I saw my friend Mai's status on facebook and thought of our class. Asked her if she'd mind if I shared her kind of thought provoking / mundane facebook status with the class.
Greeting Etiquette is gender-encoded. Women are thought to do more touchy feely greetings than men, who are not supposed to hug too long...interesting ... I find that in 2011 finding the proper greeting is even more complicated where the lines between gender and formality are being blurred.