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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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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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Asian styles tend to be more vivid and intricate than Western fashion. The way we dress says something about our identity, where we're from.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/05/14/differences-between-eastern-and-western-fashion-and-why-we-dress-the-way-we-do/
We all have our own ways of dressing, our different tastes in fashion and clothes. Every day wear, and formal cultural attire and costumes, come in different styles around the world. Going to schoo...
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When someone sings us  Happy Birthday, should we clap along? Run away and hide? Or sit and stare at the candles?

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/04/23/what-to-do-when-people-sing-you-happy-birthday/
When we’re the birthday person, having people sing Happy Birthday to us is usually an awkward affair. No matter what language the song is sung to us in, we struggle to compose ourselves during the ...
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Does sport unite Australia? Although we might watch sports side by side, it doesn't mean we're united as a nation.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/04/09/why-australians-love-sport-and-dislike-it/
Sport. Most Australians love it and it’s almost a religion in Australia. If we don’t play sports, we usually watch it: Aussie Rules Football (AFL or footy, a ball game played with hands and feet), ...
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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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Being skinny isn't always a blessing. Skinny people get discriminated every now and then, just like those on the heavier side weight-wise. For the longest time, skinny me struggled to see the true meaning of beauty.

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/05/07/why-being-naturally-skinny-is-hard-and-why-some-asians-are-skinny/
Being naturally skinny and thin isn’t always a blessing. It’s usually far from it. Just like those on the heavier side, a number of us skinny people often get grief and discriminated over the way w...
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Sometimes we can have more than one "mother tongue" and "first language". Are some languages more popular than others?

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/04/16/what-is-the-difference-between-mother-tongue-and-first-language
Talking about language is confusing. Mother tongue, first language, native language and so on, we all define these phrases differently. And each of these definitions aren’t wrong at all since each ...
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Do we feel proud of our country when singing the national anthem? Is Australia's national anthem racist?

http://mabelkwong.com/2015/03/19/singing-the-national-anthem-what-does-advance-australia-fair-mean/
When it comes to proudly singing and talking about our national anthem Advance Australia Fair, Australians are divided on this. Some of us are proud of our national anthem, and some of us not so pr...
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