I really have to laugh, because this thread has taken on quite a twist. netalil is possibly facing another boring weekend, but at least she can seek comfort in knowing that there's been replies in her thread
well, i was actually born in asia, but spent my growing years overseas, especially america (and still growing, though not in height and hopefully not weight etiher ). in uk, "asian" was used to refer specifically to indians, and "oriental" as used to refer to non-indian asians. So for the sake of clarity, i had used "oriental". but really, call me either, and it suits me just fine. it's between half of a dozen and 6 for me
personally, i think "oriental" sounds exotic with a more eastern connotation encompassing cultural works. asian also carries its own alluring flavour (as do caucasian and all others for that matter), but with a more geographical connotation.