Thursday, September 23, 2010
A Nigerian approached me and asked "Are you a Filipino? From Sabah or Sarawak?" I replied "No. I'm a local and I'm a Malaysian". He still looked at me in disbelief.
He's one of the foreign student studying in the college, where I'm at working at now. (He's trying to flirt with me).
This is not the first time when I was mistaken many times by the local here. Especially when I go to a shopping mall, the sales assistant will talk to me in Malay. Talking about looking like an Indonesian here!
Only certain people when they see me they would know that I'm mixed with Thai. My great grandma is from the Songkla, south Thailand which makes me one quarter of Thai. I have my great grandma DNA more which I ended up looking more like her on the tan side.
I've been to Thailand couple of times, loved their food, culture and language. Too bad I can't speak Thai except for "Sawadekah and Kop Kun Kah".
Needless to say, I'm proud of my heritage.
Ps. A closer look up. Do I looked Thai or Chinese? Or both?