Newcomers adapt to weather changes

Sui Par, Reporter

For some students, the word “winter” doesn’t exist in their dictionary. With the location of Myanmar being on the other side of the globe in comparison with the U.S., there are many distinctions, the weather for example.

Freshmen Nei Cing and Doi Cer have seen and experienced snow for the first time this year since this is their first winter and their first year of coming to the states. It’s a whole new world for them, seeing little particles falling from the sky and seeing the ground covered in frothy white instead of lush green.

From hearing people talk about what it is like and what it looks like, it was just what Cing expected. According to her, the only difference between the two region is that Indiana is a lot colder.

Unlike Cing, Cer knew about the existence of snow from watching movies before coming here. In the movies she watched, like Korean movies, there were scenes and images of snow which lead her to be curious of such a thing. She thought of how cool and fun it would be to live in a region where it snows.

“I was most excited to go outside and take a stroll,” Cer said. “It’s fun looking and seeing my footprints after taking steps.”

According to Cer, she doesn’t find it as likeable or precious anymore as she did the first time. She also doesn’t like staying out for a long time because the temperature drops down way too much, which she still hasn’t gotten used to.

On the contrary, another freshman, Khen Thang, is dissatisfied with the weather differences because it prevents him from completing specific events.

“I like it better in Malaysia and my home town because I could go out and play whenever I wanted to,” Thang said. “But here, I’m stuck indoors during the winter.”

Thang hopes spring arrives quickly so he can go back to doing what he wants.