I am extremely proud of being part Asian! Because I am really proud I hate it when people say “Stop trying to be Chinese, you’re white.” I don’t try to be Chinese, I am Chinese.
I admit, I don’t really look Eurasian; I look more European than Asian but deep down my looks don’t tell the whole story.
No, I have not always embraced my heritage. In fact, for some reason, I was ashamed of being a Hapa.
But I started to look at it the way a foreigner would, and the amazement they showed when I told them I’m half Chinese. I started to see how wonderful Asia is and how exotic it is.
I also used to be angry because I didn’t have blonde hair and blue eyes, and I blamed my mum for it. But now that I’m older and mature I see how special I can be.
I have auburn hair that changes colour almost everyday and I have brown eyes. My advice is to embrace yourself no matter where you come from. Cliche but simple!