Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Looking American

I went to visit the Leshan Giant Buddha (乐山大佛) with a friend in January 2011. When we were at the top by the head, we asked a couple nearby to take our picture. They did, and asked us where we were from. My friend explained that she was a local from the same province, while I was from America. They were very surprised and said that I didn't look American. Haha! Well, my friend explained, she's 华侨--an ethnically Chinese person who lives outside of China.

"Can you speak English?"
"Yes.... hello!"

And they shook my hand and asked to take a picture with me. I hope their friends and family don't disbelieve them because I am not white.

I wish I had gotten a picture with them too.

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