I was born in San Francisco, California, but I moved back to China with my parents when I was only one years old and grew up there. I MOVED HERE IN WHEN I WAS 15 TO ATTEND A BOARDING SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY. With the exception of my brother, I had no other family in the U.S. All my relatives, my parents, my friends were all in China. I SPENT MY HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND NOW WORKING YEARS HERE IN THE U.S. I am a U.S. citizen but I have yet to accept the U.S as “home”.
Because of the way I look, a lot of people like to assume my ETHNICITY. It doesn’t really bother me when people ask me what race I am, I just don’t really like it when people tell me what I “look” like. example. “You’re half korean right?” or “are you xx (insert ethnicity here)”, and then expresses strong disbelief when I say that I am full Chinese. That makes me really self CONSCIOUS.