“The other children were teasing you?”

“No, actually my cousins, and even my Mom And my Dad, said that my feet are different. That´s what I don´t like about Vietnamese culture; they highlight the different. In Vietnamese vocabulary the word for different is already something that is negative. I don´t know if it´s from the ancient time or if the Vietnamese got effected by Chinese culture. Like it was under Mao; everybody must be the same. And especially the north of Vietnam got very influenced by this. So when I was a kid it was like this. Everything different is negative. And still today I think many Vietnamese are afraid to be different and that people would laugh at them. But not me though.”