Based on question asked by American friends and families I meet on my day-to-day encounters, I finally decided to compile this book to help those who are mixed up on matters unfamiliar to them, people who are too shy to ask, people driven by extreme sense of respect, and the fear of offending somebody and/or those who are driven by the fear of being thought of as "stupid."

To those who may disrespect people from other parts of the world for their beliefs and cultures, the foods they eat, or merely the way they live-feeling embarrassed themselves, not wishing for anybody to know the way "their people live back home"-you are not alone.

--Emily A. Midianga