Monthly Archives: March 2012

“I want to go to America”

“Chong Chong” Um, excuse me? M gives me a wide-eyed amused look.  “Are you from China?” “No, I’m American.” “She’s American.” “You do not look American. Where are you descended from?” “My parents are Chinese…” Sigh…Not this again! Getting up … Continue reading

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Hot Hot Heat

“Hello, you’re welcome, I like very much” He said, pointing to my sunglasses perched above my sweaty forehead. “You give to me? Yes, thank you. I like very, very much.” Hopeful look. “I like these very much too. Thank you, … Continue reading

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Back to Africa–Nigeria! How I hate goodbyes…

“I don’t know where my passport is!” Frantically panicking, one hour until my flight, I’ve misplaced my passport. Two of my friends are trying to calm me down. “You didn’t leave it at the lab. Just think for a sec.” … Continue reading

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