Just wondered is everyone's Asian parent born in Asia? Does anyone out there have an Asian parent born in a Western country? I'm a parent of an Eurasian toddler and my husband has dual citizenship Eu (Ireland) and the U.S. I'm "full" Asian but born in in the U.S. Sometimes when I go out with my son and see other Asian moms with their Eurasian kids, I don't always feel comfortable with them since I grew up here and not in an Asian country. Sometimes its odd, most of my husband's friends in the Navy are Filipinos in their mid to late forties with U.S. born elementary school kids and a few teenagers. Once when we went to visit one of his Filipino friends in Fresno, sometimes I felt like an odd fish. Since all the Philippine born adults 45+ people belonged to the same college fraternity, played cards and the wives hung around with each other. I on the other hand at the time was 30 years old, without a kid yet felt more "culturally" close to the U.S. born teenagers and kids-their mannerisms and speech patterns. Yet they were way to young to really hang around with. Any Western born Asian parents?
To my knowledge, I don't think I've ever seen a second generation EA. Though I frequently see EA's in my area, I seldom see any EA's over the age of 30.
ARe you serious? I'm one of those seldom seen ones. I don't know where you live but most of the Ea's I know( i live in the states) are products of Military fathers. At least in my generation. Most of us born during the Vietnam era are in our thirties and many I know are heading to 40. We might not be seen because now we live in the burbs surrounded by our white picket fences, with our significant others, doting on our children and never venture out at night anymore after a hard day's work. We exist and there are plenty of us...we just don't party with you young folks anymore. ;D
Thats weird because I honestly cannot admit that I have seen many "older" EA's here in vancouver. Im not sure why, but it perhaps may be due to the fairly recent influx of asian peoples that are living here. May I ask where in the states you live in???
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Be a Proud Asian American EAs are white and Asian but most importantly to me, EAs are individuals. Is your identity dictated more by your genetic racial halves or by the individual personalities of your parents, family and friends?
I find it odd that in my day to day interactions with EA's, the ones i meet outside of here. Most of the EA's I meet have asian moms, while alot of EA's here, not a majority but i've met more from here than anywhere else, have asian fathers.
I think the next generation espically the couples here that are 1st generation were gona see alot more asian moms & white dads than ever before.