Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Stereotypical Malaysian

Mom: Where you going?!
Asian Kid: I'm going out with my buddies, mom.
Mom: NO! You finish your homework first!
Asian Kid: Done.
Mom: You dare talk back to me? *Gives his son a good ass-whopping!*
Asian Kid: AAAAAHHH!! *sobs*
Mom: You grow up to be good engineer and earn many money!
Asian Kid: But...
Mom: Then I found someone for you already, you marry her when you 25 years old, ok?
Asian Kid: *sigh*

Do you find this conversation somewhat familiar? Ok, maybe not all asian homes sound like this anymore but most of them still do. Some say it's the main cause of stereotype traits in asian children today. But I beg to differ, though my parents are considerably liberal in the way they brought me up, I still manage to possess A LOT of those stereotypical asian traits.

I am:
1. Quiet (To authority)
2. Docile (I can learn anything you want me to)
3. Submissive (Ah ok la!)
4. Passive (Just smile and nod)
5. Obedient (Yes, yes, yes)

And I'm sure most you do. Maybe it is the influence from society. A society that tells us to keep quiet and not question ANYTHING. A society that tells us to work hard to "catch up to" (copy) every single foreign technology in the world. A society that will ISA your behind if you try to make even the slightest compelling argument about our government.


bubbly soda

That's why it is so friggin hard for us to stand up and state our opinion. What a pity...


Is the world any different really? There's a shit-storm thats been brewing in the US of A regarding the Patriot Act. The only difference between theirs and ours is that we were BORN into it. Perhaps it is as you've stated, a reflection of our values.

Here's a fictional anecdote which might hit home in recent times...

A worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question
asked was: "Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?"

The survey was a huge failure...

In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant.

In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant.

In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant.

In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant.

In the Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant.

In South America they didn't know what "please" meant.

And in the USA they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant

You judge for yourself....

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