Sitting in Jude and Briullov's apartment, macking on their wifi. This place is so different from my home. Just now, Jude lifted up a remote control, pressed a button, and was greeted with a resultant "ping."
I stared at him, and he back at me. "What was that?"
"I just turned...the air conditioner off?"
And then I realized that I had just experienced culture shock, sitting in a Russian home but confronting such a Western device therein.
6 months ago