How to Get Rid of Unwanted Stares in China 101
Look there. Across the street. Do you see them? I see them. Group of 3 ladies with knitted sweaters and long pants. Black hair. Fishy looking? Yeah They're looking at us.
Why are they looking at us?
Probably because we're jumping around like a loose end on my ponytail. Not to mention singing Disney songs at the top of our lungs. I can see many reasons why they would stare. Ahh. I forgot about the one-child policy in China. And here we have 4 Chinese children that don't speak a word of mandarin.
Here come more stares...Or are they curious glances. Interested or hostile looks. I don't know anymore. That one man's facial expression could almost compare to the Grinch's the way his eyebrows knit together. Oh well. Canadians are known to be very beautiful. Just forget it and keep walking.
If any of the above ever occurred with you, there is always a few tips that you can use to either fend off or offend the unwanted and uncomfortable looks you receive.
1. Furrow your brows and try to stare away the stares
Sometimes this works, not always but sometimes. Especially if the man or lady looks rude or mean, you can use this technique and never feel sorry for using it. Besides, probably in you life, you will never gaze upon the accusing eyes ever again. Unless its your mom scolding you about scrunching your face into a defensive grimace then listen to your mom.
2. Let's play a game called the mirror
Has an unreadable expression been remaining on that lady's face for perhaps too long? Let me help you with that. Block the discomfort up with a mirror. Ohhhh. Forgot your's at home? Ah too bad. You can always copy the lady's expression and paste it on your own face. Maybe when she sees the expression, she might see how rude the gesture might be! Some might think it to be mock but i like to use mirror. After all, no one told me to bring mirrors along on this trip.
3. Throw them some peace
Honestly, just straighten your bunny ears and raise it in the air when you pass. Nothing better than flashing them some Canadian peace in a communist country.
Straight forwards and but takes more effort for me. Other people might think its easier to ignore, but i prefer to give staring Asians something unexpecting to see in a Chinese looking girl that will obviously be foreign. Its hilarious to watch their expressions. Especially the ruder ones.
Of course all of the above are all my superior suggestions but naturally, smiling will always be the more positive outcome. For both people. And its great when you see rough, tough looking police or grimy street workers crack a smile. Besides, smiles make people more beautiful. I'm an exception, i'm beautiful whether i smile or not. And why would the people want to stare in the first place?
So don't forget to smile. Or stare. Or scowl. Just don't uspet your mom. No i'm serious, don't tell my mom that i gave you secret smiling Vietnamese sneak peaks!!