The people of Palembang are definitely honest, simple and straightforward. Its something that I really appreciate about this place. Off and on, this also provides some 'interesting' situations. In July, I had a post about a lady who basically told me that my boobs weren't big enough to feed my son.
Today, I went for a massage and when the masseuse started on my head, she exclaimed 'You've had a nose job!'. No, she didn't ask me. She just said it as if she was really surprised. Just to be sure I heard her right, I pretended not to understand and she said it again. This time with some hand signs indicating a scalpel on my nose. I told her I had not but she didn't seem to believe me. She went on about on about how narrow and 'high' it was. That must be their idea of a good looking nose in Palembang.
I'm not going to post a photo of my nose here but I don't think its all that narrow or 'high'. Richard thinks its a cute nose, except for when I make myself look like a Klingon. The wrinkles forming on my nose (from the Klingon impersonations) distract me from its actual shape but I guess I'll take the masseuse insistence on my having a nose job as a compliment.