I’ve been out & about with Sam who’s British-Asian and several men have shown an interest in him – and had interesting things to say, too.
Man number two picked up on Sam’s eyes and also his skin colour.
Man 2: You look a bit foreign.
Sam: My mother is Chinese.
Man 2: did you also grow up in China? Whereabouts are you exactly from?
Sam: I grew up in Hong Kong.
Man 2: are you in Britain for long now?
Sam: A couple of years.
Man 2: Oh, that’s why your English is so good. Have you been to the South? You speak a bit like a Southerner already!
Sam (drily): this could be because English is my first language.