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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


I am from Silicon Valley.

I am Asian-American. My mommy is Chinese and my daddy is Made In USA.

My daddy teaches and he has a lot of students who are Indian-American. They have guest blogged here at my site.

We are all celebrating the Miss America victory by an Asian-American. Indian-American Nina Davuluri of New York won the Miss America pageant.

In Silicon Valley there are a LOT of Indian-Americans.

My daddy attended the swearing in for American citizenship of his friend from Iran.

When they called out all the countries, by alphabetical order, among the 1400+ people being given citizenship that day about one-third were from China. Yeah. that’s a lot.

But but but … about one-half were from India.

There are a lot of friends from India in Silicon Valley. And there are a lot of Indian-Americans here, too.

And, to be sure, the Indian-Americans in this area are celebrating the victory of one of their own – Nina Davuluri – to represent Miss America for 2014.

I am happy for her, too. And for Chinese-American, Crystal Lee who was born and raised right down the street from me.

More: Silicon Valley native, Crystal Lee is Runner up to Miss America 2014.

And for the number four runner up, Chinese-American, Rebecca Yeh.

I counted four Asian-Americans among the 52 contestants for Miss American 2014 and  three Asian-Americans were in the top 6. Two of them were Chinese-American!

I am still working on my dreams. What do you think?

Should little girls hope to grow up to be Miss America?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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