Two Cultures – One Brain

It took awhile to adjust to life in China, but we did eventually adjust to life here. We didn’t really realize how much we adjusted until we went back to the States. We were able to see the culture clashes from both angels.

When we when back to the States for 3 months, it didn’t take long for us to re-adjust to our American life. You never fully adjust back to normal but we were back to doing things the American way.

Now the weird thing was, while we were in America we couldn’t image our lives in China. It was like it just vanished. Then when we came back to China, it was like the Chinese part of our brains came back and the American side left.

It is like your mind has two tracks and you can only run on one at a time. You can’t think or image the one in the other. If feels like we just picked up where we left off even though we didn’t.

Going back and forth between the cultures… it is are to explain… it’s weird.

1 thought on “Two Cultures – One Brain

  1. Glenn

    Hi Mark,

    I am a Christian, a husband and US citizen retired and living in Thailand. I am new to China Ramblings and just want to say hello and thank you for your cultural insights.

    “One faith, one Lord, one baptism.” Ephesians 4:5



Join the Conversation

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.