As Kiwis, we embarrass ourselves overseas in ways unique to us. The shirtless drunken haka outside a London pub for example. Then there are the subtle ways. Like trying to explain rugby to American sports fans who don't care and can barely understand our accent.
We are all very proud of our little home. But we know most people don't know much about it.
So while impressed by the countries we visit, we're also hungry to shoehorn in New Zealand chat wherever we can.
As a result, I humiliated myself four times in Hawaii last week alone.