There were times when I've been mistaken for a PRC or a Filipina mistress - usually by taxi driver uncles. Sigh. I used to get annoyed but nowadays I am just amused and let it slide. There are times when the taxi driver asks really personal questions in mandarin or hokkien and expected me to humor him.
One incident, the taxi uncle was like
'so how - i heard ang moh better than our local guys hor'
in hokkien. I replied 'huh?'
he then said 'aiya you know lah...eh..why you so shy? so how you know this ang moh? club? or work?'
At which point I replied him in english, 'sorry uncle - my hokkien not very good and i don't speak mandarin!'
Sometimes their questions just leaves me flabbergasted.
I always tease my bf that ya, ppl may assume I am a bar girl or spg, but then again - that also means you look like a guy who would pay for such services - and one on a budget too!
reisende wrote:yll90 wrote:
I would definitely date a caucasian guy if I have the chance. Sigh..
try it, and after a while you'll probably wish your Caucasian boyfriend was Asian.
if my guy were Asian,
I can dress in any camisole, tank-top, 'revealing' clothes without looking like a SPG, and would not get any funny stares from other locals, especially local (and some expat) girls. they are particularly hawkish, giving you the stare-down to assess whether I am 'legit'.
so I dress in tee-shirt and jeans when out with my (unfortunately) white boyfriend.
silly, yes, but with all honesty it is very exhausting when heading out anywhere crowded. of course I have grown a second skin many years ago, but it is always never thick enough.
the colour of our skins are all too overrated. and so is 'wanting to date a caucasian man'. if my guy were Asian, I'd love him just the same, just as much, but probably feel lighter on my shoulders when we head out, a little more anonymous.