Living in a fish bowl

I always think it’s neat when doctors or dentists have fish tanks in their waiting rooms. I never get bored when there is a fish tank, especially if there are tropical fish inside.

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I have had the interesting experience of being an American in an Asian country. Some days I feel like a fish. Other days I feel like a celebrity with paparazzi. Hardly ever do I feel like I completely fit in. But that is OK.

I do have to be careful. People are watching me everywhere I go. I have to pay more attention to my behavior and attitude than if I looked like an Asian. It is an interesting position to be in.  Hopefully I will learn from it.

Megan, a graduate of East Texas Baptist University, is serving in Southeast Asia with Go Now Missions. Her last name is withheld for security reasons.

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