Monday, February 15, 2010


People my age are starting to get pregnant and begin their families. Okay, that's a lie; they've been popping out babies for a few years now but I'm still in denial. One big difference between pregnant Americans and pregnant Vietnamese is when they decided to tell people they're expecting. In America, people generally wait a few months to announce to family and friends that they've gotten knocked up. People do this to make sure everything is okay with the baby and often say, that it is now "safe" to tell everyone. In Vietnam it is quite different. The moment people get pregnant they start to spread the word. Once or twice someone has told me that they are pregnant and I've asked, "How many months along are you?" The answer has been, "One."