Hello. My name is Gian-Luca and I’m 25. My mother is Afro-Puerto Rican. My father is from Brazil, and is Japanese, Indigenous Brazilian, and Portuguese. I was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, but moved to Puerto Rico and lived there until I was 13, then I moved to the states. I am currently a college student in Seattle.
When I was younger, a lot of people asked me all kinds of questions regarding my ethnicity. I usually got things such as Sri Lankan, Indian, Maori, or some Carribbean of some sort (although never actually Puerto Rican). People were especially confused when they looked my (incredibly long) name! Like most Latin-American people, I have two last names; one is Portuguese, and the other is a very common Japanese surname. I love and use both exactly as they are.
My name is Ana Silvia de Siqueira.
My mother is Tulia Orta and my father is Ivan de Siqueira.
My mom is mixed with with French, Spanish, Mexican, and Otomi.
My father is mixed with Brazilian, Japanese, and Portuguese. I love the fact that I’m mixed.
Well, being Hapa in Brazil is the most common thing you can imagine, since the country inhabits the most amount of mixed races in the whole world.
I think that to be Hapa is a genetic gift, because you can take the best of various cultures and ethinics assemblances, and by mixing all together you got a very good masterpiece :D Continue reading
Hi my name is Ariana and I am half Chinese, one quarter Brazilian, and one quarter German.
I was born in Paraguay and was then adopted by an American family in NY of Austrian descent. When people meet me the first thing I hear is that they can’t figure out what I am.
People have asked me if I was Korean, Indonesian, Filipina, Italian, Japanese, Puerto Rican, Russian and even Persian.
Growing up I had a hard time identifying with a culture because the family that adopted me was culture-less. when I was younger I tried to fit in with certain people, and was ashamed of my Chinese heritage but now I am not. I find that now that I am older I identify with being Chinese and Brazilian more than with my German heritage.