I am not comfortable being the only woman of colour at work, mainly because if I am not immediately liked or loved, then I feel the weight of misrepresenting all yellow folk. Am I presenting as cold, weird, un-fun, serious, law-abiding, naive? Yeah. The only other woc in the vicinity are service and hospitality staff. Who “originally come” from the part of the world I grew up in. Awks. I like to believe that they are earning shed tonnes of low taxed income, happy in this part of the world, and going to be a-ok when they go back. I would like to believe that they meet kind, lovely people who don’t think asians are ok to bully, that asians aren’t capable of being noble, that we are just smiling, smiling, hospitable people.