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Post Reply Filipinos Abroad: Do you ever get mistaken for another nationality and not as filipino?
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Posted 1/27/12
most of the time I get mistaken for Vietnamese, Chinese or Korean. Even fellow Filipinos (those ones I encountered) can't tell I'm filipino, unless I talk in Tagalog. Ewan ko ba kung maaasar ako o hindi.
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Posted 2/8/12
Yes as a Chinese.

There was this classmate, I though she was a Flip but she's Chinese. She says she doesn't like it when people mistake her as Flip but I told her I get mistaken as Chinese when I'm a Filipino.

I say this in a good humored way coz I like the guessing game of "what's your nationality?"
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25 / M / behind you...
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Posted 3/1/12
Been mistaken for a Japanese or Chinese, but I actually look a 100% Filipino lol
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17 / F / Phoenix Arizona
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Posted 3/4/12
Chinese once and Korean once. -rolls eyes- I don't look like either.
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20 / F / 砂隠れの里
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Posted 3/23/12
I always get mistaken as Japanese, Korean, and Indonesian... lol.

I remember when I transferred to a different school my teacher asked me if I can speak Tagalog... >____>
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Posted 3/29/12 , edited 3/29/12
Whenever I ask someone if they can guess my ethnicity, they usually say Thai, Chinese, or Vietnamese. I guess I do look like Thai, Chinese, or Vietnamese because whenever I say I'm Filipino, they think I'm lying. In fact, most people think I look like this guy:


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21 / F
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Posted 3/29/12
Yeaah, I've been mistaken as Korean, Japanese and Thai LOL When I start speaking Tagalog is when they realize im Filipino
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24 / M
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Posted 3/31/12
People would say I'd come from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, pretty much anywhere in southeast Asia.
In some cases people think I'm Spanish or Mexican, but sometimes people tell me that I'm from America being one of those light skinned African-Americans. Strange really..
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22 / M / Baguio City
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Posted 4/18/12
got mistaken as a french/Italian, maybe because the way i talk in english (which i add accent to it :P)
Posted 4/24/12
I've been mistaken for Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Guamanian, Hawaiian, Portuguese, even Arab and also Brazilian. Even other Filipinos ask me if I'm one of these other nationalities.
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20 / M / Hueco Mundo
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Posted 4/25/12
I've been mistaken for Hawaiian, Malaysian, Mexican, Brazilian, and Vietnamese..
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Posted 5/5/12
I got mistaken as Vietnamese and Chinese before.
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23 / F / Canada
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Posted 6/13/12
a lot of people thought i was Vietnamese..
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24 / F / Moon, Fresno, CA
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Posted 6/15/12
Too much too often..
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22 / F / Laie, Hawaii
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Posted 7/11/12
i was born and raised in the Philippines but i live in Hawaii right now.
most people think i'm a local hawaiian or someone from the mainland
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