I'm not quite sure which box to check ... As far as I remember, I always looked mixed (clearly more asian to whites but more white in Asia^^) and when I go to Korea, most of the people try to talk English with me instead of Korean ^^ The point is, some of my asian relatives say that I looked more white when I was younger but I think that I looked more asian when I was younger. Kinda awkard, I think that I got whiter as I grew
I think I've probably become more Asian as I have gotten older. As a teenager I hardly ever got questioned about Asianness. In fact on a number of occasions I got very surprised 'Really?'s when mentioning my mixture. These days, it is pretty clear that I have Asian in me, or white in me. Whichever way you look at it. Basically, I'm mixed and it's pretty obvious. Although, just occasionally I'll be assumed to be full non asian, or full asian. Funny how you can be seen in completely different lights.
At work the other day, a customer whom I was serving in the bottle shop started speaking Italian to me. When I questioned him, he said he'd just assumed. Given I work in a very 'Italian' area there is some reason for it. But still a surprise.
I've always looked very asian, but when I was younger I had reddish brown hair. It gradually darkened to dark brown with red interspersed throughout. I always had people ask me where I had my hair dyed because it looked so natural.
Of course. It was natural! In my late teens my hair turned dark, dark brown almost black. I used to hate it . But when I hit 30 - I got white all right. My hair started turning white.
Now I curse this grey hair! Turning whiter sometimes is not always better. Especially when it's one's hair.
I always had a daydream that I'd have a high brain fever and all my hair would turn white. And I'd be this super young girl with an insane white mane. That fantasy better be lived out soon or else I'll be too old when it finally happens. The contrast between being very young and the striking white mane was the attraction of the daydream, not the hair itself.
Post by cinnamoroll on Dec 1, 2007 12:46:19 GMT -5
Yes I definitely have grown up looking more white than when I was really small. Although, I think, I still look predominantly Asian. My Dad always said I looked more Chinese than my Mom when I was a baby, lol and looking at pics I totally agree. Toddler years onwards I started looking more white. Baby/Toddler (see how much I look like my cousin!) A bit older Recent
Pffft, I look more Asian now than I did before.
What a horrible option for the poll, what's wrong with looking more Asian? Ugh, European beauty ideals are so annoying.
^As the starter of the thread, maybe I should clarify: I prefer Asian looks and am somewhat disappointed that I'm starting to look more white with age. The option you're quoting says "Pfffft" as in "Pfffft, you're wrong about aging making people look more Euro." Not as in "Pfffft, I wish I looked more Euro but I look more Asian."
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Post by Szymon Von Zalyn on Dec 2, 2007 7:01:50 GMT -5
I've noticed that the older I get the more Euro I look. I used to look a lot more Asian in my late teens. I don't know what it is exactly, maybe loss of baby fat in my face. My eyes are getting bigger and my nose seems more pronounced than it used to. It's not a huge difference, but I notice it. It's not like I went from looking totally Asian to looking all white or anything. I think I used to look like I was in the middle, but slightly leaning towards Asian. Now I look like I'm straight dab in the middle. Or maybe it's just my change of environment (I'm around a lot of full Asians these days, so maybe my own Asianness is looking diminished in comparison).
So, have you noticed this in yourself at all or am I on crack?
I agree with you and I do not think you are on crack ;D
Funny you should mention this. My son just got his school pics this past Fri. (He's in 4th grade now.) My son and I like to take all his previous prof. taken pictures out, including school pictures and line them up by age to see how much he has/hasn't changed. To me, he never really looked Asian. To him, he thinks he looks more "American" now. Poor kid, wait until he sees how big his nose will get when he reaches his teens.