Since I started to go outside of the lab last three months, I have started meeting some people. It seems like it is the thing in this area to ask me, "So, where are you from, ORIGINALLY?"
After I gave some thoughts on this, I decided to translate this phrase in Yankee language as, "So, I recognize and am curious about your exotic appearance and accent." They are not being racists. They are just curious. And I am here to show them that America is made of all kinds of people.