Sigh

As I was walking up the alleyway to my apartment building after work this evening, I spotted a darling little girl, maybe 3 years old riding her tricyle with grandpa trailing behind her.  As I looked at her and smiled, she looked up at me with big eyes and said at the top of here lungs, ‘WAIGUOREN!’ (FOREIGNER!).

In this era of rapid globalization in China, I wonder if there will ever come a day when toddlers won’t shout that.