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The day was finally here It was November 11 1990 the day that our family was to go to Land Of Liberty I heard so many different things about this country called United States of America and I was warned that it would be nothing youve expected The plane ride did not seem as long as it was partly because I was lost in my own thoughts with hopes and anxiety I thought about what I will become in this massive country I was headed and how soon I will adapt to this new culture and people Every bits of hope I had faded as we drove to our new house after the plane landed All I saw was open space and emptiness something I did not expect or was prepared for I lived in urban part of Korea all my 9 years of life and I was never aware that there could be any place as empty as I was now I was a bit relieved when we reached our 2 floors 6 rooms house in Northbrook It was like a castle to me My father told me that this house cost as much as the little 1 bathroom 3 rooms apartment we had in Korea As I was getting used to the castle we have just bought the emptiness filled my heart again I looked outside and saw houses across the street For a week I thought those houses were stores Living in Korea everywhere you look out there are myriad number of stores everywhere I could not get used to this suburban life that nobody ever warned me about My next cultural shock came when I attended my uncles Thanksgiving dinner For the first time I encountered what seemed like a gigantic chicken turkey There were many other foods besides the turkey but overall I was overwhelmed by the abundance of food at such low price I began to understand why
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