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    27 Things British-Born Chinese People Know To Be True

    "But where are you reeeeeally from?"

    1. You know that “Can you speak Chinese?” is never a simple question.

    2. And "Wow, your English is great!" really isn't a compliment.

    Thanks. I grew up here.

    3. You get excited every time you see a Chinese person on British TV.

    4. But you're disappointed when they turn out to be another stereotype.

    5. Half-Chinese people? ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

    6. You've been called "Oriental" before.

    7. Your favourite soap opera sounded like this.

    8. A gap year was never on your agenda.

    9. When you were growing up, all you wanted to eat at home was English food.

    10. Even though you instantly missed your mum's cooking the second you went to uni.

    11. Which is why a rice cooker was the best thing your parents ever gave you.

    12. You know that this is no ordinary supermarket. It's a glorious food paradise.

    13. You've travelled the world.

    14. Your parents still haven't got over the handover.

    15. And you knew somebody who auditioned to play Cho Chang in Harry Potter.

    16. You have an identity crisis every time you fill out a census form.

    17. Leaving your ID at home on a night out is not an option.

    18. Nobody is ever satisfied with where you're actually from.

    19. This is your default photo pose.

    20. See what I mean?

    21. Christmas has nothing on Chinese New Year.

    22. Contrary to popular belief, we don't all know each other.

    23. You became 10 times cooler at school after this movie came out.

    24. You hate stereotypes, but sometimes the clichés are true.

    25. You find yourself strangely drawn to other immigrant kids.

    26. The best thing about the London Olympics was cheering for two winning countries.

    27. But no matter who you support, people always turn your identity into some kind of guessing game.

    So the next time they ask, just say: "I'm about as British as you."

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