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 Dos and Donts in US

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Posted on 09-03-12 12:56 AM     Reply [Subscribe]
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Hi US Nepali raithane colleagues; 

Would be beneficial to new arrivals if  Dos and Don't in US (which are not accessed by google and specific to Nepali) are listed.
 
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Posted on 09-03-12 12:26 PM     [Snapshot: 624]     Reply [Subscribe]
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@28th Good one!!
 
Posted on 09-03-12 1:24 PM     [Snapshot: 696]     Reply [Subscribe]
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- Go to ESL classes ASAP if you are not here as a student and learn proper American etiquettes. 
- However way, start a bank account immediately and sign up for a credit card at your earliest
- Before you curse economy for paying $80 for a brief, make sure dollar stores are around your area,  you'll save up and shop there for your small items like stationeries and other stuffs. Look out for ROSS for cheap clothing and such. There always is an alternative.
- Most importantly, don't fall sick in this country, maintain good health.  
 
Posted on 09-03-12 2:27 PM     [Snapshot: 818]     Reply [Subscribe]
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 IF YOU ARE HERE AS A STUDENT FOCUS ON FINISHING YOUR STUDY AS EARLIEST AS POSSIBLE--- DONT RUN AFTER HOURS IN GAS STATION--THAT WILL LEAD YOU TO NOWHERE---BEFORE COMPLETING STUDY DONT EVEN THINK OF MONEY. DONT BUY EXPENSIVE CAR IF YOU HAVE TO BUY A CAR--$ 10,000 car = 2 SEMESTER FEE.

AVERAGE INCOME AT GAS STATION=2300*12(MONTHS)*5(YEARS)=138000. This is an average income for a gas station worker for 5 years considering 365 days, 70 hours per week work.
After completing your study you can earn this amount in 2 AND 1/2 years working 40 HRS PER WEEK, 5 days a week. This is the amount considered after tax.

DO THE MATH.

 
Posted on 09-03-12 3:14 PM     [Snapshot: 889]     Reply [Subscribe]
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oh my god, 70 hours per week??? :(
that's insane... and sorry to hear that if some ppl has to go through that.
yeh, like jhapali said, do the math.

btw, if anyone is interested please have a read on this book, here is a gem for all job-seekers
I personally loved the book. It talks about great jobs for you without having to wait for four year degree.
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Jobs-Without-Four-Year-Degree/dp/1563708612

and as a employee, you must know your rights and don't let your employer abuse you.
If you are working in this country, you MUST and MUST read this book,
if not God save you or be perplexed by what other has to say.
Please read this book to know your rights as an employee:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Employee-Answer-Book-Practical/dp/1572486945

 
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 Speak English the way you feel comfortable. Don't try to imitate American accent. You will sound funnier. Be known that every kind of accents are spoken and understood here.
 
Posted on 09-03-12 7:38 PM     [Snapshot: 864]     Reply [Subscribe]
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 Dos:
1. Buy old and reliable car. Don't run after fancy car. 
2. Try to study really good, this will help you after you find a job after you graduate. 
3. Try to watch how American pronounce and play with certain words, that might help a lot to understand their jokes and cultural talks. 
4. Always be in touch with your real friends. It is really hard to make real good friends in this country and its easy to lose them. People often lose them by making being busy as an excuse. Its tough to get that friendship back once ignorance has played it's part. You need good friends the first, when you need help. 
5. Always try to improve your skills, when you have time. For example, be expert in excel if you allowed a laptop in gas station, you got an idea. 
6. Never feel lonely, that totally destroyes you.


Don't:
1.  Don't spend all your money towards your girlfriend/boyfriend, because there is high chances that you might not get married with a same person. 
2.   Never get offended by American's individualist behaviour. For example, they might talk to you really good one day and totally ignore you the next day. It's not personal, thats how they were raised. 
3. Never say everything about yourself to be friendly. That bites back. 
4. Never show your weakness at workplace to be friendly or open. 


These are few things that I learned. 



 
Posted on 09-03-12 9:31 PM     [Snapshot: 1339]     Reply [Subscribe]
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1. Get in touch with Nepali seniors at your school/work and ask for suggestions when in doubt. Most likely, they've been through that situation and their experience might come handy to you.

2. But be aware, I've seen folks giving wrong advice to juniors. There are people who had hard time getting past situation "X" and want you to have the same bad (or even worse) experience. Stay away from those selfish SOBs.

3. NEVER lend your hard earned/saved money to anyone, especially to a Nepali. You're lucky if you get even a fraction of it back.

4. If you're a student, buy used books - 1-2 edition older books will save you tons and won't make difference in your grades. Or, download pdfs - not legal though.

5. च्याप्यो भन्दैमा रुख/पर्खाल देख्ने बित्तिकै तुर्क्याउने काम चाँही नगर्नु, रंगेहात पक्रेला नि! 
 
Posted on 09-03-12 11:17 PM     [Snapshot: 1496]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Don't drink too much raksi and don't smoke too much churot
 
Posted on 09-03-12 11:21 PM     [Snapshot: 1494]     Reply [Subscribe]
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 All the abovementioned points are excellent. I wholeheartly agree with nepal-hamro.  I was open with my colleagues and told them some of my weakness at workplace.  That was my blunder.  I will add a few:

- If you are 21+ and you have frens below 21, don't let them drink at your apartment/house.  
- Be on time
- Dress professionally at work.  Americans do closely watch your appearance even though they say they don't care.


 
Posted on 09-04-12 12:36 AM     [Snapshot: 1583]     Reply [Subscribe]
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 Don'ts:

1. Do not download music.
2. Do not watch or possess child porn. No beastility! No Zoophilia!
3. Do not have physical relationship with a minor. Even if they say they're willing to do it. Stay away!!!
4. Do not go to chat rooms and try to seduce people and try to meet them to get laid.
5. Do not broadcast your private part on webcam over the internet.
                                   
                                                    

Dos:

1. Do take my don'ts seriously! 



 
Posted on 09-04-12 1:58 AM     [Snapshot: 1665]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Do watch lot of Hindi movies Nepali movies English movie on YouTube Netflix listen radio take shower daily if possible eat good food MacDonald pizza pizza pizza hut Jimmy creek poutine KFC etc drink coffee speak politely respect elders and love juniors
 
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thanks to all contributors- death rocker, maxpayne, 28th amendment, uhi nepali, bittertruth, jhapali keto, adhikari_bandhu, nepal – hamro, janterei, intelligentguy, raliI45, truenepalidude

 @ maxpayne – Not safe/suitable for work – need more elaborations, please ! and Can I drive there with my international driver license for a while?

@ bittertruth – i. what are dollar stores? ii. no doubt - should maintain good health anywhere be it nepal or US – any other factors like health insurance policies??

@ nepal-hamro- any recommendation for car type?

@ jantarei – no.3. – Is the US so filled with ppl (yet nepali) having such locus personalities?

@ rali145 – no.1- whats wrong to download music?

 

A bit infos about myself – grown up in Asia (Nepal), studied for higher degree in Europe (Germany), working in Africa (Sudan) and immigrating (under consideration from my side) to America (US)

Now, welcome to the suggestions specific to me .


 
Posted on 09-04-12 3:43 AM     [Snapshot: 1716]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Your answers
Dollar stores are like nepals 99 rs shop. They are cheap and con lots of stuff for cheap price.
uS is full of different type of people. They are are crazy
As all suggested dont buy fancy car in first go around 4-5000 dollar ones. Can be easily found in dhoti dealer .

 
Posted on 09-04-12 3:52 AM     [Snapshot: 1719]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Rali was kidding about download music.
If u carry android download music bay for free music .
For me
Do:
1) visit sajha
2) dont work for dhoti
3) you are individual here , dont think about anyone
4) check professor rating before you take classes ( if you want to go school)
Dont
1) visit mysansar
2) date minors even online
3) drink and drive. This might lead you to jail
4) open secrets about working permits /gc to any khaires. ; they are not even of their fathers

If you want better life DONT come to NEW YORK (I am in NYC) ; go other states like kansas, oklahoma, texas.
 
Posted on 09-04-12 10:25 AM     [Snapshot: 1883]     Reply [Subscribe]
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hey everestpep,
They've wiki on everything.
here is dollar store wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_Tree
Their website sucks, don't go for that and visit the store personally, look for the big one, buy all stationeries(they've whole lot of things besides that). I was shocked to see that same pen holder cost me there for 1 buck while OfficeMax charged me 9 bucks plus taxes.

Due to added hormones in food and livestock, here ppl look bigger and older for their age. 19 years may look like 30 and 14 years may look like 20. If you ever date anyone, make sure she is not underage. And, most American women lie quiet often. Keep yourself safe.



 
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"Most American women lie quite often" - whoa, stereotyping much? I guess one thing you shouldn't do is believe blanket statements like these. I went to a college with no Nepali students, and made a lot of American friends (many of which were girls). People here have different personalities, and the culture here is different, but negative pre-concieved notions won't make your transition any better.

 
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DON'T
  • drink (alcohol) and drive
  • text while driving
  • get too close to another person (physically and emotionally unless it's your wife/gf)
  • drink and fight 
  • play the race card everywhere
  • think that all the women in US are readily going to have sex with you 
  • pick your nose and don;t kottawo your daat without covering your mouth
  • spit everywhere
  • buy alcohol and churot for minors


 
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!!DON'T BUY THE SH*T YOU DON'T NEED!!

 
Posted on 09-05-12 10:53 PM     [Snapshot: 2487]     Reply [Subscribe]
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 I recommend toyota corolla that is about 5 to 7 years old. 
 
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I think SUV or may be Honda is good choice I personally prefer Honda
 



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