This is a follow-up to the How ‘They’ See ‘Us’ post from a while back.
“Teacher! Why your nose SO big?”
“Because. In America-”
“Yes, and Canada – very good – …”
(Jessica walks into the classroom.)
“… they take the children when they are small and put their noses in a special machine that pulls them until they are really long.”
“Ask Teacher Jessica.”
“Because it looks good.”
“But for us waiguoren nose is so ugl- I mean, strange!”
“Do your homework.”
I wonder how long it will take before these kinds of conversations start to become annoying. It appears I’ve reached the sarcastic/facetious response stage. If I ever get around to it I’ll post some pictures from some language text books the kids have, or from our own that come from Beijing. The have little sketches to go with the conversations, and the foreigners always have sharp pointy noses.
Photos from Taipei 101 are up on the photos page.