September 3, 2013

I'm Not Filipino

I am joining Jenni from Story of My Life in this Blogtember challenge where we blog everyday in September except weekends which is perfect for me because I only blog weekdays. Weekends are for my family. So let's begin with today's prompt:

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.

I feel now is as good as ever to answer this question (been wanting to for a while now)...

"Are you Filipino?"
I've gotten this question a lot believe it or not. I'm guessing you already know the answer by my title. I'm not. 
I decided to google filipino...
...and found these beautiful filipino ladies.
I guess I have some Filipino features which would make people think I may be Filipino. 
However I am Mexican/Latina/Hispanic :)

Has anyone ever confused your ethnicity?



  1. Cindyyyy :) How was your weekend???? :) We missed you!

    1. Hi Iris!! you are too sweet! :)
      I had a great weekend!! How about yourself?

  2. Not with my appearance, but with my accent, I definitely get mistaken for being Australian! I'm British, born and raised in London, but whenever I'm in the United States, people think I'm from down under.
    Crazy, right? :P

  3. Oh Cindy! I always have thought this. My sincere apologies!

    1. No need to apologize!
      I love that people think that I'm Filipino actually it's flattering because Filipino women are gorgeous! :)

  4. People mistake me for middle-eastern all the time when in reality I'm Cuban!

  5. Nope. No confushion. I'm just a run of the mill white girl. :)

    You are just as gorgeous as those ladies.

  6. People confuse my sister ALL the time. She is much lighter than most of my family. People will walk up to her at work and start speaking spanish. it usually ends hilariously when they realize she is not hispanic and has no idea what they are saying to her. Maybe it's just a Texas thing.

    People always ask me if I'm middle eastern. Sometimes it's funny and other time's it's not. I'm usually like nope just black.

  7. I'm half Filipino but no one can ever figure it out. I'm constantly asked, "what are you?" Have you seen the youtube called "what kind of Asian are you"?

  8. As far as I know I am a pure blooded Filipino but people I meet abroad think I am Eastern Asian. Sometimes I get approach by Chinese addressing me in Mandarin ( or whatever language they have ). I am 5'6" tall with a light brown complexion ( can turn darker or lighter depending on my location ). I admit that I have small eyes compared to most Filipino but it's not slanted, no epicanthic fold either. They are deep set fringed with long and black lashes matched with well arc, bushy, and really dark eyebrows. I have seen a lot of Eastern Asians and they don't look like me.


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