The holiday party this week and thanksgiving last week, got me thinking about how our families are adjusting to learning all these new customs. Since my family does not speak any English, my partner and I are always having a hard time explaining customs. Some things just seem to get lost in translation. During Halloween, the cultural awareness committee tried to introduce people to Halloween by having Bingo with Halloween themed pictures on it. To this day, my family has is confused and thinks Bingo is the word for a skeleton, not a game and can’t seem to understand the difference when I explain it to them. When it came time to try to explain Thanksgiving to them, Thanh and I looked at each other and wondered if we should even try. We skipped the Pilgrim Indian stuff and went straight to it’s a holiday where you giving thanks but I don’t even think that they understood this explanation. With more holidays approaching, I am having a hard time figuring out a way to explain it to them. I want to be a cultural broker for them and introduce them to American customs, but I feel like it is not working because without English I can’t explain anything.