Mucha Man wrote:bismarck wrote:...How can I be more interesting to a guy than someone with nice legs (in short pants/skirt), a nice bum and boobs?
Recently, at the Mogao caves outside Dunhuang I made a similar observation to my travelling companions. How is it that at a site with 1500 year old frescoes and statues made by some outrageously talented artisans, how is it that WE are what the locals are most excited to see?
Ha! Indeed! I can picture it now.
touduke wrote:I had to involuntarily burp when I came to the "courteous" part. But then I regained my composure. Sure, when you write "foreigner" you mean white skinned humans who look like they come from America, right? If, then I agree with you. But the majority of foreigners are treated as servants by people and the country's law and, as observed many times, the politeness and courtesy of Taiwanese towards those shows often (not always) the hallmarks of a master-servant relationship.
I agree with you that many Taiwanese in many situations are nice to me (the white / blond human).But I do think Taiwanese, in general, are nicer to foreigners than they are to fellow Taiwanese.
The politeness towards "us" is different, I would agree on that. Isn't this a little disturbing?
Man, you and your non-white foreigner deal. What's up with that?
Was at a 小北百貨 yesterday to buy a cooler box. There were five very dark Filipinos or Thais in the store and the staff were very accepting of them and chatting up a storm. Very friendly and "micro aggressive". Shit. I hardly got a "how do you do"?