I love that Australians are completely unable to recognize the fact that I'm mixed. In the US this was never an issue, and most people would just ask me what mix I was. Here, people just think I'm a white dude with a tan.
Case in point -- yesterday I got into the elevator with a couple of my Melbourne colleagues, and one of them actually says to me "Zander, you're so brown!". I pointed out that I'm actually half black, and she was probably totally embarrassed because she hasn't looked at me since.
Last night was great, went to a couple of very funky Melbourne bars with coworkers, and then met up with Dean, who simply took me on a tour of bars in Melbourne I have no interest in visiting again.
After some McDonald's around 1am I got into a taxi, and the driver asked me where I was from, and eventually spat out this quote of the year:
"In America the black people can shoot anyone!"
AWESOME. Made my night.
In any case, I'll be on a plane back to Sydney soon, ensuring that I will be back there for after work drinks with the usual crowd. God willing, the cab drivers there will be just as racist and ignorant, because damn I find that funny.