Asian kids

Being Asian-American, and dating Peter would include…


And I’m sorry if this is offensive to you, but I’m basing this off my experiences as an Asian kid

  • Your mum always put the sewing kits (That they probably got from a hotel room) in those metal biscuit tins
  • So whenever you were hungry and went into the kitchen for a snack, you always had an endless supply of needles and coloured threads to eat
  • You also grew up with those oval-shaped rice crackers and the containers that were half filled with chocolate, and half filled with those bread stick thing (Yan Yan?)
  • Rice was a part of almost every meal you had as a kid
  • And if it wasn’t rice, it was noodles
  • Having to go to tuition all the time (Which sucked)
  • Introducing Peter to your parents was a task you had to do with extreme caution
  • Because we all know how protective Asian parents are of their kids (And how suspicious and judgemental they are of other people
  • “Mum, Dad, this is Peter. He’s very smart, gets good grades in school, and has never been suspended in his life.”
  • “Is he a doctor?”
  • “Mum, we’re teenagers.”
  • Everytime you went to stay in a hotel, your parents always took the free soap, shampoo, conditioner, combs, toothbrushes, tissue boxes, slippers, nd anything else that wasn’t drilled to the floor
  • You had three job options when you were a kid: a doctor, a lawyer, or an accountant
  • At primary school, most of the kids had sandwiches for lunch. You had your huge, metal thermos
  • Piercings and tattoos were an absolute no-no
  • Tiger Balm was the cure for everything
  • Inviting Peter over to hang out at your place was absolutely forbidden by your parents
  • Because they believed that you two would ‘do the do’, even though you were just kids
  • “I don’t trust that Parker kid.”
  • You learnt at least one instrument as a kid; usually the violin or the piano
  • “The violin will help you get smarter, Sherlock Holmes played violin, and he’s a genius.”
  • Pale skin was some sort of obsession for your family
  • Small eyes. Sometimes its a great thing to have, other times it just sucks
  • Your parents always thought you were cold for some reason, so going outside with eighteen hundred layers on was a necessity
  • Your parents were extremely strict with your grades at school
  • Except if it was for gym or art, they didn’t really care about those subjects
  • But god help you if you got anything less than an ‘A’ in maths
  • To your parents, anything you did wrong was because you didn’t study enough
  • Fell down and scraped your knee? Why didn’t you study, huh? I TOLD YOU TO STUDY
  • If you wanted to go to a friend’s house for a few hours, your parents had to know that friend’s phone number, their parents’ phone numbers, their siblings’ phone numbers, their grandparents’ phone numbers, and every detail about their life
  • “Are they fugitives? How do you know they won’t kidnap you?”
  • It was an even worse situation if you wanted to go to a friend’s house for a sleepover
  • “No, you cannot go for a sleepover because they will drug you, and then kill you, and hide you in their closet.”
  • Your parents always ordered warm water at restaurants
  • Asian dramas. No explanation needed
  • The only thing your parents bought at the supermarket were the items that were on sale
  • And, most importantly, you must always keep up the family name

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