Spent the first 18 years of my life growing up immersed in the Asian world and culture. Was educated in a Catholic school: Assunta. Had a very typical Chinese up-bringing: Went to school. Was expected to do well. But came out – ah – so-so. Never quite excelled in anything.
A decade of piano training made my fingers crooked (actually, I’m double-jointed. It’s quite a sight!) Playing tennis gave me a nice tan (at one point I could have easily assimilated with a different race). Joining the Girl Guides and Rangers turned me into a licensed tom-boy (the only thing that I could never part with was my long hair. Quite a sissy)
I left my protective shell and came to America, where I have spent a relatively equal amount of time. Lived in Minnesota for 5 years. Moved to NJ and have since set roots here.