I racially identify as … Eurasian. Half Shanghainese/Mongolian and half Romanian/Austrian.
When people ask me the question “what are you?” I usually say … half Chinese/half American—that’s the easiest answer.
My favorite thing about being mixed is … that it explains who I am and connects me to others who have had similar life experiences.
The most difficult thing about being mixed is … people like to assume they know where you’re from.
If I could visit anywhere in the world, it would be … there are too many places that I’d still like to visit!
If I had one day left on Earth, I would eat … A Cantonese seafood meal at a seaside restaurant on an outlying island in Hong Kong.
When I was a kid, I wish I would have known that … you should be proud of where you come from, and take an interest in your heritage and ethnic culture. Find a short answer and a longer one for those that are genuinely interested in your ethnicity, and never shy away from who you are.