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I’m still here. I’m trying to get over my addiction to work – maximum is 8 hours a day, and I end up staying anywhere between 9 to 10 hours. I don’t get paid for the extra hours, I don’t know why I stay behind.

Most people here, when they see anyone Asian, they either assume they’re Chinese or Filipino. For my part, people think I’m Chinese. Today, someone asked me to translate a 2-page document into Chinese, and I had to explain, “Uhm, but I’m not Chinese.”

However, one girl has gotten it right – an African-American, of all people. “Are you Malaysian?” she asked.

And today, the only Asian so far to ask me The Question: “Are you Korean?” And she was from Singapore.

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