Hey! My name is Dominic Poon. I’m 20 and I’m currently studying at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
Throughout my life, being half Chinese half Polish has had its ups and downs. From a young age, I always thought I was just an ordinary kid who got along well with every other kid.
However, as I got older I started to realize that I knew no one who shared a similar heritage to me (apart from my siblings), and so became conscious about the way I looked as compared to other people.
Like most Hapas, I experienced an identity crisis, not being able to really fit in to my Polish side or my Chinese side (and sometimes still feel this way).
My name is Ariana Rose.
My mom is Filipina and my dad is an American Jew with green eyes, red hair, and very light skin. He has a mixture of Russian and Lithuanian blood.
I used to shy away from telling people what nationality I was in preschool and elementary school, because I thought looking different made me unattractive, but once I got older I realized that it’s a very special thing to be Hapa, someone who gets to claim more than one background and have their own unique look. Continue reading
My name is Hazel Hui. I’m half Chinese and half Polish.
I was born in Hong Kong and lived there for 10 years, however, I moved to the U.K. for my education.
I visited Poland while I was living in Hong Kong to see how my mother’s culture was like. It was very cool to see my Polish cousins and family, and to see the the wonderful sights they offer; however, my mom is from Warsaw, so we checked out the fast city life of Poland.
Moving on, due to me living in the U.K. now – my family and I go to HK twice a year to see our family and friends. Why twice a year? Well, we are homesick, that’s the reason :-D .
I’m Miiko Natalia.
I never thought about my ancestry until at age 13 I found out that my grandmother comes from Japan. Yay!
I don’t look much like Asian, but I don’t look much like Caucasian! *haha*
I’m very mixed. I’m 1/4 Japanese and Polish. I was born in Poland, I grew up there too. I want to visit Japan, but I haven’t money to fly there…I speak Polish on a daily basis, but I know Japanese too. Continue reading
Hi my name is Adrianna.
I don’t look Asian.
My mother is Polish. My dad is German and Chinese. I live in Poland.
I love being Hapa. I like to stand out among my peers.
People sometimes ask, “What are you?” When I answer no one believes me.
I thought it might be fun to type in my ethnic background into Google and see what happened.
I was amazed that there is a whole site dedicated to Hapas!
I have gone my life being asked, “What nationality are you?” It has been annoying at times especially while growing up and trying to fit in with the rest of the kids.
As an adult, it is another story. I like the comments and especially the compliments! I now have two Hapa kids that are so beautiful.
Born and grew up in Poland.
I’m girl who loves and grew up with art. I promote my own music and life style called Neo Geisha.
My descendents in Japan and Kyoto are strong.
I travel sometimes to visit my Japanese family in Amami Oshima. Soon I will move back there and stay forever.
Yes there are more of us Hapas out there and I guess it’s good to share this. I will keep it simple.
I’m Kim-Sung Ariza and I was born in the great nation of Korea in Daejeon and I am proud to be Korean.
Besides being Asian my father is of French, Dutch and Polish decent, my Mother is just Korean. My father grew up in Iłża in Poland. I also visited there to meet my father’s family but that’s about it for me when it comes to his relatives. Continue reading
Konnichiwa! My name is Ririlih but my friends call me Rini.
I am proud to be Hapa, and I am proud of all my heritages! My mom is German, Polish and French, while my dad is Irish and Japanese.
I got made fun of a lot in school being called “fake” and “fake Asian” because I don’t look full Asian. If I wasnt being made fun of for that, my name was being made fun of. I always tried not to let it get to me because a man once said “You be you and fuck everyone else, if they dont like you then fuck ‘em, you don’t need them!”
I’ve followed that advice since I’ve been 13. I am proud to be me, and proud to be Japanese.