So, Manson, do you speak Cantonese or Mandarin? :) My thoughts of Mandarin bring to mind xi xieh, xie xien (I’m probably massacreing the sounds by phonetics) and very few other words most likely in the foods category. In HK, at least I could be polite, wouldn’t starve and could even marry myself off. :D
Nice piece that should get more exposure — but that’s me.