Foreign Trends in America
Like most American youth, my daily life involves some activities that are influenced by the media and current trends. The American culture consists various forms of traditions and trends borrowed from foreign sources that threaten to drown the original distinct culture of America. As the American culture encompasses various cultures from around the globe, it also spreads its culture to interacting nations. The Internet is instrumental in ensuring people from (if possible) all backgrounds share information and borrow ideas to integrate into their cultures. I believe the future generation will not differentiate their cultures basing on the countries of origin except historical material available.
I am particularly carried away by soccer. The rules of the game and the general method to play the game fascinate me. Moreover, having friends who love watching the European soccer league creates more interest to love the game. However, associating with team in one of the European soccer leagues brings more anxiety and fun. Commonly known as football in Europe, the multi-million sport has gained popularity globally, and the United States is no exception. The European clubs have created a huge impact on their supporters. It is trendy to associate with a successful soccer team in Europe.
The Chinese cheongsam is an ancient dress popularized in the previous century by manipulating it to suit fashion expectations. It is a popular dress for diplomatic functions, dinner parties and also official wear. Its plain and sharp design meant to enhance the female body yet at the same time let them feel comfortable and decent
Unlike the traditional foods that originated from Europe and native Americans such as potato chips, macaroni, hot dogs and meat loaf, new types of foods are gaining popularity among the American public. Tex-Mex, for instance, is a mixture of Spanish and Mexican styles of cooking found in most of Texas and the Southwest. Tex-Mex is made of burritos, shredded cheese, beans and chili.
Although about 20% of the population is not affiliated to any religious group, most Americans (75%) are religious. Most of these religions were borrowed from the Eastern countries in Asia.
Accommodating foreign music in America especially from southern America (specifically Mexico) is a rapidly rising phenomenon. The songs are particularly useful in ceremonies such as weddings and family celebrations.