• FAQ

    PSA: Not all ‘Asians’ look the same. You don’t know me!

    So, I get recognised and remembered a lot. I know. You’re thinking I must be a big deal. People everywhere tell me they know me from somewhere. “Oh,” I’ll say in an airy tone, “I get that all the time…” But seriously. I do get it all the time. And the reason is not that glamourous. It’s because I’m… ASIAN. And a whole bunch of people seem to think ‘we’ all look the same. Yes. That. I’m always probably related to someone. Or the SPITTING IMAGE of someone’s best friend (ahem – I think their Asian friend needs to get better friends who pay more attention to them). Or didn’t…

  • just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Sometimes you just have to laugh.

    image    Being an intercultural/international adoptee has its challenges sometimes. People are never quite sure where you fit into the scheme of things. Are you Asian? Are you Australian? Are you somewhere in between? But how can that be? Why does she not look like her parents? Is she related by blood to her brother? WHAT IS THAT CHICK’S DEAL? I think it can be human nature to want to categorise people into a nice neat picture in our minds, so that everything can make sense and we can go on with our day. Funny humans. And I’m just talking about the first five minutes in which we meet someone!!…