Naah, as much as I have engaged a love-hate relationship with genetics in the university now, I ain't talking about them. Prof Maude will prolly kill me if she comes across this.
Anyway, we were talking about how the new stream and old stream "races" come about.
If you take a good observation with the people around you, especially in Malaysia you can actually differentiate the people of each races over here into 2 streams, the new and the old streams.
Lets take Chinese for an example.
An old stream chinese, will probably associate much closer to what we called Ah Bengs and Ah Lians over here in Subang, and most of the time closely bound to the culture of Lala aka Failed Japan-izing.Blonde hair, long hair flapping over their faces covering over their eyes, stuffs like that; though lala and old stream Chinese may be mutually exclusive.
Another subculture of the old stream Chinese is their look, most of the time REALLY slanted eyes aka SEPET in BM, and their faces are somewhat closer to the mainland Chinese. Prone to speak Mandarin over English, and probably limited mastery of languages other than Mandarin, due to their Chinese education background.
The new stream chinese, is probably associated with what we called Bananas over here. They look like Chinese in the outside, with their fair skin and oriental looks, but with zero Chinese education background. Meaning, limited close to no Mandarin knowledge yet with fascinating command over, English.
In fact, they'd look different. They portray a much "new stream" look without the shadows of the past traditional old stream Chinese. Sometimes more confident, and less "sepet-ness" in their eyes, the way they walk is much less "back-hunching" compared to the old stream Chinese.
The same theory goes to the other races of Malay and Indian, in fact it is so much more obvious in Indians in my opinion compared to all other races. By the look into their face, I can determine if the Indian is an old or new stream Indian.
I was leaving a comment in Danny's, when he asked if I were to be foreign-blooded.
As a matter of fact, I am actually 1/8th Portuguese.
From my paternal side. That explains the extra large limbs and other parts of the bodies which shall not be discussed.
Oh and the wavy hair.
It's kinda weird, to know that I'm actually a hybrid. But then again, I'm pretty sure my paternal side is quite the typical Chinese family.
So what do you have in your genes to be shared?