enjoying your workshop. I hope that the stuff that you learn will help you afterwards. Thank you for the great comment too. There was a double meaning to my final sentence. Yes I am missing you off myLot, but when are you going to come back over to the UK?
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
27 Feb 08
it really is a great discussion that you have started. i have friends living in usa, canada and australia though they're not natives but nepalese like me. for me, i live in singapore and though not my home country, it is my birth country and where i grew up in. it's not perfect(which country is anyway) but i am proud to say that i was born here. it has a multiracial society and unlike most countries, the people live in harmony here. you can find people from all walks of life here more or less. it's also a very clean country and it's usually known for being a green country. now, it's beginning to focus on being an education hub, as well as more. it's becoming even better and advanced for a really small country. it's great to know about the countries that the others are in and interesting to know that some view australia as the land that time forgot. thanks all for sharing.
• United States
28 Feb 08
I'm glad you liked the discussion enough to want to respond. Singapore always seemed so exotic to me. Do you view it like that at all?
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
28 Feb 08
hmm i'm not sure if i'd call it exotic but it could also probably be due to me being here basically my whole life. some might view it as being exotic while others might have different opinions. for me, it's more like a maybe practical country. small but smart if you know what i'm trying to say. hehehe have a great day.
@Amagnimo (637)
• India
27 Feb 08
Hi kbourgerie. Its great, ofcourse to be on such sites which creates space for discussion of each and everything....even a small chind can find something of his own interest! I am glad you created this discussion. Okay, now the country I live in is India. If you haven't heard of India then here it is: India as a whole is multi-cultural, diversified country, which embodies peoples of all casts and religions, and that too without much differences. This country has more people who are more sensitive and emotional rather than money loving. Basically, I am here too not for earning online, but to find people, create friends, and enjoy the discussions...as has this been my hobby since long! Luckily, the place where I live in India, is a small town which is neither too developed to make life too fast, neither is it under-developed that I can't live my life as other people can! India has one bad charecteristic, that is over-population. And due to this, there is a lot of poverty. This is only what makes India a little under-developed. Otherwise, if asked, I am sure of one thing, there are no less smart, cool, brainy, and other such-quality people than in any other country! If anything else, you want to know, I shall share. By the way, I wish to tell, I proud to be Indian. India is my motherland, and also, my Favorite Land!
• United States
28 Feb 08
I agree that from the little bit I know that those from India seem to be very well educated. I am pleased to read how proud people are of the countries in which they live. Thanks for sharing.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I live in the U.S and quite frankly see far more flaws than pluses with this country...I'm FROM Canada and am VERY PROUD to say so....Its amazing how different the two countries are really..many ppl wouldnt think so but trust me its very different here.. In the U.S ppl worry FAR TOO MUCH about conforming...everyone should think the same, act the same, dress the same, follow the same religious beliefs and so on and when one doesnt they are labeled and mistreated. Social differences are really not that accepted here by the masses.....The U.S is also VERY MUCH a rush rush rush country everything is want it now, do it fast, go go go which I think is such a shame not to mention damaging..Ppl here really dont know how to just slow down and be which is somethign i'll NEVER get use to...AND i have serious hatred with the race and religious issues here in the U.S which is anohter thing I'll never get use to...and finally...ppl in the U.S are very standoffish and not really ones to be friendly outside their own personal circle of ppl which is also something I have a hard time with Canada however is a totally different scene..We're more accepting of the massive variety of ppl in our country whether we're talking about religion, race, lifestyle and so on...We are far more friendly by a long shot...and our money is prettier LOL... Theres much more but its time to yank my kids out of bed.....
• United States
28 Feb 08
I would really love to visit Canada. I was there once when I was young, but I don't remember anything of my visit. Maybe one day I'll get there again.
@naseefu (1607)
• India
27 Feb 08
I am living in India.It is an beutiful Asian country.There is 28 states in India.Really I reside in Kerala.Here in Kerala the climate is very interesting.More over the beuty is the main attraction of Kerala.
• United States
28 Feb 08
I've never heard of Kerala and I didn't know there was 28 states in India. So thank you for sharing that with us.
• Philippines
27 Feb 08
I live in the Philippines, a country in Asia if you dont know. People who have visited the country almost always have the same thing to say about Filipinos who live here..that we are warm people... very hospitable. I can attest to that. Filipinos are generally kind. Although English isnt our first language I can proudly say most Filipinos can converse with foreigners using that language. I am saying this because I believe that the people who live in a certain place is the most significant consideration when you plan to visit the said place. Anyway, we have two seasons the rainy and dry. September-February months are normally cooler compared to the rest of the year then summer hits in March to May. Rainy season starts in June to August. Philippines is a tropical country and we are known also for our beautiful beaches... powdery-soft, white sand, clear blue waters, good food, wonderful outdoor things to do... all these for very reasonable prices. There are a lot of tourists who come here during summer and who'd always come back again and again :o)I'd like to focus on the more positive side about my country but just like in any other developing countries we have tons and tons of issues especially when it comes to poverty. welll, I hope you have at least a picture of what our country is like.
• United States
28 Feb 08
Thanks for sharing. It sounds absolutely beautiful. After these comments it makes me want to jump on a plane and visit them all.
@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
27 Feb 08
Canada flag - Red and white flag with a red maple leaf symbol for Cananda
What a great discussion. Thanks for starting it. It will be interesting reading a little bit about everyone's countries. I myself am Canadian and so proud to living in the land of the maple leaf that uses a beaver for their nation symbol. It is great that we in Canada have the ability to switch from celsius to ferenheit and to use the metric system as well as the old imperial. It helps to know both, when you are on both sides of the border as much as I am and so glad our kids are taught both in school which I feel really helps them when they go out into the world! Can't wait to read where everyone else in from!
• United States
27 Feb 08
I have visited Canada only once and very briefly. I was fairly young and don't remember what your country was like. It is somewhere that I would love to visit and spend some quality time touring. Thank you for sharing.
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
6 May 08
i'm live in italy spaghetti, pizza and mandolino. in a little country in north i5talia near milano, but little little, 3500 habitant and 3 dogs 5 cats 500ants 200 spider here we have not of interressant and funny nothing ...... but are tranquill ands sure i love that little country because i hate a city........... ok italy are good for strange but noise for thhe habitant, or not ?? i dont kno.myryam bye
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
31 Mar 08
Well, many people haven't even heard of my country, Romania, so it's a great deal you might not know... There's a lot to say, so I recommend a small documentary about Romania that you can watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itidLk5Dd3k For a more statistic approach, you can visit this page about Romania from The CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ro.html
@cripfemme (7714)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I love my county, though I hate President BUsh and right wing politics. You can be a proud American without being a Bush-head.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
28 Feb 08
That is nice. i would enjoy telling you a bit about my country. i live in israel. israel is 60 years old right now and is located on the southeastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. our population is about 7 million people. israel is beautiful, and people from all religions live here. our location is somtimes problematic, because the countries around us are: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt, and we do not have peace with all of the countries i mentioned, but most of the time everything is o.k. when it is not, we know hope to cope with trouble:) i would love seeing people from this community visiting my country and especially Jerusalem. there is much more to tell about my country, but i think this will do for now. :)
• Indonesia
28 Feb 08
hi, great discussion! I live in Indonesia, and particularly in the city of Jakarta. I must say Indonesia itself is beautiful, many places to go vacationing, you may know Bali? The temperature here is rather hot and humid, but it might get cold in rainy days and it depends on the city. Anyway,, I love Indonesia, but I really would like to visit other country..
• China
28 Feb 08
I am a Chinese,and I deeply proud of my country certainly. Chinese culutre is very unique and interesting since her history is long and rich.I was born and grow up in ningbo,which is really a beautiful and moderlization city. I have heard so much about your country,which is also great indeed,and I think it's fantastic if I had enough money and given the chance to visit United States. Haha,I'm just dreaming.You know ,Beijing will hold the 2008 Olympic Games,so lots of individuls including the kids and retired elders show their great interests in english learning,they just want to do something for the foreign freinds if needed.And would you mind telling me have you been to China and what's your impression of China so far,kb?Welcome to China someday!
• Canada
28 Feb 08
hi there! right now i live in canada but i was born in the philippines. i really like the philippines... even though its a 3rd world country, i still love it! beaches are the best!! the weather is also wonderful, it is always sunny. there are a lot of places to go especially in the city. there are a lot of malls and parks. there's also something called karaoke. i really like that! also, people there are very kind and hospitable... it's also not as quiet as here in canada. i even miss traffic jams in there. one thing i also like is that things and food are very cheap. the food is great too! heres a site which tells you more about my country! http://www.tourism.gov.ph/
@mummymo (23707)
28 Feb 08
Well sweety i am very proud of my country! I am from Scotland which is a country in its own right and not just a county of the UK that many people believe! I think that most Scots are very proud of their nationality - they are brave and resilient and although we may not be the best at things we never give up - we take that from when Robert the Bruce sat in the cave and watched the spider spinning its web and finally achieve it after many failures - he said if at first you don't succeed then try , try , try again! At least that is the legend that most people believe and I think it sits just right on the strength and courage of most of its sons and daughters - just look at the 'welcome' given to the terrorists who attacked Glasgow Airport! As John Smeaton said - if they want to try that in Glasgow we'll set about them! lol xxx
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
27 Feb 08
Actually here in kuwait is the place of the people love to work, because this place is no any disco or we called night life, we just spend to sit in the seashore or in the desert in winter time those are the thing we had here, but it is nice lot of shopping mall if you love too.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
27 Feb 08
Currently I am living in the USA and moved here from Samoa in 2006. I am actually from New Zealand, born and raised there most of my life until my husband and I moved to Samoa for 6 years and now to USA (he is Japanese American/Samoan by the way). My mom is from Samoa (http://www.visitsamoa.ws/) and my Dad is from the Cook Islands (an Island called Atiu - http://www.atiu.info/). There are lots of beautiful things I can tell you about the places I have lived or where my family comes from but I thought I would add links to show you. New Zealand (http://www.newzealand.com/travel/USA/)is a beautiful place, rich in culture, beautiful scenic tours, natural attractions, love their sports i.e rugby, netball and cricket, I could go on. Makes me wonder why I ever left LOL good thing I can always go home if I wanted to. There are better sites to search online but I just chose the first one that came up.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
27 Feb 08
Its is a PAradise to me but one thing I notice about this country, it is busy all the time making money.. But thats what it is you have to work to live but how about family life I just dont understand if how they have this quality time for their family and loved ones..??
@ngty69 (974)
• India
27 Feb 08
Yes, I am very much proud of the country I live in. The name of my country is "India". Full of culture, tradition and historical places. Earlier It was also known and the "Golden Bird". Much before the British Rule. Because it had so much gold store in it that nobody can imagine of. People love each other over here. They love their sport, studies and many more... Its so beautiful that I can hardly believe it myself. You should visit India someday, to see it from your own eyes. Thanks for reading my response. Goodbye
@yannycui (377)
• China
27 Feb 08
I am living in China, a great country with more than 5000 years history. Many many years ago China was a poor and locked country.Seldom people knew China at that time. Chinese are famous for their hard-working,hospitality,intellegent and open-mind. Now China is experiencing the fastest economic growth in the world. When I studied in US I found that most of clothes and furnitures are made in China. More than 90% items sold in Wal-matt are made in China. Now China is taking her responsibility in enviromental protection and peace of the worlk.I am proud of my country.