In Jakarta, while mommy was off enjoying being the exotic and fawned-over white lady, Presbo was left to fend for himself as the chubby and denigrated biracial (seen as black) child in a country and culture that viewed blacks with dislike, disdain, and derision. He was treated daily to taunts and frequently to rocks. His most frequently used Malaysian word of response was “no fair”. He was isolated for many years and learned to depend on no one and had no friends. He learned self-control and hate.
We are the beneficiaries of that upbringing.