Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I've been asked a few times if I, "wear one of those masks." "Those masks" is a reference to the masks that many Asian people wear on their motorbikes...and sometimes when walking on the street...and sometimes on airplanes...and on buses...and in restaurants...and...

I can recall a few times in America seeing an Asian person wearing a mask and thinking, "They must be sick." Well, that's not why they wear them. They wear them to keep the dust out of their mouths and noses and to protect their skin from the sun.

And the answer to the question is, "Yes." In fact, I've got a ton of masks. See if you can guess which of the masks in the above photos aren't mine.