Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Your Ancestry's Showing

Weihai, where I am teaching now, is located on a penisula in North China, across the Yellow Sea from Korea. It's got a nice beach, and a lot of Russians vacation here, which accounts for the bilingual signs (above).

Russians assume I am one of them, not American, and start speaking to me in their language. And actually, it isn't surprising-- all four of my grandparents were from Eastern Europe.

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