Chinese Americans in Silicon Valley – Even though we are different we are not alone

I am a Chinese American and I live in Silicon Valley. My name is Mia Mei. I am 5-years old.

Silicon Valley is located in and near San Jose, California.


“Yes, I know the way,” my Daddy says whenever he says San Jose.

I know the way, too. I get in the car with my daddy and he takes me there.

My mommy was made in China. My daddy says we know this because she has a stamp on her backside that says MADE IN CHINA, but we don’t show that too anybody.

I looked back there and I am not telling you what I saw or didn’t see.

We like living in Silicon Valley. Daddy says, (he says a lot of things) that he could get a job as a weather forecaster and be right 90% of the time.

Where is Silicon Valley

“Bright blue skies and mid 70’s during the day. Cool and low 50’s in the evening.”

Great playing weather.

What I like about Silicon Valley is that even though I am different – my daddy is from America and my mommy is from China – I am not alone. There are a lot of kids just like me. There’ are mommies and daddies from all over, China and elsewise, who live here and they have little girls and boys just like me. The girls that is.

I like that. I am different. But I am the same.

Daddy says, (like I said, he says a lot), “Mia, you just be you and don’t worry about the rest. If you aren’t you, who’s going to be you. Besides you are really good at being you. And I love you, too.”

I love being in Silicon Valley. I love being loved. I love life.

Thank you, Tyler for letting me visit here. Say hello to Mika for me!

Mia Mei


MiaMei is a 5-year old blogger living in Silicon Valley. She writes about growing up bi-culturally. She is a published author. Her first book can be found on – By Cows Who Chew Lilies.

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