“Semi-American” is a term no one uses, because I just made it up for the purpose of this post. Honestly, a lot of the immigrant American experience is hard to articulate because it can’t be generalized. So, “Semi-American” is the only way I can describe how I personally feel. Culturally, I’m not totally American. And, although my genetic makeup says I am, I’m not totally Filipino. I am and will always be stuck between the two.