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MisterPanda Post time: 2013-7-11 21:24
They have the power to call a policeman and mention you refused to undergo the security check but  ...

And I am WELL over 12 kilos

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snappysammy Post time: 2013-7-11 21:24
i didn't make in my pants....i thinking of getting those toddler  pants....with the split in them.. ...

Then all the tourists will take your photo.

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Post time 2013-7-12 07:55:11 |Display all floors
snappysammy Post time: 2013-7-11 20:05
I've been in cities where I was the only White Person they had ever seen in person....people  woul ...

Yeah. We are white. It was so bizarre. We were at the gate, so it is very well possible that many of the people "inspecting us" were traveling on to more remote areas where they haven't seen many foreigners. Where we live in Central China is like that. Although it is growing, the city I live in has a small foreign community, so we are very popular anytime we leave our housing complex.

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Boilermaker21 Post time: 2013-7-12 07:55
Yeah. We are white. It was so bizarre. We were at the gate, so it is very well possible that many  ...

I'm 6ft. 4in......i was in a good size city in Shandong....we were having Lunch...a crowd gathered outside the Restaurant.....This was 7 or 8 years ago.....I was told the people outside thought I was either a NBA Player or a Rock Star.....when I left I signed a few hundred autographs .....I  signed Michael Jordan...
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Post time 2013-7-12 09:21:14 |Display all floors
snappysammy Post time: 2013-7-12 08:03
I'm 6ft. 4in......i was in a good size city in Shandong....we were having Lunch...a crowd gathered ...

That's funny. My children and I have divided the people that stare at us in to three categories. 1. The double-take: where a person gives you a quick look as they go by and then turns around quickly to make sure they didn't imagine you were a foreigner. They usually move on and continue their business. 2. The long stare:  where a person comes up beside you, realizes you are a foreigner, stares at you as they walk along side you, follows you, and after about 2-5 minutes goes about their business. 3. The accident waiting to happen: A person comes up beside you, notices you are a foreigner, stares at you so intently that they are unaware that they are about to crash into a sign, tree, railing etc. #3 is my personal favorite. The majority of what we see is # 1 and #2. The long stare makes me a little uncomfortable, but I have found that if I speak in English to them, it scares them away.  We have a lot of migrant workers living in our district, and it is very likely we are the first foreigners they have seen.

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Post time 2013-7-16 12:47:52 |Display all floors
Shouldn't it be "Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls .."?

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redtide Post time: 2013-7-16 12:47
Shouldn't it be "Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls .."?

Nope, I start all my threads this way.
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