said the elderly man who owns the local flower shop.
This is by far the most culturally sensitive comment I’ve received regarding my ethnic heritage! I wanted to give him a hug and a high five! That would’ve been weird, so I just explained how my parents are from China but I was born in the United States. Thank you again man, for not calling me a “chinita”
If you didn’t read my previous post about being called “chinita”, read it so you’ll actually understand why I was so flattered and grateful for this man: https://karenli1.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/reflections-on-being-east-asian-american-in-ecuador/