I remember when Mom was taking night classes to get her high school diploma. I would go with her so her teacher could help me with my homework. There was was a lady there from Thailand who was improving her English. I had a lot of fun helping her learn some new words, esp. the slang ones (yes they were the clean ones)
I do. Many of them started out being my English As A Second Language students when they first arrived in this country. I love meeting people of different cultures & learning about their customs & traditions.
I have friends from many cultures. My sister-in-law is Chinese; my cousin is engaged to a Chinese gal; a very good friend of mine is African American; I also have Native American friends; and I grew up in southern Texas where many of my friends were Hispanic.
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We do have a family from Africa in our church and they have had their other church (all from Africa) come and tell about their worship they do in Africa. They did their worship dances and songs and drumming. They are from a country on the eastern border of Congo (I can never remember the name but starts with a B) and were refugees for several years before getting a sponsorship to Colorado. The women wear the prettiest dresses.
Through the my internet crochet group, and Sparkspeople I have many friends from many cultures. I love learning about them. I had one friend from Yemen that had to move because of rebel fighting, sadly I have not heard from her in years and don't even know if she's still alive.
We lived on a small island off Puerto Rico for 12 years. We particiapted and enjoyed their special days and celebrations.
Puerto Rico is an American Territory, but Spanish is theiri offical language and many of the handed down traditions are still followed.
Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.
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Oh yes. I have friends from all ethnic backgrounds. I was one of only a few Americans in the International Club back in college and I still keep in touch with several of them and now even in mt small town I have friends from other cultures, Philipines, Mexico. Russia, Poland, England, etc. It makes life more interesting.
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