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.