Many foreign words and syllables ago, upon arriving to the US, the only food item I could identify in a restaurant menu was pizza. When I began teaching college, I would commend my sophomore football player students for being “on the right truck” and warned them not “to play hooker” on exam day. At the drugstore, I would ask for “soup” (not soap), and I would invade everyone’s personal space because I came from cultures that have none. Your sense of identity, your beliefs, and your values are all challenged under a new culture and always in a good and growth-producing manner. Immersing oneself in other cultures, ways of thinking, and perception of reality is always a winning adventure for those willing to expand their comfort zones. Kindly click here for my curriculum vitae.