Our family moved to Australia in the late 90's and at that time, we were one of the few Asian families in our neighbourhood. I recall an Australian friend's mother who tasted a mango for the first time ever and thought, how could anyone not have eaten a mango in their entire adult life? There were people who didn't know where Malaysia was (ok, we're not a big country) and I was the subject of much curiosity when I visited the homes of my 'Aussie mates'. Well, not anymore. More and more we see inter-racial marriages, friends and family travelling abroad to work and coming home with new ideas. There's nothing really far and foreign anymore.
I'm fascinated by the effects of globalization and how much it has influenced human life. There's so much more that I can go on about it but I'll stop here.
This world is amazing. Globes and maps are magnificent!
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