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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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Sometimes in our spare time, it is hard choosing between doing something that is relaxing and one that challenges us.

https://mabelkwong.com/2016/05/12/what-are-some-of-australias-favourite-hobbies-and-pastimes/
When it comes to hobbies and pastimes, Australians have quite a few of them. One way or another, there’s always something we can do to fill our leisure time in Australia. As someone who works a 9-5…
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Sometimes we speak one language at home. Sometimes more - English, broken English, our mother tongue to name a few.

https://mabelkwong.com/2016/03/31/what-language-do-you-speak-at-home-one-two-or-more/
When we are home, the language we speak may come naturally to us. Or not. Depending on who we’re talking to at home, we may switch between speaking multiple languages and that can either be easy, o…
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Some of us are always so eager to shout meals. Why? Maybe we are generous. Maybe we like to show our appreciation to others through food.

https://mabelkwong.com/2016/02/18/dining-etiquette-why-do-some-asians-fight-to-pay-the-bill/
Fighting over paying the bill for meals is something some of us are guilty of. If we’re the stereotypical Asian eating with other stereotypical Asians, coming out on tops to pay for a meal is often...
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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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Some gifts are better than others. But often, a gift is more than a material object.

https://mabelkwong.com/2016/04/21/the-art-of-chinese-gift-giving-etiquette-best-and-worst-gifts/
Choosing and giving someone a gift can be hard. It could be a thank you gift, something for someone at their wedding, a parting present for someone on their last day at work or a birthday gift. To …
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Sometimes we shy away from showing romantic affection because of our conservative values. Sometimes, it's because we want to be sure we really feel loved.

https://mabelkwong.com/2016/03/10/why-some-asians-dont-outright-express-affection-in-the-romantic-sense/
For some of us stereotypical Asians, showing physical affection and love doesn’t come easy. For some of us stereotypical Asians, expressing one-on-one intimacy like holding hands, hugging and kissi…
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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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