All posts tagged: Canadian

THE #1 QUESTION I GET ASKED

“What’s your nationality?” At least once a day, someone asks me this question. Answer: Canadian Sub-answer: Chinese and French Of course I never get annoyed at answering, I’m proud to say who I am and where I’ve come from. Usually people respond with, “oh really? That’s an unusual mix” or they oddly want to know which one of my parents is the Asian one. I never understood why they’d want to know this… Another common question I get asked is, “what do you consider yourself mostly. French or Chinese?” Canadian. That’s what I consider myself first and foremost. Growing up, I was never confused or thought about which nationality I am “more” of. I was born in Canada, I’m Canadian. My dad’s side is from China and my mom’s side from New Brunswick. So, I am both Chinese and French. Not just one or the other. I remember this was a discussion in one of my English classes, the topic of “identity” and what you consider yourself if both of your parents are different nationalities. The …