So, I’m wondering, do all white people look alike? I ask this, because I have been mistaken for various caucasian women on a number of occasions since moving to Taiwan.
Twice now, Asian people have confused me for my friend Matina. Although we are about the same height, Matina is about 10 years younger, much thinner and a lot cuter than me. Her hair is darker and shorter. And, if I have to be honest, though it pains me to say it, I’m a lot frumpier than Matina.
Also, on two different occasions, teachers at my kids school have confused me for my friend Brandie–also younger and cuter than me.
And it’s not just younger women. I had a male teacher at the school recently confuse me for another female teacher–a collegue of his nonetheless. And this female teacher is older than me. And blonder.
I’ve heard Asians say that all white people have big noses. Do all of our big noses blend together so that the rest of our features go unnoticed? And white people are always accused of being fat. (Maybe not all white people, but certainly Americans.) After living in Asia for two years, I have to agree with that one. Americans are fat. And my husband and I both agree that, as a whole, Asians are better looking than westerners. The term “Ugly American” isn’t just the title of a book.
So I ask, are white people, (or maybe I should limit it to Americans) just a bunch of big nosed, fat, ugly people who all look alike?