Here’s an excerpt from personal essay, Passing as an Asian, published in Peril Magazine – Asian Australian Arts and Culture Magazine in January, 2009.
“I spent the first fifteen years of my life trying to ignore the fact that I am Asian. Ironic, considering I was born and raised on the small island of Hong Kong and its population of 6 million other Asians.
I didn’t mind Asians – other Asians. I minded being Asian, because it meant that I had to confront the fact that I was adopted by Caucasians and sentenced to a life of confusion and mixed identity.”