I’m just curious as to whether anybody else here feels the same way as I do…
The one thing which has always confused me about who I am is my nationality and I’m never quite sure who to identify myself as.
I was born in Taiwan to Taiwanese parents so ethnically, I am a Taiwanese… however I moved overseas at a very young age and hold citizenship in both Australia and New Zealand (I think my Kiwi citizenship has been given up through as my passport expired a few years back and I never renewed it).
I’m in Australia now and have been for the past 10 odd years… I even speak with an Aussie accent (I really hate it sometimes though )… but I don’t think I’ll ever see myself as an Australian… and even with other people, they still identify me as a foreigner.
When I am in Taiwan, I experience similar problems there too… I speak mandarin and I look asian but for whatever reason, strangers I encounter (whether it be taxi drivers or shop assistants)… they can always tell that I am not exactly a native (some even ask if I am an ABC)… and they always like to make the point that there’s a difference between “them” and “us”. And a lot of the time, I feel as if I am being looked down upon :s
I know I shouldnt care what others think but I’m just confused… and especially at the age I’m at now… having to deal with the whole ‘finding yourself, figuring out who you are’ stuff… i dunno :neutral: