When I stepped out of my cave and into society, it was super awkward to experience having someone kiss the air next to my cheek... I mean, it's not a simple hello and it's not a proper kiss either...so what is it??
Despite my cultural confusion, I did manage to get used to this. But still find it an awkward thing to do...and in most cases, I don't even know whether I should do it or not. (You know, those moments when you lean in but then the other person doesn't seem to be expecting it).
I actually recall the above conversation with a guy friend back at uni...though I doubt he remembers discussing this. :P
Special thanks to you, M. Kim!