Saturday, March 5, 2011

Culture Intertwined

The airport environment is very diverse. Everyday you will meet different people from different part of the country or the world. Through your conversation with them, you will be able to learn a lot of stuff regarding the culture and tradition of the places they came from.

Being able to work in an environment as diverse as the airport is considered by me a great privilege. Aside from the fact that I love to work with people, I also love to hear their stories, their struggles and the huge adjustment that they have to do when they arrived in the US. Why I find those stories very fascinating? Simply because I can definitely relate with them! I once wear the same shoes!

Through our casual conversation, a friend told me that in Egypt, families who belong to the upper class of the society would give gold or gold bars a present to a couple who are getting married. Not only that, they are also known to give expensive gifts like cars, house, etc. She said that when her sister got married they have to give her a lavish wedding and generous gifts like giving them a car since her sister need one. (**drooling mode**)It must be very nice, isn't it? Oh, how I wish hubby and I were given a house as a wedding gift so we no mortgage to pay anymore! LOL ~~ What an easy life it would have been, right? hehehe

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