Monday, September 15, 2008

Not Asian

My whole life, I have connected with the fact that I am Asian. I have always been excited about my Asianess and it was always pretty apparent to people who met me that I was Asian. Now I find the tables turned. I'm not Asian anymore; I'm foreign. With my light eyes and hair and my pointy nose, no Chinese person would ever mistake me for a Han Chinese. It's a little strange to have things so turned around.

1 comment:

Elsabeth said...

I've heard that kind of realization/feeling can be tough. Do you think something else might become another bigger part of your identity?