A friend who lives in Saigon sent this to me. Apparently this was her first time seeing this phenomenon and with Vietnamese being extremely superstitious, I had to explain that it is not that uncommon. Even with the American sun. Her response was her classic teasing . “uh huh , oh sure, everything special happens in America.”
Which reminds me of a joke she told me years ago . In Vietnam , you can imagine there are plenty of jokes about Americans. One of the jokes they tell is something we could apply to Texans. It translates to basically mean “the American moon is bigger than the Vietnamese moon”.
Don’t get the idea Vietnamese still hate us. They love Americans. The jokes are not mean spirited at all but play on stereotypes from media. My all time favorite was that Vietnamese think all Americans “Wash their face with Coca-cola in the morning and have steak every day for breakfast.” There are more but I won’t tell them because in text they come off as mean spirited and hateful when they really aren’t. It’s kind of one of those deals where you have to hear it in person.