While going out from the airport, an officer was looking at us and I heard him say, "Uy mga Koreans". I just murmured silently to myself "Korean ka diyan. Pinoy eto." *grins*
We had also a funny situation when the lady taxi operator mistook us for Korean and Japanese. The conversation goes like this...
Lady taxi operator speaking in English: Good evening. Happy New Year Sir, Ma’am. (looking at us)
HB and I: Happy New Year.
Lady Operator (still speaking in English): How many baggage do you have?
I was smiling already.
HB in tagalog: ahh, mga anim lang. (uhm, six only)
Lady Operator: Uy, ang galing niyo na mag-tagalog. (Wow, you speak Tagalog fluently)
HB: Siyempre, Pilipino kami. (Of course, we are Filipinos)
We all laughed.
Lady Operator: Ay, hehehe… Akala ko kasi… Mukha kasi kayong Korean and Japanese. (Ay, I thought… You really look like Korean and Japanese).
Mistaken identity. :)
I wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year for 2008!