Are you a Filipino?

@yanzalong (10151)
Indonesia
October 14, 2017 11:30pm CST
That question was asked by someone I bumped into in the street of London. I said no. "Is there anything I can do?", I asked her. She said no. Then she left. She might have wanted to know something she thought I didn't have the knowledge of. Did anyone mistake you like what happened to me? What did they mistake you for?
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@JustBhem (36571)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Oct
I have mistaken for a Chinese a long time ago. And I kept wondering why when I don't even look like a Chinese myself.
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@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
15 Oct
Someone else sees you have a chinese face but you don't think you are.
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@JustBhem (36571)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Oct
@yanzalong I think so.
@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
15 Oct
I have a colleague from Indonesia before. I thought he is a Filipino.
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@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
15 Oct
I was also mistaken for a chinese when I was in UK.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
15 Oct
@yanzalong Even I can be mistaken as Chinese, too
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
15 Oct
Happens to me all the time. i get mistaken for a Hawaiian, a Japanese, and a Mexican. Not sure why though.
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@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
15 Oct
Ah. I see.
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@louievill (18639)
• Philippines
15 Oct
We people of the brown Malay race have similarities and we also share similar features with the Malaysians. Filipinos abroad have very close knit communities, I think that is the reason she inquired. I had been mistaken for Chinese countless times and once as a Japanese when I was younger
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@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
15 Oct
No wonder other people mistake you .
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
15 Oct
Filipinos have strong bonding with each other. Maybe that woman thought you are "kababayan" and if happens you are she might have ask your province or place. I'm sure they have Filipino organization in London and if happens you are, she might have invited you. They will not asked that if they can see you are an American or come from another country.
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@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
15 Oct
I see. No wonder she did not ask further.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
15 Oct
she may be got embarrass when she learned you are not Filipino. But if you said yes, you will surely see her sweetest smile.
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@dodoazo (19302)
• Philippines
15 Oct
You know Filipino is a race of races. Meaning, Filipino intermarries with other races. A pure Filipino is short, black, kinky hair. Because of intermarriages, they are mistaken as other nationals.
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@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
15 Oct
Yes. I guess you are right.