Issue XIII: First Impressions

 

“Bless you” As A Way To Start by Zixuan Zhang - When I first heard people say “bless you” after one sneezed, I experienced “culture shock," but just a little, and it was Continue reading “Bless you” As A Way To Start
Más Vale Tarde que Nunca by Madeleine Foster - The first day of classes at a new school is always a little nerve-wracking and definitely awkward. I’ve found that despite the Continue reading Más Vale Tarde que Nunca
Capetown – My Walden by Yawen Tsao - Even though I knew the seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are the opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere, I still expected Continue reading Capetown – My Walden
Rancho Valmora by Elsbeth Pendleton-Wheeler - A carved iron sign hangs along the dry desert road. Rancho Valmora it reads. Evening sun filters through the carved letters every Continue reading Rancho Valmora
A Japanese Welcome in Northern India by Aiko Dzikowski - My fellow “Tibetan Studies in India” program participants and I had been exploring the Northern Indian town of Sarnath for the first Continue reading A Japanese Welcome in Northern India
Raw Almonds by Claire Baumgardner - I had been in my host mother’s apartment for less than a week. We were getting along well, and I was careful Continue reading Raw Almonds
The Bad Handshake: My Experience with Cultural Passing by Xiaoxiao Meng - The first time I talked to my college advisor, I wasn’t nervous. At least, not at first. “Hey there!” she beamed, extending Continue reading The Bad Handshake: My Experience with Cultural Passing
Learning the Word for Hurricane – Claire McCoy ‘20 by Claire McCoy - There was a funeral in the village on that grey Saturday, when the humidity had finally broken into rain and the cyclone Continue reading Learning the Word for Hurricane – Claire McCoy ‘20
“No Address, No Good!” by Ingrid Magalhaes - I will never forget my very first day in the town I would come to fall in love with. Geneva is a Continue reading “No Address, No Good!”
These People Eat Together by Samantha Grossman - like really together the wine from their glasses all of the same jar binding each person as if by blood – and Continue reading These People Eat Together
First Impressions by Eva Amann-Brockhaus, Am.S.Dipl. ’69 by Eva Amann-Brockhaus - It was one of those coincidences which in retrospect prove decisive: During a visit to the United States in the summer of Continue reading First Impressions by Eva Amann-Brockhaus, Am.S.Dipl. ’69