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24 Problems Every Immigrant Will Understand

"But you don't look/sound/act like [enter nationality here]!"

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1. The “Where are you from?” question is a complicated one.

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You always feel like it would be easier to just have a map ready with you at all times in case you need to make an impromptu presentation.

4. And you often have to prove to people you're not a stereotype.

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7. Not to mention your accent changes pretty much daily, depending on who you hang out with.

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10. You’re not really sure how to celebrate some of the holidays your new country has to offer.

Am I even allowed to celebrate the 4th of July? #immigrantproblems

Thomas@a_storm_of_normFollow

Am I even allowed to celebrate the 4th of July? #immigrantproblems

9:16 PM - 04 Jul 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. And you find yourself craving food that is not available or very hard to get.

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20. And you've had to learn how to pack quickly and efficiently.

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21. You developed very strong opinions on best and worst airlines and airports.

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Or train providers and train stations. Or bus companies and bus terminals.

23. And despite cultural differences, you are still often asked to meet the expectations set by the traditions in your home country.

My parents are gonna be so disappointed when I tell them I don't wanna be an engineer #immigrantProblems

Masoud The Dude@Masoud_khaniFollow

My parents are gonna be so disappointed when I tell them I don't wanna be an engineer #immigrantProblems

8:05 PM - 18 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite