My name is Alistair Rose. I’m half Australian, half Filipino.
I was born in Australia and have gone back and forth between living here and in America.
The first time I went to the Philippines for a vacation with my cousins, I got a lot of weird looks and honestly did not feel like I fit in.
Throughout my life I’ve been stuck wondering what side I’m closer to. I got bullied in school for being part Asian, especially during my younger years, and it made me hate my appearance and dream of just being “normal.” I remember crying and crying because it wasn’t my fault — I was born like this. Continue reading
I was born and raised in Asia my whole life and have never lived in a European country.
I am extremely proud of being part Asian! Because I am really proud I hate it when people say “Stop trying to be Chinese, you’re white.” I don’t try to be Chinese, I am Chinese.
I admit, I don’t really look Eurasian; I look more European than Asian but deep down my looks don’t tell the whole story. Continue reading
Hello all. I am Josephine and despite my French sounding name, I have the stereotypical Hapa background (Asian mum, White dad).
I have had the good fortune of (until recently) living in a part of Australia that is highly influenced by its South East Asian surroundings.
It wasn’t that big a deal growing up, although I did occasionally hear racist comments in the schoolyard. None of my friends mind my racial background (we went to a school that had a large international student population) and I have quite a few Hapa friends.
The unfortunate thing is that my Chinese grandparents are highly traditional and don’t really accept my father as part of the family. Continue reading