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Old 07-18-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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The nearest Asian in both apperance and culture is a mestizo person from the Phillippines with mixed Spanish heritage.
But people in most Asian countries are not aware of the meaning of mestizo.
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How would they see a mestizo in Asia? What nationality would they think he is? Also a mestizo is a person of mixed race. It is someone who is of mixed European & Native American stock. They are typical in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, much of Central America also Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The phenotype looks like someone like say Oscar de la Hoya, or Salma Hayek.

Would they confuse them with someone from India or Nepal or Pakistan? Curious to know since China, Japan and Korea, especially Japan and Korea are homogenous countries. China has over 56 ethnic minorities but the vast majority are Han Chinese. I've been told by Chinese some Hans and Tibetans that I look like uyghur, that people would think I'm from xingjiang if I were in china. Either that or Indian (from India), Or American.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Macao
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A curious note is that when I was in bars, in a setting where people would be able to ask my name and get to know past the 'just another foreigner' factor, and I would introduce myself, many a Japanese female would just end up calling me 'Alejandro' (from the Lady Gaga song.) -_- For whatever reason 'Orlando' wasn't memorable enough. :|
Funny. Well, Japanese add an extra vowel after every consonant. ORLANDO - Oh Re LA Na DO.

So, it quickly ends up sounding like 'Alejandro' because of that...funny.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I think for the most part they will just see them/us as a 'foreigner' without any assumption of where they are from besides, obviously, not from Asia. At least, that was my experience in Japan. Though I was with my two friends, one which is black-Chinese and the other a blond blue eyed Texan. Due to this combination, a good amount of people (Japanese, Europeans and Americans alike) just assumed we were Americans.

A curious note is that when I was in bars, in a setting where people would be able to ask my name and get to know past the 'just another foreigner' factor, and I would introduce myself, many a Japanese female would just end up calling me 'Alejandro' (from the Lady Gaga song.) -_- For whatever reason 'Orlando' wasn't memorable enough. :|
I dont want to put my name up here, but will say that I'm named after a famous Wagner opera and mideval epic tragedy... My name sounds close to "Christian," and it sounds a bit close to "Jason" to non-native speakers, so that, or Chris, is what I get called by people in China most of the time...
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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Funny. Well, Japanese add an extra vowel after every consonant. ORLANDO - Oh Re LA Na DO.

So, it quickly ends up sounding like 'Alejandro' because of that...funny.
Japanese wouldn't say La, though. The L sound doesn't exist in Japanese. They'd say オランド only. Otherwise my friends wouldn't say rake for lake or herupu for help.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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It seems many east Asians are so into race and racial differences that nobody who looks different would ever be treated as a normal person. The ones on this forum seem obsessed with race, even between one east Asian group and another. No chance of being seen as just a person, it looks like.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:03 AM
 
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It seems many east Asians are so into race and racial differences that nobody who looks different would ever be treated as a normal person. The ones on this forum seem obsessed with race, even between one east Asian group and another. No chance of being seen as just a person, it looks like.
East Asia is an extremely nationalistic region. Each country bases their pride around their ethnicity and their particular history. They generally feel uncomfortable with other Asians, you can kinda see that in the fact that Chinese and Filipinos don't move to Japan or South Korea for economic reasons, most of them come here instead
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