Yesterday, August 13th, was Left Hander’s Day! To all the other south paws out there, it’s a special day just for us!
I wrote this post awhile ago about being left-handed in Taiwan. It is something that I never really thought about before coming here. Hope you enjoy!
And I hope to be back blogging by the end of the month. Thanks for all the kind messages you left on my last post and for understanding!! You guys are so kind, the best!!
“Happy Leftie Day!!”
Those were the words my sister posted on my facebook page on August 13th, 2013 – the date which has been deemed as Left-Handers Day internationally.
And my nephew, who is also left-handed, wrote “We lefties are amazing.”
And that we are!!!
Only 10% of the population are lefties!
Growing up in Canada and being left-handed or turning your paper sideways to write, although maybe not the norm, was nothing to blink an eye at or comment about. Surely, it was nothing to deem unusual, and certainly it wasn’t strange.
But all of that changed when I set foot in Taiwan. Filling out application forms, signing my signature, giving my people my e-mail or phone number, or any other simple writing task became a 10 minute conversation (at least).
Most Taiwanese children who are left-handed are usually encouraged (sometimes forced) to…
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