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Falk0un (rvnvariety) wrote,
@ 2003-09-21 18:52:00
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    Nothing happened today, or yesterday. I've been watching TV all day. I noticed something interesting though, you know hapas? People of european and asian decent? Those people always come out more asian looking than european. I've noticed that... cause every single one I've ever met doesn't appear to be caucasian in any sense. It makes me wonder... am I considered a hapa? HAHAHA Probably not, my mother is the hapa... not me. Actually... maybe even she isn't. My grandmother (mother's mother) is a hapa. It's interesting... she is obviously mixed looking. But that is only because it's kind of known that Mongolians can have blue/green/hazel eyes. So she came out looking more russian than mongolian. I have always wondered what a true blooded mongolian looks like though... because it's pretty obvious that if a mongolian has pale colored hair or pale colored eyes that he/she is not of full mongolian decent.

    Then I looked up on hapa communities... and I SWEAR. Some people just wish they were mixed.... it's like they are probably 1/8 european and they say "i'm half swedish, i swear!" and they have flat noses and very slanted looking eyes. For those people... all I have to say is, BE PROUD of what you are. I'm tired of people always trying to be what they aren't ... in an ethnic sense that is. I can rant on about this... but I'll stop here. I don't want to offend people. Even though if thats what it takes... they SHOULD be offended.

    I didn't know that in the hapa culture people who are half south-asian (arabic) and half caucasian count. KYRA~ you're a hapa!?! If so then you are a pretty hapa too. hahaha You are the only hapa (?) that actually looks mixed in my opinion, lol... even though I don't really consider you a hapa.

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2003-09-22 03:03 (link)
*Raises hand* I don't look quite asian =)

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2003-09-22 11:11 (link)
I guess I have yet to look at a better picture then... I remember mentioning that in the last one you looked like a pacific islander person. But then again you are right, that isn't asian. That's pacific islander. HAHAHAHA Although you do NOT look samoan, don't get me wrong. LOL! You don't fit into that category ... at all (you know... the usual stereotype that they are big and fat?.. yeah. That's not you. lol) I was thinking you look either more Hawaiian although I think I mentioned filipino too... but I'm not sure anymore. I think its more of hawaiian.

But it's interesting to think though... thats still consists of being asian looking.

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2003-09-22 14:17 (link)
Who the hell are you talking to? The person didn't even put their name and you already know who it is? You should let me judge in order to see what I think that person is lol. Just kidding I'm just being nosy.

About the hapa deal. I don't consider myself a hapa. I wonder what people usually think I am when they see me? The most I've ever gotten is just "youre a white boy". Thats probably the same for you although I remember someone thinking you were partly native american lol!

I personally think I probably look ITALIAN and that Dan looks.... dammit it's hard to say. I know how to recognize middle eastern people so I would automatically know that you ARE middle eastern. But if I were dumb I'd think you were white and Indian (from India).

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-its zeph
2003-09-22 23:19 (link)
From my super asian point of view I think any hapa is actually not mixed looking unless they are any of the following: Tall (5'6" and over), Pale, Light haired (blonde to fair brown), Light eyed( blue to hazel), or have a super pointy nose (not flat in any sense, not wide, not too long) If they arent any of those then they have in fact probably inherited only the asian traits.

I think Dan looks caucasian and arabic, and might look hispanic to people who cant tell the difference. Dan was the first egyptian person I ever met! I think Kyra only looks caucasian. What is kyra anyways? I'm confused.

Your blurty journal is being an ass. It didnt post my first comment. >P

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Re: -its zeph
2003-09-22 23:22 (link)
oh and yea btw I'm so asian looking =) I personally see NOTHING in being asian looking i dont think its anything to be proud of to not look asian contrary to what my comment might seem like. I was just saying what my opinion of a mixed person would be. Im japanese and proud.

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Re: hmmm
2003-09-24 02:28 (link)
Hawaiin and Filipino? Wow. I've never been called any of those, lol. It was just probably a really bad, atypical picture. Some people find it easy to believe I'm half asian, but others go into hysterics. I'll find another decent looking one to share.....some day ^^

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Re: hmmm
2003-09-24 08:55 (link)
Some go into hysterics? Wow... For me when I was looking at your picture I used 2 ways of trying to judge. The first time I did (which was the first time I saw it), I judged by what I simply saw (which was when I thought filipino). The second time I looked at it in order to see what was going on I did it from a more scientific standpoint. Then I got the hawaiian thing out. HAHHAA I did stuff like comparing eye size, face shape, nose, etc. ZEPH!~ I bet you are wondering why I am so into this topic, but it's because I think it's the way of the new world... It seems we are all mixed in this world... except for you =P. Ok back to what I was talking about. So yes I used that method. The picture wasn't bad actually, it was the one of you and two of your friends. It isn't bad in the sense that I got a clear view of your face (and hair!), but I would have also preferred a picture of you from a bit of a closer range.

Zeph you are right with you opinion, there is actually nothing wrong with being Asian. I know that there is nothing wrong with that, my thing was on how some people try too hard to claim something that doesn't exactly apply(thus my half swedish example). Although in the cases where people actually are mixed I've noticed that they more often slide to one side in preference. I think that is what is incorrect. More often than not they slide to that side because they wish they would seem more like it. Also just to inform you Kyra is German and Lebanese. Kyra is a good example of what I was just saying. I'll use him as an example because he admits to it. He has for a long amount of time only participated in middle eastern food festivals, had middle eastern friends, etc. He had obviously preferred his Lebanese side mostly because nobody ever believe he was in fact lebanese. The didn't like having to accept that the german he had inherited was the language and the looks (which you would think would overrun the rest). He can speak and understand some german and arabic. In current day life he has learned to accept his heritage and is no longer in denial about it.

Another example would be me. I, for a long time, did not want to accept that I was in fact not full Egyptian. My grandmother's race never seemed to phase me until I was 12. I then realized that she was NOT egyptian (she's half mongolian and half russian). I admire people who can be proud of their race in a balanced way.

You know, I recentally met someone who was half puerto rican and half filipino. Can you guess what she looked like? She looked almost all entirely white. Who would have guessed? It kicked my theories down... but then I thought about it more. She had dirty blonde hair, blue-green eyes and a super pointy nose. The only clue I had as to her being mixed, was her eyes. They were slanted (but not too slanted). Her eyes were really pretty... I think that her puerto rican side was probably made up of the european immigrants that fled there. Also that the racial mixing took in more because of the spaniard in the filipino side. That was how she turned out looking completely european.

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Re: hmmm
2003-09-24 08:57 (link)
I've also met people who have wanted to be asian! Ok, I just had to add that because it seems that all we've talked about was the opposite of this. I once had an Irish teacher who came to school in Chinese dresses and would say that she had been chinese in her past life. But I guess thats different... she never claimed to be half or a quarter asian.

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