I feel alienated and separated. Once a week, on Friday, we've been going out to get American style food and this past week we went to Larry's Bar at the Sofitel Hotel. Larry's is described as the place where all the expats hang out. The food was excellent (I had the buffet), the service was top notch, the atmosphere was fun, they had Jenga and a pool table, and I felt like I was back home somewhere. Yet I felt a distance from the actual wait staff and cooks, who were Vietnamese. I felt like I was a member of the colonial aristocracy that once ruled this country. I enjoyed myself, but spending the extra cash to go there and the seeming distance Larry's attempts to create, made me feel a little guilty. I also lost at Jenga which didn't help.