Another great post from Suzanita


When people find out that I *live* in China, they always want to know what it’s like.  And from the way they ask and the expressions on their faces, I know they want to hear some crazy ass stories about me eating deer penises, or a chain-smoking eight-year-old beating me in a game of Pai Gow.

Most people who are interested in other cultures will want to learn about things that are totally different from their own realities.  The disconnect between the two cultures is what makes foreign countries interesting to us.  But trying to put those differences into the context of something we can wrap our non-foreign minds around is another reality altogether.  And oftentimes, you don’t even have to leave home to experience your own cross-cultural conundrums.

The Most Culturally-confused Birthday Cake

Somewhere in Seattle, Washington, USA, there’s a Baskin Robbins staffed by a Vietnamese man who…

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