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How do you respond to staring and pointing?

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What's the proper response to staring and pointing?

Ignore them
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46%
Stare and point back
21
21%
Leave
2
2%
Scream and throw things
1
1%
Give 'em the middle finger
2
2%
Do your best Jim Carrey impression
8
8%
Sing the FORUMOSA.COM theme song and strip
6
6%
Hand out business cards and shake hands with everyone
14
14%
 
Total votes : 100

Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby Icon » 10 Jun 2012, 14:32

Computex, then. :lol: And foreign students. :roflmao:
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby funkymonkey » 10 Jun 2012, 19:48

Icon wrote:Computex, then. :lol: And foreign students. :roflmao:

Was Computex open 2 weeks ago? They sure didn't look like foreign students.
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby Icon » 11 Jun 2012, 09:22

funkymonkey wrote:
Icon wrote:Computex, then. :lol: And foreign students. :roflmao:

Was Computex open 2 weeks ago? They sure didn't look like foreign students.


Late May, June and July are the high season for the high tech fairs, not just Computex. Everything from electronics for cars, panel displays, etc. So the Xinyi area is crawling with foreign buyers.

The Gongguan area is also full of "temporary students", with the US universities exchange groups coming in for summer terms.

That's what I mean. Just passing by eye candy. :lick:
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby tommy525 » 11 Jun 2012, 10:23

If Taiwan wanted a lot of honkies around, it could make it like it used to be. Open work permits for all gringos. And also invite students to do a sponsored semester in TAiwan vis-a-vis a lot of US and European Universities.
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How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby headhonchoII » 11 Jun 2012, 12:00

White people can come here if they want to, but why would they want to? It's difficult to adapt to, costs a lot to just get to, hot and humid, far away, crowded, hard to earn a living, there are few international tourists or business people, hard to get around with lack of English. Most people would have no interest to visit here let alone live here, even friends and family back home.
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby Taiwan_Student » 12 Jun 2012, 00:25

tommy525 wrote:If Taiwan wanted a lot of honkies around, it could make it like it used to be. Open work permits for all gringos. And also invite students to do a sponsored semester in TAiwan vis-a-vis a lot of US and European Universities.


" like it used to be.", says Tommy. When?

The seventies?
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby bismarck » 12 Jun 2012, 10:25

Taiwan_Student wrote:
tommy525 wrote:If Taiwan wanted a lot of honkies around, it could make it like it used to be. Open work permits for all gringos. And also invite students to do a sponsored semester in TAiwan vis-a-vis a lot of US and European Universities.


" like it used to be.", says Tommy. When?

The seventies?

And the ever present "gringo"/"honkies" comment by a half white half Taiwanese dude in reference to foreigners in Taiwan. :ohreally:
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby TheGingerMan » 12 Jun 2012, 10:56

I agree. Frightfully shocking!
At least apply some relevant scathing epithet.
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby tommy525 » 12 Jun 2012, 11:53

I guess i can refer to myself as half a honkie? hapahonkie? Or perhaps a Tringo (half taiwanese/ half gringo) ? Instead of a Gringo?

But hey honky and gringo aint offensive ya know?


YEs up to bout to bout early 90s you could still work without too much scrutiny.

After that it went all anal.
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby Steviebike » 12 Jun 2012, 12:42

tommy525 wrote:After that it went all anal.


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Just checking but you're a South African Engrish Teachur right? No. I'm a Russian nuclear physicist.
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