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October, 2018:

New perspectives are hard

“You’ll have to get over it.”

Just another morning

At the impromptu coffee shop that some lady sets up on the sidewalk every morning.

Moonset over Saigon

My spellcheck doesn’t think that’s a word. But I don’t know what else to call it. Early this morning, the moon was going down while the sun was coming up. The moon was setting while the sun was rising. So it’s a moonset, right?

5:46 am today.

No gender ambiguity here

This pencil case knows exactly who she is.

Finally

A made-up holiday that I can get excited about!

If you can’t be Batman

“SUPREME” is a pretty good second choice, I guess.

For some reason, I’m uneasy

Can’t quite put my finger on it, though.

Evidence for monolingualism

I’d be willing to bet a lot of money that this guy doesn’t speak a lot, if any, English.

The loudest butt?

This is something to be proud of?

Fortissimo

Names are hard

My little game of lying to Starbucks when they ask for my name had another funny result. This time, I gave my name as “Ralph.” When they were little, my kids liked to tease their nonnative speaker mother for not being able to pronounce that name.  It was funny.  And I had to admit, I egged them on a little (sorry, honey).

Apparently, the “Ralph” name is not only hard to pronounce, it’s hard to hear, too.

Karma caught up to me later this week. I represented the Consulate at an educational thing.  This is what they did to my last name:

Meh, close enough.