#4. The best question is always "Where are you from?" My best answer is always "Grand Rapids, Michigan" I am always asked this exact question a second time, but people feel that if they emphasize the last word, then I will come up with a better answer. "No, but where are you from?" Its as if I am an alien life form from Mars. If you are curious about my ethnic or cultural heritage, then ask "Do you know any information about your ethnic heritage?" Don't phrase questions so stupidly.
One more thing....this is probably because I live in GR, but there seems to always be people that know me from when I was little. I have to honest and say that many times I have no clue who these people are. In my defense, its much easier for them to remember the lone and random Asian girl than for me to remember another tall and blue-eyed Caucasian with a Van-something last name. So please, I mean no offense if the look on my face is blank.