I never thought about my ancestry until at age 13 I found out that my grandmother comes from Japan. Yay!
I don’t look much like Asian, but I don’t look much like Caucasian! *haha*
I’m very mixed. I’m 1/4 Japanese and Polish. I was born in Poland, I grew up there too. I want to visit Japan, but I haven’t money to fly there…I speak Polish on a daily basis, but I know Japanese too.
I learned about Hapa identity on YouTube. I was so happy, that there is such thing like that.
People sometimes ask me if I have roots in Japan. I say then that my great-grandmother came from Japan and married a Pole.
In school I was called “Asian” or “slanted eye. ” Hey but in fact I don’t have very visible Asian characteristics. Sometimes people compare me to the cat.
I noticed that there are few people like me in country where I live.
Sometimes I wonder whether I’d rather look more like an Asian, or more like a European. Not everyone likes my look…some people say I look like a child, or like a girl from a horror movie!
I’m glad I’m Hapa! It’s great to be different from all races!
Yes, It is absolutely wonderful to be different and beautiful. Enjoy it, and live life.
you’re beautiful with a such a unique looks. Your story is very interesting and similar to mine. I was born and raised in Asia for my whole life and never been to European. Therefore, I never realized that I am part of Caucasian until I find out that my great-grandmother is half-Portuguese. At that time i never realized that I am part of Eurasian, I always don’t understand about my look and most of my friends always call me ”Pale boy” and think i’m look different. Some people even ask me if I am French because I has high-tip nose, almond-shape eye and red lip. Like you, I learn about Hapa and know about it via youtube and websites. Good luck!
im part japanese too with blue eyes ^_^