chinese-siblings

tagged by @eliasdrid, thank you!

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Birthday: june 13

Gender/pronouns: they/them by default but anything works

Relationship Status: Resident Aro Ace

Zodiac: gemini in the western one, rabbit in the chinese one

Siblings: younger brother

Pets: n/a

Wake up Time: weekdays 7am (plus or minus 10 mins), weekends either like,, 12pm or an hour before i have to go somewhere

Love or Lust: love i guess

Lemonade or Iced Tea: iced tea wins by a small margin

Coke or Pepsi: neither

Day or Night: night!

Text or Call: text

Met a Celebrity: yeah! i guess. 

Smiles or Eyes: smiles?

Light or Dark hair: on myself, dark hair. on others, no opinion

Shorter or Taller: no opinion/preference

Chapstick or lipstick: i don’t use either regularly but probs should use chapstick

last song i listened to: half the world away - oasis

Tagging: not tagging anyone in particular bc i really should be working on my EE but if you see this, consider yourself Tagged

anonymous asked:

As a second generation ABC (American born Chinese), it seems my siblings & I are the only ones in our generation who know about 3K stories & Chinese history, but sadly our mandarin speaking is only basic house hold convos (since both of our parents speak English at home). Anyways, I feel that there are ABC's who aren't interested in our heritage culture/history while others of different ethnicity/race are. It seems to me that they don't want to care about it. What do you think?

Keep in mind, I’m white as Wonderbread, so I’m not really any sort of authority on this sort of thing. My family has been in America since before it was a country (I had ancestors who fought for the Colonies in the Revolutionary war), so I have no idea it’s like to live in a household with foreign roots.

I’ve always figured that an interest in heritage was always an individual thing. I assume that many foreign-born parents try to instill an understanding, respect, and appreciation of their native culture in their children, but I think the degree to which this sort of thing takes depends on the individual (and the environment). Some people are fascinated by such things; others couldn’t care less. I think some 2nd-generation Americans like to embrace their cultural roots to help give them a sense of identity and uniqueness, something to set them apart from everyone else around them; and others don’t want to be different so they want to distance themselves from it.

At the end of the day, people are individuals.