Home to a Foreign Land

If I learned to speak Mandarin perfectly, with no discernible foreign accent, if I lived the rest of my life in this city, if I my children were born here, if my grandchildren were born here, even if I dyed my hair black, got dark contacts and tried my very best to blend in asContinue reading “Home to a Foreign Land”

Fake eyelashes and foreigners

“‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.” Yesterday I did some shopping.  Shopping.  Such an innocuous word that definitely does not fully convey the gravity of the task set before me. I was looking for a specific face wash, contact solution and a pillow. Stop one was Watson’s.  PictureContinue reading “Fake eyelashes and foreigners”