How not to give a compliment

"Show me that gorgeous smile."   Look, I know I'm not hideous. But as a woman who is neither particularly handsome nor well put-together, I don't get a lot of remarks on my physical appearance (save for the daily affirmation I get from my eternally supportive team at work, God bless them and their compulsions to... Continue Reading →

Bre(a)d different.

A Vietnamese, an American and a Singaporean are sitting in a hostel common room having dinner. The American girl had recently bought an enormous jar of Nutella (which she pronounces as "n-oo-tell-ah") to share and was looking for something to spread it on. "There's sandwich in the fridge." The Vietnamese girl tells her. "Oh, from this morning?"... Continue Reading →

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