A very hapa birthday

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Hapa:  a person of mixed Asian or Pacific Islander Heritage.

In my case Japanese, Chinese, Scottish and English. I am not sure what the child of a rice cooker and a toaster would be but I’m sure that it would be fabulous. Suggestions? Other ways to think about one’s heritage?

So today is my birthday and I am lucky to be surrounded by loved ones some of whom provided me some rather lovely loot. Especially books, old and new.   There is something rather satisfying about seeing them together. Perhaps this a weird caught between time, but I am a weird caught between person and I rather enjoy it.

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7 thoughts on “A very hapa birthday

  1. Dear Rowan, I haven’t been good about checking FB, so I missed your post and your birthday. Happy belated birthday; I hope that it exceeded your expectations. Also, it is very nice to meet another weird, caught between person. Are they the best kind? Blessings, lydia

  2. A very happy birthday to you! I love the illustration (and the simile) of the rice cooker crossed with a toaster. For us visual folks, it was a brilliant addition to your words. Well done!

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