Paul Wong has written an account of his time spent abroad in Shanghai for The Alhambra Source online newsletter. The article shares his thoughts and feelings of being an ABC or American Born Chinese and I can relate in some ways. Here's a link to the article:
Below are samples of the finished illustration and also the page of sketches I sent to their Editor/ AD: Daniela Gerson --
This is an issue with many people-- knowing who we are or where we come from is not always as easy as it seems and it can drive you a little crazy sometimes. So I hoped to convey that with the flag eyeballs, at least to some degree.