User Comments - Afaa

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Posted on: Would You Like Some Tea?
August 19, 2016, 01:48 PM

I love it. 我很喜歡你們新的版式。

Posted on: The God of Thunder
August 08, 2015, 05:07 PM

I enjoyed the's cute 很可愛 & made me want to get back to Taiwan. :-)

Posted on: Baseball
September 18, 2010, 02:38 PM

Now and then an elementary lesson is a great refresher, especially on a subject close to you.  This is father loved baseball.

Posted on: Kinds of Nuts
April 17, 2010, 02:58 PM

Tomato jam? Now that's the first time I've heard of that...I'll ave to try it when I get to France...again...haven't been in eight years. 八年我还没回来。。。

Posted on: Kinds of Nuts
April 14, 2010, 07:08 PM

my reply is to John... "...and tomatoes are a fruit..."

that's pretty funny... 我聽到了的時候,就笑了--阿發

Posted on: The Black Spectrum of Meaning
February 15, 2010, 06:57 PM


It's the lack of acknowledgment at times, walking along in Hong Kong and having Africans turn away when you pass. It doesn't always happen (which we can say about any of this). The mistake many people make is to assume African Americans "are" African or that there is an instant rapport. It's not so. I have my African friends, including the lady who gave me my African name, but we black Americans are perceived very often as "other," or to be avoided entirely because we are all hip hop gangsters--another kind of prejudice which can be more hurtful than racism depending on your worldview. It's complicated, which has nothing to do with the recent movie by the same title...:-)

Posted on: The Black Spectrum of Meaning
February 15, 2010, 04:48 AM

I am an African American and have been to Beijing and Kunming a few times and have lived in Taiwan on several occasions. I have had very awkward moments in both China and Taiwan, but never the outright hostility and sense of danger even that I experience at home in the States. I live in the Boston area, which is somewhat notorious for its racism. As an African American I have my own experiences with people from Africa while in Asia, a history with its own pain.