I am in Germany now, studying.
So today I was THREE times mistaken with a chinese girl by Chinese students.
It was actually like this:
-Hi, my name is Mariam, I am from Russia.
- Wow. WOW. Okay, but where are you really from?
- From Russia, as I have already said.
- Are you SURE you are not from China? I mean you are Asian obviously, how can you be Russian?
For fuck’s sake how should I answer THIS? And this is a common belief that Russians are all blonde and white. It is not only in China, really.
Isn’t it strange that the world can consider that there are several ethnic groups in the UK, but can even think that the Russia, the biggest country in the world has only one? There are like 190 of them, by the way.