I'm about 170cm tall with a prominent nose and a brow bone, of which people describe me as having "sharp features". I have large hands and a large shoe size (US. men's 10). All of these I attribute to my caucasian side.
Asian side, there isn't much, except for perhaps my eyes when I look in certain positions, and dead straight dark hair. I have somewhat olive skin that does tan well and full lips.
Interestingly my body hair has different origins. I'm quite hairy on my legs but have very fine, hardly noticeable hair on my arms. People think I've actually got hairless arms.
Neither...at least not since I really became hardcore into lifting heavy and developed my musculature to a degree that men ask me my back and ab routine. Don't get me wrong...I still look female...but I am always getting compliments on my back and arms.
My body isn't asian...or european..it's unique, noticeable and people now pay me to sculpt them!
I know someone earlier mentioned having an ass and how that wasn't really an asian trait...lol.
I had the "same body" 10 years ago without the strength training. I was cardio queen. Running all the time.
10 years later...I run but mostly hills and sprinting, tons of squats, lunges..
I won a fitness competition where the winning factor was my butt!
I am now always asked how to get a butt like mine. Just last week a black woman asked me how she could get her butt like mine.
A black woman asking lil ol' half asian me about an aesthetically pleasing butt. Ponder that!
It's great that instead of people asking me, "What are you?"
they now ask me," WHAT DO YOU DO?"
Can't say how many times I've been asked that on the gym and had one woman on the street just stop me and say, " I love your arms."
Of course I've had ignorant people say I am so slim because I am asian...bulls***.
That's not giving me any credit for putting in alot of work myself besides genetics. (My six pack tendency is actually shared by the females on my caucasian side)
I know lots of slim women who can't do pullups or pushups. SIze has nothing to do with it.
My filipina relatives might be slim...none have the six pack that me and some of my white cousins who workout do.
So neither asian or European..
I've been remade in the gym. You don't have to be bound by what genetics have given you or what society says you should look like.
go to the gym...do a one arm pullup and pushup in front of people and your race will be sooo insignificant when it comes to your body.
Last Edit: Sept 26, 2010 7:19:54 GMT -5 by Pushnpull
Post by mshoneyflava on Nov 12, 2014 14:49:51 GMT -5
I pretty much passed as caucasian most of the time when I was a kid, due to having natural blonde hair and big green almond eyes, probrably because where I was living is like 98% white (the rest being the odd few mulatto kids of single white mothers) and non-Asians tend to focus on eyes for 'validation' and expect single eyelids, but there was one full chinese kid in my school (i was only about 6 at the time) and i felt like we were twins because besides my hair and eyes, we shared similar features and I also have pale yellow skin.
Now people think I'm full chinese because as I've got older my inner eye folds have become more prominent, making me look like I have complete monolids now. I also dye my hair black and tan pretty easily so yeah. XD I'm really happy with how I look and I still look EA.
Some features are combined my browbone is abit strong but softened by lack of eyelid crease, eyes (which changed shape over time) and my mother's flat slightly broad nose + father's 'Jewish' nose = little humped button nose.
The blonde hair came from my grandmother, as both my parents had dark hair.
I also noticed alot of EAs have central heterochromia, I have both types of that.