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#1 Cheyenne

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:08 PM

Just a random question that came to me.

 

I'm half white, half Japanese. White mother, Japanese father. But most people don't recognize any Asian in me at all. Most just assume that I'm white.

 

What are you and what do others mistake you for? Pictures are encouraged! :lol: (Sorry, my webcam sucks)

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:13 PM

Wow you don't look asian at all  :mellow:

 

Asians are love, asians are lyf!!  :wub:

 

Well i'm caucasian and nobody mistakes me for anything so... yeah not much to tell  :rolleyes:



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:18 PM

My great grandparents came straight from France. GGrandpa was pretty much a 'pure blood'  Frenchman. GGrandma was Hungarian & Croatian mix. Somefuckinghow, people think I'm Asian...?



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:20 PM

Wow you don't look asian at all  :mellow:

 

Asians are love, asians are lyf!!  :wub:

 

Well i'm caucasian and nobody mistakes me for anything so... yeah not much to tell  :rolleyes:

 

Lol! What's even funnier is that my younger brother doesn't look like me very much... well, some people say yes and others no. But he is almost always mistaken for Hispanic since he's so tan, lmao.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:21 PM

im wasian

half japanese half britian/canadian

 

IDK people usually think I'm lightskin bc my kinda darkish skin tone

Also I get confused for chinese a lot 



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:22 PM

Just a random question that came to me.

 

I'm half white, half Japanese. White mother, Japanese father. But most people don't recognize any Asian in me at all. Most just assume that I'm white.

 

What are you and what do others mistake you for? Pictures are encouraged! :lol: (Sorry, my webcam sucks)

 

It's ok, my cousins that are half Hungarian half Chinese look 100% Caucasian and people don't believe them when they say they're half Chinese. 

 

As far as I know I'm 100% Chinese which is unfortunate because that means there's absolutely no chance that me and @Adam can be related. 

 

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I have been mistaken for Hawaiian, Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese before.


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#7 Cheyenne

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:23 PM

My great grandparents came straight from France. GGrandpa was pretty much a 'pure blood'  Frenchman. GGrandma was Hungarian & Croatian mix. Somefuckinghow, people think I'm Asian...?

 

Lmfao what the actual fuck? :lol2:



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:33 PM

I'm French & Greek on my mom's side, Scottish & Irish on my dad's. I don't know whaaat happened when those genes mixed bc I get a huge amount of people asking what my ethnicity is. I've gotten Asian (all types), Spanish, Colombian, Middle Eastern (Persian, usually), Hawaiian, Italian, Russian, and a few more I'm blanking on. Once I tell people about my actual background they usually comment about how much my French/Greek side shows. I'd be interested to see what you guys think, because I think I look pretty damn white lol



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:37 PM

I'm French & Greek on my mom's side, Scottish & Irish on my dad's. I don't know whaaat happened when those genes mixed bc I get a huge amount of people asking what my ethnicity is. I've gotten Asian (all types), Spanish, Colombian, Middle Eastern (Persian, usually), Hawaiian, Italian, Russian, and a few more I'm blanking on. Once I tell people about my actual background they usually comment about how much my French/Greek side shows. I'd be interested to see what you guys think, because I think I look pretty damn white lol

 

I think it's your eyes, because I can totally see how people would get the middle eastern or persian from that.



#10 Cheyenne

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:37 PM

I'm French & Greek on my mom's side, Scottish & Irish on my dad's. I don't know whaaat happened when those genes mixed bc I get a huge amount of people asking what my ethnicity is. I've gotten Asian (all types), Spanish, Colombian, Middle Eastern (Persian, usually), Hawaiian, Italian, Russian, and a few more I'm blanking on. Once I tell people about my actual background they usually comment about how much my French/Greek side shows. I'd be interested to see what you guys think, because I think I look pretty damn white lol

 

Wow, interesting responses! If I had to take a wild guess, I would say white or maybe even with a mix of some sort of Asian... lol, it's pretty hard to tell!

 

Yeah, it's definitely your eyes that probably make people think Persian.


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:47 PM

Sometimes people think I'm black



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:52 PM

Guatemalan. 

 

Get mistaken for Indian and middle eastern.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:53 PM

I am caucasian, but i talk funny so the people around me are always confused. 



#14 Scavi

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:53 PM

Part of my family migrated from Sweden to Argentina. The other part from Italy / Spain. So basically I'm a mixture of that, not really sure how it would be called


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:57 PM

I'm chinese/filipino, so I don't really get mistaken as anything else. People usually id me as asian :p



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 05:09 PM

Half of my family migrated from Spain and the other half from Italy. I don't get mistaken for anything since that it's pretty common here.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 05:36 PM

I'm white and pale as fuck. People always assume I'm white because it's more than obvious lol

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 06:52 PM

Both my parents are Indian - my mom is from India, my dad is a non-resident Indian. I've been mistaken for a Vietnamese, Filipina, or Nepalese. I've got rounded facial features, so maybe that's why.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 07:29 PM

I think it's your eyes, because I can totally see how people would get the middle eastern or persian from that.

  

Wow, interesting responses! If I had to take a wild guess, I would say white or maybe even with a mix of some sort of Asian... lol, it's pretty hard to tell!
 
Yeah, it's definitely your eyes that probably make people think Persian.


I think you guys are right about the eyes - I also have olive skin and tan pretty easily so I guess that just adds to it

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 07:45 PM

It's ok, my cousins that are half Hungarian half Chinese look 100% Caucasian and people don't believe them when they say they're half Chinese. 

 

As far as I know I'm 100% Chinese which is unfortunate because that means there's absolutely no chance that me and @Adam can be related. 

 

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I have been mistaken for Hawaiian, Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese before.

 

I can see how they would think you're Filipino xD

 

 

I'm full Russian. Living in Australia, people think I'm Aussie.. (blonde hair blue eyes) but once I tell them I'm Russian they see it straight away.

I've gotten Swedish/Serbian/Croatian before haha



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 07:48 PM

I'm asian and born and bred in asia and totally right now in Asia too. You can see my beautiful pic here because it is my pic. :p

 

No one has mistaken me for being non-Asian, of course. But I have been mistaken for Japanese / Korean / mainland Chinese while I am actually a Chinese-Singaporean.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 09:16 PM

White, white, and more white.

Actually I just did my Ancestry DNA for Christmas (SO FUN) and it confirmed what I knew: SO MUCH GERMAN AND IRISH, with some south-European (French / Bohemia), and a tiny Scotch. It told me I DON'T have the Native American I'd been raised to be so proud of... which has actually left me in a bit of a confused space there. I'm kind of armchair-active in Native rights and adore the history, but now I feel a bit like I'm appropriating it. In summer, I've been told I LOOK Native American, and we were raised with it, so maybe it's more like, being adopted, I dunno. Otherwise, no one ever asks me if I have some background, just the Native American.

 

I started doing my dad's genealogy and couldn't find it, so I did the DNA test, and it's not there either. Someone, somewhere, told a fib, and it stuck. Really disappointing, actually.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 09:22 PM

The Ancestory.com DNA Test told me I was less than 2% black. That's all I'm saying. You guys are gonna have to figure out the rest.

 

I've actually been told a have a lot of European roots such as Scottish, Danish, Irish, and such. Also, I have Cherokee on both sides of my family.


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#24 FelisNoctua

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 09:23 PM

I think it's your eyes, because I can totally see how people would get the middle eastern or persian from that.

 

Ditto. Your eyes could be straight out of a Persian painting.

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#25 Paprika

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 09:31 PM

ethnically chinese yo. /o shang thru and thru.

 

i get mistaken for japanese a lot, even when people don't know i speak it. when i do, it's just kind of assumed. it doesn't really bother me, maybe i have some japanese facial features idk, but sometimes people will ask and then get disappointed when i'm like nah mate i'm chinese?
 

even worse when they push bullshit stereotypes on me, like bitch im not your next waifu contender and no i don't actually think you're super cool cos you're white. imma bench press u.

 

yeah okay so i can't, but you don't know that pffff.

 

anyway sydney's a good place. never got any of that, so that's really nice. ;u;; probably because there are so many of us. :lol2:

 

@Shannon your eyes are actually gorgeous! <3


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