bababa wrote:KylieHJensen wrote:Nobody would think you two are half Taiwanese. Does it freak people out when you start speaking perfect Mandarin? Or even Taiwanese?
Maybe the only hint would be slightly around the eyes, the nose, and slightly darker skin? Even that much is being pretty picky. Do you have a photo of you with a cousin on your dad's side?
I hope you don't think we're being racist for our interest, but it is interesting, speculating about recessive genes and all that.
I knew two (unrelated) kids in a grade one class. Both had one Chinese parent and one white parent. One child looked completely Chinese; the other had beautiful blond curls and looked completely white.
No a problem. Below is a photo of my cousin (on the left), her friend, and me (in the center) a couple of years ago. She is 100% Norwegian and looks every bit of it. I think this photo is a good distinction between 100% Norway, 50/50 Nor-Tai, and American mutt (don't know much about her.)
Here is a picture of my dad and I, though you can't tell because he lost all his hair long ago
Does it freak people out in Taiwan when I talk Taiwanese or Mandarin to them? Yes, but they get over it fairly quick and actually like the fact I can communicate with them. I believe the whole shocking ordeal will go away in the next 10 years since there are a steady increasing of Foreigners coming into Taiwan each year.