Welcome to my blog. I write about fitting in, sticking out, and missing the motherland as a serial foreigner.

January 11th, outsourced

So many links today. The internet was awesome this week.

If you don't want to start worrying about waking up during surgery, maybe don't read this article.

Polar bear vs. camera guy. !!!!! [HT Jeremy]

Those of you who work in academia will be thrilled to know that "At the end of the day, people in [academia] can leave their work behind, and their hours tend to be the traditional nine to five." Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. [HT Jeremy, and see also this related article]

Is the Gerard Depardieu thing a news item in America? We are hearing about it so much over here. Here is an interesting point of view. [HT Jeremy]

Having previously noticed Tom Cruise's distinctive running style, I really enjoyed this video. [HT Eric D. Snider]

I watched this video a couple of years ago but now that I've taught a bunch of Saudi kids I find it even more hilarious. There are so many things it gets so right! [HT Liz]

The word nerd in me just about fell over from the awesomeness of this article about foreign words for which English has no equivalentTouché, Japanese, with your arigata meiwaku.

Here (and here) are two eerily similar posts that I heard about within two days of each other. Take your pick. My favorite is the first site, "when you walk out of your room and realize your home teachers are there." My childhood in a nutshell. [HT Suzanne and Liz]

Stuff I watched in 2012

I might regret this: a post related to gun control (*ducks*)