Would my life be easier if I decided to pass myself off as either white or Chinese, foregoing one culture for the other? Perhaps. The question of my cultural identity would almost certainly be. But that would be a ridiculous thing to do and, honestly, who cares? If people have an issue with me being the product of two cultures and identifying as a part of both, that’s their problem, and not mine. I’m going to enjoy being as in touch with my heritage—both sides of it—as I possibly can. Maybe one day the small things, like survey check boxes, will catch up to me.
A world traveler, Amanda Osborn is always dreaming about her next travel destination, although her home city of Hong Kong will always hold a special place in her heart. She blogs at www.musicalpoem.me.