After telephone conversation, people here will be surprised when they meet me at the first time.
my name is mohammad iqbal which is pakistani name or arabic name, whether my face is like philippino. My dialect? of course indonesian english. my arabic pronounciation is just terrible.
mostly they ask, "where are you from?"
No, guess again.!
"hmm.., you speak different from most philippinos," he gave up.
because i am Indonesian.
"who is incharge for marketing?" receptionist will tell the guest my name. the guest thinks i am bahraini. when the guest meet me they think i am philippino. When I start speaking, they just wonder.