I clarified my own ideas and moved beyond my emotional reaction to guns on campus.  In the process, I came to see Mr. Grisham in a very human light. This is a statement from an individual who analyzed her furious disagreement with a politician’s comments about guns on campus.   As a result, she concluded that it […]

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    We had a culture bump at the University of Houston gym.  We saw an American person meet his friend.  They grabbed their opposite hand and pulled each other close and hit each other’s opposite shoulder.  We didn’t know what they were doing.  We felt confused, surprised and wondered if it was a game. […]

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We had a big culture bump when we talked to a student at the UH.  We were doing a survey and she answered our questions nicely.  So we thought she will take a picture with us, but she said, “I’m busy, sorry”.  She refused indirectly.  We knew she wasn’t busy because before we talked to […]

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We had a culture bump in Houston.  During class our teacher held up a poster and said, “Japanese see the whole thing and Americans look at the person or thing.”  We were surprised, curious and interested – wondering why there is a difference between the two people in their focus. The universal situation is describing […]

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We went to see a history class at the University of Houston, and we had a culture bump.  Our culture bump was that American students speak to the professor during the class, such as asking questions, and saying, “Yes”, “Okay” and “I know”.  When we saw them doing this, we were shocked and envious because we […]

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Maryam Al Nahwi says, “This is a picture of a culturebump for me . In my country Saudi Arabia, we don’t have trees and grass in most of the land area, we have desert mostly”.   This is a picture of a culture bump for me.  In my country Saudi Arabia, we don’t have statue […]

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  Bottoms Up!…or Not….. You may notice that there are a lot of differences of table manners between Chinese and Americans.Take the “alcohol culture” as an example,when Snow and Lily toasted for the second and the third time, Priyanka felt uncomfortable. When we went out to look for the truth,we were surprised and shocked that […]

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    Drink Bump The Squirrel Team Culture bump is a social phenomenon all over the world. As Dr. Carol M. Archer wrote in her book, culture bump has been defined as a “cultural difference”. To tell the truth, culture bumps are visible or invisible and different depending on the individual and the situation. People […]

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