Old man on the bus turns to the lady sitting next to him and says:
"Do you see her?"
Lady reluctantly replies:
"The foreigner." (blatantly jabs his finger in my direction)
Lady doesn't reply verbally but nods, she is cautious with her movements.
Old Man loudly continues:
"Why do foreigners (lists off English, German, French, American, and two others that I don't recognize) all have faces like a horse and the noses of elephants?"
Lady looks exceedingly uncomfortable by this point and says nothing.
Old Man continues:
"They are (he says two words I did not at the time recognize but I wrote down the pinyin and later was able to translate) loose in morals."
The bus stops and I go to the front where I loudly tell the driver in Chinese to have a nice day and thank him for the ride. I get off the bus and look up at the window to see the woman is horrified. She realizes I understood the whole conversation. I shrug, give her a smile, and walk away.
I think I’m the only one who found this cardboard facade in #cartonkingcreativitypark to be depressing. Is made out of cardboard…it’s gonna decay fairly quickly and it won’t weather well. Oh well #taichung has plenty else to offer an #expat