My brothers told me that there were some Italian kids who were a bit elder than my brothers - they forced my brothers to say "Italy is GOOD - Japan is $hit", otherweise they wanted to give my brothers a punch in the face.
I live in italy and i see italians doing it always.
btw: that looks good. Hehe, in such a point Germany is VERY behind. Its much better now, but in the end of the 80th it was really horrible (the big difference for consuming itmes) - everything was only pragmatic If u live in the US, u don't have to miss alot what you knew from Asia (food, games, animes ................and all other useless things which u just want to have to make life fancier )
Post by nemesisgalofdoom on Mar 2, 2009 19:15:56 GMT -5
oh so you're asian. so as an asian do you like bubble tea and things like that?
Its a bit similar to "my" eating snake comments. No matter snake or fancy teas, its THE WAY how they give a comment, they sugger you the need of feeling embarrased (different culture, less civilisation etc.......) although the Euros are not better in this point at at all. What about eating frogs (France) or brain pralines (France) ? IM personal O, brain is REALLY gross, I'd never try brain in all respect, and I'm not aversed to try snake ........... ;D
C'mon, it doesn't look that bad - especially in days when your fridge is empty
I'm 1/4 white, not 1/2 like my gf. Only my grandma on my father's side is white. So I'm 1/4 white, 1/2 Mongol 1/4 Manchu
As for denying my ancestry, my grandma is in Novosibirsk, Russia. Grandpa's passed away (before I was born), and my dad stays away from my private life, so I can deny my ancestry all I wish (Though I rarely invited my mates home when I was a kid for obvious reasons, I went out instead - was kinda 'hiding' my dad)
It's not like I'm telling myself not to accept it. It's just makes life much simplier when you pretend to be monoracial. Besides, I'm monocultural
Heh it's not just the racial makeup of my dad that makes me wanna hide him. He sings like a goat humping on mating season, but he loves singing! Oh well
I do hide the Manchu side more, since that side of my family is completely sinofied and my Mongol side resists sinofication to the death! And besides, it's not important to my chosen culture - which is Mongol first and foremost. I guess that's also why I can shove aside Russian ancestry as well.
But whenever my dad finds out about this, he starts his 3-hr lectures about 'it's wrong to disown your own family', but heck I'm not disowning, just simplifying it to deal with the very friendly but ignorant public of Australia.
Sino = Chinese, Sinofied = Assimilated into Chinese culture
Well, as for the confusion, my parents did raise me with this racial mentality, common on the steppes -> there are only two races, human beings and human trash. So I guess I've been taught to treat people as individuals accordingly and if I must make judgements it must be based on personal obversations and experiences.
Unfortunately others raised in Australian/American culture prefers to make judgements based on racialist ideologies and cultural stereotypes so I don't think it's really my responsibility to educate or even inform them of the much larger world that they simply aren't ready for.
I'm sure everyone has a face they wear in public and another they wear amongst close friends right?
Yeah, that's cool. Not criticizing it or anything. It's just a scenario that wouldn't work for me. I remember a very long time ago that some kid "laughed" when he saw my dad and said "That's your dad??!!". Strangely, this kid was black. Personally, it's the only racism I ever experienced from a black person.. He must have thought white people were really bad though, just to laugh on site like that. But I beat the sh*t out of him for it. Wasn't going to hide my dad.
I got a similar experience from my ex girlfriend, when i told her that my father is blond blue-eyed. She couldn't believe it!!!