Well so much for the cross-cultural bliss. She is the cutest damn thing, but we just couldn't connect. While we blamed that on the language barrier, we ultimately realized that that wasn't the reason that we didn't sync. I saw this crash happening for a while, but that doesn't make it less unpleasant. I caught her between trips, and she will be gone for 2 weeks. We'll see how the "friends" angle works when she gets back.