Yesterday Holly and I were having an e-mail exchange about the Dutch and German languages. She told me that she would like to learn both languages (since they are closely related to each other). The conversation changed from the Dutch language to the Frisian language. The Frisian language is the language of my father. I am not ‘just’ Dutch, I am Frisian. Most foreigners, especially non-Europeans, never heard of ‘Fryslan’ (or, in Dutch, Friesland) (nowadays a province of the Netherlands), let alone the Frisian language and culture.
So, for those who want to know more about it (and thus more about where I come from), here is a link to a Wikipedia article about the Frisian language (in English) and here is one about the West Frisian language (spoken in most of Fryslan in the Netherlands). Lastly, here is a Wikipedia article about Fryslan.