Home is where the heart is (BAJO)
- By: Deemco
- On:Wednesday, March 12, 2008 4:03:58 PM
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I remember when we first came back to Jordan in 1995, there wasn't even a McDonald's. My brother, sister, and I were so mad at our parents for bringing us back here. We had been living the in U.S. before, and Jordan seemed like hell to us. There were no all-English teaching schools and our Arabic skills were very weak. All we wanted was to go back to the states, we hated it here. Come on, no McDonald's?! Not even burger king! That was a big deal for us. We had been used to the many American brands that did not exist in Jordan. We eventually adapted and accepted Jordan as our home. We were very young back then. I was actually born in Jordan and so was my sister, but we spent our childhood growing up in the states.
Jordan has come a very long way since then. Not only do we have a vast number of fast food chain restaurants, we have tons of foreign brands here which I never even dreamed would reach Jordan. Plus, there are so many investments taking place in Jordan. It's growing so rapidly, it's becoming hard to keep up. The future for Jordan looks very promising and I can't wait to see what the future holds for this beautiful country.
I know that at first I resented Jordan, but the truth is, it was always home for me. We left Jordan again after that, but it wasn't the same. We were all in a hurry to get back. No matter how tempting and exciting it is to live abroad, it's not the same as living in your own country. It's where you came from and where you belong. Despite Jordan's negative side, it's still home, and home is where the heart is.