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Author Topic: whos asian? or even part asian?  (Read 154755 times)

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Offline Saraue

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1118 on: September 25, 2010, 08:19:27 AM »
I'm Korean. That leads to me being asian, nuff said.
But I'm living in wisconsin

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1117 on: September 18, 2010, 05:22:36 PM »
I'm Chinese...

Going college in Ca, US~~~ :banzai:

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1116 on: September 18, 2010, 10:41:48 AM »
I be pilipino.

But apparantly, I don't look it. Chinese people think I'm Chinese, Korean people think I'm Korean... It would be cool if I could actually speak their language.

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1115 on: July 30, 2010, 11:18:24 AM »
I'm 1/16 chinese.   the rest is some mix of irish & french.  I don't look asian at all though. :XD:

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1114 on: June 06, 2010, 07:38:50 PM »
I'm half Vietnamese, a quarter French (south of France), and a quarter Italian, with some drops of Austrian blood. ^^ Born and living in France.  :XD:

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Do I count?
« Reply #1113 on: June 06, 2010, 07:24:03 PM »
After studying Mandarin for two and a half years in the US and then living in China for nine months(by myself and with a couple of Chinese families), I go to a restaurant in NYC and ask the hostess if she is Chinese, to which she emphatically responds, "Yes."  I start speaking with her in Mandarin and she has no idea what I was saying(no she doesn't speak Cantonese).  I was speaking to her in Chinese as I had wanted something specific, from Harbin.  Anyway, she is, of course, American. 

This was several years ago.  Now, I have lived more than two years altogether, among Harbin, Beijing, Shanghai, and Qinhuangdao.  I have lived with five different Chinese families, including with my wife's family for more than seven months.  I use chopsticks more often than her family, and actually say "zai jian" instead of "bai bai." 

I have short brown curly hair, round blue eyes, and Mediterranean colored skin(Greek and American Indian blood coming through).  When I speak on the telephone in Mandarin, the other person doesn't know I'm not a native speak unless I identify myself as being a foreigner.  So, for those who are Chinese, do I count?

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1112 on: May 11, 2010, 03:56:59 AM »
I am about 75% Asian thanks to Russian relatives who born in the Asian part of Russia, lol.

To clear it up, I look 100% European, I have angular features, blue eyes, whatnot, but just have Asian continent relatives :-)

Although...

My babushka, is like, a quarter Mongolian. Heh.

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1111 on: May 09, 2010, 12:19:02 PM »
I'm 100% Asian  :hahaha:

Now, I live in Bangkok(Thailand) :hi:

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1110 on: May 04, 2010, 07:35:51 PM »
wow! so many chinese!

i'm Asian. full and born in Asia.

still in asia. south east asia

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1109 on: May 02, 2010, 09:19:24 AM »
I'm 100% South Korean :P Mom and dad are both Korean, and I know that their parents were Koreans so yeah xD

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1108 on: April 11, 2010, 09:26:30 PM »
I'm the opposite. Most of the time I have to say I'm from south-east asia because most people think I'm chinese.

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1107 on: April 11, 2010, 06:38:03 PM »
Ah... "Asia" is the geographic term. "Asians" are people from Asia, or people who fit into one of the multiple "Asian stereotypes". I read up Wikipedia on "Asian people" after I entered my initial post and realised there are different definitions by people from different regions. It's not unexpected but somehow it brings up a certain mixed feeling in me. I, for example, don't consider myself as a "south-east asian" (I'm not sure if any of us does that) but rather just an asian. But I am a complicated case, for although I'm Chinese, being a southerner means I don't have the features typically associated with a typical Chinese (and what's that? My impression of a typical Chinese has actually more of a Mongolian's features). And living in a sun-drenched country means my skin is actually kind of brown and so are my parents. I just realised this is getting a little heavy ... so i'll just drop it before the fun disappears completely.

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1106 on: April 10, 2010, 02:48:19 PM »
Its just like calling British or Russians Europeans, they're pretty different but are both from Europe.

For most of asia its the same as that, except when you get to the indians/brown skins, then you probably need to call them east asians..since they don't fit into the regular asian stereotype.

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1105 on: March 31, 2010, 03:51:24 AM »
I've always thought the word Asian denotes geography. But for some reason, (can anyone tell?) it  became a description for people in the Far East and related (Chinese people migrating).

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1104 on: March 31, 2010, 01:39:27 AM »
*blinks* that's a complicated matter to think about.. :rolling:

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1103 on: March 31, 2010, 01:20:32 AM »
This is an interesting post. So far I have seen people from (or who can trace from) China, Korea, Japan, South East Asia, India and Pakistan, claimed to be Asians. The case with Turkey is a little ambiguous as I'm not sure the author considered that Asia or Middle East, or Middle East as part of Asia. And how about Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, etc.? Some world maps classify all these as Asia. Do we have anyone from these areas? Do you consider yourself Asian? Come to think of it, are Russians Asians? Is Asian = Oriental and therefore Near East, Middle East, and Far East (ah but that's the British perspective) are all Asia?

And if you consider all these Asia, then not only you have blonde and redhead Asians, you also have green-eye, blue-eye, and grey-eye Asians.

I'm a Chinese BTW and therefore Asian.

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1102 on: March 25, 2010, 01:42:34 AM »
I'm a BBC...

British born chinese.

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1101 on: March 15, 2010, 06:53:01 PM »
I'm asian, but currently live in US though  :sigh:

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1100 on: March 15, 2010, 11:28:08 AM »
im 100% Laos and i came from there and living in the Michigan

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1099 on: March 15, 2010, 08:44:06 AM »
I am Indian but I am a Malaysian Indian not Indian Indian if that makes sense ,soa s Asian as they come I guess. I live in Europe though now but as soon as my husband retires I will be going home to roost. Miss Malaysia like crazy.

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1098 on: February 19, 2010, 09:22:58 PM »
I'm 100% Asian, Chinese style

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1097 on: January 26, 2010, 02:20:51 AM »
I'm asian... :D

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1096 on: January 22, 2010, 04:44:57 AM »
Born in Japan, Korean blood, Chinese passport (until few years ago, now Canadian). Top that!!!  :hahaha:

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1095 on: January 22, 2010, 04:22:44 AM »
Sorry to tell you this guys but you picked the WRONG topic to introduce yourself.

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1094 on: January 21, 2010, 08:32:03 PM »
Hi im from pinoy land

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1093 on: January 21, 2010, 12:07:43 PM »
Hi, I'm from Thailand. :hi:

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1092 on: December 21, 2009, 05:32:05 PM »
NIce to konw another chinese person like me :yay:

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1091 on: December 21, 2009, 05:12:54 PM »
1/10th part of me is Chinese. =D

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1090 on: December 21, 2009, 05:05:04 PM »
I'm asian half chinese part of me is french and part of me is filipino i so wish I was taiwanses american or candian + chinese :dark:

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Re: whos asian? or even part asian?
« Reply #1089 on: December 08, 2009, 05:22:15 PM »
being south counts, ryt?