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Re: Asian American Female
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2005, 02:16:40 AM »
I'm chinese, from NJ.

edit: and yes my name is around a lot...but look at how many posts I have.

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Re: Asian American Female
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2005, 02:44:16 AM »
Go to China and call yourself 'Chinese' in Mandarin or Cantonese and see the reaction.

Come here to Japan and call yourself 'Japanese' and see their reaction (a gaijin is just a gaijin- 2-sei or not).

I once went to Ireland and called myself Irish..they gave me a hearty laugh and told me that they wished Americans would just call themselves what they really are- Americans!

I'm not Swiss, Irish or American Indian.  I'm proud of just being American.



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Re: Asian American Female
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2005, 02:46:50 AM »
OR maybe he really is Chinese, and just moved to the US last week.
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Re: Asian American Female
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2005, 03:10:16 AM »
You got a point there, Haz.

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Re: Asian American Female
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2005, 10:30:09 AM »
Go to China and call yourself 'Chinese' in Mandarin or Cantonese and see the reaction.


Surprisingly I go back there and blend in quite well.

OR maybe he really is Chinese, and just moved to the US last week.

and this is the reason why.

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Re: Asian American Female
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2005, 10:46:02 AM »
There you go!

Seriously, I've seen a lot of Asian Americans visit Asia (Japan, Korea and Vietnam- sorry, not a lot of experience with China) only to find out that they are really just Americans...

I know I'm opening a can of worms, here (and it can't be explained in just one post).  America is a very tolerant country.  Many Asian countries are not- even to their blood in the States.  I know a lot of ethnic Koreans and Vietnamese here in Japan.  Whenever they go back and try to speak the language- they get treated like outsiders.  There's a lot of intolerance here in Asia- sorry to write.  Ten years here has really made me appreciate America...I didn't when I first left the States.

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Re: Asian American Female
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2005, 10:49:18 AM »
Actually, I was kidding, I've lived in the US ever since I was 3, so that makes for 19 years now. I speak fluent Mandarin however and also a few dialects so it helps me get by whenever I go back to China without any weird looks and I can usually fool most people into thinking I'm a native.

I agree Asia is generally intolerant though, of each other more than they are of Americans surprisingly.

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Re: Asian American Female
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2005, 10:58:34 AM »
"Asia is generally intolerant though, of each other more than they are of Americans surprisingly"

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Re: Asian American Female
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2005, 12:47:39 PM »
When talking about the characteristics of "asian people" blabla, I feel the stereotype.There are tens of thousand of millions types of asian ppl, who haves different reaction to one thing in different circumstances. How to assert sth in common so easily from this "group"?

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Re: Asian American Female
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2005, 12:57:46 PM »
yes, but people also have a cultural and social persona.   americans are kinda unaware in this regard.