This is not my usual style of posting. More like a little sneaky mini-posting that goes in between postings.
It is just that…
There is a new magazine coming out in October back in Baku. It is similar to INBaku, and the lovely Scottish lady who used to be the editor there, will now be the editor here. She asked if I wanted to contribute, so of course I said yes.
So scary azeri will now appear in magAZine.
And then we thought it might be fun to add a scary azeri cultural issues column. It could be anything at all, as long as it involves culture clash: love, friendship, money, food, politics, religion, manners… (or the lack of them)-anything at all.
Of course, for a number of reasons, I can not be as outspoken or offensive in a magAZine as I would like to be. But yet, you can be sure I will try.
But, but, but…. in order to get the ball rolling, it would be great to have a couple of real questions from expats and/or locals who experienced cultural differences and found each other odd.
Of course, we can always make questions up ourselves- and I would not be Azeri if I had not thought of that option-but where is the fun in that?
So…If you can think of something funny or bizarre and would like to discuss, can you please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment?
I will then pick a few best ones (or the ones I can answer) and they will appear in the next issue of magAZine with scary azeri’s replies.
I know what you might be thinking now. You are thinking –Who the hell do you think you are, some culture clash expert?
Well, in a way, I kind of am. I have lived in the UK for almost 10 years now; and am married to a Brit. I also am from Baku. I therefore know what I am on about. And even if I don’t, I will sure have an opinion on it anyway.
So please, please, please! Give me a question and keep an eye on the new magAZZZZZZine! First issue is out in October. I think.