“Back in the USA”

I’ve added a “post-it note” to the above map of Asia, letting newcomers know that I’ve gone home. I don’t want to give up this site’s look and feel, and this was the best (and cheapest) solution I could think of.

Thanks Stacy.

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 5 Comments

what’s been the most uncomforting thing being back? most fun thing, being back? etc.

what’s really stuck out in your mind as you adjust to life in america?

do you miss anything?

April 28, 2004 @ 9:16 pm | Comment

The answers are (obviously) the following, in order:

1) “Eww, Strip Malls.
2) “Ooo. Tex-Mex!
and, about an hour or two later,
3) “Ahh, Clean Public Toilets.

April 28, 2004 @ 9:39 pm | Comment

when i lived in Dallas, my family and I used to always eat at aplace called “On The Border,” conveniently located 745 miles north of Mexico (an approximation). And when I lived in Harlingen, Texas, we routinely used to eat at little cantinas that served the world’s hottest habanero omlettes.

sigh.

April 29, 2004 @ 1:06 am | Comment

Boy, I was overwhelmed with several things. First, I forgot how hot Arizona is, and I burned my hand on my steering wheel the other day. I was shocked to see how Fox News (which didn’t exist when I left for Asia) has become a dangerous propaganda machine. All sorts of little things, the high cost of gasoline, the idiocy of reality TV, the angst over the job scene…. And yes, there’s a lot I miss about China and HK (and nothing about Singapore), especially when it comes to people. But I don’t want to wax nostalgic….

April 29, 2004 @ 9:49 am | Comment

well, don’t wax!

polish.

polish, richard.

April 29, 2004 @ 10:05 am | Comment

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