(Toma: French and Japanese) Toma: “I’m more of the French side” Aya: “I’m probably more Japanese”
Toma: “So I used to go a Japanese kindergarten and I still keep in touch with my friends.” Aya: “I’ve only been to an elementary school like for summer school so… and I was not very… they didn’t really accept me cause like I was the アメリカ人 (Amerika-jin// American) there so they were like ‘she can speak Japanese but that seems kind of weird’”.
Kou: “We should know that as a human we are… *shoots a basket* one race...okay, one race. Kei: “We are one race, we’re all human you know. That’s what brings us all together.. and… even though we may be like different in terms of eye color, skin color, hair color, I mean we could still change that if that really bothers us." Kou: “Skin color!? You can’t change skin color, unless you're Michael Jackson. My point is, because of the diverse culture in this world, that’s what makes us unique."
Kei (left): Chinese and Japanese Kou (right): Russian, Filipino, Japanese, and Korean
“do you have any experience out of ca due to ‘haafu’? Maya: “When I got to the department store with my mom they stare at me cause they’re like “is that your daughter?” Kianah: “Same with my mom… sometimes” Maya: “You don’t look that like your mom-” Kianah:-But more like in Canada, uhm most of the people are like “oh she’s your daughter. oh I never knew that… that’s interesting”
“do your friends treat you unequally because you’re 'haafu'?” Kianah: "No they dont’- Maya: "No, because she’s really annoying" Kianah: "No they don't treat me unequally because of my ethnicity, they treat me the same" *pushes boys away* Both: go away!