I have always embraced my Hapa heritage, and fortunately I have never faced any real challenges because of my ethnicity.

My Dad’s side of the family is from Hawaii, and as you can imagine being hapa over there is not uncommon.

My Mother’s side of the family is from the Philadelphia region, so culturally I am all over the place.

Usually people who are one hundred percent Asian have a hard time believing that I am part Korean, while others can usually tell.

I get asked the famous “What are you?” question quite often, and this does not bother me at all.  I love my mixed heritage!

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