are you a multi-colored mylotter?

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Philippines
November 30, 2017 12:10am CST
i was interacting with @topffer from france because of @shivamani10's discussion about wearing sunglasses at the beach even when it isn't sunny. since mylot restarted in 2015, i have learned from reading disccussions that some people's eyes are sensitive to sunlight so they have to wear sunglasses. as topffer said, "I have green eyes, and I need to wear sun glasses near the sea, the reflection of the sun in the water is hard for my eyes." i thought only people with light-colored eyes (blue, green, hazel, gray) are sensitive to sunlight, however, even @Behindtheguitarbar from china said, "I usually wear sunglasses while I'm in need. I'm sensitive to sunlight. My eyes got hurt if exposed a long time under the sunlight." my second surprise in that discussion was when toppfer said he has "chestnut hair" (on his head) but "had a red beard" (on his chin). i guess it's similar to those with light or white blonde hair, but dark brown eyebrows? or dark-skinned people with blue eyes and blonde or red hair? i hope you don't mind me asking: did your (or someone in your family) eye or hair change color as you (or they) grew up? is your hair, skin or eye color different from your parents and siblings? i am asian living in asia. almost everyone in my country has black hair and black eyes like me. it's in the skin tone that we differ. some of us are fair, some of us are brown. for example, my siblings and i have different skin colors.
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@jstory07 (58373)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Nov
I have photo ray glasses and when the sun is bright they turn dark so the sun does not hurt my eyes.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
my cousin has something similar.
@topffer (30555)
• France
30 Nov
My mother was a blonde with blue eyes and my father had chestnut hair and brown eyes, I am a mix of them.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
you mean blue eyes plus brown eyes equals green? how about your brother?
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@topffer (30555)
• France
30 Nov
@hereandthere My brother has the same brown eyes and chestnut hair that my father had.
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@sharon6345 (110277)
• United States
30 Nov
I don't often go out in the sun But I don't wear glasses either.. I often can't open my eyes all the way.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
your eyes are sensitive to the sun, too?
@JudyEv (100636)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Nov
That's interesting that your siblings and you have different skin colours. My sister has brown eyes and black hair and I have hazel eyes and mousy hair except now we're both becoming more and more grey-haired.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
for some reason, i thought you had blue eyes, which is strange since you've shared many close-up photos already. your sister and brother are fraternal twins so i guess they don't have the same eye and hair color? my parents are both fair. however, my father and his one sister are the only fair offspring in their family, which i think they got from their mother, while the rest of their siblings got their father's coloring.
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@LadyDuck (121560)
• Switzerland
30 Nov
Interesting to know that we share the same eye colour with @topffer. I wear my eyeglasses all the time, because I have very sensitive eyes.
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• Philippines
1 Dec
i think dianne has green eyes, too.
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@LadyDuck (121560)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
@hereandthere Yes, Dianne also has green eyes.
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
30 Nov
I had richly coloured deep brown eyes as I grew. Sometime in my late teens they began to change as in fade in colour. they are now a washed out brown/grey colour.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
years ago, i remember reading a story in reader's digest about a baby born in a navy ship with blue eyes, but it darkened to brown when the child grew. in the recent past, i saw a baby with gray eyes but now i think it's hazel.
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@JolietJake (41186)
30 Nov
I was the only 'blonde' in the family (out of 7 kids) for many years until my hair darkened as I grew older (in my 40's). However, my Mom had blond hair that darkened as she grew older too. I think we all have blue/grey eyes, but I've never really noticed iris color on people.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
just blonde, not dumb. just kidding! yes, i remember a family pic you shared before and most had dark hair. i guess you don't notice because it's normal to see different colors of hair, eyes and skin in your country. conversely, when i see pictures of people, i tend to notice who seem to look asian and wonder if they are.
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@rina110383 (23095)
30 Nov
No. All of us in my family has black hair, black eyes, and fair complexion.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
do you resemble each other? aside from having different skin colors, our facial features are different, too.
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@Shiva49 (9560)
• Singapore
30 Nov
I wear photo gray glasses to protect my eyes while out in the sun. My hair was black but mostly gray now. My siblings have similar hair color and skin tone like our parents - siva
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• Philippines
30 Nov
although i live in a hot and sunny country, i never wore sunglasses, but i know those who drive regularly do. did you ever color your hair?
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@Shiva49 (9560)
• Singapore
30 Nov
@hereandthere Never, but my wife does. So she looks the same though I have aged two generations! siva
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• Philippines
30 Nov
@Shiva49 i hope you're not mistaken for her father yet!
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@much2say (35404)
• United States
2 Dec
You know I am Japanese, but when I was born, I had very light hair - a light brown (not sure why). But eventually it darkened up. Hair and eye color are essentially the same in the family, but my dad and I are the darker skinned ones (we tan easily) . . . my mom and my sister are fair skinned.
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• Philippines
2 Dec
i think some asian babies are like that, like toni's son. i was actually surprised that there are "dark" japanese. i guess i assumed they, like koreans, are all fair. i always wished i was less fair.
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@much2say (35404)
• United States
3 Dec
@hereandthere I think the Japanese from Japan have completely different skin from those of us born here. They have fairer skin (at least in the old days they are taught to take care of their skin and stay away from the sun) . . . but they also have that porcelain quality that we don't - maybe because of the weather/humidity? I know Koreans who can get dark like me . . . I was actually envious of 2 Korean sisters back in high school - very pretty, and very dark tanned!
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• Philippines
3 Dec
@much2say would they stay fair if they lived in a different state?
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@ilocosboy (33267)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I have black hair and black eyes (though I wanted my eyes to be brown or blue ) I think i'm not different with other Asians who have black hair and black eyes. My skin is brown and was never fair though I wanted it to be more light in color.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
i actually want to be darker. i never aspired to have blue eyes, but i wish i had straight hair.
@ilocosboy (33267)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I see, mine was straight hair and I want it ro be wavy.
• Philippines
30 Nov
@ilocosboy maybe you can have it curled? hahaha!
• Edgewood, Maryland
9 Dec
I am still kinda of young and i have salt and people hair because of stress if that counts
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• Philippines
10 Dec
premature graying also runs in our family
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• Edgewood, Maryland
10 Dec
@hereandthere didnt like it at first but then i said its a part of life why not imbrace it
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• Philippines
10 Dec
@bigshow9773 i still haven't colored my hair but my siblings do
@ridingbet (37924)
• Philippines
1 Dec
i have my hair dyed black, i am pale in comparison to the fair-complexioned Pinays, and i am not photophobic, but i do wear sunglasses to protect my eyes from the glaring sunlight.
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• Philippines
1 Dec
so it's called photophobia - thanks. i never owned a pair of sunglasses.
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@ridingbet (37924)
• Philippines
1 Dec
@hereandthere photophobia is also a manifestation of rabies. or tetanus.
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• Philippines
1 Dec
@ridingbet oh, yes. i remember that happens with dogs.
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@JustBhem (22416)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Nov
Same thing with me, black hair, black eyes and from fair skin to dark skin because of my sickness.
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• Philippines
2 Dec
does it happen to all dialysis/renal patients?
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@JustBhem (22416)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Dec
@hereandthere Yes, most of the time. Because some will lose weight and gets dark skin. If you get fat, your skin will stretch and that will give you a white glow.
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@YrNemo (8480)
30 Nov
I had a good laugh, reading your discussion. Genetics is a funny subject. My mother and her side, all are with fair complexion. My father's side are dark. My siblings and I take after my mother. My children, one is slightly dark, the other very fair. Both with hazel eyes when first born and with dark blondish hair. Both have green eyes these days, quite interesting! (We are all sensitive to the glaring sun!)
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• Philippines
30 Nov
yes! yours is the kind of family "color" story i was hoping to read about! so their eye color on their birth certificate is 'hazel,' but now do they write 'green' if they have to fill in forms?
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@YrNemo (8480)
30 Nov
@hereandthere Hazel eyes have that trait: could change due to the environment. My kids' eyes are greener if they are in the bright sunlight.
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@Hannihar (12606)
30 Nov
I remember my nephew when he was young had blonde hair and then as he grew it started to get brown.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
do you know anyone whose eye color changed?
@Hannihar (12606)
30 Nov
@hereandthere I can't recall that I did.
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• Guangdong, China
30 Nov
well, all my families have brown eyes. They share the black hair, but except me. My hair is not quite black as my parents'. I don't know the reason why. I don't think it does the matter with the light-colored or not, but it is just based on how people feel. Most of my friends aren't sensitive to sunlights, but my eyes will get pain and tears will come out while I exposed a long time under the sun.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
maybe your hair is similar to your grandparents, either on your father's side or your mother's side. yes, your experience proves that dark eyes can be sensitive to sunlight, too. maybe you should always wear sunglasses when you're out to avoid the pain and tears.
• Guangdong, China
1 Dec
@hereandthere yes. I think I should wear sunglasses.
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@cahaya1983 (9496)
• Malaysia
30 Nov
I was a bit more tanned during high school because of a lot of exposure to outdoor activities back then. But generally my siblings and I have had pretty much the same skin and hair color since we were born until now.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
you remind me of an old boss. she's fair, but one summer, when she grew darker (i can't remember if it's from swimming or outdoor activities). she stayed indoors for the rest of the summer so when school started, her classmates were surprised she was fair again.
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
@hereandthere Yeah, the change can be quite obvious.
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• Philippines
11 Dec
I have always been Asian / Spanish type mylotter, my Dad had spanish Family back ground.
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• Philippines
11 Dec
did your father and his parents speak spanish?
@jobelbojel (5052)
• Philippines
2 Dec
I have 5 siblings - 5 of us has lighter skin color than my other brother who has darker skin color. Our eyes are like that of a Chinese or Japanese but not my other brother.
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• Philippines
2 Dec
i hope you didn't tease him as being adopted. hehe. i have many brothers and sisters and we don't really look alike.