by A Total TaiTai Tale



Made in China.

He stayed close to me and kept looking at me. Not that it had been unusual for kids (and adults) to stare at us.
I kept being drawn to him.

All the kids kept saying “Made in China” and he was laughing.
I then realized they were talking about him, that’s what they were calling him.

I asked our local guide why they were calling him Made In China. He didn’t know.
Then after looking at him he seems to come to the conclusion that the other kids might me referring to the fact that he didn’t look the same and that he must be from a different ethnic background, an ethnicity closer to the China border.

你好 Ni好吗? NI Hao, Ni Hao Ma? No response.
Definitely not Chinese, but definitely a connection.


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