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Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - Makki - 06-29-2011

It is pretty obvious but being a Halvsie in Japan always seems to make impacts, but for us living outside Japan: are you getting more recognition than others?



I thought of it when my friends and I were out one night in Sweden. We went outside for a smoke, and when we tried to get back in the doorman wouldn't let us. You see, the pub didn't start taking an entrance fee until after we arrived: thus neither of us had any stamps prooving that we had admittance.



Anyway, my friends were arguing with the doorman until he saw me, pointed at me and said: "I recognize you, are these your friends?"







This is an example of how people remember me among others, am I just making this up in my head or are you guys being recognized easier as well?


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - Makki - 06-29-2011

Oh, and I'm not part of any sub-culture so I'm not wearing any distiguishable clothes or something like that [Image: smile.gif]


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - ayuki - 06-29-2011

Hmmm, I don't know. If I'm remembered, I think it's because people see me all the time ... for example, one of the cashiers at one of the grocery stores I go to knows what brand and type of chocolate I like (because I always buy the same exact thing <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ph34r:' />). And the local coffee shops know exactly what I'm going to order. I guess I can be a bit predictable. When I like something, I get it all the time. Now I've strayed from the topic ...


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - maeku 476 - 06-29-2011

interesting topic...

well i do admit i get attention..not in a "you are beautiful -kind of way" but in a "u do look different so its easy to remember-you kind of way..."



wait..just had a dejavu..have i replied this before? in the same-ish word?... <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' />


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - Makki - 06-29-2011

Maybe you have had the same discussion with someone else?



I totally agree, it is not like an admiring or something, it is just that people percieve us in a slightly different way. I wonder if we all make a slightly elevated impression on people we meet [Image: eh.gif]



@Ayuki



I am a little like that myself <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' /> Maybe Halvsies are a predictable breed of man? [Image: happy.gif]


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - Shunkun - 06-29-2011

People usually recognise me after they've seen me once. I really don't understand why! Perhaps, like Maeku, I look different and it's easy to remember my face.

Sometimes people talk to me in the street because they've seen me in a shop or a restaurant. It's embarrassing because they remember me but I didn't see them so I don't remember their face <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - Makki - 06-29-2011

Do you have any distinguishable features except being a Halvsie? I remember that I used to get a lot of attention from people on the street a couple of years back because of me wearing the school uniform jacket I brought home from my japanese high school. Not because they recognized the jacket, but because they wanted to know where I bought it so they could get one of their own [Image: w00t.gif]


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - maeku 476 - 06-30-2011

i have extremely big hair. Kind of 70s Disco King or sth...


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - Makki - 06-30-2011

@Maeku



Haha, then I at least know why you are recognized in public <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> Do you have a hairtype that supports such a hairstyle or do you do anything to make it so?


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - maeku 476 - 07-01-2011

aaa my dear makki... i was born the least japanese looking halvsie..although most halvsie here say I do look Japanese...its my hair that conquer my face.. there are super curly by nature so ...i would like to post a pic but dont know how the hell to do it here (when i click insert pic it says image URL... dont know how to do this...


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - ayuki - 07-01-2011

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aaa my dear makki... i was born the least japanese looking halvsie..although most halvsie here say I do look Japanese...its my hair that conquer my face.. there are super curly by nature so ...i would like to post a pic but dont know how the hell to do it here (when i click insert pic it says image URL... dont know how to do this...

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I'm think I'm even less halvsie-looking than you are (and, yes, I DO think you look Japanese), although sometimes I think I look more Japanese as I get older. Maybe it's just me ...


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - Makki - 07-01-2011

Really? As I see it we 50/50 caucasian Halvsies have about the same ammount of Japanese characteristics in our appearence. It it just a matter of looking at details making the picture complete you know?


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - ayuki - 07-01-2011

^ You should meet my brother then. He actually looks very European (Greek or Italian). He does not look very Japanese at all.


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - Makki - 07-01-2011

Is it because you are used to see him and don't notice or have other people said it?


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - ayuki - 07-01-2011

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Is it because you are used to see him and don't notice or have other people said it?

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Other people say it, too. You can see a hint of it in his eyes. Halvsies would probably pick up on it since we have excellent halvsie-dar.


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - Makki - 07-02-2011

Argh, proven wrong once again <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' /> I once met a Halvsie at a party, and I didn't realize he was a Halvsie until someone told me! When I knew I could totally see it[Image: blush21.gif]


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - Shunkun - 07-03-2011

I don't know how it is for you but I have noticed that "fully caucasian" people think that a haafu should look very japanese. Most people are surprised when I say that my father is Japanese because they think that my skin is too pale or my eyes not enough asian. (I was surprised myself as I learned at school that the "darker" genes take over the "lighter")



Asians on the other hand ask me very often if I'm haafu. If they don't ask, they stare (especially the Japanese) <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' /> Some people (still from Asia) know right away and when I ask them how they guessed it, they can't explain it clearly <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - Makki - 07-03-2011

But I think you look totally Halvsie! But I understand what you are saying, once a man was very surprised to learn that I am a Halvsie since he thought I was 100% Scandinavian [Image: blink.gif] Do I really look that Scandinavian? Well it might be hard to judge by my profile pic but still...


Anyone getting more recognized than your non-halvsie friends? - maeku 476 - 07-04-2011

@Shunkun: i totally agree with what you say!!! non-halvsie and non-japanese, do expect us to look completely Japanese ignoring the fact that as much Japanese we should look, just as much we should look like our other half!! i get really upset when i get the "but you dont look japanese" comment... i always reply (being a warm-clooded Greek as well): "of course not! why should I ?! I AM NOT Japanese . I am mixed! halvsie..haafu, etc



@ayuki: YR Brother looking Greek? hmm..interesting!then again..you and I do look alike a lot, ne?!