Vancouver: The Second Coming

When I boarded the plane for YVR on August 31st I knew exactly what to expect but also had no idea what to expect at the same time. I had the privilege of living in this beautiful city for four years between 1998-2002 and probably have my first vivid childhood memories here. I remember 9/11, […]

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Being ‘hafu’ in Japan

Being mixed-race in Japan is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, being ‘half’ can open doors and stand you quite literally out from the (very homogenous) crowd. But on the other side of the coin, ‘hafu’, the Japanese word for people of mixed Japanese ethnicity, are constantly battling stereotypes and suffering from identity crises. […]

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