And I was facing first but definitely not the last time, the harsh reality that I was minority.
In Rochester, which in those days had Asian population of 1%.
And I was confused. I wanted to punch Brian.
I wanted to hurt him for putting me in that situation.
But he was faster than me, stronger than me, and he would kick my butt, and we both knew that, so I just took it in.
And I didn't tell anyone or share with anyone these feelings, and I just held them in and let them fester.
And those feelings would surface, in a strangely therapeutic way for me through music.
And it was no coincidence that around that time, I started getting good at the violin, the guitar and the drums.
And I would soon discover that by playing music or singing, other kids would for a brief moment forget about my race or colour and accept me and then be able to see me for who truly I am, a human being who's emotional, spiritual, curious about the world, and has a need for love, just like everyone else.
And by the sixth grade, guess who asked me if I would be the drummer for his band. Brian McKilroy. And I said yes.
And that's when we together, formed our elementary school rock band called Nirvana.
I'm not kidding. I was in a rock band called Nirvana, before Kurt Cobain's band was ever known.
So when Nirvana came out. Brian and I were like, hey, he's stealing our name!
But really what attracted me to music at this young age was just this, and it's still what I love about music, it's that it breakes down the walls between us, and show us so quickly the truth that we are much more alike than we are different.
王力宏（Leehom Wang），1976年5月17日出生于美国纽约，籍贯浙江义乌。华语流行男歌手、音乐制作人、演员、导演。其通晓英语、中文、法语、日语，略通韩语、粤语、客家语和闽南语。他不但会演奏多种乐器，还担当自己大部分作品的制作人。从《龙的传人》中融合DJ电子乐节奏嘻哈。辑《公转自转》跨出台湾，并成为金曲奖冠军，2004年发行Chinked-out专辑《心中的日月》，2005年发行Chinked-out第二辑《盖世英雄》，2008年发行专辑《心跳》。 两次获得金曲奖，四次参加央视春节联欢晚会演出。
1.be confused 惑乱 糊涂 迷惑的
例句：If they know it is, they might be confused about how to do it or they might wonder why they should. 如果他们知道，也可能对如何使用它感到迷惑，或者他们可能想知道为什么要这样做。
2. be curious about 对…感到好奇
例句：But we were left with some questions that we'd be curious about, like how hard is it to become a member of this? 但我们还有一些感到好奇的问题，比如说，要成为活动中心的会员有多难，取得会员身份的障碍是什么？
3. rock band 摇滚乐团
例句：My father thinks I’m pissing my life away because I’m in a rock band. 我爸爸认为我荒废了我的生活，因为我参加了一个摇滚乐队。