I was born and raised in New York City, which has some of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country.
And I didn’t really have a clue what that meant.
When I was a child, I didn’st know how to read, and I had to be taught by my mother and sister, who also weren’t Japanese.
My mother is of Chinese descent, so I’m pretty familiar with what a Chinese person is.
But when I was growing up, my Japanese-ness was more about me, so my parents told me it was just me.
When they told me I was Chinese, I just said, “No, you’re not Chinese, you can’t be Chinese.”
But then I realized that I didn t have a way to express that to my mother, because she would never hear me say it.
But I just assumed that she was too busy.
When she told me that, I realized there was something deeper going on.
And so I decided to become Chinese.
And then I started reading, and just kind of fell in love with it.
I started learning about my people, my history, my people.
I was reading a lot of Japanese and Chinese novels.
And the only time I heard a word that was not Japanese was when someone said, and that was a term of endearment.
But then, in the middle of that, there was this book that was so beautiful and beautiful and so beautiful, and there was an article about Japanese men in their 20s, and Japanese men, in their 30s, in Japan.
And they were all saying, “Well, I want to become Japanese men.”
I realized, “This is how it’s supposed to be.”
I mean, this is not a dream.
This is the reality.
And it wasn’t just me being Japanese, either.
I heard that from many people, and it was very encouraging to me.
And that was when I decided that I was going to try to be Asian.
So that was my first step in growing up Asian.
I got to meet so many people of different races, and different cultures, and so many different people.
And all of these different things that I thought were very foreign to me, they actually came from my life experience.
And when I looked around at people, I saw that I could be myself in a lot more ways.
So I decided then to start to look into my own past and my family’s history.
And there were times where I would just think, “I don’t know what I was thinking, what am I doing?”
And I would realize that I had been a part of my own story for a long time, and now I had this responsibility to try and tell that story to my children.
And this is where I got my name.
I called myself a writer, but I wasn’t really writing because I was doing something that was supposed to take me somewhere.
I didn’ t know what to do.
So my name was given to me because I thought I was just being me, and being able to be yourself, in a way.
I felt like, “If I’m going to be a writer in this world, then I have to be able to write myself.”
And so that’s what I did.
And at the same time, I started to write in a different way.
And to me that meant a lot.
I had a lot to say.
I did a lot with the language.
I wrote in Japanese, I wrote the book, and even my sister, when I first started out, she was a little bit more Japanese-like in terms of how she would speak.
But eventually I was able to express myself.
And she was very supportive.
And her dad would go up to her and he would be like, I’m so proud of you, because you’re finally making a difference.
But she was so proud.
And he was very proud of me for doing that.
So then when I started writing again, I had an opportunity to express my story to a younger generation of Asian Americans.
And in a sense, that’s why I’m writing these stories, is because I want them to hear my story, so that they can see the way my story unfolded, and how it helped them understand how I feel.
And for me, that was an incredible feeling.
I’ve written a lot in the past, and then I finally felt that I felt a sense of connection with them.
And now, I think they understand me and know me, because I’m speaking to them through writing.
I think the reason that they are so interested in my stories is because they see the connection that I’ve made with them through my writing.
It was like the first time that I spoke to an audience in the language that they were able to understand, and see me speak in a language that I know, and have them be able know what my life story is.
So now, they know that I have an Asian identity