Growing up as a bilingual child, I remember my Father telling me that I would speak to the neighbours in Mandarin with a Kiwi accent! It was before I started learning to speak English around 4 years old, and I could only get a grasp of what English sounded like. Mandarin is the first language… Continue reading The Importance Of Keeping Your Mother Tongue Alive
This is a thought that's been on my mind, ever since I've been curious to discover more about my cultural roots. My family background originates from China, with my grandparents originating from Shanghai, Hunan and Xiamen. My parents were born in Taiwan. However, it's interesting how there is always this desire to identify oneself. We… Continue reading How Do You Identify Yourself?