Appearance Comments as a Greeting in Villages

Returning to some villages in Yinmabin Township, I had forgotten how much Burmese people verbally note your physical appearance. Almost everytime someone sees you, they make some comment about how you look. Things range from exclamations of “You’re fat,” “You’re less fat than before,” “You have pimples,” (my face broke out a ton while I … More Appearance Comments as a Greeting in Villages