Small face, tall face, I only want to know my place. I'm not a fan of empty flattery, especially when it has to do with my looks. However, I learned that authenticity only makes a compliment better if it's wielded wisely.
My thoughts scatter in every direction when I hear, "What's it like being a foreigner in Japan?" Eventually, I come to the same conclusion: I know more than I think I do, but I'm afraid of telling the truth as I see it.