Wataru Miyazaki | 宮崎亘
“Do you think it is fair to use your hāfu-ness as an excuse to get out of things?”
どうぞページの下部に質問にお答え下さい。Please share your answer in the comment area below.
|Lived in||Kenya - Japan|
|Reading and Writing||⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪|
|Speaks||Englsih - Japanese - Swahili|
I always use whatever advantage is available, hah hah. But seriously it depends on what I’m trying to get out of. Hard to get out of say going to a wedding or a funeral just because we’re haafu, but if it’s some kind of “giri” that I don’t want a part of I might try to use that if I can as an excuse. 😀
Absolutely! Sure we don’t fit in their boxes. It’s not our fault.
I think it depends. Sometimes I feel like I’m expected to know all about the three cultures I grew up with and I’m a disappointment of I don’t. But then again, people have given me passes because I’m hafu… but I feel like it’s always said in a way that implies that I don’t know because I’m not pure blooded.
I think as long as you’re true you yourself and are satisfied with who you are, you can get into or out of anything you wish. We as hafu have a unique perspective of society, cultures, and the world because of it.
Yes!!! But it’s important to acknowledge that not all hafus have the same “hafu” or “foreigner” privilege of getting out of things (for example, I as a white hafu, am looked at with a lot nicer eyes when I mess up than my Chinese hafu, friend)