- McDonald's and Pizza Hut are first date-caliber restaurants. (Pizza Hut even had chandeliers. Fancy.)
- Lane divisions on the road and driving on the right side of the road are mere suggestions.
- If you wear a ring on your left ring finger--any kind of ring--you may be asked how many children you have.
- If you are white and you travel to a part of the country where white people are rarely seen, you can expect Asians will want to take their photo with you.
- Asia is a great place to buy knock-off brand clothing and shoes, such as Snike and TCMS.
- Men have no qualms about pulling up their shirts partway to cool off their their bellies.
- Pajamas are acceptable daytime attire.
- Just because you're in a public toilet intended for one person doesn't mean someone won't come in and join you.
I am certainly still taking note of the ways that I have grown and changed as a result of this trip, but I wanted to share a couple of things the trip has brought to light for me:
- When I am obedient to G-d, he never fails to put me in the right place at the right time.
- When all is said and done, the kingdoms of this world will eventually fall. The only kingdom that remains forever is G-d's kingdom, and that brings me tremendous comfort. It also motivates me to pr-y for the kingdoms that currently have power on earth.
- Teaching a child his/her dignity and worth truly does change the world.
If you want to read more of what Allison writes, she occasionally blogs at Telling the truth, becoming original.