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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Daddy already told me about one guy who either lacked common sense or common courtesy. He didn’t know how to blow his nose!

Daddy also told me about how he solved the problem. The solution for dealing with someone who doesn’t know how to blow his nose won’t work for someone who doesn’t know where to eat his/her lunch.

Click to read => What daddy did when the guy wouldn’t blow his nose.

Daddy works in a co-working space. Out of necessity there has to be some consideration for other people in the same spaces – large spaces and small.

And there needs to some common sense exercised.

But, people don’t do the same things.

“There is one room that is small, isolated, where people who get there first can go to have a bit of solitude. Private meetings can be done there. Extra concentration is possible. It’s a good place to go if you can get it and you need the atmosphere. It also doesn’t have any windows.”

What happened?

“Somebody comes in to work. No problem. Except she didn’t come in to work.”


“She pulls our her lunch. And instantly the room begins to smell like curry rice. Curry rice is good. But, there’s a kitchen and a very big room where people can enjoy their lunch and not bother others.”

What did you do?

“Well I wanted to put my ear plugs in my nose. Or my headphones on my face. But in the end, there was nothing I could do but endure the woman.”

What would you have done?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.


Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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