Musings of a Perpetual Dork

Musings of a 20-something Los Angeles girl in love w/ fashion, music, people & art. By Mari G.
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"What Kind of Asian Are You?"

This video applies to Hispanic people as well. For those of you who don’t have the pleasure of knowing me personally, I look very Asian but I’m actually Mexican-American (as in, my parents are from Mexico but I was born in the States.) So yeah, I get stuff like this ALL THE FREAKIN’ TIME!


Stranger: “Where are you from?”
Me: “I’m from Los Angeles.”
Stranger: “No, no, where are you FROM?”
Me: “The San Fernando Valley.”
Stranger: “No, no, where are you REALLY from?”
Me: “From the NoHo/Burbank/Glendale area.”

*the stranger gets slightly agitated after not getting the answer they “want”*
Stranger: “No, I mean where were you born?”
Me: “California”
Stranger: “No, I mean where are your people from?”
Me: "My people are from THE VALLEY!"

OR IT GOES LIKE THIS…

Stranger: “You speak English so well, where are you from?”
Me: “California”
Stranger: “No, no, where were you born?”
Me: "Los Angeles"
Stranger: “What I mean to say is where are your parents from?”
Me: "Oh, Mexico."
Stranger: “Oh my god. But you don’t look Mexican AT ALL! Has anybody told you you look Asian?”
Me: “Yes, all the time.”
Stranger: “I love Mexican food. Taco Bell is so good. You must go there all the time! Oh, do you watch Univision? Unvision is so caliente! By the way, are you related to Andy Garcia?”
Me: *eyeroll*

Egh, seriously! Next time I am going to try the tactic in this video. “OH, YOU’RE ENGLISH! CHIP CHIP CHEERIO GOV’NA! I LOVE YOUR PEOPLES CRISPS AND THOSE CADBURY EASTER EGGS! KEEPING UP APPEARANCES IS MY FAVORITE SHOW!”

Limited-Edition Diet Coke bottles designed by Diane von Fürstenberg

Limited-Edition Diet Coke bottles designed by Diane von Fürstenberg

(Source: designtaxi.com)

Felicidades a Demian Bichir!
His performance in A Better Life has officially snagged him a SAG #BestActor nomination!!!
For a complete list of nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards click here.

Felicidades a Demian Bichir!

His performance in A Better Life has officially snagged him a SAG #BestActor nomination!!!

For a complete list of nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards click here.

Majorly nerding out right now. ♥ Viktor Luna from Project Runway just tweeted me. Um, yeah! :)

Majorly nerding out right now. ♥ Viktor Luna from Project Runway just tweeted me. Um, yeah! :)

(Source: twitter.com)