My Father is Black, and my mother is Filipino (from Southern Leyte).
I was born and raised in VA, and remember that when I went to the Philippines when I was really young, being mixed wasn’t a big deal for me.
My mother really didn’t talk about her culture or anything (even though she has a heavy accent) and my friends didn’t know I was mixed, they thought I was Native American.
But when I was old enough to go back to the Philippines (at 8) I totally loved it there, and after that we went EVERY summer. I’ve graduated high school here in the states, now I will attend college in the Philippines.
I spent 18 years in the US, now its time to spend the rest with my other culture. Plus my boyfriend is full Filipino from the province of where my mother is from :)
Always learn from your cultures, because you might love them.