Amy gets a lot more looks based attention from Japanese people than Meg does. She is fairer haired, longer haired, smaller faced and paler skinned- all plusses on the cuteness scale. If she develops that crazy knock kneed walk and starts covering her mouth when she smiles she'll really go off the radar!
I (of course!) think both my girls are beautiful. I think Meg looks very Japanese and Amy less so. Recently we've been quite sociable and met quite a few people for the first time. It's been really interesting seeing the reactions of other people to the girls.
Two Iraqi women we met at one of the Christmas parties took numerous pictures of Meg and kept stroking her hair and cheek and giving her cuddles (poor kid was equal parts chuffed and squirming with embarrassment) and raving how much she looked like a little Iraqi girl.
Then last weekend we went to a New Year Party and one of the women there was really taken with Meg. She didn't speak English and only had basic Japanese and I don't speak anything but English and Japanese so our conversation was very limited but apparently Meg looked just like her granddaughter. Her Peruvian granddaughter. I'm straight out white Canadian/ Australian and there's a rumour that one of K's great (great?) grandfathers was Russian and that explains their family's height and 'tall' noses but there is not even a whisper of Peruvian or Iraqi blood on either side of the tree so I was bemused that Meg is such a bicultural chameleon.
It's got to be a bonus to be able to remind people of their family wherever you go, huh? Much better to look like 'one of us' than 'one of them'!