We are so busy that it is impossible for us to deeply investigate each headline. These headlines are designed to scream a soundbite at us to believe and repeat.
Religion and politics. Those are topics you are supposed to wisely stay away from if you want to maintain peace at family functions or gatherings of friends.
For most of my life, I’ve tried to be more white in order to reduce friction and to survive in this world. I’ve had more than one colleague say “Oh, I totally forget that you’re Chinese.”
Politics, like religion, is super tricky. It’s about beliefs, values, and loyalty. Us vs Them. People are “brainwashed” by powers using the subtle but strong messages. I’ve seen more and more parenting sites get political and I’m tentatively trying out my own political voice.
Authentic (and brutally honest), Jonathan and Annie Su share their Sandwich Parenting experiences in our podcast. They live their lives THEIR way, not necessarily the way they were brought up. They balance the best of East and West.
Who says monsters don’t exist? The fear is real, as is the stress… So what next?
I felt neither here nor there. I never felt like I was ‘in’ an ‘in group’ because I am always an outsider. I’m not really ‘local’ anywhere.
Why? Well, my 9-year old heard a story about a spoiled rich kid. His father bought a TV and wanted to test it using the kid’s X-Box, which A2 pointed out, was probably paid for by the dad. The kid got so upset that he had a temper tantrum and threw a something at theContinue reading “Mommy, I’m Glad You Don’t Spoil Us”
Like the Joy Luck Club 25 years ago, Crazy Rich Asians is one of very few mainstream movies depicting a primarily Asian montage of characters. We aren’t just sidekicks with funny Fu Man Chu Ching Chang Chong accents. Shows like Fresh Off the Boat or Kim’s Convenience have proved that we too can flaunt ourContinue reading “Being Asian in a Western World”