The pictures of his relatives and girlfriend, also look quite Asian too. 

This annoys me being of Ukrainian descent.  On the Prairies is different; but dealing with these 'types' can be annoying.  They'll always say they are Ukrainian / Russian to strangers and then act like Asiatics, and cause non-stop problems for everyone in their vicinity.  It gets to a point if you meet someone from Eastern Europe, you need to say the 'right jokes' in order to distinguish their real ethnicity. It gets to the point of annoyance that if I tell Anglos I am half Ukrainian, they'll ask why I don't look like 'Ukrainians' with names like Gelman, Goldstein, et al.  ::)