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