· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · March
· · · · 09 (1 entry)

The Faces of Asian Women · This may sound nut­s, but I think people's faces re­flect the lan­guage they speak. Per­haps be­cause of my Pa­cif­ic Rim base, I find this par­tic­u­lar­ly ob­vi­ous in the faces of Asian wom­en. A huge num­ber of the peo­ple here in Van­cou­ver are of Chi­nese ex­trac­tion, res­i­dent for pe­ri­ods any­where be­tween four gen­er­a­tions and a few week­s. Be­ing a nor­mal­ly male sort of per­son, I'm giv­en to look­ing close­ly at women's faces. And quite of­ten, when I look, I can tell in­stant­ly "she speaks gener­ic North Amer­i­can English" or "she's a re­cent im­mi­grant and has a heavy accent." ...
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