Olivia, I think you can relate to this. So far, I have been asked the same exact question five times: Why are you so pale when you live in such a sunny place (aka, the USA)? I then lift up my shirt , showing my paper white stomach, to explain that this IS me tan and that I spent a whole week tanning on the beach before I came. That just increases that shocked factor. I hope you can see my "tan" in the picture I posted. It's something, right? My host sister says that they just have to paint me. My other relatives asked me if I go outside in the USA. Gotta love my life.