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#1 xng

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 08:00 AM

When I saw the film 'Tom Yum Goong' starring Tony jaa, there was this muscular chinese looking guy.
I thought he was chinese but turned out he was vietnamese. He has very fair skin.

Does anybody know he is vietnamese of chinese descent or Kinh descent ?

If he is of Kinh descent , it certainly shoots down those people like dearcoolz and felixthecat's views.

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Compare him with Tony Jaa who is a Thai guy but looks very khmer/malay like

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 09:39 AM

actually there were lots of intermarraige between the chinese and vietnamese but i think people just didnt want to say about it and slowly assimilate into the vietnamese community

tt guy coudl have passed of as a korean or japanese too
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 12:30 PM

actually there were lots of intermarraige between the chinese and vietnamese but i think people just didnt want to say about it and slowly assimilate into the vietnamese community

tt guy coudl have passed of as a korean or japanese too



That's what we are trying to figure out.

Certainly, the vietnamese that I have seen are very southern chinese like. But I have not been to Vietnam to ascertain what most vietnamese look like.

Of course, I must discount those vietnamese from cham or khmer ancestries. Just like I would discount singaporeans from indian or malay ancestries if I were to look at purely east asians.

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 07:48 PM

When I saw the film 'Tom Yum Goong' starring Tony jaa, there was this muscular chinese looking guy.
I thought he was chinese but turned out he was vietnamese. He has very fair skin.

Does anybody know he is vietnamese of chinese descent or Kinh descent ?

If he is of Kinh descent , it certainly shoots down those people like dearcoolz and felixthecat's views.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1248798/

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Compare him with Tony Jaa who is a Thai guy but looks very khmer/malay like

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i have to say that this guy looks very chinese or japanese with small eyelids, longer face,but do the majority of the vietnamese people look like him? certainly not from what i have encoutered with the vietnamese people in the us. oh,btw,this guy is from the US.

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 07:52 PM

American Asians look a bit different from mainlanders, have you notice that? Not sure if it's the skin tone or the face structure.
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 08:18 PM

Does anybody know he is vietnamese of chinese descent or Kinh descent ?

If he is of Kinh descent , it certainly shoots down those people like dearcoolz and felixthecat's views.


I personally don't a **** about it. :P

Clearly someone's UN-HEALTHY obsession with Viets never failed,seemingly it's becoming one-man crusade. :yucky:

There are many Cantonese-Chinese families are truly of NON-Yue ancestry,they definitely deserved respect and acknowledgement of their proud heritage in honor of their Northern Han forebears from fellow Chinese so ignorantly lump them together with other ethnicities.

Edited by RICECAKE, 19 August 2006 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2006 - 08:41 PM

i have to say that this guy looks very chinese or japanese with small eyelids, longer face,but do the majority of the vietnamese people look like him ?


Nope .... absolutely not

Vietnam has high percentage of indigenous looking native Viets populated villages through out the country," Mr x " probably needs to make a few trips there instead of litter this forum with falsehoods. :P

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 10:10 PM

Most of Vietnamese raised in the US are different
from their parents and brothers sisters who are
raised in Vietnam. They are generally taller, stronger,
more athletic, more handsome or beautiful, with more
foreign looking than the Vietnamese local.

Many Vietnamese suggest a hypothesis that not only
the nutrition and weather that effect the growth of a child,
but also culture and spritual nutrition as well.

I myself believe in this hypothesis, but I do not have
money to prove that with my own study.

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 10:26 PM

Hahahahahaaha you make me laugh.


:P You surely have made us laugh with baseless posts not even pertain to your heritage.

Edited by RICECAKE, 19 August 2006 - 10:43 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2006 - 10:49 PM

Most of Vietnamese raised in the US are different
from their parents and brothers sisters who are
raised in Vietnam. They are generally taller, stronger,
more athletic, more handsome or beautiful, with more
foreign looking than the Vietnamese local.

Many Vietnamese suggest a hypothesis that not only
the nutrition and weather that effect the growth of a child,
but also culture and spritual nutrition as well.


The same goes for the Chinese that I have seen born and bred in North America.

Nutrition and weather do change the appearance a bit. But not to the extent of changing the race. A khmer/malay people won't acquire those east asian features even if they have better nutrition.

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:49 AM

xng technically speaking there there are "2 kinds" of vietnamese one closer chinese the other to the khmers i would definitely think he is chineise or has chinese ancestors.
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 12:51 PM

The same goes for the Chinese that I have seen born and bred in North America.


Really? My feelings are exactly the opposite. No offense to Chinese Americans and Chinese Canadians, but the Chinese girls I have seen in North America are much uglier than the Chinese girls I have seen in Beijing, Shanghai etc. Just my honest and biased observation. :P

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 02:54 PM

but the Chinese girls I have seen in North America are much uglier than the Chinese girls I have seen in Beijing, Shanghai etc. Just my honest and biased observation. :P


Hawaii-born Kelly Hu is prettier than most mainland Chinese girls in Beijing and Shanghai.

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 04:35 PM

Hawaii-born Kelly Hu is prettier than most mainland Chinese girls in Beijing and Shanghai.


Kelly Hu is a celebrity. :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 04:40 PM

The same goes for the Chinese that I have seen born and bred in North America.

Nutrition and weather do change the appearance a bit. But not to the extent of changing the race. A khmer/malay people won't acquire those east asian features even if they have better nutrition.


My aunt will disagree :g: She's truly white as milk because she eats well, but my mom would also disagree, even thought she have a lebanese look, when she was young she was also very light. I really can't speak for myself, but most malay/khmer have a certain look, they look like darker versions of chinese, well speaking for khmer but they have usually no eye fold. As for me, I recently got tanned, but I can well past for south chinese. You're talking about skin colors or bone structures and phenotypes? Skin color can change drastically, as for phenotypes,

You're choice on what viets looks like, not to metion heavy intermixing in the north by viets and chinese and intermixing between chams in the south.

Northern Vietnamese (just in case you wanna say the southerners are cham or cambodian seeing as 15 mils cambodian and cham affect the looks of 40 mils southern viets.)
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cambodians, cambodians are dark and light.
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Thais, dark and light, but their is a heavy chinese presence.
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Chinese, they look chinese.
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Muong, less sinicized viets.
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