“My mom was born and raised in Vietnam. So we have Chinese and Vietnamese culture in my family. I grew up in Japan mostly, predominantly, because my stepfather was in the Air Force. So Far East Asia is where I feel most connected to . . . I don’t speak Chinese, but I understand Vietnamese. Vietnamese is a tonal language like Chinese. They were my first languages when I was growing up — Chinese and Vietnamese — but by the time I was five years old I stopped. My mom says that I was in school in America and I was embarrassed when (American children) heard me speak it. Me being a first generation American, my mom was always worried I wasn’t going to fit in so she didn’t push it on my after a while, but the Japanese (language) I was able to pick up.”–Olivia Munn in 2014
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