Some Thoughts on Peeing in Public

What’s up with peeing in public in Asian countries? Is there something I’m missing? Is it OK to do this? In Asia, it seems to be common practice. Perhaps peeing in public is preferable to public restrooms. I don’t know. Over here no one seems to bat an eye when someone decides to relieve themselves in full view of everyone. On occasion, I’ve noticed people doing this in North America, but not very often and usually at night or behind Continue Reading →

Icons For Understanding Eastern and Western Culture Part III

A series of cultural icons from Yang Liu. These icons were designed to reflect the differences throughout Western and Eastern cultures. Yang Liu was born in Beijing, China and later moved to Germany to further her education. Her work was recently showcased at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Continue Reading →

Icons For Understanding Eastern and Western Culture Part II

A series of cultural icons from Yang Liu. These icons were designed to reflect the differences throughout Western and Eastern cultures. Yang Liu was born in Beijing, China and later moved to Germany to further her education. Her work was recently showcased at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Continue Reading →

Icons For Understanding Eastern and Western Cultures – PART ONE

A series of cultural icons from Yang Liu. These icons were designed to reflect the differences throughout Western and Eastern cultures. Yang Liu was born in Beijing, China and later moved to Germany to further her education. Her work was recently showcased at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Continue Reading →

Riding on Scooters Without Boys: Lesson 1

I had my first scooter lesson last night.  After being John’s sidekick for the past year, I’ve worked up the courage to give it a go. This might not seem like a big deal to some of you, but I’ve never ridden a scooter or motorized vehicle of any kind. I’ve spent the better part of this year getting over my fears when riding with John for several reasons, none of which have to do with his superb driving. The Continue Reading →