Friday, August 5, 2011

In Response to Gaijin

The response of students to foreigners (gaijin, which means "barbarians") always amuses me for they always seem to be happy and polite. Especially to ones like myself with a beard. I think they may be given credits for the number of foreign people they speak to but, as always, they are much bolder when with their peers.

1 comment:

  1. Great faces, Bruce. Those of us with beards sometimes get funny reactions from Asian folks when we're in their country. I got a lot of attention in Taipei when we were there and it took me a long time to realize it was because I was wearing a full beard.