Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crabbay- Laday

I guess I'm extra cranky today or something, cause I find myself muttering about pretty much everything that crosses my path.

but back to why I felt a need to write a post despite my crankyness.

Did I ever tell you guys that pretty much everyone thinks I'm Mexican? Like not that that's a bad thing, but for heavens sake I'm JAPANESE AND ENGLISH. There is NO spanish-speaking country blood in me. Some one has even guessed Italian.

A Mexican from Mexico even came up to me speaking spanish. No Commrendo Senior. I took FRENCH in high school. 

Okay well since my Dad is white and my mom is FULL Japanese (Yes, I am HALF AND HALF) wow my crankiness is sure coming out in capital letters.... whenever we go places, no one every thinks my Mom and Dad are together. But they usually ask if they are together at least.

Sooo today I was in line getting lunch at the cafeteria and this lady comes up to me asking in Spanish if I spoke it, at least I can only assume cause I heard something that sounded like espanole in her question. I smiled and said no. 

Then she stood in line next to me. Like RIGHT next to me. Ummm, personal space lady? Every time the line inched forward she would still move up right next to me. In a couple of minutes her daughter(?) came up and started talking to her in spanish. 

blah blah blah, so I get my food and the lady at the register is confirming what I ordered and then she starts confirming the people's order behind me. I was kinda confused. Was she doing our orders simultaneously?

Then I realized she was combining our orders. Like really? REALLY?!? You didn't even ask if we were together? You just automatically put our orders together? We aren't even descended from the same CONTINENT! ughhhh (Okay I was already irritated at this place because they didn't have like ANY of the veggies they were supposed to have. lame.) 

I called my mom and told her and she was just laughing at me.

Maybe I should take a few spanish classes and start telling people I'm mexican. Even though I don't think I even look mexican. what ev's. 

This is my confused face.

Okay, I think I'll go take a nap now. Maybe I can sleep off my crankiness. 

PS. I don't think there is anything wrong with being Mexican. Overall they are a beautiful people and country. It just gets a little old that I am constantly assumed to be mexican, when I am not. And yes, I do realize that I don't look Japanese OR English either. Guess I'll always be a mystery till you ask. Or read this.

Update: Okay no nap yet, but I did just watch a wedding video from a couple that was in my ward. Now I'm all smiles ;)


  1. oh my goodness, the part when the cashier rang you all up together. it's awful. i would call my mom and make sure i wasn't adopted or something. =]

  2. haha i'm so sorry, at least it didn't take long for you to put a smile on your face :) but i can see why that would get frustrating after so many would assume that... the one thing that i always hate (because i have a tendency to blush) is when people say: you're red. every. single. time. they say it. i know this is off subject, but i don't know why they feel the need to point this out when i clearly know i am blushing - but it happens often, and it drives me nuts!

  3. Hmmm you don't seem too Mexican to me. Or Japanese for that matter. Is that weird? You just look like Michelle.

  4. I think guessing mexican is fallback assumption to someone with tan skin. Embrace your racially ambiguous face...feel lucky that you didn't get the freckled side of our family! People are so can be so oblivious anyway...remember when that girl thought sonny was mexican? Or when i was 10 yrs old with short hair but wearing pink outfits and earrings EVERYONE thought i was a boy!!


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