By Michael Passage

David Bebelaar

I was born in Toronto in 1963. My father was 23 years old when I was born. When I was 3 years old, my Oma passed away. My dad, now 26, has lost both his…

By Michael Passage

DE INDISCHE KWESTIE

What does the ‘Indische Kwestie’ mean? We want the recognition of and apology for the improper treatment of the Dutch from the Dutch East Indies by the successive Dutch governments after WWII. This also means paying…

By Michael Passage

Sjoekje Sasbone

Long pause…“Give it a try.” “No. It’s ok…(awkward chuckle) I don’t want to say this wrong.” “You’ll say it wrong but try. I won’t die or explode… c’mon… just try it.” “Ok….Saah joke ka gee?”…

By Michael Passage

Desiree “Dessie” Castro

Hello there, My name is Desiree “Dessie” Castro, the oldest of 3 siblings, Danielle, Deana and Dylan. Proudly I can say that I was raised with “Indo” family values by my oma Eleonore “Noortje” Barkey-…

By Michael Passage

Tasha Van Raalten-Howe

…I know what you are thinking… She doesn’t look Indonesian; she looks Hispanic or Indian or Middle Eastern. At least that is what everyone else seems to think! I am constantly approached by people asking…

By Michael Passage

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