Sunday, June 8, 2008

Asian stereotypes

right, so there i was, sitting at lunch today, with my guardian and a few of her friends, n one of them asks me about boarding life...this eventualy leads on to food and the inevitable question i seem to get asked by every single asian person i meet
do they serve much asian food?
seriously, it actually kills a part of me inside when someone asks that. i mean, sure, im asian, your asian, therefore we eat asian food together was probably right, about yknow, 50 years ago, but now its remarks like that that just make me feel so alienised from todays current society where races arnet (yet still are, i know subconciously) supposed to be that important, i mean, i know heaps of non-oriental people who probably like asian food more than i do.
im not tryin to say im racist or un-asian or anything (believe me, im all for asian-pride (AZN betta recognise)) but still, i do think that enough is enough
i do eat asian food, and occasionally i do enjoy it, but that doesnt mean its all i eat and that without it i die.
and people who just further the stereotype just piss me off
like, william hung
or that other asian guy on american idol who sung that brothers song to simon
or how today i met someone who actually pronounced their Ls as Rs
no offence to anybody is meant here, but im sorry, but i hate people in westernised countries such as america/australia who cannot speak english. if its just for a holiday, then sure, go ahead, cos everybody goes into foreign countries not knowing what half the signs say, but do NOT live there. you cant live in a place you cant speak the language of
this may just be because personally, (once again, not offending anyone, hopefully) i do not particularly like the chinese language. its loud, sharp, and just makes me annoyed when i hear like, more than 4 people talking it at the same time.
needless to say, i dont like chinatowns.
i apologise if anyone hates me now and will somehow incorporate an apology into a later post if anyone wants one

back onto weird things that came into my head
i find it strange how the relationship between a child and his/her parent can be so unnatural. like normally, the parent has control, and does control (mostly with some leeway) what the child does
yet i meet some dreg of a kid today (year 11) who actually had his parents write his school notes out of a book for him. that set me thinking as to how the relationship between a kid and his/her parents can go both ways, although lets face it-they brought you into the world, you gotta give them some credit and respect

final topic of the blog? tuition kids
if theyre retards, then go ahead, tutor the shit through them, but i pity the kids, who are top of their class, guaranteed to succeed in life, and yet have a non-existant social life because every other hour they're not in school, their having a tuition organised by their over-protective, worried parents. give your kid some space please, because they may have book smarts, but theyre not gonna have street smarts if you keep them off the streets and in the books.

and thats my rant for the day
will probs post tomoro (mayb not cos i hav a psych exam on tuesday) on one of the other like, 20 ideas i got
ciao (im still thinking..give it some time)

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