Hi my name is Tiffany. I am half Japanese (dad) and half Caucasian (mom). Most people think I’m Hawaiian, Filipino, or Chinese. I guess Chinese is a good guessing strategy considering they are the most populous people group. The funny thing is, I feel more Chinese than anything else because I grew up in Hacienda Heights, CA- a semi- ghetto, semi-rich, Chinese mecca with a lot of boba shops.
I speak more Mandarin than Japanese. My dad often jokes that I was born into the wrong family. Hopefully I will learn both languages and live in both countries in my lifetime. I am learning to embrace every part of my heritage a little bit more everyday. It’s pretty interesting.
Sometimes we hapas come out a lil funny looking (I have an Asian eye and an American eye) but we’re pretty dang cute!