Study Abroad Tales

“What’s Filter Coffee?” And Other Horror Stories 0.6

The humans in my life You’ve probably heard this a thousand times before, but American vocabulary is quite different from ours. Lift becomes elevator, flat becomes apartment, and a guttural grunt at other humans becomes a cheerful “hey how are ya?” American friendliness is overwhelming. I wanted to be that nice, but just couldn’t. It’s hard… Continue reading “What’s Filter Coffee?” And Other Horror Stories 0.6

Study Abroad Tales

“What’s Filter Coffee?” And Other Horror Stories 0.5

PDA Until I was 13, I wasn’t allowed to watch movies with kissing scenes in them. So there was no MTV or Titanic in my life. In fact, even Tom and Jerry sometimes got cut short if Tom decided to get nasty with a girl cat.    So I watched more Bollywood movies, where ‘lip-to-lip’ kissing was a disgusting… Continue reading “What’s Filter Coffee?” And Other Horror Stories 0.5