Myopia: (n) a lack of foresight or discernment: a narrow view of something
Thursday, May 20, 2010
That uncomfortable moment...
So anyway, a couple weeks ago we had a pair of Asian students over for dinner. Toshi, from Japan, had had classes with both Rogue and Nick. His buddy David, from Tiawan, we were meeting for the first time.
We eventually got to talking about languages, and Nick asked about the more popular languages in the area David was from.
David: Most of the people speak Cantonese, but there are a few regional dialects. The older people can all speak Japanese as well.
Toshi: Japanese? Really? How come?
David: Mostly as a result of what the Japanese did to China during World War II.