WordPress Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha
Teenagers often ask me, “Miss, where’re you from?”
One day, some kids asked me the same question. I replied, “You guess.”
They examined my black hair, yellow face.
“Miss, You’re Korean. Gangnam Style! I’ll show you the Gangnam Style, Miss!”
“Japan! Konichiwa, Miss!”
I tried to help: “Look, children, look at my face. I’m Chinese.”
“Hong Kong! China!”
I tried to help more: “Put it this way, children. I’m from Southeast Asia – have you heard of it, Southeast Asia? And, my country begins with the letter M.”
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Madagascar sounds like a good place to come from…
Indeed, Madagascar, what a cool name! I think the children know about Madagascar because there’s an animation called Madagascar!
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I can imagine how you felt.
I have been mistaken for a Korean, a Japanese, a Thai, a Vietnamese, a Javanese and a Balinese.
The most interesting one is the first one. It happened in Bali. A Korean tour guide actually tried to pull me into her bus (she seemed to be in a rush), until her partner told her that I was not a member of the tour. She bowed a lot (apologizing, I am sure) and I told her “it’s okay” in English. LOL! What an evening!
Korean? These days, I don’t really mind. The other day, a blind student asked me if I am a Chinese. He recognised me by my accent. How smart!
Ah, yes! That’s very smart! 😀