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1. What surprised you in relation to culture?

I believe what surprised me the most was the fact that women cannot call

their husbands by their name. It seems so impersonal and so distant from a love

relationship for westerns that it shocked me a lot. And also the obligations of taking care

of the parents and being heir of everything, especially because they wont hand

anything to the other children.

2. What impressed you in relation to culture?

Even though there is this social weight upon the shoulders of the oldest

(which Hannah assured that they are already built up to those expectations) I find it nice

that there is a sense of responsibility towards respecting and taking care of the parents

after they are married. Unfortunately, many of us westerns tend to abandon our

progenitors to nursing houses or even not to visit them. This is a nice way of preserving

the honoring parents commandment even if it is not based on the Jewish Bible.

3. What mystifies you in relation to this culture?

The way family can intervene in the couples relationship if they do not agree.

How society pressures people to marry within the culture. And the fact that men will try

to seek less educated women rather than educated. I feel that women are maids in

which men are finding a good one to get married to.

4. What is your sense of this culture?

I believe it is a very patriarchal and in a way that it looks really sexist for the

modern women. Honoring parents is something that the westerns evidentially need to

learn not only regarding family, but as well for relationships in general. Yet I am still
bothered with the fact that men are viewed as superior to women when it comes to

receiving heritage or being esteemed more than a girl. Unfortunately, it is easier to say

that western culture is better and superior without considering how the Kuki view the

world and how does it reflect in their culture.

5. Did the interview affect you in any way? If so, how?

It is hard to not be affected by different cultures. In some ways there is this

defensive mood in which you feel like there is a need of progress, on the other hand, a

deeper respect to aspects that your own culture has neglected. As Christians we know

that sinful men affect in a great part negatively in culture because their worldview, so it

has been nice to identify general revelation in some aspects (regarding treatment to

parents) and others sinful aspects (men are viewed as superior to women). It is not

easy to deal with these difference without being shocked and at the same time

respectful. I guess I need to learn how to react and comprehend rather than just judge.

And that will take some time.