7 Nov As an Asian-American in Colombia, I get tons of attention. Sometimes I feel like a celebrity. The combination of being a foreign Asian American woman is very exotic to Colombians. Locals love to ask me the question of where I am from, even though “New York City” does not seem. 21 Mar How being Asian in Colombia helped me be an American citizen. On my first day of school, the principal invited me to her office to personally welcome me. I'd just arrived in Cartagena to begin working as an English teacher. Beaming, she asked where I was from, to which I replied that I was from the U.S. Category:Asian Colombian. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. The main article for this category is Asian Colombian. Subcategories. This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total. A. ▻ Arab Colombian (1 C, 3 P). C. ▻ Colombian people of Asian descent (7 C).