They're not terrible people but they are making life for the rest of us unnecessary hard.
We live in Campus accommodation. There are 6 of us, 3 from the U.S. one from Austria and two from Malaysia. What's kinda causing problems is that they wake every morning at like 6 am to pray and thus waking up every one of us too.They also have a measuring jug with water near the toilet to, I don't even know why and they spill a lot of it, so the bathroom floor is always wet. They're always talking in their first language which is kinda rude when there are other people in the room. There is the food thing also and tons of other little stuff
Then they kinda had a conflict with my other housemate because she had her boyfriend over for the weekend. We're supposed sign in guests at the reception but it was already closed so she didn't and the Monday afterward the 2 girls went down there and told the reception. My housemate had to pay 125$ fine then. Not very nice. They also didn't come downstairs for the fire drill because they weren't wearing their headscarves and we were all waiting for them in the cold for 30 min.
They told us to always tell them when we have guys over but sometimes I just spontaneously ask people over for lunch and some of them are guys and they totally freaked out. I get this is different in their culture but as they say, "when in rome do as the romans do"
We're wondering if we should talk to them, some of us are kind afraid to come over closed minded or racist
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I know living with other people you don't know might cause some conflicts, even if you have the same belief, culture or w/e. It's just because you used to live in a specific life style with your family and you want to live the same life style. So people who live with each other have to be considerate to each other.
I'm Muslim, I don't know about the water jug lol maybe it's just something they usually do at home. You have to tell them, they have to clean after they use it. If they are Muslims then they should know that the personal hygiene as well as the environment cleanliness are important.
As for the praying thing, they should pray, but they also shouldn't wake up everyone. My mom wakes up in the morning to pray without waking up everyone, just those who have to pray. You should talk with them about that too.
About bringing guys over, you should consider them in this one, because they must cover up in front of guys. It's uncomfortable for them when a guy stays over with them. Or you have to at least just tell them what you are planning to do, so they can cover themselves or take that in their account.
As for speaking their own language, it's something up to them, it has nothing to do with their religion (this's out of the topic and even close minded). I personally have Malaysian friends, they used to speak with each other using their language in front of me and I couldn't understand it so it kinda bothered me but I didn't really care. But when it comes to me, I speak using the English language in their presence even if I am talking with someone who speaks my own language, so when they saw this nice behavior from me, they stopped talking with each other using their language when I'm with them.3
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