“My father was born in Tonga. During his studies he met my Dutch mother and they moved to the Netherlands together where my sister and I were born. My parents are no longer together. In 2000, when I was two years old, my father returned to Tonga. They were still together then, but my father couldn’t remain in Holland; he missed his culture and daily Tongan life too much. They are very different from here. Tonga is a poor country, but socially it’s extremely rich. It’s a small island and everyone knows each other. It’s not difficult to be part of a large social group. My father never had that in the Netherlands.