Aaaaaaaaaaaaannndddd we kick-off another weekend!!! What weekend already? *housewife silly dance of joy*
Aside from the weekend kicking off, I am introducing a new regular to the blog. What regular? Who regular? It will still be me, but with one new thing you will surely expect weekly. Gulp! The pressure! Well, I do need some regularity in these irregular times 🙂
Anyhoo, if you’re my friend on Facebook (Please befriend me if you still are not a Facebook friend of this blog), I’m sure you’ve seen my 3rd worlder-2nd world transient* sentiments on my everyday first world experiences, which are strangely very popular. And so I had the brilliant idea to bring this into the blog.
As the blog post title suggests, welcome to First World Fridays!!!! (insert theme song here).
Today will just be a taste of some of those first world realizations and conundrums, especially for those who are still not my Facebook friends (Like my blog page now, now, now!):
- Why are carpets so popular here? When carpets are so hard to clean (You need a vacuum vs just using a broom. And are especially difficult when wet AND stained), so smelly post wetness (I assume super prone during winter), prone to bug infestations (yuck!), and need to be changed every so often (I’d change it at least once a year). Why not have wood or tile floors instead? Or are wood / tile / stone more expensive (short, medium and long term wise)?
- Is dishwashing liquid in the US more harmful than the ones made in the PH and in the UAE? Why do people wear gloves when washing the dishes (Dishwashers – the machine and not a person – are not used in most Asian US households as I’ve observed)?!? Do I need to buy cleaning gloves now? I only use my cleaning gloves when I clean the toilet
- Walmart is like ShoeMart (a once very popular department store, now shopping mall conglomerate). They’ve got it all for you!
- You will RARELY (or maybe even never) buy in a regular store during regular season. There will always be mega sales, outlet malls and stores (TJ Maxx, Ross, Marshall’s, etc), and eBay for cheaper prices of the same / similar products. Patience and research are virtues for value-for-money living in America. Amen.
- AND last but not the least, I am thankful and very proud that I came from the developing part of the world. Thank you Lord that I grew up in a country where people are intelligent, hardworking, and resilient, resourceful, creative, cheerful.
Can you fellow expats relate to these? Gosh, I hope I’m not the only weirdo who thinks of these things.
Hope y’all have a great weekend!
Delirious about delicious,
*No such thing as a 2nd world eh? Well, in my world, there is one. And that is Dubai and the rest of the UAE, a place with so much wealth to match the 1st world, but with 3rd world or maybe even 4th world attitudes. I guess 2nd world just evens out that entire imbalance there. Hehehe!