Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Presidential proboscii

My dad's now in Taiwan getting ready to vote for Chen Shui-Bian. Here in the US, height is a critical criterion for presidential success. In Taiwan, amusingly, it's facial phrenology. If nose size is really so important for presidential candidacy in Taiwan, then maybe I should reconsider my vocational options. Whenever I came home from college, my mom would sit at the kitchen table, with a Mien Shiang (face reading) manual in hand, studying my face while I ate. I guess there's more to it than just maternal eccentricity.