miss nurulle asked me once in class after careful observations of a fellow course mate originally from china...
'how come chinese people from china look different from malaysian chinese like you people... they haf higher bridge and sharper nose when your nose is just flat and round?'
she caught me offguard and the gazillion brain cells in my head just couldnt process a good enuff answer. i replied something gibberish and i could tell nurul was left wif an unsatisfying answer... but you haf to excuse nurul's prone to melodrama that being part of her elaborately constructed persona...
i've gotten used to it over the year knowing her as a coursemate and a friend... i should be thanking my lucky stars she didnt notice china man's defining jaw line and high cheekbones as opposed to mine...
nurul's ego-crushing question however left me pondering back to the time when sam helped me with some online generator that analyses one's facial features...
how did i ended up with 34% South East Asian when i'm constantly being referred to as being overly 'chinky'... irene being the last person to mention it to me and that was last friday!
south east asian?!?!?! must be the nose... my bulb liked nose...
however there's no history of intermarriages between my chinese ancestors and any indigenous people of borneo who are of austronesian decent... and from what i know, i'm 100% pure chinese!
so my flat bulb like nose must be the effect of the environment surrounding me...
so my answer to you nurul, though 4 months late is...
geography plays a big role in making the nose of a malaysian chinese lk moi awfully round, huge and flat!
environment is also the major factor why i'm slowly losing my chinese roots. i believe in a long run, what remains oriental in me are my chinky eyes and my last three given names... and oh of course... the nose!
p/s: oh btw... wtf...BLINDNESS!!!! kirsten dunst as celebrity match... i dun even effing lk d girl :(
Friday, August 01, 2008
- away from home
- dream data
- fashion junky
- geeky times
- hissy fits
- hyper bunny
- i dun feel too well
- movie review
- my life sux i wanna cry
- phyl the glutton
- pointing fingers
- talk about being braggy
- wishing and hoping