As he was flipping through his folder, looking for a syllabus for me as well as other class materials, he started making small talk.
Teacher: So....where are you from?
Teacher: Yeah? That's really cool. What do you like to do?
Me: I like to cook.
Teacher: Oh really? That's great! Do you make a lot of Thai food?
Me: Not particularly...no. Haha.
Teacher: No? You've never made good Thai food? Like pad thai? Do you even like Thai food?
Me: I love Thai food...I've just never made any.
Teacher: I bet your parents love Thai food huh?
It wasn't until this point in the conversation that I realized he wasn't just living up to his looks of a weird, geeky grad student. He was mistaking Taiwan for Thailand. But again, I'm not judging. It's a common misconception.