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Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Blackmanfinance: 2:19am On Jun 06
As you walk through getting your visa to relocate to the USA, there are several things you should consider and plan for once you arrive in the USA. There are three core things you need to consider when you are moving to the USA; Accommodation, Transportation and Food

Accommodation:
Most of us stay with relatives or friends when we arrive in the USA. Hence, you need to think of ways to support the relative or friend with whom you are staying. I would advise you support by buying grocery or paying some of the utility bills. Keep in mind the average rent in the DC/Baltimore area could be between $1000 and $2500 so supporting your relative with paying for utility and grocery will be appreciated.
If you decide you would like to stay on your own the below sites are good resources to search for accommodation to rent:
https://www.trulia.com/
https://baltimore.craigslist.org/search/apa
https://www.apartments.com/
If you are a student, join the school groups on LinkedIn or Facebook and enquire if any one is looking for a roommate (This is a cheap route to finding accommodation). Most often, students need fellow students to room with to help reduce their cost of living.

Transportation:
Based on where you will be living, you might need a car. If you are buying a car, craigslist is a good place to start for low budget cars ($1000 to $1500) or also through Auction. You can also check cars.com or auto trader. Your major take away from this should be, if you do not see the car DON’T wire the money. For additional steps on ensuring you get a good car you can DM me on IG @blackmanfinance.
If you are staying in the City, they will probably have a good transportation system. You can look up the metro transport in that city for cost and bus/train routes.

Food:
Not sure there is much to talk about here but shop according to your budget. And there are a lot of African stores in the USA (Not sure about Alaska) but you will always find something comparable. Have a monthly food budget and stick to it. Try to prepare your own meals as opposed to buying from outside.

Making Money:
In America, side hustle is your friend. As you are waiting on your VISA to be approved continue to develop and refine your skill-set so you can make some money while you are in school or applying for a job. See some side hustle ideas below:

• Photography
• Catering
• Wedding planner
• Make-Up Artist
• Hair stylist
• Uber driver
• Playing Instruments
• Freelance – Coding (Fiverr/Ifreelance)
• Baby sitter
• Dog walker
• Teaching Online
• Pizza delivery

You can DM me on IG @blackmanfinance if you would like to discuss ways to execute your side hustle.

The below are a list of sites to find jobs:

https://www.linkedin.com/
https://www.indeed.com/
https://www.careerbuilder.com/

Let me know if there are topics relating to finance you would like me to write about. Also feel free to email me at blackmanfinance@gmail.com with questions.

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by maisauki: 3:39am On Jun 06
oh America, d overrated America

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Nednwoko(m): 5:54am On Jun 06
maisauki:
oh America, d overrated America

Hahahahaha I tell u. When I went to America I regretted Sha. Not because I didn't like the country but because I ended up staying in the most unsafe neighborhoods in America (Englewood,in Chicago). There was always a shooting/killing on the streets everyday. When I see/hear our Naija people complaining about crime in Nigeria on social media I laugh grin grin because they ain't seen anything yet. In Englewood just by looking at a black male suspiciously on the street can put ur life in danger. There was always a drive-by shooting/murder everyday....

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Blackmanfinance: 12:10pm On Jun 06
Haha, we are all trying to make use of what we have. More opportunities than Nigeria though.
maisauki:
oh America, d overrated America

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Blackmanfinance: 12:10pm On Jun 06
Some part of Chicago is rough.
Nednwoko:


Hahahahaha I tell u. When I went to America I regretted Sha. Not because I didn't like the country but because I ended up staying in the most unsafe neighborhoods in America (Englewood,in Chicago). There was always a shooting/killing on the streets everyday. When I see/hear our Naija people complaining about crime in Nigeria on social media I laugh grin grin because they ain't seen anything yet. In Englewood just by looking at a black male suspiciously on the street can put ur life in danger. There was always a drive-by shooting/murder everyday....

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by arro: 6:23pm On Jun 06
Nice topic
Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by KendrickAyomide: 3:19am On Jun 07
Nednwoko:


Hahahahaha I tell u. When I went to America I regretted Sha. Not because I didn't like the country but because I ended up staying in the most unsafe neighborhoods in America (Englewood,in Chicago). There was always a shooting/killing on the streets everyday. When I see/hear our Naija people complaining about crime in Nigeria on social media I laugh grin grin because they ain't seen anything yet. In Englewood just by looking at a black male suspiciously on the street can put ur life in danger. There was always a drive-by shooting/murder everyday....
Never make the mistake of living with uneducated black folks. Better live in an all white Neighborhood, even if it's expensive at least cost is nothing compared to your safety. I never go America before o. But bros From wetin i they see America sweet. But it all depends on where you go and what you like

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Nig4Greatness: 3:46am On Jun 07
maisauki:
oh America, d overrated America
...

Am not sure in which of the areas you are referring to but in all truth and fairness the US is the most developed country in the world, I mean in every sense.

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Nig4Greatness: 3:49am On Jun 07
Nednwoko:


Hahahahaha I tell u. When I went to America I regretted Sha. Not because I didn't like the country but because I ended up staying in the most unsafe neighborhoods in America (Englewood,in Chicago). There was always a shooting/killing on the streets everyday. When I see/hear our Naija people complaining about crime in Nigeria on social media I laugh grin grin because they ain't seen anything yet. In Englewood just by looking at a black male suspiciously on the street can put ur life in danger. There was always a drive-by shooting/murder everyday....
..

From statistics,Chicago is not the worst city in terms of crime rate in America just that majority of those crimes are concentrated in certain area.
Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Hadampson(m): 5:52am On Jun 07
Nednwoko:


Hahahahaha I tell u. When I went to America I regretted Sha. Not because I didn't like the country but because I ended up staying in the most unsafe neighborhoods in America (Englewood,in Chicago). There was always a shooting/killing on the streets everyday. When I see/hear our Naija people complaining about crime in Nigeria on social media I laugh grin grin because they ain't seen anything yet. In Englewood just by looking at a black male suspiciously on the street can put ur life in danger. There was always a drive-by shooting/murder everyday....


Chai... Later some people will be comparing USA with some safe countries and end their statement with you can get killed anywhere, no country is safe

This statement above is not true cos some countries are safe 90% if not 100%

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Hadampson(m): 6:04am On Jun 07
maisauki:
oh America, d overrated America

Same thing i told some white Americans in a group on facebook when he started abusing Nigeria. Nigeria might be hell on earth but they don't have the right to abuse Nigeria. If i showed you his reply, i swear you will hate USA

Language is the major reason why most Nigerians made America their number one country plus Hollywood movies.... Na wetin too much film dey cause be that grin

Well, people relocate for different reasons but please my fellow Nigerians, try to put security in the reasons why you want to relocate to a sane country smiley

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Spygadgets19: 9:25am On Jun 07
Blackmanfinance:
As you walk through getting your visa to relocate to the USA, there are several things you should consider and plan for once you arrive in the USA. There are three core things you need to consider when you are moving to the USA; Accommodation, Transportation and Food

Accommodation:
Most of us stay with relatives or friends when we arrive in the USA. Hence, you need to think of ways to support the relative or friend with whom you are staying. I would advise you support by buying grocery or paying some of the utility bills. Keep in mind the average rent in the DC/Baltimore area could be between $1000 and $2500 so supporting your relative with paying for utility and grocery will be appreciated.
If you decide you would like to stay on your own the below sites are good resources to search for accommodation to rent:
https://www.trulia.com/
https://baltimore.craigslist.org/search/apa
https://www.apartments.com/
If you are a student, join the school groups on LinkedIn or Facebook and enquire if any one is looking for a roommate (This is a cheap route to finding accommodation). Most often, students need fellow students to room with to help reduce their cost of living.

Transportation:
Based on where you will be living, you might need a car. If you are buying a car, craigslist is a good place to start for low budget cars ($1000 to $1500) or also through Auction. You can also check cars.com or auto trader. Your major take away from this should be, if you do not see the car DON’T wire the money. For additional steps on ensuring you get a good car you can DM me on IG @blackmanfinance.
If you are staying in the City, they will probably have a good transportation system. You can look up the metro transport in that city for cost and bus/train routes.

Food:
Not sure there is much to talk about here but shop according to your budget. And there are a lot of African stores in the USA (Not sure about Alaska) but you will always find something comparable. Have a monthly food budget and stick to it. Try to prepare your own meals as opposed to buying from outside.

Making Money:
In America, side hustle is your friend. As you are waiting on your VISA to be approved continue to develop and refine your skill-set so you can make some money while you are in school or applying for a job. See some side hustle ideas below:

• Photography
• Catering
• Wedding planner
• Make-Up Artist
• Hair stylist
• Uber driver
• Playing Instruments
• Freelance – Coding (Fiverr/Ifreelance)
• Baby sitter
• Dog walker
• Teaching Online
• Pizza delivery

You can DM me on IG @blackmanfinance if you would like to discuss ways to execute your side hustle.

The below are a list of sites to find jobs:

https://www.linkedin.com/
https://www.indeed.com/
https://www.careerbuilder.com/

Let me know if there are topics relating to finance you would like me to write about. Also feel free to email me at blackmanfinance@gmail.com with questions.
Can we have a similar thread like this for Australia. I would like to know how much accommodation costs over there and cost of living.
Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Nednwoko(m): 9:46am On Jun 07
KendrickAyomide:
Never make the mistake of living with uneducated black folks. Better live in an all white Neighborhood, even if it's expensive at least cost is nothing compared to your safety. I never go America before o. But bros From wetin i they see America sweet. But it all depends on where you go and what you like

Lol America is sweet to u because u have never been there.. Yes the system work very well there,but mehn those mofos there can be very sick in the head. Never pray to meet a "redneck".

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Nednwoko(m): 9:49am On Jun 07
Hadampson:



Chai... Later some people will be comparing USA with some safe countries and end their statement with you can get killed anywhere, no country is safe

This statement above is not true cos some countries are safe 90% if not 100%

I laugh! Well u have I guess never left naija that's why. U know what? When God gives u the opportunity to travel to the USA,just take a trip to "Englewood in Chicago" then u can compare. I feel safer walking on the streets of Ajegunle than that place cheesy grin

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Nednwoko(m): 9:52am On Jun 07
Nig4Greatness:
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From statistics,Chicago is not the worst city in terms of crime rate in America just that majority of those crimes are concentrated in certain area.

Lol u funny! U know noting about America!!!.. Have u been to America? If yes have u heard the acronym "Chiraq"? If u haven't ask anyone who have stayed in the USA and also ask why that acronym.

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by utytill(m): 10:47am On Jun 07
Nednwoko:


Lol u funny! U know noting about America!!!.. Have u been to America? If yes have u heard the acronym "Chiraq"? If u haven't ask anyone who have stayed in the USA and also ask why that acronym.
q
Chiraq is a nickname given to Americas third largest city, Chicago. Chicago was given this nickname because there are more murders and violence that occur in Chicago than the war in Iraq. Walking the streets of Chicago is like walking in Iraq with all the murders, robbery , gang bangs, and acts of violence.

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Nednwoko(m): 11:27am On Jun 07
utytill:
q
Chiraq is a nickname given to Americas third largest city, Chicago. Chicago was given this nickname because there are more murders and violence that occur in Chicago than the war in Iraq. Walking the streets of Chicago is like walking in Iraq with all the murders, robbery , gang bangs, and acts of violence.

Thank u my brother. Well done! I was trying to explain to the guy up there who doesn't know "Jack" about America!

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Beautyaddy: 2:37pm On Jun 07
Nednwoko:


Thank u my brother. Well done! I was trying to explain to the guy up there who doesn't know "Jack" about America!

lol!...Funny people.

So you all are painting the entire US from the sole eyes of Chicago?

How many major popular cities are there in the US?

And what is the race of the population of those living in the so-called city of Chicago?

In fact, Chicago needs to be the next city that needs to go through serious gentrification soon...that should deliver the city from it's stigma name of "the most dangerous US city" undecided
Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by deolivette: 3:12pm On Jun 07
Sunny California is one of the best place to live but men, you will die from bills and buying a house in madness you will die from property taxes or they will even take the house from you once the tax becomes too much and the house rent is not here.
Indecency is common and you will see your neighbors shooting porn in his backyard. The Mexicans drug dealers go to prison and come out and even celebrate it. Drug lords push their cars around like it’s normal thing. And don’t even think of living in Long Beach or Compton, avoid black communities unless you want to come back to Africa version 0.0...The cheapest apartment goes for about $5000 monthly, and you will hear some people talking about paying $10k to $20k monthly on rent. And yes, I forget the part where California has more scammers than all the yahoo boys in naija, there is always one ponzi or the other, and some of them are so structured that they are even parts of the fortune 5000. America is such a wonder.

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by maisauki: 3:19pm On Jun 07
Hadampson:


Same thing i told some white Americans in a group on facebook when he started abusing Nigeria. Nigeria might be hell on earth but they don't have the right to abuse Nigeria. If i showed you his reply, i swear you will hate USA

Language is the major reason why most Nigerians made America their number one country plus Hollywood movies.... Na wetin too much film dey cause be that grin

Well, people relocate for different reasons but please my fellow Nigerians, try to put security in the reasons why you want to relocate to a sane country smiley
don't hesitate to share d reply na
Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by AngelicBeing: 5:01pm On Jun 07
deolivette:
Sunny California is one of the best place to live but men, you will die from bills and buying a house in madness you will die from property taxes or they will even take the house from you once the tax becomes too much and the house rent is not here.
Indecency is common and you will see your neighbors shooting porn in his backyard. The Mexicans drug dealers go to prison and come out and even celebrate it. Drug lords push their cars around like it’s normal thing. And don’t even think of living in Long Beach or Compton, avoid black communities unless you want to come back to Africa version 0.0...The cheapest apartment goes for about $5000 monthly, and you will hear some people talking about paying $10k to $20k monthly on rent. And yes, I forget the part where California has more scammers than all the yahoo boys in naija, there is always one ponzi or the other, and some of them are so structured that they are even parts of the fortune 5000. America is such a wonder.
Lol, it is called the more you see, the less you understand cheesy

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by vickyehi: 8:50pm On Jun 07
AngelicBeing:
Lol, it is called the more you see, the less you understand cheesy
Na wa oooo....not even 1 single encouraging thing.
Y'all making me feel like not moving to the states.
Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by AngelicBeing: 8:58pm On Jun 07
vickyehi:

Na wa oooo....not even 1 single encouraging thing.
Y'all making me feel like not moving to the states.
No, don't get it wrong,neither the posters above nor me are discouraging you from moving to the US or anywhere in the western world, but they are telling you the different things obtained in the western world but I will 1000 trillion times choose to be in paradise than hell, I will prefer to remain in the western world than to be in the headquarters of extreme poverty and the 6th most miserable country on earth, the choice is yours wink

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Nig4Greatness: 5:59am On Jun 08
Nednwoko:


Lol u funny! U know noting about America!!!.. Have u been to America? If yes have u heard the acronym "Chiraq"? If u haven't ask anyone who have stayed in the USA and also ask why that acronym.
...

Even if I have never been to any airport talkless of being to america before,how does that affect the focus of discussion here??.
You managed to be in America for few days (very doubtful) and stayed in a run down neighborhood where crime reign supreme you now feel you already know everything about America and have the bragging right to talk about on goings in America.
Some of you lowlifes won't stop amazing me.ordinary simple Google search would have saved your folly.

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Nig4Greatness: 6:06am On Jun 08
Beautyaddy:


lol!...Funny people.

So you all are painting the entire US from the sole eyes of Chicago?

How many major popular cities are there in the US?

And what is the race of the population of those living in the so-called city of Chicago?

In fact, Chicago needs to be the next city that needs to go through serious gentrification soon...that should deliver the city from it's stigma name of "the most dangerous US city" undecided
....

Chicago is not the most dangerous city in America.some surge in violent crimes during certain period and because of the significant of the city made that stigma to still stick till now but being the most is far from the truth.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.forbes.com/pictures/mlj45jggj/1-detroit/amp/&ved=2ahUKEwjQ-5iujdniAhVRmK0KHQ9nCPQQFjABegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw2U6gtt1_9IvXwbgz_cUdtA&ampcf=1
Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Nednwoko(m): 7:43am On Jun 08
Nig4Greatness:
...

Even if I have never been to any airport talkless of being to america before,how does that affect the focus of discussion here??.
You managed to be in America for few days (very doubtful) and stayed in a run down neighborhood where crime reign supreme you now feel you already know everything about America and have the bragging right to talk about on goings in America.
Some of you lowlifes won't stop amazing me.ordinary simple Google search would have saved your folly.

You're a fool

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by tiptoe1: 11:39am On Jun 08
KendrickAyomide:
Never make the mistake of living with uneducated black folks. Better live in an all white Neighborhood, even if it's expensive at least cost is nothing compared to your safety. I never go America before o. But bros From wetin i they see America sweet. But it all depends on where you go and what you like

Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Baltimore. The amount of killings happening there on a daily basics isn't small at all. It seems most of the black dominated places in he USA are just cursed, but I believe some places are cool to live in.

I'm more interested in going to a Scandinavian country where I go they enjoy my life jejely because in anywhere I choose to live in, security comes first

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by tiptoe1: 11:44am On Jun 08
Hadampson:


Same thing i told some white Americans in a group on facebook when he started abusing Nigeria. Nigeria might be hell on earth but they don't have the right to abuse Nigeria. If i showed you his reply, i swear you will hate USA

Language is the major reason why most Nigerians made America their number one country plus Hollywood movies.... Na wetin too much film dey cause be that grin

Well, people relocate for different reasons but please my fellow Nigerians, try to put security in the reasons why you want to relocate to a sane country smiley

A country where a kids bring guns to school when they're getting bullied or having a bad day and kill their own classmates.

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Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by lionlee216(m): 1:15pm On Jun 08
Nig4Greatness:
....

Chicago is not the most dangerous city in America.some surge in violent crimes during certain period and because of the significant of the city made that stigma to still stick till now but being the most is far from the truth.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.forbes.com/pictures/mlj45jggj/1-detroit/amp/&ved=2ahUKEwjQ-5iujdniAhVRmK0KHQ9nCPQQFjABegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw2U6gtt1_9IvXwbgz_cUdtA&ampcf=1

Even before i open the link, i knew it will be Detroit.
Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Blackmanfinance: 1:31pm On Jun 08
Blackmanfinance:
As you walk through getting your visa to relocate to the USA, there are several things you should consider and plan for once you arrive in the USA. There are three core things you need to consider when you are moving to the USA; Accommodation, Transportation and Food

Accommodation:
Most of us stay with relatives or friends when we arrive in the USA. Hence, you need to think of ways to support the relative or friend with whom you are staying. I would advise you support by buying grocery or paying some of the utility bills. Keep in mind the average rent in the DC/Baltimore area could be between $1000 and $2500 so supporting your relative with paying for utility and grocery will be appreciated.
If you decide you would like to stay on your own the below sites are good resources to search for accommodation to rent:
https://www.trulia.com/
https://baltimore.craigslist.org/search/apa
https://www.apartments.com/
If you are a student, join the school groups on LinkedIn or Facebook and enquire if any one is looking for a roommate (This is a cheap route to finding accommodation). Most often, students need fellow students to room with to help reduce their cost of living.

Transportation:
Based on where you will be living, you might need a car. If you are buying a car, craigslist is a good place to start for low budget cars ($1000 to $1500) or also through Auction. You can also check cars.com or auto trader. Your major take away from this should be, if you do not see the car DON’T wire the money. For additional steps on ensuring you get a good car you can DM me on IG @blackmanfinance.
If you are staying in the City, they will probably have a good transportation system. You can look up the metro transport in that city for cost and bus/train routes.

Food:
Not sure there is much to talk about here but shop according to your budget. And there are a lot of African stores in the USA (Not sure about Alaska) but you will always find something comparable. Have a monthly food budget and stick to it. Try to prepare your own meals as opposed to buying from outside.

Making Money:
In America, side hustle is your friend. As you are waiting on your VISA to be approved continue to develop and refine your skill-set so you can make some money while you are in school or applying for a job. See some side hustle ideas below:

• Photography
• Catering
• Wedding planner
• Make-Up Artist
• Hair stylist
• Uber driver
• Playing Instruments
• Freelance – Coding (Fiverr/Ifreelance)
• Baby sitter
• Dog walker
• Teaching Online
• Pizza delivery

You can DM me on IG @blackmanfinance if you would like to discuss ways to execute your side hustle.

The below are a list of sites to find jobs:

https://www.linkedin.com/
https://www.indeed.com/
https://www.careerbuilder.com/

Let me know if there are topics relating to finance you would like me to write about. Also feel free to email me at blackmanfinance@gmail.com with questions.
Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Hadampson(m): 4:52pm On Jun 08
tiptoe1:


A country where a kids bring guns to school when they're getting bullied or having a bad day and kill their own classmates.

Bless you bro smiley
Re: Cost Of Living In America - Things To Consider by Hadampson(m): 5:14pm On Jun 08
tiptoe1:


Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Baltimore. The amount of killings happening there on a daily basics isn't small at all. It seems most of the black dominated places in he USA are just cursed, but I believe some places are cool to live in.

I'm more interested in going to a Scandinavian country where I go they enjoy my life jejely because in anywhere I choose to live in, security comes first


Security first before anything... Nice one bro

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