Just like a lot of Taiwanese people have 2 names (their REAL one that westerners have a rough time pronouncing and their FAKE English one to be able to deal with wai guo ren), they also seem to have 2 ages. One is calculated by the standards westerners are used to. After one year of life, you are 1 year old. The other is a bit different.
Commonly known as East Asian age reckoning – I’ve discovered how the traditional Chinese determine age. Age begins from the time one is conceived, not born, so you are already 1 year old when you come screaming into this world. You are considered a living being from the time of conception. Continue reading ‘What’s my age again? (East Asian age reckoning)’