Welcome! You're probably here because you:

  1. Asked "Where are you from?" and/or "Where are you really from?"
  2. Guessed my nationality. Incorrectly.
  3. Assumed I'm Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mexican... the list goes on.
  4. Must be told: No, I'm Filipino

What's a Filipino?

I can't believe I have to answer this, but a Filipino is someone from the Philippines.

But WHERE is the Philippines?

The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia.

This is a real place.

Where do people think you're from?

Here's a map.

Common assumptions include:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Samoa
  • Mexico

Oh yeah, I've been called blasian as well.

Are you sure you're Filipino?

Yes. Please, stop.