Pets And Cultural Differences

Image by huoadg5888 from Pixabay We have all witnessed this on videos or in real life that Americans talk with their pets. I mean they really treat their pets as chatty friends. They would stare into their eyes, touch their pet "shoulders" (sometimes even asking for permission first as if their pets would file harassment … Continue reading Pets And Cultural Differences

The Art Of Getting It All Wrong

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay I am very happy today since when I went to the market this morning, I saw a drop on the price of turnip, eggplant, and watercress. Almost every veggie is getting half way back to its price a year ago. Finally, I am seeing the light at the end of … Continue reading The Art Of Getting It All Wrong

Cultural Differences In News (Continued)

Image by Leonhard Niederwimmer from Pixabay This is the 2nd half of the post. The 1st half is here. Myth and History American news is never reported in a way that mixes myths and news. Even if when it is a piece of news about a myth, for example, "Groundhog Day", which fell on Feb … Continue reading Cultural Differences In News (Continued)

Cultural Differences In News

Image by Leonhard Niederwimmer from Pixabay Since I watch both American news and Asian news, I have to say not noticing the cultural differences is impossible. However most of the differences are quite mundane. And I don't have enough skills to describe them in an interesting way. That has been one of the biggest problems … Continue reading Cultural Differences In News

It Is Interesting (Flash Fiction)

Image by Alexa from Pixabay Flash Fiction #143 Two colleagues come into the little lunch room in their office at noon one day. Non-Native Speaker: "Look, I brought you one pound of sticky rice cake here." Native Speaker: "Oh, thanks, but why? What's the occasion?" Non-Native Speaker: "Last time when I showed you what I … Continue reading It Is Interesting (Flash Fiction)

I Want To Be Liked (Flash Fiction #78)

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Kung is about to attend a conference on mathematics in Boston, where he's going to give a presentation. It's not just a simple talk to present one's research data, but rather it's like an unofficial interview. People who appreciate what he says will likely to hire him and offer him … Continue reading I Want To Be Liked (Flash Fiction #78)