My wife still refers to white people as foreigners, even though we’ve been here in the States for 3 years.
As for the Chinese food thing, who do you think is responsible for that? A friend of ours is a chef at a fairly nice Chinese restaurant. He cooks great food at home but won’t eat at the restaurant. Strange. have you ever heard an American say, “Hey, let’s go eat at Uncle Chen’s Chinese Garden. I hear they have really westernized food.” But maybe that’s just what people say. The other night our chef friend had us and an older couple over for dinner. He had about 6 different dishes, but told us that the (very) sweet and sour shrimp and pork was for the nice older couple because they probably wouldn’t like the less familiar dishes. He was right.
As for CS’s “boring” comment, I’d have to agree on that front, I think that has more to do with country/suburb vs city living. Then again, most people here live in the suburbs.
Big boobs–yeah, my wife’s always pointing them out to me.