Oh… Los Americanos means Americans!
As an international student from Norway, people always ask me what I think about Americans. They often ask me questions about the American culture and which place I like better: Norway or America. I usually try not to answer that question, not because I don’t have an opinion, but because the question “which place is better?” is actually a hard one to answer. Yes, there are pros and cons with America, but it is the same goes for Norway and every other country in the world. Personally I don’t think any place or culture is better than the other; we just tend to think our own culture is better because it is what we know and what we are used to.
On Facebook I came across an article about Americans posted by a Norwegian friend who also studied in California. The article is called “20 Weird Things About America That Americans Don’t Realize Are Weird.” It mentions a lot different things that I had to get used to when I first came to the US. I would add a number 21 to the article saying “Americans are very comfortable with how everything is. A change is often frightening, even when for the better.” This is not the case in every situation, however every time I bring up how something is done in Norway, people ALWAYS say “But that is Norway, you have like 5 million people.” I feel that people should listen to what I have to say before automatically dismissing it. When you read this article, don’t think I am the Norwegian girl who thinks that she comes from a better place because trust me I can criticize Norwegians the same way. It is just more fun with Americans, because you all take it so personally!
Lots of Love, The Foreign Girl.