The wordy nerdy halfie chameleon

Today I’m over at The Solitary Panda, guest blogging for the lovely and brave Floreta while she’s in India. The theme is identity. Can you guess what I consider mine to be?

Here’s  a little preview:

The chameleon

As a young child, I had a handful of close family friends, none of whom knew each other, all of whom knew a certain version of me. Then there were my school friends. Then there were my Chinese school friends. Because I wanted to be liked by them all, I learned to act a certain way for each of them, and I started to think of myself as a chameleon, constantly changing colors.

Wanna learn about the halfie and the word nerd parts? Head on over to Floreta’s for the rest. And please show her some love? Thanks!

Update: I also posted a new JBU column I wrote about all my crazy travel at the end of last year!


  1. It’s great when you finally realize that if, on one hand, you’re all of these different things (for you: Chinese, Caucasian, writer, etc), then on the other hand, you’re none of them. A lot of freedom in that.
    .-= • Recent post by Sonja: In which I bide my time =-.

  2. Well put, Sonja. I think that’s a perspective that’s hard to see when you’re a kid. In fact, I think I’m *still* absorbing it, you know?

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