Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass this night?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Note From Thailand

Photo of my daughter with Thai friends, only for a sense of racial size variation - followed by a short street conversation.


Random Thai woman: "Oh, you are so beautiful..."
Me:"Ahh...thanks..."
Random Thai woman: "My friend is a ladyboy, she is beautiful..."
Me: "Oh? But I'm not a ladyboy."
Random: "Oh ya... Sometimes people think I'm ladyboy too..."

2 comments:

Justine Valinotti said...

That photo reminds me of my trip to Turkey. At 5-foot-10, I am taller than most people there. Plus, I am lighter of hair and skin than most Turks. So, as you can imagine, I got lots of attention. They thought I was German or Scandinavian, when I am neither.

Gunnar Berg said...

About a year ago she was at Agra, India and the Indian people were taking more pictures of her than the Taj, which she found a little unnerving.