– I like, wouldn't mess withme if I saw me on the street 'cause it looks like I can kick some ass.
– I'm what people call anABC, an American Born Chinese.
My mom is from Taiwan andmy dad is from Hong Kong.
– My family's China and Vietnam.
– My parents were from Hong Kong.
This is the first time I will be wearing Chinese traditional clothing.
– I grew up seeing likeJet Li and Jackie Chan wearing these clothes in movies.
– I don't like to admitit but I think there is this pressure onAsian-Americans to blend in.
– I feel like I'm still trying to learn to accept myself in America.
I feel like it's going to emphasize my Chinese-ness and Asian-ness even more.
I look like I'm from the past.
– Getting looks and getting questions is something that I'mnot looking forward to.
This is something my grandpawould go to sleep in.
– I'm expecting to have alot of fun, to be honest.
If I do see people wearingthis, it's definitely on some kind of holiday,like Chinese New Year.
I can't stop looking atpeople, this is crazy.
– My mom would be very happy to see me in these clothes right now.
I'm about to go out into the outside world and we're about to get some Dim Sum.
– You look so pretty! – [Voiceover] Oh, cutie! – So many people actuallyare complimenting me on this.
I don't know if they'rejust trying to be nice.
– It actually feels really nice though with the wind and the air andjust walking down the street.
– And there's alsosomeone staring from a car like they're like, but smiling.
– There was one guy, I noticed, who's taking a lot of pictures, right there, I don'tknow if you can see him.
It was crazy.
I'm about to pick up mygirlfriend for lunch.
She was pretty surprised.
She thought it was a prank, I think.
– What's up? – [Voiceover] Hello? – I have to hold this up and then I also have get this sleeve when I wipe.
I don't get shit on my outfit.
– These are my coworkers.
Give me your first impressions.
– All of a sudden, you were behind me, so I was like, "Oh my gosh,what are you, a ninja?" And I don't think it wasbecause you were wearing the red but maybe that was part of whyI made this absurd comment.
– And then we just called her out on it.
(laughs) – [Voiceover] Do I look more Asian? – You do, you look a lot moreAsian but I think it's great.
(laughs) – I'm super into it actually.
Like you're going to anevent vibe, like fancy event.
– You might look like a manfrom the '60s going to bed.
– A nice Hugh Hefner.
– So, I just did yoga.
– I thought it was interestingbecause it started a dialogue about where you come fromand your parents and, – That's true.
– and your lineage and stuff.
So I thought it was interesting.
– I'm proud to be Asianbut it's just exhausting having to wear my identityon my sleeve like this.
– When I first put on theoutfit and I was driving, I felt like a lot ofpeople were staring at me.
I just felt self conscious.
– In a way it made me face and address my Asian-ness head on, like in a very physical way.
– I think people's positive reactions really validated me wearing the outfit and it helped my confidence.
– Someone asked me, "Oh,does everyone in China "wear stuff like this?" It made me realize thatnot everybody understands like, how Asia works.
– The other Asian people that saw me really lit up and was like "Hey, there's an Asianperson representing.
" – It's really important to think about your place as an Asian-American.
– By the end of it, I felt kind of cool and I felt proud to be wearing it.
– It was a really fun experience.
I think I would definitely do it again.
– Just wear whatever you want as long as you're like holding yourself and being confident in it, it's all good.
– Remember when your mom dressed you and just said you lookedlike a China boss.
– [Voiceover] Yeah, Ijust sent her a photo, she's going to love it.