Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles (tinkly music) - Today, we are getting our DNA tested to see where our ancestors are from. - Many of our coworkers have done this before and have gotten wild results, and we wanted to see if this might apply to some of our Asian-American coworkers at the company. (techno music) - My folks have always been really private about our family history. Not only were they private about it, I felt like they'd go out of their way to even hide stuff from me sometimes. - My family is really open to talking about our Filipino heritage. - They have never really told me even where in China I was from. They're just like, "China." - My mom and dad always talked about our immediate family. Aside from that, we don't really interact with aunts, uncles, cousins, or any of that. - We can't trace my family history back that far. - Now, I think that's because they actually don't know too much, either. - The things they told me, I'm like, "Is that real? Are you sure?" (tinkly music) ^- The Philippines has always been conquered ^by various other cultures and countries. ^So it's kind of hard to say what real Filipinos are. ^According to my dad, we came down ^from the mountains, so we weren't as conquered. ^- I've always believed my whole life ^that I was 100% Korean. ^- And my parents have always said ^my family's from China, but then ^my parents were born in Vietnam, so Chinese. ^- And my parents have always told me that I am 100% Indian. ^I started thinking that I might have other genetic codes ^in my DNA because my mom was born with blonde hair, ^and then she has an uncle with blue eyes and blonde hair. ^- My parents had always told me I was Vietnamese. ^Recently, I found out I was part French. ^- Southeast Asia is a bit of a melting pot. ^I was raised to believe that I am 100% Lao. ^I don't think I'm a 100% Lao. ^- And my mom is Japanese, and my dad is white, ^and I found out that my great-grandfather ^was adopted, so who knows? ^- And I'm 50% Chinese and 50% Scottish and Irish. (techno music) ^- As a first guess, most people do think I'm Korean. ^- When I was in the Korean market, a older Korean lady ^started asking me things in Korean. ^- It's weird because my dad, he works ^as a mechanic, and his client sometimes thinks ^he's white, which is also very odd. ^- They've never guessed anything other ^than Indian or Persian. ^- I would get Chinese, Thai, and sometimes Filipino. ^- I've heard Filipino. ^I've gotten Chinese. ^I've gotten Thai. ^I've gotten mixed race. ^People think I'm half Lao, half white. ^- I get Latina a lot, Native American, ^Native Hawaiian, Filipino. ^Usually people are surprised when I ^tell them that my mom is Japanese. ^People think I'm Latino. ^A lot of people just come up ^to me and start speaking Spanish. ^I went to China; some people still ^didn't think I was Chinese. ^Breaks my heart because I grew up ^in a Chinese restaurant with a Chinese family ^eating Chinese food almost every day, speaking Cantonese. ^I'm a mixed race guy. ^Sometimes you feel like you belong everywhere, ^and sometimes you feel like you belong nowhere. ^- It's hard to say what does Japanese look like, ^and what does Asian look like? (techno music) - So we got these little kits from 23andMe. - And we're going to spit in a tube. Mm. (techno music) Wow. - Mail this out. (techno music) ^Because of history keeping in the Philippines, ^and not a lot of access to those records -- ^- And I've always wondered what my lineage was. ^Bloodlines is a really important thing in Korean culture. ^- I am hoping to find out whether there ^was some mixing back in the day, or there wasn't. ^I just honestly hope that I kind of get ^this understanding of who I am. ^My entire family is really pale, and I'm tan ^Why am I tan? ^- As an individual, it is nice to feel proud. ^- My family, this is also information ^I can share with them, too. ^- So I just got married, and I'm really hoping ^when I have kids, I can tell them what they are. ^- It will be a way to bring my family closer together. ^My grandmother passed away. ^She was our family matriarch, and she was always the one ^to pass down stories about our family ^and our family's history, and now that she's gone, ^I want to keep that conversation going. - So I really hope that with this DNA test, feel like I really, truly do belong somewhere. (techno music) - So it's been a few weeks. - We're gonna get our DNA read ^- My name's Jhulianna Cintron. ^I'm a senior product specialist ^on the Customer Care Team at 23andMe. It can confirm what you already know, or it can totally surprise you. (cheering) - I'm so excited. - According to my mom and my dad, we are full Filipino. - Ray, you are not 100% Filipino. ^Pretty close, though, 99.1% to the Philippine. ^You do have 0.8% Iberian DNA. ^What is that? ^Which could be Spain or Portugal. ^That makes sense. My dad wasn't exaggerating when we came down from the mountains. I haven't been this proud about being Filipino in a while. - He's gonna have a flag on his desk. - No, I know. - I hear you think you're 100% Korean. Is that correct? - I think so, yeah. ^- So you are 100% East Asian, 97.3% ^Korean. ^- Wow. ^- 1.2% Chinese, and 1.2% Japanese, ^0.3% broadly East Asian. ^- That's all in his DNA? ^- Yeah. - I feel good about it. I'm proud to be Korean. It feels good to be validated. - Are you now more fond of pot stickers? - Yes, and gilgai, for sure. - I'm pretty sure I'm 100% Chinese, that's all. (laughter) - You are not 100% Chinese. ^You are 92.2% Chinese, mostly from mainland China. ^You are 7.5% Vietnamese. ^- Oh. ^(exclamations of surprise) ^- What? ^I literally always just tell people ^I'm culturally Vietnamese. I think it does make me feel more connected to my Vietnamese side. It does make me want to go to Vietnam. I'm going to have to go learn to read in Vietnamese. I just kind of picture my arm as Vietnamese. That's how I kind of... I'm splitting myself up. - Well, I know my relatives are from India, and when my mom was a baby, she had golden hair. I know the north, in general, there is mixing, I just don't know if that mixing affected my family. ^- You are 100% Indian. ^- I mean, at the some time, I'm still like ^why the hell does my great uncle ^have blonde hair and blue eyes? ^It doesn't affect me and the way I live my life.