This is something that would never come up in Iran, due to its racially homogenous nature, however in Canada and France, the question of the Origin of your Teacher, is a fun hobby of students.  With my students in grade 8 i have managed quite well to keep the mystery alive.  They top three hypotheses for my origin among my students are:

  1. Portugese
  2. Anglophone (to them i guess that is a 'race')
  3. Pakistani (with honourable mention going to Iranian!)

 So for the moment i have said nothing.

However, for Anne-Laure's first year university class (to him i give physics and chemistry oral examinations) the mystery has been solved.  They actually thought i was the guy in this commercial:

00:31 – July 21, 2006

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