If you didn't know, May is the month of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. And if you also didn't know I am Asian ( shocker right?). To celebrate this wonderful month with a twist, I thought I would kick off the #OwnYourAsian series with a post about "14 Things you know to be true if you're Asian American". Let's get started!
Shoes should never be worn in the house
There is no better weekend brunch than DIM SUM
You're supposedly great at school especially Math and Science
Growing up, if you got a 90 on your test, your parents would most likely ask what happened to the other 10 points. And if you got a 100 they would ask about the bonus points. On top of that, all relatives expect you to become a doctor, lawyer, or engineer and if you aren't pursuing that than they question you. But I mean hey...marketing is where the fun is at am I right?!
Asian Women are deemed to be docile and subservient
You have a draw full of chopsticks
Chinese New Year is the best time of the year
You know where to get real Chinese food
You have drawers full of plastic bags and plastic over your remote controls
People think you are bad at driving.
You often get mistaken as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Filipino.
It is inevitable that non-Asians often mistake you as a different type of Asian. Let me put it simple for you guys, yes we are all Asian but we absolutely DO NOT look a like. That's just like saying all Italians, Germans, and French people look alike because they are from Europe.
But where are you from...?
Enough with the "Model Minority"
Yes Asians are a minority but we aren't by any means a 'model' minority. We still go through the same struggles as any other minority and furthermore are definitely not shown enough spotlight in the media, sports, arts, etc.
Your parents had the funniest/strangiest asian remedies
Musical Instruments + Weekend School
To check out more of my ramblings about being Asian-American, read about it below and be sure to check back for the next post in the #OwnYourAsian series.