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  • (@notyourtypicalcoconut) Instagram Profile @notyourtypicalcoconut
  • Vlad: "I am Russian, born and raised in Kazakhstan. The literature and the language is something from the Russian culture that is important to me and I& #039 ;ve kept with me. Of course there are cultural barriers that I& #039 ;ve faced. I think an important distinction though is; there are certain barriers which you emphasize to yourself. I came to Canada for schooling, specifically med school. Plans changed and I had to slowly tell my parents that. I& #039 ;m lucky that my parents were understanding about the changes because I know a lot of other immigrant students don& #039 ;t have it that easy. Especially, having both parents in the healthcare field. It& #039 ;s not easy because there is such an importance on education, as it is a way out. However, if you gradually show your parents you still have a plan and rip that bandaid off slowly; they will come around even if it keeps changing. For me sounding different or having a strong accent was never a barrier because I don& #039 ;t care. I even hosted Mac Tonight, a talk show for McMaster. A barrier for me personally was coming from a very conservative country, Kazakhstan. Going out in your pj& #039 ;s is not acceptable in Kazakhstan, but here you can go to class in them and it& #039 ;s okay. Canadian culture is so diverse;I think it& #039 ;s amazing that you can take the TTC in Toronto and see the whole world in one cart. The culture here has taught me to be open to other point of views while being able to voice my concern. I used to think I& #039 ;m on a student visa, how can I voice my concerns? But I can , because of the environment I live in." ---------------------------------------------------- #NYTC #mactonight #host #TTC #Diverse #student #NotYourTypicalCoconut #NY 🌴C #russiankazakhstan #internationalstudent #Education #shareyourstory #embraceyou #series #lifestyle #talkaboutit #community #perspective πŸ“·: @savvmir
  • Vlad: "I am Russian, born and raised in Kazakhstan. The literature and the language is something from the Russian culture that is important to me and I've kept with me. Of course there are cultural barriers that I've faced. I think an important distinction though is; there are certain barriers which you emphasize to yourself. I came to Canada for schooling, specifically med school. Plans changed and I had to slowly tell my parents that. I'm lucky that my parents were understanding about the changes because I know a lot of other immigrant students don't have it that easy. Especially, having both parents in the healthcare field. It's not easy because there is such an importance on education, as it is a way out. However, if you gradually show your parents you still have a plan and rip that bandaid off slowly; they will come around even if it keeps changing. 
For me sounding different or having a strong accent was never a barrier because I don't care. I even hosted Mac Tonight, a talk show for McMaster. A barrier for me personally was coming from a very conservative country, Kazakhstan. Going out in your pj's is not acceptable in Kazakhstan, but here you can go to class in them and it's okay. Canadian culture is so diverse;I think it's amazing that you can take the TTC in Toronto and see the whole world in one cart. The culture here has taught me to be open to other point of views while being able to voice my concern.  I used to think I'm on a student visa, how can I voice my concerns? But I can , because of the environment I live in." ----------------------------------------------------#NYTC  #mactonight #host #TTC #Diverse #student #NotYourTypicalCoconut #NY🌴C #russiankazakhstan #internationalstudent #Education #shareyourstory #embraceyou #series #lifestyle #talkaboutit #community #perspective πŸ“·: @savvmir
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  • (@inhalemycolumbine) Instagram Profile @inhalemycolumbine
  • the only time the quiet kid in the back of the class will talk
  • the only time the quiet kid in the back of the class will talk
  •  47  1 18 November, 2018
  • (@inhalemycolumbine) Instagram Profile @inhalemycolumbine
  • when the dealer throws in a little extra πŸ˜πŸŒΏπŸ’¨πŸ’¨
  • when the dealer throws in a little extra πŸ˜πŸŒΏπŸ’¨πŸ’¨
  •  92  1 18 November, 2018
  • (@5.dollar.footslong) Instagram Profile @5.dollar.footslong
  • are you Macgdonals bc Can i have a double cheeseburger big mac 10 chicken nugget ice cream oreosPizza chicken sa;ndwich ketchip napkin french fryies fork tomato #mactonight #mcdonalds #80s
  • are you Macgdonals bc Can i have a double cheeseburger big mac 10 chicken nugget ice cream oreosPizza chicken sa;ndwich ketchip napkin french fryies fork tomato #mactonight #mcdonalds #80s
  •  9  0 7 November, 2018