Hi to all people out there ;) My name is Matt, 19 years old living in Austria, Vienna. I am 1/4 Czech 1/4 German (father) and half Taiwanese (mother).
I am proud to be Hapa because it’s a big advantage for me to know about the western and the Asian culture. I also grew up bilingual. I guess that gives me a good overview in life.
There aren’t so many Hapas here in Austria, so it’s lovely to see that there are sooo many Hapas out there =D And the community is growing ;)
Sometimes it hard to answer if someone asks me where I am from. Shall I say I am Austrian? Or Taiwanese ? xDD
The Europeans think I look more Asian, and the Asians think I look like an European. So I am pretty confusing right now =O What do you think about it?
Your essay really expresses everything about being a mix of Asian and European! I’m half Malaysian and half German currently living in Denmark and it doesn’t help when where you’re living is super homogenous (blonde, blue-eyed)!
Dude, you’re like my brohter! I’m half Taiwanese too and you even posted on my birthday, June 19th!
I’m a hapa too and Asians either see me as Caucasian or they can’t figure out what Asian I am, and non-Asians usually see me as Asian. and when people ask where I’m from i just tell them my mom’s from korea and my dad’s white/caucasian/european decent. but you look like a hapa to me!
You look a little more Caucasian, but your eyes look Asian.
You look half half.. just like me :)
You look both Asian and White to me! :P