"Hi, my name is Miriam Grobman. I'm a Russian-Israeli-American, in this order."
This is how I introduce myself to others. I have been doing it this way to save time but it never works.
An American-born person always says something like: "Awww, you have an accent. Where are you from?" (often while slowing down his or her speech). A Brazilian always wants to know where I was born. An Israeli can't understand how come I can speak Hebrew without an accent despite not being bo