People often dont know and can’t tell that I’m part Asian. So when they do find out most of the time they’re shocked or confused or give me blank stares.
My Mother was born and raised in the Phillipines (Lucena City). My Father is Dutch and born and raised in Indiana.
My parents separated when I was younger so I don’t know much of his cultural traditions but phenotypically, I look a lot more like my father’s side of the family.
I grew up In Los Angeles which is a melting pot of all cultures and thankfully I wasn’t faced with any challenges as a result of being multiracial. It’s unique to actually be a mix of two or more different ethnicities, and because of this, its made me appreciate myself more as an individual.
I am the oldest of 5 and for the most part we can all understand Tagalog. As the first born, I’m more fluent in the language. I have always embraced my heritage and I’m proud of who I am.