Date registered: January 17, 2011
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Thanks for pointing out that the term 'transgender' is inappropriate here. It's pretty unclear at the moment what Chengcheng is headed for and whether or not he will undergo any form of surgery, although I feel that in some rural areas, people might still be concerned about having a male heir.
The link between gender and linguistics is interesting! In films, gender-specific forms of speech have been used to express the character's transgender identity, like in the Thai comedy The Iron Ladies. http://www.nytimes.com/[...]
When my schoolmates and I spent some weeks at a Cambodian countryside some years back, the boys didn't know about gender-specific forms of speech and for the whole time we were there, they said thank you to shopkeepers and villagers, using the female form of speech in the Khmer language. The women were amused and the boys thought they charmed the women with their friendliness. We only found out much later what the village women were laughing about :)
Sounds like a good day for those re-marrying after losing their spouses in the 512 earthquake.
this looks like tauhu goreng, a singapore/malaysian snack dish, https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z7cFBrBMEZU/TWiYYbJE9yI/AAAAAAAAC8Y/ZgTnGdaYAFE/s1600/tauhu+grg.JPG, see recipe here, http://recipeland.com/recipe/v/Tauhu-Goreng-7099
anyway, i haven't seen any "egg tofu" (http://www.suite101.com/[...] in china/chengdu...