10 American Things I Still Can’t Get Used To As a “Veteran” Immigrant

Stella Guan
10 min readJan 26, 2021

Culture shocks can sometimes last for over a decade

In the summer of 2008, I hopped on a plane for the first time in my life and landed in the U.S. sixteen hours later.

It was the beginning of an era. Like they said, I had my whole life in front of me.

Almost 13 years later, I’m still here.