The kitchen was small but well organized so I set out to see what . condiments and sauces I might use to create a Balinese version of Teriyaki sauce. They did have fresh ginger, lemon grass, several different kinds of Ketchups, spices and the largest papaya I had seen anywhere. Everyone in the kitchen helped me. and the fish just caught an hour ago was perfectly firm and fresh; so I left it whole and slathered it with a variety of sauces, chopped fruits and the basic vegetables they suggested. It definitely was NOT the traditional Japanese or Hawaiian version of Teriyaki “anything”, but oh my lord,it was scrumptious. The owner and I ate in the dining room at the prettiest table of all, and he was so grateful for the recipe I had written out in English that he insisted on naming it” Teriyaki Fish Bebe”. I did try to tell him it was NOT Teriyaki, but soon saw that it was actually sent me a Christmas post card to thank me again!
In the words of Supergirl herself, “Change is good, when you finally become who you were meant to be.” So far, this addition to Supergirl ‘s narrative has proven to be nothing but positive. Though Alex had previously enjoyed the rare privilege of being a female character without a romantic subplot, her new evolution does not tie her down to romance so much as it develops her through a romantic lens. It looks like fans are in for more of the same action-packed Danvers escapades, but now with some heartfelt pauses thrown in for good measure: tonight’s episode , for instance, will see Alex struggling to come out to her mother. Supergirl has proven itself capable of accurately depicting the coming out process, resistant to the idea of killing off its gay characters, and eager to continue promoting progressive themes.
While NCOD has been a celebratory day for the LGBT community, there have been several criticisms on how the holiday perpetuates homonormativity . Preston Mitchum, a Black queer writer, wrote an article called "On National Coming Out Day, Don't Disparage the Closet", published in The Atlantic in 2013 that discusses the assumptions that NCOD makes. In the article, Mitchum does not discredit those who have come out, still praising them for their bravery. Instead, he acknowledges how coming out may not always be safe for LGBT people who are a part of multiple marginalized communities.  Mitchum also suggests that coming out can lead to hypervisibility for those with intersecting identities, potentially leading to discrimination in the workplace, family exile, violence, and criminalization.