I am born from a Japanese father and an Irish German mother. I was adopted by my Polish step dad years later. All my life, the white kids would tease me by saying things as “Go back to your home land,” or other racially tinged words. The Asian kids would dismiss me as not having “Asian Cred.” As an adult, I learned to embrace my difference even if I don’t fit into one group or another. I use humour, sometimes off colored humour, to disarm people regarding who, or what I am.