* Voila is a common and useful word
* Baguettes, warm from the boulangerie, are a bit of heaven
* Island time absolutely exists
* French brie is cheaper than “cheeze product”
* Hitchhiking is so safe and common, if you’re walking on the road (and there’s usually only one, anyway)- cars may pull over just to ask if you want a ride
* Hakka Chinese population ensures wide availability of excellent chau mian
* It’s completely normal to have a flower- usually gardenia (tiare)- behind your ear- men, women, kids, everyone.