Have heard of ‘bananas’ (‘yellow’ on the outside, ‘white’ on the inside), but up to the day before yesterday, had never heard of being an egg, i.e., ‘white’ on the outside and ‘yellow= Asian on the inside.
I was label this during lunch by one of the japanese women on the project, she attempting to make a compliment on my understanding of Japan and th Japanese. Complement it is, but one with many pitfalls of misunderstanding. No matter what I understand or learn about Japan and the Japanese, as Popeye the Sailor would say, “I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam’. I can never be “an egg”.
The project goes apace. I and other have finally found ourselves out of Stupid White Dudes swamp and are on to other stuff. Its been interesting to see how the view point has changed, in the beginning we are at the 30,000 ft level and no we are hovering at around 1,000 ft. No word on when the project will end, supposedly it will run to the end of January, but we’ll see.
No plans for New Year’s; suggested to family we drive to Longwood gardens on Friday night, but no interest. Was invited to some Buddhist temple in the area to literally ring out the New Year Japanese-style, but I think I’ll pass on that.
Still very cold. Stood by the Potomac River yesterday morning before entering the building and could hear the ice sheet cracking under the strain/stress. Weird that.