I’ve been called everything from Puerto Rican to Indian. Almost every time someone takes a guess, most of the time they are wrong.
When I tell people my ethnicity they usually are surprised to know that I’m half Japanese.
I was born in Osaka, Japan and adopted by a Spanish family at the age of 6. I grew up around my Spanish roots, therefore I am fluent in Spanish.
Three years ago I met my father for the first time. My mother’s family kept in touch with me so I frequently go to Barcelona, Spain and visit my mother’s family. I learned how to speak very little in Japanese but hope to someday learn more about my Japanese roots and revisit my family in Osaka.
I am very lucky and proud to be a Hapa.