It’s always nice to hear different perspectives from other hapas. I grew up in California and was called a Jap on the playground as a kid, and called 外人 by a bunch of children while walking in the Japanese countryside. It’s frustrating when you don’t feel fully accepted by either world. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! 頑張ってね！
"Half" is a series of vignettes detailing the experience of being on the fringe of two identities and the invisible toll it takes. Pulled from memories both good and bad.
Please play in fullscreen.
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That was good. My experience is different since while 3 of my grandparents came from Puerto Rico to New York at a young age I ended up with the only white complexion of my family and both my parents basically assimilated into being republican Christians so my attachment to my heritage has mostly been through making traditional Puerto Rican recipes. Both my grandfathers are currently living in Puerto Rico and I would often visit throughout elementary and high school but haven't been back in years. I spent some time thinking and writing about looking white but coming from Hispanic families earlier this year and this game falls right into those same kinda thoughts