i agree with his father. japanese people just make things better. they lack creativity in all areas except for hentai and child porn.
Ok -- so here's the story. I went to Vegas w/ Shermy's parents and him. Things were pretty good, though if you are a regular to this thread, you know that Shermy and I are full o' drama with ex girlfriends and other things.Here's a new story for you guys and I appreciate feedback.Let me preface this story by telling you all (in case you don't know) I am half Japanese, my mother is a Japanese citizen who lives in Japan. Things in Vegas went well... we had a good time and his parents were very generous to me and took me on a nice trip. Yes, we had our moments both annoying (but not so bad) and very good.On the way home from the airport yesterday, we were talking about Kobe beef and how good it is. I explained why it is so good and how it is unique to Japan. His father then went on to say "Japan has nothing, no oil, nothing". I said, "Actually, while their main natural resource is the fishing industry, what is interesting is that for an island nation with limited natural resources, they continue to be an economic force. In fact, they are one of the only island nations that is self-sustaining" (thank you, 9th grade social studies).His reply to this was that Japanese people are not creative and do not make anything on their own, just take existing ideas and build on them and so ... "Japanese people are not smart" and "not nice" (the nice comment, apropos of nothing).Now, I can take a racist slam. Really, I can. I don't like it and I think it is stupid, but ... I can take it. My concern was that my b.f. didn't say anything.When I confronted him, he basically said "Everyone is entitled to their opinion and you just shouldn't listen to it" and that I overreact about everything. This led to a big argument and well ... hence the unsureness of the situation.Am I overreacting? Obviously you all don't know that there have been many problems leading up to this particular issue, but on this issue alone, am I overreacting?
obviously, the parents have some issues...naming their son SHERMY?? wtf is that *&^%? sounds like a name id give my nipple hairs.
Quote from: dsong02 on June 16, 2004, 03:47:07 PMobviously, the parents have some issues...naming their son SHERMY?? wtf is that *&^%? sounds like a name id give my nipple hairs.maybe its sherman