As I am walking the 19 year old, in this country for three days, Chinese exchange student to his bus stop at lunch during my lunchtime run, after I have explained that No! You can't walk across the street when the red hand is up - you have to wait for the white man! (And it is as I am typing that that I realize how bizarre that sounds - you can't cross unless the white man says so. I wonder if they ever considered making that figure green?)
Chinese guy [looking up at an office building]: Is that a sky- sky- sky?
Chinese guy: Yes! Is that a skyscraper?
Me: For Milwaukee, it is.
Chinese guy: How tall is it?
Me: Maybe twenty stories.
Chinese guy: Wow!