Most people know it, few understand it. When your good Asian friend goes out drinking with you, do you notice he/she begins to blush, or even turns a lobster red?? About a 1/3 of all East Asian people lack a certain enzyme that effectively metabolizes the alcohol they drink. Here’s an enlightening article that explains the ‘Asian Curse’ well. And if you’re Asian, you probably should read as it directly affects your health, not because you’re tired of being at a brightly lit art show and your best friend beelines over to you and says, “Damn man, you’re red!” I myself usually just get the “Did you just come back from vacation, you’re pretty tan Danny!” There’s always Pepcid AC.