I just finished up a series of 100 Things I Love About Korea. (See the archives at the right.) So I'm going to follow that with 100 Things I'm (re)learning about America.
One of our first lessons came today. We were making lunch - just sandwiches or wraps or whatever people wanted. Emma was making a taco. She reached into the fridge and pulled out an innocuous red can. She asked if she could put some of it on her taco. I briefly glanced up from my crossword puzzle (still slightly in vacation mode), and I saw what looked like refried beans, so I said, "Sure."
About five minutes later I get up to rustle up my own grub, and as I'm milling about the counter I take a closer look at that red can. The picture looks great, but then I read the label: ALPO.
Lesson #1: Don't be fooled by those pretty pictures, read the labels.