I may never forget the awkward look on my mom’s face. It was as if I had suggested something that would put the whole family to shame. Or perhaps, that was exactly what I did.
“No! Teacher, I don’t like Japan. The people don’t know how to relax. And I also don’t like Hong Kong. People there walk faster than me. They don’t stop to look at the view”
“Just… umm, Canadians are very hyper all the time. I feel like I can’t fit in. They talk a lot and don’t take breaks. I don’t know when I can speak so I just listen. It’s hard for me to make friends.”