I have two very interesting encounter this week from my recent travels
On my way back to Singapore from Haneda airport. I met a Japanese grandma who travels with her grandchild. She can converse in Japanese but doesn’t seem to be able to read Japanese anymore, and she has difficulties to read and fill in the immigration form.
She asked me in Japanese how to fill in the form. She’s Bolivian.
Another one is during my Grab hitch ride to Changi Airport, one of the passengers the driver picked is Indian lady and we had chit chat about where we are going.
I told her that I’m going to Surabaya and she said she’s from Surabaya too. After few exchanges, I learned that she’s born in Surabaya actually. Something new about the city where I grew up.
Being second generation Indonesian born Chinese who can’t speak Chinese, I’m on the same boat with them.
Do you have similar encounter while you travel?