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Monday, October 8, 2012

Normal everyday things in the US that I considered cultural experiences

Nearly had a heart attack when I saw these for the first time.

They sell everything! And so cheap! I think I finally get why it's such a big thing in the US. You should have seen me in the aisles like a child in a field of daisies while everyone's just doing their shopping. 

Online Shopping
Who would have thought online shopping was so convenient. I mean seriously! I stayed away from internet shopping back in Europe because shipping/taxes were such a pain in the butt. But now that I'm in the US... it's so easy! (and no worries, I am keeping an eye on my balance. Heh)

They have Wi-Fi. Everywhereeeee!
This really needs no explanation. Hurray for free wifi! 

I know obesity is a big problem and all in the US, but who would have thought there was just so many types of food? I like how some places label how many calories a meal has so you can feel more guilty while you scarf your food down.

Actually watching American TV Shows on TV
Speechless. Turn on your TV. Boom! FOX! abc family! CBS! It's quite possibly one of the best feelings to actually watch a show ON TV. Not on your computer. Took my breath away, I tell you. 

And as a bonus.. Hipsters!!!
I actually saw one yesterday! "Nerd" glasses and cardigans. He went totally all-out. Almost asked him for an autograph... I thought hipsters were just a myth. 

As an outsider looking in, these have been some awesome moments in my time here in the US. I will truly treasure skipping up and down Walmart deep in my heart. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sharpies + lots of free time = ?

Back in Spain I was mesmerized by the graffiti and street art that were displayed on practically every surface. Some might call it vandalism, but you can see some of it is truly art. A lot of time and dedication goes into graffiti; and by this I'm not talking about those little scribbles you see in a bathroom stall. I mean those all-out works of art on murals, done with simple tools like spray paint. All the street art there inspired me to take on my own style and angle on street art without being an obnoxious, anger-fueled teen about it.

So after discovering my collection of Sharpies, I decided to spend my time productively by prioritizing this over my homework or any other extremely urgent school work. Here's what I came up with a few days back.

I admit it is a bit amateur-ish, but who cares? I love doing this! I always feel like I have to be busy doing something, so this has been a great source of interest for me the past few weeks. And now, some actual art from Madrid:

I've frequently seen kids in their teens going about at night to paint on walls. I find it pretty awesome that they are inspired and motivated to paint their passions on a surface. It's actually one of the small things I miss about Madrid!