That Looks like a Burmese

Kay and I were commenting on how when we see someone on a bicycle, walking or in the store and we do a double take to see if they are Burmese.   Our hearts are inclined toward our friends from Burma and so we are always interested in those we already know and new people we have not already met.  However we often find ourselves guessing wrong and the person we looked at again does not turn out to be Burmese.

But some interesting things happened this week along these lines.  Eh K’Lu was riding in my car and he looked at some people in a car ahead of us and said, “Oh they are Burmese”.  In a minute I pulled up beside the car and he said “No, they are either Indian or Pakistani”.

Then I was traveling with Biak Cin Thang and we stopped for supper.   While we were waiting he looked down the stip mall and saw some people go into the store.  He said, “I saw some people who are from Myanmar”.  So we walked down to the store and went in to check them out and he discovered they were of Hispanic descent.

About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on August 13, 2008, in A-B, E-G, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I do that, too!! It’s funny, because one lady saw Eh K’Lu in one of my pictures, and she said, “Oh! He’s Burmese. I see him at his job, and I think he is Asian.”

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