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Old 03-22-2014, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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No one in the Philippines think of themselves as Pacific Islanders. Only the Filipinos who were born in America do. I don't know if it's what their teachers tell them.
I think they might be ashamed of being asian, I know I used to be a bit.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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for me it wasnt being ashamed, i just started picking it because for a long time as someone said asian/pacific islander was the same category, and when it wasn't I was like "hey..the philippines are islands, and they are in the pacific" LOL. And I saw a lot more similarities between true pacific islander cultures like guam, etc than I did with mainland asians and japanese/koreans, so that's why it seemed to fit.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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People in China consider themselves "Asians" if you ask them. However the concept is not as prominent as in the US. People just call themselves Chinese or "yellow race people".
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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for me it wasnt being ashamed, i just started picking it because for a long time as someone said asian/pacific islander was the same category, and when it wasn't I was like "hey..the philippines are islands, and they are in the pacific" LOL. And I saw a lot more similarities between true pacific islander cultures like guam, etc than I did with mainland asians and japanese/koreans, so that's why it seemed to fit.
Philippines are like Indonesia which is always considered Asian. If the Philippines are Pacific islands then so is Japan and Taiwan.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:32 PM
 
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Koreans make rough distincion between "Eastener" and "Westener", and would consider ourselves Easteners. We would never say "Asian", although it is apparent that we live on the outskirts of the Eurasian continent. It is just not a common term in our language.
I guess we do not feel much comradery with our neighbors either to call/ think of ourselves in a common large group.
So to answer your question, Koreans just see themselves as Koreans.

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Old 03-25-2014, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Philippines are like Indonesia which is always considered Asian. If the Philippines are Pacific islands then so is Japan and Taiwan.
Because Filipinos and Guamanians share many things in common. Same history and culture that is why they think they are on the same category. Actually, I think they should have just really grouped Philippines and Guam together because of the same shared history and culture. I think Filipinos would assimilate more with Guamanians.

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Old 03-25-2014, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Because Filipinos and Guamanians share many things in common. Same history and culture that is why they think they are on the same category.
What do Filipinos think of Taiwanese aborigines? Or even Ryuku islanders? I think Japan has some Austronesian influence.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:30 AM
 
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What do Filipinos think of Taiwanese aborigines? Or even Ryuku islanders? I think Japan has some Austronesian influence.
Well I was not just talking about Austrinesian influence. Guam and Philippines has both Austronesian and Spanish influence which makes them more similar, both countries share the same history and culture.I think it would make more sense if they are both in the same category
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Well I was not just talking about Austrinesian influence. Guam and Philippines has both Austronesian and Spanish influence which makes them more similar, both countries share the same history and culture.I think it would make more sense if they are both in the same category
Guam is such a tiny place anyway. Was just curious if they feel kinship with taiwanese.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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