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Are most halvsies individualists?
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Hmm...

I think if halvsies who are exposed to japanese culture, are more inclined to have pride regarding their roots. I think it might also depend on if it a halvsie is noticably Japanese...if they arent-it would be easy to forget that they are Japanese in the first place(esp. if they are raised totally in the Western culture).

For me personally, Ive been struggling with identity problems ever since I entered university because I have too much down-time to think about crap. Since I dont look at all Asian and dont carry around with me the social stigmas associated with being a minority, I always identified as being caucasian. But since I started college, ive been seeing myself as a 'halvsie' more. Only those who have seen my mom, would know im "something else," other than white...but that still doesnt erase the 'halvsie' and 'I dont fit in anywhere' feelings.

Since, I had never been exposed to Asian culture because my one Asian grandparent who was a Chinese-Filipino mestizo(I guess that makes me an imposter to this forum in more ways than one...lol), died when I was only 6 or so, I was never really immersed in any of my Asian heritage. My mother is a halvsie more or less who was raised like any assimilated American household would.

I think of I got to know my grandfather and his culture better, I wouldnt have these identity and self-hate problems that Ive been having...I wouldnt feel ashamed of myself for being a quarter asian. I guess lots of ethnically mixed people in America deal with this sort of dilemma in their life; I just hope someday I can feel as proud of being Asian as much as I am of being British and Greek...maybe this forum will help with that.

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Are most halvsies individualists? - by hapacheese - 08-21-2008, 05:19 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by hapacheese - 08-21-2008, 07:00 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by yamapikko - 08-21-2008, 09:35 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by number9 - 08-22-2008, 04:46 AM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by Peko-Chan - 08-22-2008, 08:16 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by lisasuko - 08-23-2008, 04:13 AM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by Guest - 08-23-2008, 01:44 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by OKo_ne - 08-23-2008, 05:14 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by yamapikko - 08-24-2008, 03:35 AM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by Hoshi - 08-24-2008, 04:41 AM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by Hoshi - 08-24-2008, 11:15 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by yamapikko - 08-25-2008, 09:11 AM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by chiquita - 08-25-2008, 11:46 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by menina - 08-27-2008, 12:50 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by menina - 08-27-2008, 05:30 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by Hoshi - 08-27-2008, 10:45 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by maeku 476 - 08-28-2008, 07:14 AM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by menina - 08-28-2008, 07:59 AM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by yuichituba - 08-30-2008, 05:45 AM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by OKo_ne - 08-30-2008, 03:37 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by Lancaster86 - 09-05-2008, 02:17 AM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by mistymay - 10-11-2008, 11:10 PM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by maeku 476 - 10-13-2008, 08:08 AM
Are most halvsies individualists? - by hapayonsei - 10-13-2008, 03:45 PM
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