Friday, May 08, 2009

Ancestors...

All my life, people keep taking me for a Chinese.  And I keep saying I am not a Chinese.  But I cannot deny the fact that I do have some Chinese blood.

My great grandfather was a Seiyap (or Sze Yup or Siyi) who arrived in Sabah with two other brothers.  He met my great-grandmother and they settled in Papar.  But I heard tell that his family was so angry with him that they cut all ties.  Well, as I wasn't allowed to find my Chinese relatives, I have no way to confirm that story.

But sometimes when I walk down a street and I look into a face that looks vaguely like my own, I do wonder...

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