Mixed Folks Guest Post- Coco Cake Cupcakes

June 9, 2011 | Commentbe the first to comment, you know you want to! |

Tell us a little about yourself?

I’m a 4th generation Chinese Canadian, born in Vancouver. I make cakes and I teach art, among other things!

How did you meet your other half?

We met on a blind date – a mutual friend set us up! I was told he was tall, cute, played the cello, played in a band, and was doing an Honours Thesis in Sociology on transgender.

What is the funnest part about being in a Interethnic or Interracial Relationships?

Calling ourselves United Colors of Benetton.

Have there been any challenges?

Not really. It seems so common nowadays that no one ever bats an eye, especially where I grew up and where we tend to travel, ie culturally diverse places.

Anything you mix up?

There’s often a little “touch of Asia” in our cooking! Our home decor is very mixed – I have lots of old Chinese antiques and paintings from my grandparents, mixed with other vintage/1960s furnishings as well as my husband’s grandparents’ bedroom set from the 1940s.

Whats your favorite part about mixing it up?

I like to bug Rich that he has yellow fever.

Any tips for making things work?

Like any relationship, caring and respecting your partner is key. Rich is extremely open to all cultures/ways of life… my family is also very Canadian and liberal thinking/open-minded as well, which melds well with his family.

Anything else you want to share?

It’s so sweet seeing Rich with his nephews and niece (who are all 3/4 Chinese – both my sisters married 1/2 Asian 1/2 Caucasian guys). He loves them dearly like they were his own flesh and blood. They don’t see him as anything other than “Uncle Rich” – even though in our family pictures he’s the one white guy amongst everyone! Rich sometimes jokes that he was just walking along and decided to be the white guy to “photo bomb” our family pic. ^__^

For visit: http://cococakecupcakes.blogspot.com/