[quote=“Dragonbones”]Hi uisceros, and welcome to Forumosa!
You might occasionally get a comment, not ill-intentioned, but sparked by some combination of cultural difference and low EQ. Let’s call it low EQ nationwide. People here often think it’s ok to comment on it just as if commenting on your eye color or something; others are giving well-intentioned advice out of concern for your health. I get this quite often. They’re rarely aware that it might be a sensitive issue. You need to be prepared to forgive them for this in advance. It’s all part of the great adventure called Taiwan!
Just be prepared to deal with it gracefully and with a smile on the rare (or not so rare) occasion when it happens, and you’ll do just fine here.[/quote]
Is it really low EQ… or is it just cultural differences? Forget about being fat! My wife has skin that’s a tad less white than a glass of milk… and people are always commenting about it, “Oh! You look so healthy!” and people are like (to me), “Won’t your mom ask why you have such a black wife?”
Well, cultural difference or not, it will seem that people here are kinda [strike]insensitive[/strike] open about things.
Like, if you have diarrhea and take a day off work… the next day, everyone will be like, “You had diarrhea, EH? Are you okay? Do you feel better?” Hahaha… REALLY.