Russian Portrait: Boy Next Door

Russian Portrait: Next Door Boy

He was the little boy living next door. When I typed “Russian honest?” in Google Translate, the only English word I heard from him was “corruption”.

The night before he moved out our holiday house, I typed in Google Translate: “Learn English and it would be your ticket to the outside world…” He nodded his head.

I wonder: Is he learning English now? I wish he could tell me more than “corruption” about his countrymen.


About Brian Yeung

Growing up in Hong Kong, pearl of the orient, I have been exposed to many cultures throughout my upbringing, from Sushi to British Top Talents and Tetris. And yet, after my stay in Europe, Russia and Southeast Asia for study and work, I realise a lot of cultural perception and presentation are just myths and stereotypes. Exploring the real accent of a particular country and its culture becomes my agenda of traveling. I value travel as a way to discover the diversity of life choices. After all, life is just the consequence of our many life choices; the one who is aware of its diversity is the luckiest person alive.

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