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A few tips on how to be a good tourist in Cambodia

I say “good tourist” loosely. I am merely a beginner here in Siem Reap and I’m pretty pathetic about knowing their language and understanding their customs. 574 more words


Erving Goffman’s Symbolic Interactionism theory is a micro level theory, which uses meanings, orientations, and assumptions to form the basic motivations of people’s actions. This is basically saying that we use symbols to interpret other people’s behavior. 516 more words

John Kerry tries to save face for State Dept.

In a possible attempt to distance himself from mounting evidence of Hillary Clinton’s wrong doings, John Kerry has joined the fight against mishandling of Federal property and information on computers. 161 more words


March 1915: California

Dear Arn,

Naïve! Our worlds are so different.  You must view me as so very naïve and sheltered.  Your words are kindly and encouraging, as are you; but I wonder that you do not dismiss me as yet another well-intended but pitifully ignorant white man, moaning and groaning amid his opulence.   360 more words

March 1915

Give Me a Reason

I love Facebook. And that’s sarcastically.

My father has been active on Facebook for the first time in a while. And what he posts bothers me, because it’s unfortunately in line with what I already know about him. 617 more words

Korea's new silent killer - "saving face"

Last weekend, I had an occasion to pick up a cue stick and play some billiards with a friend, something I hadn’t done in a long, long time. 886 more words


The Game Conundrum

“sometimes you just gotta play the game”

well I will challenge that phrase as yes, but  “life is too short.” if you just “play the game” to please people or get on peoples good sides, that the hell is that? 338 more words

New York/Nueva York