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#1 pinkpanda_spirit

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:23 PM

just happened to me today while buying dinner. I ordered 2 burgers and the guy (who was suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper sweet btw, I hope his new business is a success) asked me if the 2 were for me so I was like "yeah I'm hungry because of the ramadan" and then he said "you're arab?" and when I told him I was tunisian he said he thought I was hispanic or something lmao and then his friend (who was also tunisian) started talking to me in arabic. I hate it when people suddenly ask me to speak in another language, I alway forget my words. I sounded dumb.

 

but anyway, it's not the 1st time someone mistaken me as a hispanic girl/latina.

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:27 PM

people’s impressions of me have ranged from SEA to half white/half asian

I’m Chinese
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:28 PM

No people always think I'm south asian. since i'm muslim I usually get pakistani even though I'm south indian but oh well

 

Also idk how you can eat 2 burgers for iftar laugh.png I eat one samosa and drink some water and I'm done for the night lmaoo


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:30 PM

I got Spanish , Turkish , Greek , French ... you name it 


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:30 PM

Yes, several times. I'm white but I have Spanish origins and my great great grand father was black. Because of genes skipping a few generations and stuff etc..
my skin is tanner than most white people. Because of that, some ignorant (white) people told me that they thought I was at arab at first or that I look arab on some of my selfies. I remember a girl in middle school (that I didn't know) was surprised because I was eating pork and she asked me if I'm not muslim because I'm arab and I was no??? I'm not arab and I'm not muslim???

It's annoying, I have nothing against arab people but I'm not and I don't like it when people mistaken my ethnicity. Especially since I have no Arab origins at all.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:31 PM

Never

I got my nationality mistaken a couple of times

Someone once thought I was american which I found really weird cause my accent is like realllllly Irish.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:34 PM (Edited by soman, 15 May 2019 - 02:34 PM.)

No but there are people greet me with annyeonghaseyo and arigato even when they know im chinese
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:40 PM

All the time, I'm Indigenous and often get mistaken for being Chinese


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:40 PM

For once I kinda envy that my face is too obvious to be mistaken so I can't relate rlytearpls.png


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:41 PM

Apparently my friend thought I was a darker skinned Indian when she first met me. It really confused me because I don't have their features or anything like that


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:46 PM

Nope. Ive gotten differnt types of East African but still black lol
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:49 PM

I'm half arab but I look like a 100% french girl, people are suprised when I tell them that my father side is arab.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:49 PM

No people always think I'm south asian. since i'm muslim I usually get pakistani even though I'm south indian but oh well

 

Also idk how you can eat 2 burgers for iftar https://onehallyu.com//public/style_emot... I eat one samosa and drink some water and I'm done for the night lmaoo

well you were right, I ate 1 and I'm already full rlytearpls.png I'm just gonna eat the other one during suhoor haha

 

Yes, several times. I'm white but I have Spanish origins and my great great grand father was black. Because of genes skipping a few generations and stuff etc..
my skin is tanner than most white people. Because of that, some ignorant (white) people told me that they thought I was at arab at first or that I look arab on some of my selfies. I remember a girl in middle school (that I didn't know) was surprised because I was eating pork and she asked me if I'm not muslim because I'm arab and I was no??? I'm not arab and I'm not muslim???

It's annoying, I have nothing against arab people but I'm not and I don't like it when people mistaken my ethnicity. Especially since I have no Arab origins at all.

this happened to a lot of my friends... lmao they also hate it


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:50 PM

nope


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:53 PM

Latino.
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#16 puellarum generatio

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:57 PM

not really, people think I'm white and I consider myself as white but when I tell them I'm part black they can't believe it


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:58 PM

I don't even know my ethnicity myself tbh, and I don't think I look like any ethnicity either, my family is a mess and idk my roots. I guess I look brazilian w euro features maybe, but I never had any question about my ethnicity.

I got mixed as german or turkish on internet tho bc I like the music from these countries
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:59 PM

people can never guess where i am from lol, i usually get germanic, or whatever country i am from, i literally can blend in almost all countries


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:20 PM

In my case it's more like I have 20 diff origins, french obviously being 1 of them but ppl never seem to notice, they just think i'm a regular french girl.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:28 PM

as an Asian person, all the time. 


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