Those of us who lived in
Today life is totally different, and yet oddly the same. I went to a Starbucks today to work on some assignment that I’ve been pushing ahead of me for about two years. Now, you can’t get a seat. I saw one Taiwanese guy plop down at an empty table just milliseconds before a family had a chance to sit down. At first the guy looked like a regular new
Then I had my ‘betel nut moment.’ This same guy pulls a bag of betel nuts right out of his nice leather jacket, takes one out, bites off the end as if it were a fine Cuban cigar, and pops it into his mouth - in a Starbucks – in downtown
I guess I can digress to a lot of clichés here, but will try to refrain myself. Except to say, you can take a girl out of a rice paddy, but you can never take the rice paddy out of the girl.