I had the opportunity to have the most awkward conversation of my life with my girlfriend's father. Dads can be tough, this is different. I've been dating her for 5 years, and her parents are from Taiwan. I've met them one other time for a few days. I went to Taiwan to visit them, and I sat next to her dad for 3 hours alone on a flight. It should be noted that he doesn't speak english very well. Dad: How much did this flight cost? pow: I'm not sure, she did the booking. Dad: Did you pay for the flight? pow: I paid for the flight, yes. Dad: Then how do you not know the price? pow: I gave her a check for multiple things, one was this flight. Dad: What other things did you pay for? pow: Dinners, another flight, things like that. Dad: What other flights? pow: To Spain, for a wedding. Dad: Why did she not tell me about this? pow: I'm not sure. This is where his brow wrinkles. Dad: In Spain, how many hotel room do you have? pow: She booked it, I'm not sure. Dad: You do not know if you have 1 or 2 hotel room? pow: I'm pretty sure she booked one. His brow wrinkles further. I notice how uncommon it is to see this many wrinkles on an asian. He pauses. Dad: Have you shared a hotel room with my daughter before? pow: Yes. His eye winces, slightly. He pauses. My chest tenses. He pauses again. Dad: Do you think this is okay? pow: Yes. I'm an idiot. He reflects, wrinkling and pausing more. Dad: If you.. had a daughter. Would you think this is okay? pow: Yes. He's visibly disturbed. He knows I'm an idiot and this disturbs him for multiple reasons. He does not know how to react. Longer pause. Eyes get even squintier. Dad: You will... Face MANY challenges. Dad: No wonder you people have so many divorces. He faces the other direction, we have silence for the remaining 45 minutes of the flight. Focus: Awkward "I'm having sex with your daughter" conversations. Alternate focus: Ever bridge the racial gap?