Just Saying

The great cheongsam cultural clash

Some teen wears a dress and some guy is offended. How on earth does this become a global story?

I don't know about you, but I'm really starting to feel old.

I see two main reasons for this. Number one: I'm old. Number two: Young people keep coming up with new things that seem completely bananas to me - things like "crypto" or "the sharing economy" or "the nasi lemak burger". (If people feel like eating nasi lemak, why don't they just eat nasi lemak? Why do you eat it in other forms and comment about how close it tastes to the real thing?)


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 06, 2018, with the headline 'An inappropriate debate about cultural appropriation'. Print Edition | Subscribe