LWIF EP110: Who Am I?

Are you that commenter who wanted to know my race/ethnicity/background? Then get comfy, it’s story time.

Support my current documentary in the works about Japanese identity called “Being Japanese” https://igg.me/at/lwif-being-japanese-documentary/x

Note for any future family historians: This was an incomplete picture of the family’s history and of course a lot of things got skipped or glossed over. Apologies.


4 comments on LWIF EP110: Who Am I?

  • Iwi Seabert

    Interesting video! I look forward to seeing your documentary.
    I am mixed too! Japanese, Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese, Irish, English. My husband is half Japanese, Russian, German, Irish, English. We are from Hawaii now living in Japan. In Hawaii, almost everyone is mixed. It’s the melting pot of the Pacific. I never felt discrimination. But you’re video made me reflect about how in Hawaii, you never ask a person, what are you? Or what’s your ethnicity?.. you’d just assume they’re mixed rather, the most frequently asked question amongst locals is “where’d you grad (graduate high school) from?” From their response you could make generalizations about the persons social economic status and hobbies. So, even when we meet Hawaii people here, first question is… “where’d you grad from?”, lol.

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Oh, interesting, where did you grad from. Thanks for sharing!

  • Tim Rhind

    I loved this video. I am mixed Scottish, English, Irish, French, and other European. I was disappointed in my boring DNA test. I am married to a women who is Thai, Polynesian, Indian and other Asian.

    But overall I am very Canadian. I work as a police officer in Canada and am a volunteer for our diversity relations unit. You are in my view lucky to be so diverse in your genetic background. But as you say, does it really matter.

    We all have more in common, than we have differences. Those differences though can be very interesting and fun. Not something to be feared, but enjoyed.

    I am retiring next month and my wife and I are moving to Thailand. I know Japsn is a big place, but I plan to youtube, and maybe we will meet some day eh!

  • Chris

    I follow your videos with the kids a while now & also was wondering where you may come from. But I don’t like it much when ppl ask me that question, so I would never tried to ask you. But it made me smile to see this video here. I really have to send you a video from me & where Im living one day, I always wanted to & now I really have to…If I figure out how to make a proper video & how to send it :-S but till then…warm greetings from Switzerland & the Chinese/Italien/Swiss/German Women :0D at least before I do a DNA-Test.

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