I had a passport photo of myself that I thought I look hella good (perfect skin, slim face, hair behaving itself). I showed it to my colleague one day when we were out shopping together. I passed the passport sized photo to her waiting for her to exclaim in awe at my beauty. (Nostrils flared @-@ HO HO HO!) until I heard her say
“Wow! you really had pasty white skin, why do you Asians like to look like that.”
Needless to say my crash back to earth was a painful one. Goodbye Ego.