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The other side of life in Shanghai

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They’re going to stare. Brazenly and rudely. And if you express indignation, verbally or otherwise, not one in a hundred will have the decency to look ashamed, even if he was staring through your window straight into your apartment.

The Misanthrope’s Guide to Shanghai, 3rd. ed.

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Written by [IMH]

18 December 2005 at 11:21 pm

Posted in Arrogant Bastardry

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  1. During our 2-week vacation in China this Summer, my very cute 3.5 year old daughter (who is half Chinese due to my wife being Chinese) was constantly stared at, and complimented by various strangers. Ocassionally, my wife would get freaked out, however, such as when a group of teenagers followed us around the Summer Palace grounds for a while, loudly commenting on how pretty she was, exclaiming that she spoke both Chinese and English, and how she “had it made.” Also the time we dined in Shanghai near a window, and a flower-seller and child stared through the window at our daughter. By that time Athena was so used to it that she treated it as a game to hide from them.

    see:http://athena-realm.blogspot.com/

    A.West

    19 December 2005 at 10:38 pm

  2. During our 2-week vacation in China this Summer, my very cute 3.5 year old daughter (who is half Chinese due to my wife being Chinese) was constantly stared at, and complimented by various strangers. Ocassionally, my wife would get freaked out, however, such as when a group of teenagers followed us around the Summer Palace grounds for a while, loudly commenting on how pretty she was, exclaiming that she spoke both Chinese and English, and how she “had it made.” Also the time we dined in Shanghai near a window, and a flower-seller and child stared through the window at our daughter. By that time Athena was so used to it that she treated it as a game to hide from them.

    see:http://athena-realm.blogspot.com/

    A.West

    19 December 2005 at 10:38 pm


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