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All Things Asian Interview: Cleo

Today stopping by we have Cleo from the awesome blog, Booklopedia!

What were your favorite books as a kid?

I was a big fan of Sharon Creech as a kid and read most of her books like Walk Two Moons and Ruby Holler. I also read some of the Little House on the Prairie books and the American Girl books.

If you could have any supernatural power, what would it be?

I would LOVE to fly! I think it would be amazing to be able to get from place to place by just flying and not having to learn how to drive a car (which I’m learning right now… And let’s just say that it’s a struggle to try and park straight). The feeling of freedom must also be amazing and the view would be extraordinary!
What is your opinion of spicy food?

Me + spicy food = 不好 (not good in Chinese). I probably took after my dad because my mom and all of my other siblings are generally pretty good with spicy foods. They’ll eat kimchi, spicy tofu stuff, and they love it. I, on the other hand, can’t really handle the spiciness. If you catch me eating a spicy dish, you’ll probably also catch me chugging a glass of milk.

Do you think Asian characters and/or authors are prominent enough in young adult fiction?
Personally, I don’t think that Asian characters and authors are very prominent in young adult fiction. Looking at my books right now, I can only think of about 4 or 5 books out of over 100 books that I own that have Asian characters, or somewhat Asian characters. Out of all the authors, I only have about 2 books written by an Asian author. So, I think that this is an area that could probably be improved on because I think it would be cool to spread the Asian awesomeness in young adult fiction!

How close would you say you are to Asian culture?

I’m pretty close with my Asian culture. I’m actually half Chinese and half Korean so I get the best of both worlds. I celebrate most of the traditional Chinese holidays, like Chinese New Year and the Moon Festival, and some of the Korean traditions. My mom also makes Chinese or Korean home cooked meals every once in a while, too :)

This or that:

Egg rolls or sushi? Sushi all the way!
Ramen or dumplings? Dumplings :)
K-pop, J-pop, or Mandopop? K-pop? It’s the only one I really know and occasionally listen, too, although I can’t say that I’m a fan of it.
Chopsticks or fork? Fork! Apparently when I use chopsticks, it makes my dad nervous since I don’t know how to use them the “right” way.

Thanks for stopping by, Cleo!

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We Heart YA said...

Ooh, I loved WALK TWO MOONS too!

Great interview, and thanks for sharing. :)

We Heart YA said...

PS: That was Kristan, hehe.

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