Small talk can be enlightening. see limitations from a different perspective. The end of adolescence marks the beginning of your journey into adulthood, which is the longest phase of the human life cycle. Sometimes you want to say that things are just … OK. There’s also a classic response in this situation: “So-so.”.

Sorry to hear about people judging you. Not to mention I was constantly abused during that whole time, being berated and told that I was not good enough to do anything in life, as well as being told that I was delusional for thinking I knew what I wanted. Today I’m going to show you some more creative ways to ask and answer “How are you?” in English. So this question is likely to be asked more than ever. Sad but true :)), A new way of saying “how are you” inn America. I usually say something like, “Fair enough.”. We break the rules all the time, so why shouldn’t they? Our ancestors all come from somewhere, usually a different city or country altogether. How about a reply like vertical and breathing? youtube.com/watch?v=DWynJkN5HbQ Take care Mabel. You ever ask a Caucasian Australian with a noticeable accent where he/she is from? Everything that is absolute, strict, framed, labeled already belongs to past the time you mention it. And since I feel like the Netherlands is my second home, I find it’s bit confusing to answer the question, so I always reply as “It’s complicated, I have two home countries.” Here, Kenny runs into Nate and asks What are you doing these days? Enjoy . 2) I don’t live in the past so I live only presently. . B: Looking through this code to check for bugs. These sound so much more natural. That said, the past and what we’ve experienced does go some way in shaping our worldview and what we believe in.

In addition, bilingual invitations and paper questionnaires in English and Spanish will be sent to select areas of the country. Faded Lyrics: You were the shadow to my light / Did you feel us? That will change over time though. That’s another awesome on I’d forgotten about. There……..

I always was local everywhere I lived or visited, some places were closer to me, some were not. And I agree with you. There are not too many things that can offend me but people asking me where I am “really from” is one of the few things that does. At the end of the day, we are all different . Please stop. What do you want to know? I grew up with my country’s ideologies, just like everyone else. So typically I ask back “where are you from?”, although it is quite obvious. I’m from the UK, but half of me is African, from Nigeria. Their facial expressions say it all – that I’m a tourist which is so not true. By later childhood, you move on to more challenging tasks, while still depending on adults to guide you. When you want to ask someone to give you something and you feel you need to be polite, it’s always a good idea to “soften” the sentence — I like the phrase: “Would it be OK if I got your number?” 3. “If you accept your limitations, you go beyond them.” — Brendan Francis. 3. Very clever. Thanks for sharing this video Matt! “I don’t live in the past so I live only presently.” This is quite a profound phase, one that I agree with. Nothing wrong with that. Usually, they catch on to my humorous side and gamely play along. But be careful! I don’t think it’s working so well. Can’t wait to go back. This can help you to shift gears when it comes to your own growth and your pursuit of success. ( Log Out /  The question where are you from to me is like asking, where is your home, and home is in NZ for me. Keep in mind that this question can also offer a jumping off point for you to find out where others who started in this position five years ago are now, Chalmers says.

You might have numerous relationships with both lovers and friends in this stage as well. You might also ask out of shock if you don’t like what the person is doing. Born in Melbourne to Malaysian migrant parents, I hold Australian citizenship. But my parents are Malaysian. Nate: Working and taking classes part-time. When asked, I answer the truth: “I’m a Pakistani Frog who lives in Mexico”.

Lovely article, thanks , I like how you say it ‘‘Here, from the heart’, and you? More often than not, I feel it is too much of an effort to do just that, and will just mumble something about my parents’ home country – and the other person will immediately ‘get it’.

Which would make “Where are you from?” a really complex question for them. Learn how your comment data is processed. “What’s happening?” Sad but true , Sad? That’s a good question! Thanks for the positive feedback Piyush. Some adults are simply not suited for teaching. it helps me a lot. Or well, or good. 5) I don’t understand what people exactly want to know and it’s not so appreciated to ask 10 questions back, whereas most of the people answer with one name.

In some cases, you might ask what someone is doing to make small talk. Do they think they know more than us about “where we’re from”? So we’d rather not be asked it. We have every right to ask that question and I think it’s shallow of Caucasians to laugh at us when we ask them it. I say this when I’m feeling cheery or am warming towards the strangers I’m talking to. / Where are you now (I searched across the internet for good responses to “where are you from”; this is definitely the best answer I’ve found ), Thank you, Steven. I usually get this question asked to me a lot as I don’t look like my other family members (I’m quite fair skin & they are all darker than me) & I also don’t look like I’m from on particular country. I really like your friend’s response. For example, your focus is now your career and the development of a young family. This question is an ambiguous one. I think I might try and see how many different answers I can give before we get to my ethnic background.

I do feel (and I hope it doesn’t offend anyone who may read this) that we do live in a white culture, in the sense that generally speaking most people won’t ask a white person where they’re from, unless perhaps if they have a different accent. I seek for help. Thanks for the explanation, Gabriel! “Where are you from” seems like a direct question but in all honesty it’s one of the most ambiguous ones ever. Like you, I get confused when white Australians or Asian Australians ask me “Where are you from?”. Whenever you reach stage four, you have probably spent half a century investing in yourself. Thanks a lot for this article! You? Summer is opening up all the parks here and the weekend is helping everyone be social. So I also took some from Sri Lankan and Thai since I lived there a bit. in order to catch up with him after a long period of not seeing him.

I don’t think it’s working so well. Exercise is an incredibly powerful tool that will improve your life and help you feel good. Grew up in Australia, have an Aussie accent, and have viewpoints which are considered ‘non-Asian’.

The more varied responses you give, the more intriguing responses may you get . Go ahead and get others to guess all the places you are from, and if they get it correct, you can be their best friend. Chinese and complicated…I like that way of describing yourself, and when you describe yourself that way to others, you don’t get too many other questions… , Mabel, I remember going to Australia and having to force myself not to say “All right?” when passing people by. Do they need to be born there from a long line of Aussie citizens? I can only imagine how people might react when you tell them you come from five different countries – they could even expect you to say more. And live here still. I love this. Where we are from and where we feel comfortable calling home is dependent on our individual choices and experiences. , Be my guest, BLT. Wanna take a lunch break in a bit? What I meant to say was that “You all right?” to mean “How’s it going?” is rather British and I haven’t seen it used like that elsewhere. It just makes absolutely no sense to me. The video Matthew posted is hilarious!!!

Jeff: Trying to cook. I found your blog when googling answers for “Where are you from?”. This stage is about finding meaning in life and death. Simply imitating what you see others do. The other thing is how you answer of course. B: Not really, why? It really depends on who asks the question, and if you want to deliver the long or short answer. With this in mind, let’s look at some different ways to ask, What are you doing? 28 Phrases to Feel Comfortable in English Conversations, The Big, Fat Clark and Miller English Quiz 2017, Surprising English Teaching Facts I Learnt Last Week – Advice From 4 Experts, Body Parts in English: 71 Parts of the Body You Might Not Know, Patterns in English: Everything You Need To Know (Almost), Making the Mountain Smaller: 3 Killer Strategies for Learning English Vocabulary, How to ask “How are you?” in different ways, How to answer “How are you?” in a creative way. Now of course when people ask me where I’m from I hate saying all 5 countries due to people maybe think I’m exaggerating or holding on to that 1 sixteenth of an ethnicity which is absolutely not the case or else I would mention countries such as Scotland and China where I have minimal ancestry history. Instead, when I’m challenged by Asians and Caucasians alike to come up with a quip there and then, a myriad feelings eclipse me and a thousand questions run through my head: Are you thinking about whether I speak a language other than English? Where are you now? “Thank you for your kind wishes. (I was born in Karachi of French parents) (Perhaps we should ask a Caucasian Australian this question.)

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