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Mabel Kwong
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Writer. Multicultural Blogger.
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Hello, I'm Mabel Kwong.

I'm a writer. A multicultural blogger living in Melbourne, Australia.

It's interesting being Asian Australian. It's hard fitting in anywhere most of the time. You can find my stories about being an Asian person in Australia at MabelKwong.com

In my spare time, I love playing video games.
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Can Australia ever pick a national and favourite animal? We certainly love our kangaroos, koalas and for some of us, spiders too.

http://mabelkwong.com/2016/01/28/what-is-australias-national-animal-what-are-some-of-our-favourite-animals/
When it comes to talking about our national animal, Australians have different opinions on this. Australia has never formally proclaimed or adopted an official animal. Some animals seem to hold mor...
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Sometimes in order to chase that dream of ours, we have to forget about where we're from, and just go for it.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/12/10/how-to-shatter-and-challenge-cultural-stereotypes-in-the-creative-sense/
There are times when cultural stereotypes hold us back from going after our dreams and creative passions. As an Asian Australian of Chinese descent, I’ve often felt this way. But then there are als...
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Sometimes we find it hard to be creative and do what we love because we don't have the time. Sometimes it's simply because we are afraid to try.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/10/08/why-its-hard-being-a-blogger-and-why-some-asians-find-it-hard-to-be-creative/
Blogging. It’s a space where we are creative and share creativity. Our writing. Photography. Fashion tips. Handmade craft. But blogging and creativity don’t always come easy, sometimes perhaps more...
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Why are there so many Western faces in Australia's media? Is the media here racist?

A few years ago I did an internship with a major broadcaster in Australia. Here is my experience.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/09/03/why-i-didnt-pursue-a-career-in-australias-media-facing-racism-vs-chasing-passion/
When it comes to talking about Australia’s media, the topic of racism is bound to come up. It’s no secret white, Western faces and voices are what we usually see and hear in this industry, ironical...
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Sometimes we thrive on the hustle and bustle of a city. Other times, the smallest moments in the urban metropolis speak the loudest to us.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/07/23/why-is-melbourne-the-worlds-most-livable-city-the-city-with-two-faces/
Melbourne. It’s been voted one of the world’s most livable cities for four years in a row. One of the most friendliest and most resilient cities in recent times too. With over 140 nationalities amo...
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Sometimes we take photos to capture moments, to create history. Other times, we take photos to remember how we felt and share that with the world.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/06/18/why-asians-and-many-of-us-like-taking-photos/
These days taking photos is something a lot of us like to do. It’s intriguing how some of us like taking photos of ourselves, taking selfies. Intriguing how some of us like taking photos of what we...
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In today's diverse, multicultural Australia, do Australians still identify with the current Australian flag? How much respect do we have towards our flag?

http://mabelkwong.com/2016/01/07/is-it-time-for-a-new-australian-flag/
Some say yes and some say no to a new Australian flag. There are countless arguments for and against this discussion, especially when Australia Day comes around each year and Australians reflect on...
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At times we get takeaway because it's a convenient meal. Other times, we find comfort in eating takeaway.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/11/19/what-are-some-of-australias-favourite-takeaway-foods-and-why-we-love-takeaway/
It’s no secret Australia likes takeaway food, or taking away food to eat at home, work or elsewhere. On average, Australians make 30.5 million takeaway visits each month. With more eateries than we...
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When we trust, we surrender ourselves into another's hands. Sometimes we don't trust because we just can't really be sure if the other person has good intentions.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/09/17/when-and-why-do-we-trust-strangers-and-why-some-asians-dont-often-trust/
To trust or not to trust? That’s the question we often ask ourselves when we meet someone for the first time or encounter strangers. Trust: it’s about believing others, taking their word and seeing...
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Chicken, pork, beef... Do we eat meat because we love how it tastes? Or do we eat it out of tradition and to commemorate occasions?

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/08/13/what-are-some-of-australias-favourite-meats-and-why-we-eat-meat/
Meat. It’s something millions of Australians love to eat. Chicken, pork, beef, lamb and fish gastronomic delights usually aren’t too far away when we venture outside for food in Australia. Meat, ce...
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Often, people pronounce my Chinese name wrong. But it's still a name that I'm proud of. Our ethnic name, cultural names, says more about ourselves than we think.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/07/09/why-having-an-ethnic-name-is-annoying-but-something-to-be-proud-of/
There are times when we find certain names harder to pronounce than others. Maybe ethnic names, cultural names or names with more than a few syllables. Names we have never heard of that make us sto...
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Our hairstyles often give away a bit of who we are.  Growing up, my Chinese-Malaysian mum gave me bowl haircuts and my Caucasian classmates stared at my head a lot.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/05/21/long-hair-versus-short-hair-what-our-hairstyles-say-about-us-and-our-culture/
Long hair. Short hair. When it’s time for a haircut, there’s always the question of how much hair to chop off. For the guys, sometimes there’s also the dilemma of deciding how much facial hair to k...
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