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Old 12-01-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Well it has to do with seeing mestizo kids during colonial times and when Philippine cinema started, everyone was really mixed. A pure Filipino could never invade it unless if they portray being maids, drivers or comedians.
Although no one is 'pure anything' I see the Filipinos themselves as a rather mixed people both genetically and culturally. I'm sure a lot percentage have Austronesian, Chinese (even Japanese), European, and negrito ancestry.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Interesting question. Something that I do think of, as an Asian-American.
The Postman- were you previously Trimac20?

Re the OP, I find even Singapore glorifies the "white" presence. I know for a fact that alot of my uppity-type relatives over there make it a must to have a few white (Brits or Aussie) people in social gatherings and weddings. I know for a fact that they aren't necessarily close friends either.

I understand in the case of Phillipines and Thailand, there is an economic factor. I think in regards to the OP, South Korea, China and India are least enamored by "white presence." Singapore is enamored.

For me, having only lived in LA, SF and Seattle and just traveled (never lived) around Asia- once you're actually immersed in Western culture, that racial novelty plays less effect. So how to explain the many Asian women- white men couples you see especially in Seattle, Northern California, NYC and Canada?
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Interesting question. Something that I do think of, as an Asian-American.
The Postman- were you previously Trimac20?

Re the OP, I find even Singapore glorifies the "white" presence. I know for a fact that alot of my uppity-type relatives over there make it a must to have a few white (Brits or Aussie) people in social gatherings and weddings. I know for a fact that they aren't necessarily close friends either.

I understand in the case of Phillipines and Thailand, there is an economic factor. I think in regards to the OP, South Korea, China and India are least enamored by "white presence." Singapore is enamored.

For me, having only lived in LA, SF and Seattle and just traveled (never lived) around Asia- once you're actually immersed in Western culture, that racial novelty plays less effect. So how to explain the many Asian women- white men couples you see especially in Seattle, Northern California, NYC and Canada?
Well yeah Singapore is obviously more westernised and exposed to western pop culture, so they see white people as more 'default people' despite the fact Singapore itself is mostly Asian.

I've noticed a lot of these couples in Melbourne in particular, for some reason. I think it's because quite a few Asians in the West also see whites as more the 'default' (unless they mainly hang out with Asians). Also, sometimes I feel Asian women, especially among white men, have less of the bad stereotypes associated with western women.
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Which I think the 'most beautiful' lists are heavily biased in favor of more slightly mestizo looking women these days. Pretty much all the Miss Universe contests are won by latinas who look mostly white, but have soft mestizo features. I think that the pale, blonde, Nordic archetype of beauty is being replaced by more southern European/South American. It's a shame, really. I find east Asians to be extremely attractive, but I do realize that most Western people do not. When Westerners think of hot babes, they think of Brazilians; not Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc.

I'd like to know, how many of the Chinese female celebrities have had plastic surgery? I find the actress Zhang Ziyi to be a 7.5/10 on the attractiveness scale. Shame if she had plastic surgery
Because Brasilians are really hot ! They are a complete package having pretty faces, beautiful curves, lovely skin colour and sex appeal. I am a woman but I just love Latin American women.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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I noticed the asian men in American movies are always kissing the white man's @ss

The white guys are always portrayed as the hero and they must save the asian women from their own people

Last edited by mr bolo; 12-01-2013 at 02:57 PM..
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I put Filipinas on a pedestal.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:01 AM
 
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Less so South and West, also Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia, because muslims have to marry muslims.

Reasons attracted to white men or asian men from developed countries.
Developed countries are modern. A higher HDI means, ON AVERAGE, higher income or better social welfare, better educated citizens and technology, longer life expectancies and better healthcare.
However, Developed countries are not without social problems.

The majority of women in Asia and Africa, will date or marry with men of their own, due to cultural similarities. Most women don't understand foreign languages & culture or foreign men understand their languages & culture.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:21 AM
 
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If you're a white man from a developed country, and you stay in a city for some time, there is a high chance SOME asian women, not MOST, will approach you, in major asian cities, for dates and marriages.

Most asian women are passive and expect men make the first move, less passive for the westernised younger asian girls.

The practice of casual dating, and changing partners oftenly, is frown upon in some modern asian countries.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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Pure ones...I do admit it's usually the lighter skinned ones (not European light, but like a medium brown. more typical northern Indian?).

On the subject of 'Chindians'...
The last time I went to KL, I actually saw plenty of Indians with light brown skin, actually all of them and it kinda surprised me because I thought that Malaysian Indians are supposed to be mostly Tamils. It intrigued me to this day of course.

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No the Chinese seldom make the 'most beautiful' lists. Make not explicitly trying to look like white people, but features which, while not uncommon among Chinese, are still more 'moderate', so to speak. N.Chinese and Japanese tend to have smaller, sharper noses than SEA's and some Southern Chinese, although their eyes are smaller in general. Many Chinese want larger eyes, double-eyelids, perhaps a more pronounced bridge. Many Chinese take great pains to avoid the sun to stay pale - go to rural China and you'll see very tanned Chinese men and women.
White skin has always been prized among the Chinese though. I find pale skin more attractive as well but nontheless can still objectively judge a person's attractiveness. And I have to agree with the unbrainwashed on that one, perhaps what you have in mind as the "oriental" look is really the Mongolic look instead of the Sinitic one. Mongols have strong epicanthus, broad faced with robust cheekbones/jawbones and sometimes even flat/wide noses. I bet many people have this kind of face in mind when they think of oriental. But really, Liu Yi Fei is the most known among Chinese as the oriental beauty.

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Yes that's the 'in' thing right now, although I notice quite a few men who are into the Asians, and a few women too. Jennifer Hawkins was the last Australian winner of Miss Universe but I don't think she's that great. She was the archetypal Nordic blonde look though.

Well quite a few have, and quite a few have rumoured to have. Zhang doesn't look as Caucasoid as say Fan BingBing (who was rumoured to have work done), she has that classical Chinese beauty. Sort of pretty but in a subdued, delicate way. I find the preferred look in Korea for more cutesy faces and slim, tall figures.
Funny. Jennifer Hawkins doesn't look too bad but she's exactly the type of blonde that I can't stand most. Why the ashy golden skin with blonde hair?
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The last time I went to KL, I actually saw plenty of Indians with light brown skin, actually all of them and it kinda surprised me because I thought that Malaysian Indians are supposed to be mostly Tamils. It intrigued me to this day of course.



White skin has always been prized among the Chinese though. I find pale skin more attractive as well but nontheless can still objectively judge a person's attractiveness. And I have to agree with the unbrainwashed on that one, perhaps what you have in mind as the "oriental" look is really the Mongolic look instead of the Sinitic one. Mongols have strong epicanthus, broad faced with robust cheekbones/jawbones and sometimes even flat/wide noses. I bet many people have this kind of face in mind when they think of oriental. But really, Liu Yi Fei is the most known among Chinese as the oriental beauty.



Funny. Jennifer Hawkins doesn't look too bad but she's exactly the type of blonde that I can't stand most. Why the ashy golden skin with blonde hair?
All of them? That's odd. Sure they weren't Middle Easterners? There's quite a few of them in Malaysia now. But yeah, there've always been northern Indians in Malaysia, since colonial times, but the dominant ones are the dark skinned Tamils. Even some Tamils though have lighter skinned, but I would find it strange if you didn't see any dark skinned Indians in KL they're everywhere.

Hence the old term 'Mongoloid' - they though the Mongolians were the best representative of the race. The Chinese can look pretty Mongoloid but a lot are a bit moderated, not as strongly Asiatic as Mongolians, Yakuts, Evenki, Koreans, although a lot in N.China are. A lot in S.China look more South-East Asian.

Yeah that's pretty typical, tan skin and blonde hair. Apparently she's had some work done too.
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