Do you correct them or just let it go? Personally, I correct them because I'm proud to be Hawaiian. So when people assume Native American or Latina, I have to say something...politely of course.
June 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM
I correct them politely beacuse like you, I am proud of my heritage. I often get mistaken for Chinese.
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July 15, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Sometimes I politely correct but other times I just smile and keep it moving. It depends on who I'm talking to.
by Army_Angel83September 7, 2012 at 5:25 PM
I correct them, it gets really funny if you get me, my half sister and my cousins wife together.
I'm Japanese, my sister is Korean, my cousins wife is Filipino
We have a blast messing people up
by jen_keikoJanuary 31 at 3:11 PM
I correct people, only because they ask... "Are you...?" I guess b/c i'm hapa (half & half) I look white-something but it's pretty ambiguous. LoL I'm also proud to be Japanese b/c that was the side of the family I was raised by (my dad's family lives in Oklahoma & I grew up/live in Hawaii)
I'm half white half pacific islander and I have gotten called EVERYTHING under the sun, no joke, you name it people have mistaken me for as...black, white, japanes, chinese, korean, hispanic, spanish, french, native american, eskimo...but I love it because it's entertaining LOL plus it makes me feel unique.
by mamavalorJanuary 31 at 6:56 PM
People think I am Korean because of my married name and people think hubby is Chinese because he looks Chinese.
by mychinababyFebruary 8 at 10:09 PM
People will often mistake my children for being half Mexican and I will always correct them. They are half Chinese.
by 0Glitter0February 10 at 2:52 PM
hi, i am researching my family tree, i am from all over the place, lol people think you are suppose to look a certain way and put people into these categories, trust me i know, my grandmother is mixed with NA, German, African American and she has blonde hair , blue eyes and pale white skin, when i would tell them her background they would laugh, people need to learn alot more, that is what i am doing, i love the spice of life!
by Sama2MammaFebruary 11 at 12:42 AMPeople always think im korean. Even Filipinos and Koreans think that lol.
February 11 at 1:46 PM
I usually correct them. Most people don't know the country where my mom is from(Myanmar - formerly knows as Burma) so it kind of turns into a lengthy explanation ....that gets a little tiring. Plus I'm mixed to I kind of expect people to get it wrong!