Most Taiwanese men don't have facial hair. Or maybe they do have a few strands here and there, but anyway, that hardly counts. Which is why, MY stubble increases my firang quotient out here. Haa!
An old man comes to me, puts his hand on my face (for about a nanosecond), nods in approval, smiles, rubs his chin and says something. I look towards the interpreter girl for help. Girl blushes and replies, "He says,very sexy!" *girl blushes some some*
Instance 2: Convo with a taxi driver
Driver: *points at my stubble*: IRAN!
Driver: Hmm. (five seconds later, he again points at my stubble) IRAQ!
Driver: NOO??? Then?
Driver: *rubs his own non-existant stubble* AMERICA?