Saturday, December 29, 2007

The straightforward people of Palembang

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.

5 comments:

Bilbo said...

Well, it could have been worse - the lady back in July could have commented that you'd needed a ... well, never mind. I love the imagery of the Klingon impersonations! Many years ago, when I was acting in high school plays, the girls who did our makeup used to argue over who got to do mine because I had such great wrinkles. I never was sure if it was a compliment or not.

John said...

Funny stuff, Amanda. I went back to read the other post since that was before we met in the blogging world. I'm sure that you have a great nose and...uh, never mind.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

They certainly come to the point!

Wish I could see your Klingon impersonation!

Kellan said...

That last paragraph was hysterical!! I don't think I would like people being so honest with me all the time - I'm not good with too much honesty, you know what I mean. Take care. Kellan

egan said...

Some people are just so damn nosey. I'm not sure why I felt the need to type that comment, but I did and I'm sticking with it. Happy New Year Amanda.