I have been following ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ series for the past 8 seasons, a British genealogy documentary programme follows each of celebrity on a journey to trace his and her family tree. With interesting twists and turns, emotional highs and lows, unexpected surprises and tragic or privilege beginnings and endings vice versa.
This type of programme gives us a rare glimpse of celebrity’s true character, personality and personalities rather emphasise their celebrity persona and celebrity text. It’s always fascinating to discover one of those who has direct royal bloodline like our London Mayor Boris Johnson, who is directly descended from the House of Orange and House of Hanover line.
I come from two strong mixes of heritages, Chinese (including descended from royalty) and Jamaican with long complicated stories from dethronement, migration and immigration, slavery, intermix marriages and many more. I could even write a novel starting from two thousands years ago to today. This unique programme gives us a lesson on how much we must appreciate our heritage and family background, no matter where we’re standing and current status. Family is a symbol of unity and shelter.
Kit Lee, Style Slicker