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Why I’m Proud of My Chinese Name Even When My Teacher Thought it Sounded Like ‘Kung Pao Chicken’

Driver’s Ed is something that every adolescent has to do in order to legally drive. You have to sit there, watch the movies, fight the urge to sleep during observation hours and log all the skills you learn with each time spent behind the wheel. All to get a piece of plastic that is a ticket to the highway of “More Independence” and a stepping stone to freedom. I sat through the movies, I logged my driving hours, and I remember the great feeling of receiving my driver’s license. But what is equally memorable is what happened as I was filling out the paperwork to take the driver’s test.

My teacher (her name in this story is “Edith”) was filling out the paperwork for us to bring to the DMV that said we passed the class and were ready to take the test. She had to fill out things like our name, address, phone, etc., and there could be no mistakes because it was on special paper in permanent pen. It got to be my turn, and Edith asked me to spell out my middle name.

Why Chinese Tourists Are Flocking to ‘South Korea’s Hawaii’ for a Driving License

Chinese tourists are flocking to the South Korean island of Jeju by the thousands, not only due to its gorgeous beaches, shopping spots, and other attractions, but also for its driving licenses.

So far this year, over 300,000 Chinese tourists have visited the volcanic island paradise, and a significant portion of them make time for a trip to the local licensing agency.

Saudi Arabia Begins Issuing Driver’s Licenses to Women in Historic Moment

Saudi Arabia has finally started issuing driver’s licenses to women after King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud signed a royal decree last year allows rights to drive in what is being considered a historical moment.

On Monday, the general traffic directorate officially replaced the internationally recognized driving licenses that many women in the country have with official Saudi licenses, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA) via Al Jazeera.

Woman Drives $300,000 Maserati Into Pond After Texting on WeChat

A woman who was visiting Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, China, was recently fined after she drove her 2 million yuan ($300,000) Maserati GranTurismo into a pond after losing control of the vehicle on Nov. 3.

The unidentified female tourist was checking WeChat messages on her phone before the accident happened, according to South China Morning Post. Not being familiar with the area, the woman reportedly misread the road and headed straight for the water.

What Happens When You Don’t Wear Your Seatbelt in China

Not wearing a seat belt while driving a car may get you a road violation that can lead to getting a fine or a ticket. But a company based in China has a different kind of punishment for people who break this rule — getting taped to a wall in front of your colleagues.

On Wednesday, a couple of pictures were spotted circulating the Chinese micro blogging platform, Weibo. It showed a stoic-looking woman taped to a wall with a yellow and black hazard tape.

Highway Sign in California Warns Motorists Of Asian Drivers

During the 4th of July weekend, a digital road sign used by California Department of Transportation was spotted by motorists containing the message “caution asian (sic) drivers” in the North Bay area.

Instead of the typical “caution ahead” message, the Caltrans sign found in Napa was believed to have been hacked to be replaced with the ethno-stereotypical jab at Asian drivers, reports CBS San Francisco Bay Area.