Not all Asian parents make their kids practice piano for 4 hours a day and lock them out of the house when they don’t get straight A’s, but that’s definitely not unheard of, either. The stereotypical Asian parent seems to care only about grades and constantly critique their kids.
There’s that saying about how Chinese parents drop spoons on the ground and name their kids after whatever sound it makes…..
My name is Christine. I have Chinese friends named Vivian, Katie, Lizzie, Dustin, Richard, Calvin, Vicki, Monica, Anthony, Andrew, Michelle, and so on….. talented-ass spoons.
And as for Chinese names, THOSE AREN’T SPOON SOUNDS EITHER!!
Hadn’t really heard of this one, but got enough suggestions for it!
I’ve been hesitant to post something like this for a while because of the huge debate I know it’ll spark. (TAIWAN IS NOT A PART OF CHINA/TAIWAN IS A PART OF CHINA BLAHLAHlAHH!!!!) My parents were born and raised in Taiwan, but 3/4 of my grandparents are from China. I speak Mandarin Chinese, but I don’t know any Taiwanese (my parents speak Taiwanese to each other when they’re talking about me :/). At home, where almost everyone I know is Asian, I usually say I’m Taiwanese. In college, where Asians are more rare, I say I’m Chinese because when I say “Taiwanese”, either they don’t automatically understand the connection to Chinese, or because they say “Isn’t that the same thing as Chinese?”… and I don’t feel like explaining.