A friend once said to me that when you move to a new country, first you change the way you speak, then you adjust the way you dress, and finally you lose your original taste buds. Having grown up in Taiwan but educated as an “American”, I’d say that the way I speak and the way […]
Race & Culture
I found Psy!!
@ Buenos Aires Korean Cultural Center
How to ask people “where they’re from” – The Brazilian way is the best way! :)
“Where are you from?” is a question that people ask each other all the time. When I’m on the road, I reply that “I’m from New York.” Now, when I am talking to Europeans and some less racially diverse Latin American countries, sometimes things get a little weird. The person would say awkwardly, “Oh. But I mean […]
Buenos Aires: Chinese Supermarkets and Buffets
When I was in the South of Brazil, couple of people asked me if I’m Argentinian. Argentinians, by the way, are known for looking “European”, having blond hair, tall physique, etc. That’s because many of them have Italian, German, or Spanish descent; there are pretty much no indigenous or African people in Buenos Aires. Therefore, […]