I remember her walking up to this big guy who was on his 5th plate saying "I like you. You big eater. You leave nothing on plate. Child in China die for that". It was hilarious because she really didn't speak pidgen like that.
I once read about a true incident many years ago involving a woman who was invited to a diplomat's dinner, back in the days when international travel still wasn't a routine thing and foreign visitors were considered rather exotic. Seated across from her was the US Ambassador from China, who she was told had just arrived in the United States. He remained quiet during the meal, and in an effort to make conversation and help him feel welcome, she motioned towards the soup bowl he was eating from and tentatively asked, "likee soupy"? He just smiled and nodded politely.
As the meal ended, it turned out that one of the after-dinner speakers was the Ambassador from China himself, who went to the podium and delivered an eloquent speech in flawless, cultured English.
When he ended his speech, he walked back to his seat, sat down, and asked the woman, "likee speechy?"
I love asian folks they generally arent shy! I was at a buffet with "I like you. You big eater. You leave nothing on plate. Child in China die for that". a friend who really liked the "chicken and vegetable" he asked what was in it and got the reply "Gawd@mn you dont read?...Chicken!...vegetable!
And when he didnt finish his eggroll she lit into him...You finish!! finish now!! 75 cent you dont waste!