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Two Parts Becoming a Whole

I’ve never been quite at ease with the fact that I’m both Japanese and Jordanian. From not being able to speak Arabic when I first came to Jordan, and having this proven by my first-grade teacher (who told me that I would never be able to speak or write Arabic), to the relentless Fridays of each week, when I had to go to a Japanese school in Amman; or the occasional looks I get in Japan, because I do not quite look like the other Japanese people, especially where my grandmother lives, in a suburb where people are not used to seeing many foreigners.