Hi everyone! What's up? My name is Happy Aujla
and welcome back to my channel. To let my new subscribers know,
I make tech videos on this channel
or I make supercars vlogs.
This is a first video of its kind that I will post to my channel.
If this video receives a good response
....let him pass by lol...
If this video receives a good response, Ill post more similar content
I'm not sure about the type of response I'll get. I'm making this video
as an experiment
because I've received a lot of comments asking about U.S.A.
And in this video, I'll show you some things
that media doesn't show.
And I'll tell you beforehand that if you're expecting an extraordinary vlog,
that's not the case.
I'm just a normal vlogger. I don't use color
or music editing. I'm just
recording this on my phone and will attempt to show you
what, in my opinion, no one tells about U.S.A.
Everyone just talks about the big buildings
but no one talks about the
homeless population or poverty rate
or the general American struggles. Today, I'll attempt to show you all those things.
So without wasting much time, let's start this vlog.
Since we're talking about the regular lifestyle, let's start with the regular person's mode of transportation.
I'll show you how people travel by the local bus and
what the ticketing system looks like.
All American buses use this type of card.
Delhi Metro travelers might be familiar with this.
Just as Delhi Metro requires a card,
a bus card is also required here and is called TAP card.
Currently, I'm waiting at a bus stop. There are two types of bus stops in U.S.
The first one is what you see here: a pole with the bus number.
You just wait here and the bus will stop when the driver sees you.
The other type of bus stop is here, where I'm pointing to.
I'll get to that later.
Right now, I'm waiting for this bus because
we're going somewhere. I'll reveal the reason of going
there once we get there.
As soon as the bus comes, I'll show you the inside
and how the bus fare is loaded.
The bus is here
so let's go in and pay with the TAP card.
When you board, just tap your card on the machine.
I've arrived here and now let me show you something.
This is a everyday thing
that will be useful to know.
This is something that most Indian people won't know when they come here.
If you wanna cross the road,
Just press this button to indicate that you wanna cross.
Across the road is the indicator that will indicate
when you can cross. You can only cross when you see the WALK sign, as you see now.
So the traffic has stopped completely now.
So there is no danger of a car hitting you, like in India lol
Pedestrians always have the right while crossing the road
although you should be careful.
This is the second type of bus stop that I wanted to show you
There's a small bench here
and above you can see the bus arrival times
Now, to the people who messaged me that America is really clean, let me show you the reality.
You can see things out on the sidewalk ahead.
So it's nothing extraordinary here in America. It's the same type of people,
speaking English with an accent.
Their isn't much difference. Media only shows you
the nicer things.
I'm on the streets and you can see just how much
cleanliness there is. You be the judge.
Some of you may be thinking that maybe I'm just showing you a not-so-good area.
Let me tell you that I'm currently in Koreatown
and afterwards will take you to Downtown Los Angeles.
This is what the street corners look like.
I'm not saying America is bad in any way.
I love it here. It's cleaner than India.
But it's not as clean as some people have hyped it up.
I'm showing you around. You can see it for yourself.
I'm sure that in the comments section, I'm gonna
receive a lot of criticism
but this is the reality
These things just aren't shown in media.
If this video gets a good response,
then I'll make another similar video about jobs and careers.
Most people from India think coming to America means
earning lots of money without struggle
and becoming money-generating machines
but that's not the case.
You can see the guy ahead on the sidewalk
This is a homeless guy, who spends his time here on the streets.
I doubt anyone will tell you.
Many people don't know that America too has a homeless population.
You can see he has just a small bag with probably his clothes and necessities.
Now to cross the road, I'll press the crossing button again.
So let's just wait here for the bus.
I'm showing you guys the bus repeatedly
because when anyone comes here, bus is their main mode of travel.
Long pressing this button will tell you the bus' arrival time.
and it's usually the correct time.
This screen that you see above me tells you where the next station will be
When your bus stop is approaching,
you can press this button
the bus will stop at the station.
Some buses have this stop button,
while others have a cord to pull
similar to the ones in Delhi Metro.
Both methods will signal the driver to stop at the next station.
Currently, I'm in Downtown Los Angeles
This is like Connaught Place of Delhi or Sector-17 of Chandigarh
the core or central business area of the city.
This is where all the big offices are.
The central area of a city is called downtown.
If I show you around,
you'll see all the tall buildings here
The building that you see now is
called the US Bank Tower.
It's the tallest building of Los Angeles with the highest Observation Deck.
There's a glass skyslide on the top, from where you can
see the whole city.
I'll take you there someday as well but for now, let's
explore this area
All these tents that you see
are inhabited by homeless people.
You can see that man spilling water
so all these tents are a home to someone. And this is downtown,
you can see the buildings behind the tents.
This is one of the richest areas of LA.
If these are the circumstances here, you can guess
what it's like in the rest of U.S.A
I live in the West Coast.
Never been to the East coast, towards New York
so I don't know what the situation is there. But I'm sure
that a homeless population exists there as well.
I've shown you just a small part of LA
If I travel all around, God knows how much
homeless population exists.
So to all people who think that
even the poverty line Americans are richer than
the middle class Indians, let me assure you that's not the case.
You've seen the reality so judge for yourself.
As I was walking, I saw this pile of garbage
and decided to show it to you guys.
OK guys. So we end this video here
I don't have any intention of insulting anyone.
I just made this video as a reply to those people
who comment or message me assuming American life
is easy or without struggles and people who bad-mouth India.
Media only shows and tells you the prettier aspects of U.S.A.
No one talks about the negatives or struggles.
So if you liked this video, please leave a comment.
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I'll see you in the next video. Till then, take care. Bye.