One day in August 2013 I’m at the gym. It’s a hot and sweltry evening. After only 15 minutes of working out, my head is red like a tomato. A guy in his 40s stops in front of me.
He says: “Your head is red like a tomato”, and laughs.
I: “It’s hot today, that’s why.”
He (looking at my trainer): “Is she Chinese?”
My trainer replies: “I’m not sure.”
I, asking the guy: “What do you think? Am I Chinese?”
The guy says: “I think you’re biracial (mixed blood, 混血, hùnxuè).”
Have you ever had a similar experience? I’d love to read your stories.