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Hello, do you have big ears?? [Nov. 29th, 2007|09:45 am]
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Yes, I am sneaking around in the office right now, when I should be working on this particular *bleep* project. Having gone back for reservist for more than a week, followed by a day's leave, I haven't actually resumed working mode as yet. Haha. On a whole new level, I had an interesting conversation with my parents last night regarding lineage--I think I've become a little more interested in my heritage after Aileen Toohey's Anthropology class (she's the classic anthropologist who has spent more time in the jungle than in the classroom--I mean, she didn't even know how to operate an OHP! The best thing was when she attempted to flash a piece of paper on the projector, hoping that it would be reflected on the screen, muahaha).

So...here's the interesting bit: According to my dad, my paternal grandmother's grandmother was not the typical kind of Chinese from China (whatever that meant). She was a "big-eared" Chinese--it sounds totally crude and ridiculous when translated into English but kinda cool in Teochew honestly. Now, whatever does that mean? I have no idea, and I have tried googling to find out more but the list of results returned were the likes of "why do old men have big ears?" blah blah blah. Anyway, when I first heard the term "big-eared chinese" the first thing that came to my mind was god, am I part Mongolian?? That's definitely news in my otherwise mundane life. I guess I have often associated the exoticness of the human race with those located within the plains of Central Asia, so in a rather twisted kind of manner, I was a little glad that I might be 1/16, or 6.25% "big-eared Chinese" aka. "Mongolian"?? How delightful to be able to write "Hi I have some Mongolian blood in me" under the section "About Me" in facebook! haha. I definitely need to do more research on that--perhaps talking to my grandmother will be the first step, heh.

Anyone knows any "chinese" with big ears whom I can talk to? LOL
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[User Picture]From: redcapecrusader
2007-11-30 03:24 am (UTC)
i didn't even know chinese had big ears!
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[User Picture]From: brightass
2007-12-04 12:50 am (UTC)
hahaha...well, that's supposedly just a term. They may not physically display those traits :)
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