asian mom vs asian dad Jun 6, 2009 10:26:58 GMT -5
Post by jaz on Jun 6, 2009 10:26:58 GMT -5
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?
My mum is Australian Born Chinese and is at least 4 generations Australian through one branch. Her father came from Hong Kong but her mother's side is descended from Chinese who came in the gold mining era in the 1800's. There is also some Irish on that side.
My father is an English guy, born in England, so he is actually the foreigner in the family.