Uncontained Rants...

Thursday, July 08, 2004

My Pink Ao Dai
Breathe in, don't breathe out
hold your gut in sit up straight
take small bites, chew thoroughly
swallow, don't choke
Do these chopsticks go in my hair?
No, they are to eat with
Grow your hair out long or you'll look like a boy.
Where is that white powder? My face is too dark
Shake their hands-no wait maybe I should bow or is that a Japanese thing? Don't let them get up. Serve them tea.
Laugh softer- too hard and I'll pop a button.
Don't say a word, they may remember who you are.
---Nhien T. Nguyen