| Eat! Eat!! Eat!!! That
is the problem with the Chinese culture is that everything centers around
food. It is a wonder that there are not more obese Chinese people in this
world. Having grown up in America but with one foot still firmly planted
in the Chinese culture, it used to bug me when my parents' friends would
compliment me by saying that I was "fat." Of course, what the actual implication
is that I was healthy and that my parents were well-to-do and thus could
feed me and not so much that I was chunky (which I was not, thank you very
much). In Chinese culture, it was also good if you are deathly pale, because
the implication again is that your parents were well-to-do and that you did
not have to work in the fields (only peasants have tans). So if you are told
you are "fat and pale", it's a compliment! Ah... no thank you!
Randy took a picture of the Harry Hood button because he was surprised to
see it. Harry Hood is the name of a Phish song. From the stains on that button,
I would say the button existed many years before Phish.