By Jessica Huynh, Storyteller for RU Scholar Lifetime
Hey we! Yes, your.
You’ve come eyeing myself from over the room, wide-eyed caribbean cupid support, racking the human brain on how best to very best approach me personally.
I’m speaking to one.
And sure, I communicate french therefore there’s no need for anyone to present your own limited Chinese by greeting myself with “Ni Hao.” The truth is, i favor so long as you couldn’t. I’m not Mandarin; I’m Cantonese, that’s a totally different dialect. I was furthermore created and lifted in Ontario, so that it’s really not required for one mentioning almost anything to me personally other than “hi,” “hello,” or “hey.”
In addition should definitely not think our ethnicity by way of the off-chance you’re appropriate. Usually of flash: so long as you dont discover, don’t imagine. Whilst it’s not a thing I get offended pertaining to, it can be aggravating when I’m compelled to bring a round of “Let’s Guess Ones Own Ethnicity!” with a full total stranger.