A Conversation with a Singapore Taxi Driver

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Taxi driver: You Chinese, Malay or Indian ?
Khaled: I am from Mongolia.
Taxi driver: Huh? What is Mongolia?
Khaled: You dono Mongolia ?
Taxi driver: No, dono.
Khaled A country inside China.
Taxi driver: But you said you not Chinese?
Khaled: Ya I am not. I am Mongolian. We are different. You know Kublai Khan? Genghis Khan?
Taxi driver: Dono. You come Singapore for what? Holiday? Business ?
Khaled: I come to buy horses.
Taxi driver: Oh, you like horse racing?
Khaled: No, we drink their blood.

[Silence]

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