CARP ISLAND "I don't think anyone from Palau is a vegetarian," Tem announces, after watching me chopstick vegetables and taro mash. "Our fish are too good. There is a Peace Corps guy on the main island, but ...." he trails off.
I know my cues: "He looks unhealthy?"
"Yes! You have some muscle. We've never seen this before."
I could object to the "some"; after all, baby's got guns...
Then again, I'm talking to the lift-and-jerk champion of Koror state. My biceps could fit into his pinky.