Last night I went to the Italian embassy’s annual Italian republic day party at the Shangri-la hotel. Really amazing food, interesting people. Weirdly, heading to the restroom, this Taiwanese man asked me if i’m Italian…I looked at him weird and was really confused because i’m clearly Asian…and he continues to ask me if i’m mixed italian…i have no idea why. Normally, some people at times will think i’m mixed due to my height, but Italian people are not exactly known to be tall. So not sure what that was.
Another one was in the elevator, one mom was with her son and I was coming out of world gym working out. The kid was staring at me and said something like he’s so tall and big. And the mom was clearly trying to use this moment to her advantage and said, thats because he must have drank lots of milk!. And asked me if I drink milk…I looked at her and her son…and said i’m lactose intolerant and have never drank milk in my life. And exited the elevator