Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Ben in a china shop...

(PICTURE: Huyen's house)

Like many family homes in Vietnam, the first floor of Huyen's house is the family business. The Nguyen's sell ceramics. As a slightly clumsy person, walking around their house makes me a little bit nervous. I can't tell you how many times I've bumped into large ceramic pieces, gasped, and hoped that what I hit wasn't about to topple over and cause a domino effect throughout the whole house. The whole time I'm there I feel like a bull in china shop. It's hard to make a good impression on your girlfriend's parents if you destroy all their goods.

That said, in the two days that I stayed at Huyen's I broke ZERO things...and Huyen broke THREE!

Here's some pictures of their house: