It might be useful to quickly browse social bookmarking-sites like Digg and Reddit to find some of the things everyone seems to be talking about right now.
And maybe you have similar feelings about travelling too.
So you might say something like: Yeah, I know, itÂ´s great when you have that fresh, totally new experience.
Keep an eye on the papers, there is almost always something interesting there to bring up in a conversation. Bringing up death, misery and controversial topics might not always be a great idea.
Besides the news there are always water cooler-topics to discuss. Such topics might be the latest episode of Lost or Prison Break, something big and brand new (in Sweden a big water cooler topic a while back was our first astronaut in space; Christer Fuglesang), which of the summer blockbusters that are actually good or some new, spectacular band.
Kalyeserye is a soap opera parody segment that was aired live on the Filipino noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!
on GMA Network in the Philippines and worldwide through GMA Pinoy TV.
It’s easy to become too focused on just one thing in a conversation. There is always interesting stuff in your surroundings to start a conversation about.
For example, at a party or a dinner in someone’s house it might be the fishes in the aquarium, the record collection, books and movies on the shelves, some cool piece of clothing someone is wearing and so on.
What I mean by this is what you share in the conversation is not the facts. The underlying excitement and the emotions that we all share regardless what we do.