Monday, November 26, 2012

On Central Asia

I have gone from a land of ruddy cheeks and bushy eyebrows (Uzbekistan) to wide-set cheeks, honey brown eyes and long braids (Turkmenistan).  Now I am in Kazakhstan, surrounded by feline faces of the Steppes.  High, prominent cheek bones and almond eyes.  The faces looks somewhat familiar, but the Russian spoken sure throws me.  Can I still use the word "Mongoloid?" Is that socially acceptable?  I love the real version of people watching.

1 comment:

Harry Rockower said...

I will be sadly disappointed if you do not bring back potassium. In solid form.