im tongan and im mixed with american but its very different being mixed. i have a large family 13 aunts and uncles and over 140 cusins !1 i know a lot but were all close n stuff. i cant speak tongan but i know some words and the food is so goooooooood!!!
but my first love was Tongan and I'm pretty upset that they don't have an "I love Tongan" search on here. Anyway the cons is that every Tongan is related so not looking forward to meeting someone who is related to my ex- boyfriend though. But I must add he is wonderful and I...
I go to school on the East Coast in New York's capital. SO being that I aint a extra large tongan like lotta my cuzzes and cuz Im mixed wit black/white, people always assume Im Puerto Rican. Its hella annoying.
People mistaken me for being Black Pinay (Black and Filipino). Cause I'm part Fijian. I'm not ethnocentric but I do love my culture. My Tongan side of the family though are all Mormon so I find it hard to relate to them as a Christian.
Sometimes I feel the pressure...
and while I'm proud of my Tongan roots, it feels like I can never meet the culture's expectations.
I also feel as though sometimes that the culture smothers me and what I want to do because it's too different or too palangi - but I can't help who I am.
And yet, alot of my...
I come from a very large family!!
Its hard to live in the states
and abide by the tongan culture.
but you got to live through it.
Who said life was easy right??
The main things that bother me
is the older generation care too
much what others think.