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.
The exchange between Sam and the man got interesting from the following point onwards.
Man: Are you from the South? You’ve an accent.
Sam: I’m from the South indeed. Can you guess where from?
(note: people are mostly wrong when asked to guess where he grew up)
Man: Brighton, maybe?
Sam: no, a bit further south. I’m from Hong Kong.
Man: Oh, Hong Kong! That’s so interesting! So do you speak Japanese then? I’ve always thought about learning that. It’s such an interesting language.
Sam: No?! No, I don’t speak Japanese. I’m from Hong Kong.