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I don’t speak any Chinese. My vocabulary consists of 5 spoken words (hello, thank you, small, big and tea) and 4 written characters (person, big, middle and small). I get along fine. I gesture a lot, point to what I … Continue reading
We like our maid. She’s sweet, and she’s drama free. Probably because she doesn’t speak much English. A few months ago, she came to our door after I posted a “wanted” ad on our compound’s forum. Within a few seconds, … Continue reading
I am trying my best at Hindi, and it’s not easy. Let’s start with the flashcards I found online: Huh? Oh, I have seen that before. I think it’s a, hmmm, let me think, oh, it’s fresh tamarind. I got … Continue reading
The feeling that you’re about to enter another world starts in Frankfurt. You’re waiting to get on a plane for India, and you know which gate your flight leaves from by looking at the people waiting in the area. You … Continue reading