Inspire Me
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Inspire Me

Discovering My Cultural Roots Through Cuisine

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At first glance, pretty much anyone would recognize that I’m Asian. I carry the telltale signs — dark hair, fair skin, squinty eyes, high cheekbones. But for the most part, people don’t dig any deeper than that. They don’t know that I’m actually mixed Asian descent — my mom being of Japanese descent, and my dad being of Chinese descent. But on both sides, we have deep roots in Hawaii. It’s complicated.




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