Thus we come to my Coconut example which describes the anxiety I feel being back in the USA after living in Vietnam for two years. It also is a decent stab at an explanation of why I clearly prefer life in SE Asia over life here.
Just a few thoughts I’ve had while going through my Sunday morning routine. 1. I was at Starbucks and noticed two girls in heavy makeup and those big sunglasses that cover half of the face. First, wearing too much makeup conceals the actual facial aspects of the person. Wash all that junk off and it…… Continue reading Unhealthy Expectations about Beauty in the USA.
I had thought that the culture shock had subsided but I continue to be shocked, amazed, confounded by my surroundings here. Before I describe these instances, I’d like to back up and explain a bit about why they “shock” a person returning from abroad. Living in another country, one is continually exposed to different behaviors…… Continue reading Culture shock in San Francisco
The second definition of “institutionalized” in the dictionary is, “Given the character of an institution or incorporated into a structured and usually well-established system.” The first definition as an adjective states “Officially placed in or committed to a specialized institution.”Institution – “An organization founded and united for a specific purpose.” Therefore could it not be…… Continue reading Institutionalized
Now that my Movabletype is back up and running, I can finally start posting with some regularity again. As you may have already guessed, the main theme of my posts are simply the experiences, learning and how mentality and ideas evolve over time for someone who lives in different countries and is exposed to extremely…… Continue reading Shakedown in America
Once again, long time, no post. Yet, the dam of thoughts have overflown and I couldn’t resist another post. 1. A glimpse of Asia in San Francisco. Last week, the retailing giant, Bloomingdale’s opened up in a new shopping mall in the center of the city. Today I decided to go see what all the…… Continue reading Fast Times in San Fran
As usual I haven’t written in a long time. This is party due to the culture of America and we are constantly busy and must schedule our time to get anything accomplished. But finally, the pent up thoughts are bursting free as I could no longer hold them back being subjected to one ridiculous notion,…… Continue reading The world has gone crazy
Again, long time no post. I guess I just got tired of ranting and I thought my life in San Francisco is just not as interesting as it was in Saigon. However, some thoughts have been running through my head which I thought I’d jot down before I forget them. First, I went to the…… Continue reading Thoughts running through my head