August 10, 2010

I had two random encounters today, where each person asked me if I was Pakistani. A little surprised I answered in the affirmative, and asked them where they thought I was from (if not Pakistan) and why.

The man I was sitting next to at lunch said I looked Nepali. Because of the eyes.

The woman I bumped into in the elevator said I looked Arab. Because of the eyes.

Make up your mind people, make up your mind!


Anonymous said...

nepali, i think!

Anonymous said...


Without eye make-up, Nepali.
With eye-makeup Arab.


Anonymous said...

Bengali features.. immediately recognizable :)

Xeb said...

Haha, I can't possibly look Bengali. Even though my father's family grew up there, they were all born in Surat, Gujarat, which is where most of my ancestors come from.

Xeb said...

Also, for Anon2: I'm sure I had more eye-makeup on when I was sitting at lunch than when I was coming home in the night. Ergo verdict may not make much sense.

Lonely Perverted Soul said...

you look like a mix between Lebanese and Nepali... :P