Originally Posted by Mustapha
I just realized that for Asians, their '6 footer' equivalent is 5'8". Dunno why that is. My Asian father-in-law among many others keeps opining [about other Asian men] that 'he's not short, he's 5'8".
Now, a 5'8" Asian woman - that's a rarity. :>)
A lot of it depends on whether someone is of Asian descent and grew up in NA, or grew up in Asia.
My parents and their families are tall, by Asian standards. I am a whisper under 5'11", and weigh 160 lbs or so, and two of my three brothers are 6' and up. One stands at just 6', and weighs about 175 lbs, the other at 6'2" and tips the scale just shy of 300 lbs. The runt of our family is 5'9".