People love asking, "Are you really Filipino?" or "You're a Chinese?"
But the most memorable question asked when I am in a coach was, "Omg, I thought you are a Chinese." She stared at me for few minutes as if i was a freak.
Right now there are always many Filipino including my colleagues who are shocked when I speak Filipino. They mistaken me as Chinese.
My sister too didn't recognized me upon arriving in UK at the airport, she let me pass in her front 'coz she think I am a Chinese.
I don't know what feature(s) of mine gives off that impression.
Either people don't think there is a difference and assume we're all the same or they're just plain ignorant... are you Japanese? Korean? Chinese? I think the worst was, "Are you Irish?" I'm pretty sure the last one was a joke, but still, better to ask what I am than to assume I am a Chinese.