All my life I have been told I look like my father, and nothing like my mom. Yet I definitely identify more with my asian side, but I’m not ‘good’ enough for my filipino side and I’m too asian for the white side of my family.
I was born and raised in Hawaii where everyone you meet is practically a mix of something and something else. I was teased an awful lot for looking white and not being filipino enough by the other full blooded filipinos. And yet Hawaii still felt like home because I knew I wasn’t alone.
4 years ago I moved to the Southern U.S and I have never felt so out of place. I kinda stick out, even if I tried desperately to fit in.
I have learned to love who I am as I am, though it breaks my heart that I don’t fit in on either side of my family and I’m kind of ostracized for it.
Well... About the "Blasian" or "Black and Korean" thing about wanting to know what kind of African we have, that's unfair to someone like an American. The majority of American blacks have no way of knowing what part of Africa they would've been from, because of slavery. And even then, it's probably multiple tribes or countries, because the last time our families were in Africa was over 400 years ago. I have no connection to Africa. I AM Black & Korean.
ah! :o I was thinking something similar to that xD like how I’m half white but idk what exactly that white side is LOL. good point :3
i found one your posts somebody reblogged on my dash and i decided to check it out. i'm half chinese, malaysian, and black. no one believes me that i'm black because i look more like my mom and i act more asian than i do black. most people mistaken me for being either hawaiian or filipino since my skin is a dark-ish tan.
Oh, and another interesting thing. How people assume people from Asia all look like the Chinese and in Africa everyone has very dark skin. Funny because there are some countries in Asia like Israel who look just European-and then at the top of Africa, people in Egypt have more olive skin. You can't really understand how not generalising is unless you ARE of different ethnicities.With the other comment about Blasian and Eurasian-no one ever refers to Asians as yellow, not even full Asians. <3
Yes! Omg one of my friends was like, “Your mom doesn’t even look Asian.” I was like, “uh excuse me, but not everyone in Asia has pale skin and small eyes.” And the whole yellow thing, one of my Filipino friends was like, “lol yellow pride~” and I’m like, “you’re brown ._.” LOL BUT THIS SHOULDN’T BE A BIG DEAL XD but yeah I really like this thought :3 agh some people are so narrow minded -_-
Just something I find interesting-I've noticed that people always seem to put the word Asian into their ethnicity-for example 'Blasian' and 'Eurasian', but I find it strange that Blasian consists of a generalised colour of skin-and then the continent. I don't call myself a Whasian-for white Asian. Even though I'm not of any African heritage at all-I don't like it when people call themselves for example "Black and Korean". I like to know what African ethnicity they have. :)
hm that’s interesting! :o I don’t really know what my white side is (assuming French because of my last name? LOL) so I just say half white/eurasian xD Anyone else have a comment?
I’m half Korean and half Scottish, English, German. Out of four kids, the oldest (me) and youngest came out with auburn-red hair, freckles, and pale skin. The other two have dark brown hair. I wish I had a baby picture to post because I had a full head of auburn hair and people actually asked my parents if they had dyed my infant locks. Seriously? Come on now lol. Not sure how I ended up this way, but I’m def proud to be a hapa (ginger)! :)
quarter Chinese/quarter Filipino on my Mom's side, half South African on my Dad's, and if you go a generation or two back on his side it turns out that I'm of Russian/Lithuanian descent :) this tumblr is AMAZING.
thanks! and wow omg that’s really cool! I wish I could trace my background like that O_O
I’m a proud Hapa, with very strong ties to my Japanese heritage.(: I live in a town that doesn’t have much racial diversity, so everyone here is more sensitive to “racist” comments than I even am. It’s all rather awkward. Not only that, 90% assumed I had been born in Japan… Which is untrue. I don’t fall under many Asian stereotypes, either. Besides the “strict Asian Mother” one. ;P
Me and my younger sister look alike, but she definitely doesn’t show any of her Japanese-ness. My little brother, on the other hand, looks completely Asian! Haha I must be the happy medium in the family?
I'm currently in a crush with a half Indonesian-Portuguese (fyi, I'm a quarter Indonesian-Arabian-Dutch-Chinese :p.. but the Arab genes hit my looks the most -_-).. How can I approach her? As I've never hit an eurasian before :p. I am super nervous T_T..
omg love advice LOL xD
first, you should find out about stuff she likes :3 If you both have the same things in common then surely you should have no problem getting along with her! If you don’t know, then find out baha xD
if that doesn’t work then maybe show interest in Indonesian or Portugese culture? LOL xD
orrr you could play dumb and just randomly ask her what her background is xD be curious?
IDK LOL DO YOU KNOW HER NAME? HAVE YOU TALKED TO HER BEFORE? xD