My Paternal Grandparents were both from the Philippines, though my Grandmother was born in Honolulu. My Maternal Great(s) came from China, the Philippines, and Portugal — although culturally, I am more inclined to pay tribute to my local Hawaiian ways.
Since my family and I moved to the Mainland, I’ve noticed a shift amongst cultural communities as needing to belong and be accepted into your exact ethnic parameters.
It’s tough, sometimes… feeling like I’m not enough of one or the other — or the other. Thank goodness for communities like these. Here, we all belong to ourselves.