call me rude

Rihanna’s “Rude” plays in the background of a darkly silhouetted bar. Western men lean in to whisper dirty nothings into the ears of petite and scantily-clad Thai women. These women work in Thailand’s sex industry. Many come from eastern Thailand to find work in the city. Some come under false pretenses. Some know what they’re…

sleep deprivation, sports and social media

Calling all sports fans. “Go my favorite sports team!” (Brian Regan, for those who’ve missed his hilarity.) When you’re a sports fan living in Asia, you’re called to make some sacrifices. I’m specifically talking about sleep sacrifices. If you want to watch your favorite sports team, many times it means waking up early or staying…

Art of Misunderstanding

It’s easy to misunderstand. This is especially true when your home country isn’t the one you grew up in. There are a lot of things about American culture that I don’t know about having lived in Asia most of my life. Going to college was enlightening for me in many ways. There are still many…