Every so often I see something that reminds me that things here really are opposite to the way they are in the west. Not just how things are done, but how things are thought of. As I was sitting in a cab in traffic (what else) this afternoon, a large bus pulled up alongside, and I noticed it had been plastered with a giant ad for "Nivea Sun." Now most westerners would see that and assume that it’s an ad for sunscreen, or suntan lotion. But not here. Nivea Sun is a whitening cream that you can put on in case you’ve been unfortunate enough to actually have your skin (especially face) exposed to the sun. Got a little sun today? No problem, just use Nivea Sun, and your face will be white again in no time.
Something tells me they don’t sell it in LA!