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Where Do You Originally Come From? (1 min)
Tintin Wulia
AustraliaGALLERYCONVERSATION
In order to fall asleep, I began telling myself bedtime stories. One of my favorites was a science fiction...
It was not the war that entertained me. What soothed me and never failed to lull me to sleep was the fact that in my dream war the world came together as one. Everyone identified as "Earthling" and never as "Indonesian", "Chinese," or "Chinese-Indonesian.
Though they were a childish escape, my bedtime stories were a great relief from my everyday life. I was viewed as - and as a result viewed myself as - an outsider. I grew up labeled "Chinese," and was taught to feel guilty as such.
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