When My Vietnamese Students Are in Awe

Photo Credit: The New Yorker

When my Vietnamese students are in awe over photos of American food, such as apple pie, potato and tuna and chicken salads and burgers of well-known fast food chains, stuffing, cranberry sauce, granola bars, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, etc., and when they marvel over big American companies like Gillette, Ford, Proctor and Gamble, Gap, etc., I inform them that the things that these companies produce are just things…

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Deborah Kristina

Deborah Kristina

Author of ‘A Girl All Alone Somewhere in the World’, ‘Confessions and Thoughts of a Girl in Turkey’, ‘From Just a Girl Grown Up in America’. (Amazon.com)