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« on: December 03, 2016, 02:32:26 am »

Dear all,

What a small world it is. Geoff and I just happened to meet each other on a public bus by coincidence and had a 10 minute sharing on snuff bottles during the short journey together! Cheesy And that happened just over a week after we first met at the forum members HK meeting!

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Samson

P.S. I'm glad that I didn't hesitate to approach him and say hello even when I wasn't 100% sure if it was him at first, otherwise the encounter wouldn't have happened... Europeans have similar appearance in the eyes of Asians... Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 03:28:17 am »

That is really amazing !
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 06:01:43 am »

Dear Samson,
“Europeans have similar appearance in the eyes of Asians…”: to us it is the opposite, in fact we have a joke about that. 
In the street, a prostitute is approached by a Chinese man. They negotiated the amount to pay, but the man did request that the meeting has to be done at his home. Once there, they went to the bed. After quickly doing what was obvious, the Chinese man said to the prostitute “wait a moment” and he went under the bed, reappearing after a few seconds, and doing again the same thing. Then, again, “wait a moment”, he goes under the bed and come back suddenly, repeating everything. After five of six times of the same story, the prostitute, who was asking herself what he was doing under the bed, coming back with more vigor than before, could not resist and had a quick look under the bed, discovering 20 Chinese guys hided there.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 05:27:31 pm »

Giovanni put it in a slightly different way than I would, but he's right, it's the same for Westerners looking at Chinese.

When Samson approached me in the bus, my initial thought was 'why is this guy coming to me?'. Then it twigged and I knew it was Samson.

The net result was we talked too long without watching where we were and I (and my family) got off the bus four stops too late. So we had to walk back! Never mind, it was a good conversation.

And an amazing coincidence. Hong Kong is a big city with thousands of buses and we don't live anywhere near one another. It just goes to show, how many 'near misses' must happen in real life!

Geoff
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2016, 11:00:10 am »

Guys,
   
    In 1988, I visited the PRC my first time.
    True story. After 8 days (4 in Shanghai, 3 in Suzhou, and one to Nanjing), I came down for breakfast in Nanjing, walked around the huge dining room for 12 min., and then was taken in hand by a Chinese waitress, who led me to my group's 2 tables. I could identify personal features on all the Chinese, but all the Westerners looked alike to me!  Roll Eyes Grin
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Joey
   
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