Embracing Family: For much of his life, Raymond M. Wong pretended he wasn't Chinese. He didn't speak his native language, Cantonese. He didn't date Asian women, and he pushed away his mom because she mirrored a culture he wanted no part of. In 1996, he went back to Hong Kong for the first time since the age of five. He met a father and family he didn't know, and in the process, he found healing and forgiveness. His memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence is about learning to embrace one's past.