in the episode of fairly odd parents called “momnipresent”, timmy’s mom states first that she worked for the cia and then that she was a double agent for the russians. the show started in 2001, which would have made timmy, who’s canonically ten years old, born in 1991. in another episode, timmy visits the past and witnesses his parents and crocker as ten year olds in the early 1970s. in momnipresent timmy’s mom is shown to be fluent in russian and is still on good terms with the russian government, as a general in a submarine greets her respectfully. she doesn’t look traditionally russian, which would make her a good candidate for the russian government to send over as a spy during the cold war. she also states in momnipresent that she is no longer working for the cia, but says nothing about the russian government.
tldr, timmy’s mom is a communist spy working for the russian government.
i know this may sound really weird but im so happy to find a chinese blogger on tumblr who posts asian fashion. you're so pretty also!!! idk why but it feels like ppl in west look down on china but love Japan and south korea so much, especially where i live so yeah im happy :3 sorry for being weird i know it sounds shitty but its nice being represented as something more than just "the poor dog eating communist" >.<
It’s really saddening how people around the world view China ; n ; tbh I love that place with every pound of blood my heart pumps out. Our culture is so vibrant and beautiful otl I really wish that people are willing to discover and learn more about us!
It really sucks when some random Chinese tourist does something stupid over seas and the media zooms in onto it; bringing our whole nation down with them lol. It’s a shame how we are portrayed by just a few of those pity tourists I ESPECIALLY DISLIKE THOSE SORT OF CHINESE PEOPLE IM ALWAYS LIKE OML PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE THE REASON WHY PEOPLE DISREGARD US anyhow I feel like my generalisations might bring a lot of opinions please don’t attack me tumblr is scarily sensitive yikes
Being a diaspora asian third culture kid (or third culture individual) really SUCKS ASS.
A third culture kid is someone raised outside of their parent’s or ancestral culture. (So to clarify: not all diaspora Asians are third culture–I am, since I grew up in America, but my parents are not since they came here at around age 30 And for this post I’m going to talk about TCK, but obviously not all of us are kids anymore).
Obviously TCK people are very diverse with families from different countries immigrating to different countries but there’s two things many of us share: being considered a “foreigner” both where you live, and the place of your ancestral history. Most people really do not understand what it is like to live in the narrow space between two planes, always being shoved back and forth between which one you’re “allowed” to be in. I’m focusing specifically on those of us who immigrated from asia into western countries.
Oppression of POC is a given in western countries. We all know this. The model minority myth, rampant islamophobia, “how is your english so good?” etc. White people loooove letting us know that they think we don’t belong…it’s honestly appalling. “Open your eyes!” or “Ching chong! What does that mean in chinese?” They also love pretending that they understand the dynamics of our lives better than we do…These experiences make a lot of us look for things that connect us with our rightful cultures.
But these communities aren’t always open to us. In fact, I’d say many non-diaspora asians are NOT open to us, AT ALL. Most don’t understand what it feels like to be a POC (I’m not saying there isn’t white supremacy/privilege in asia, there most definitely is, but it’s a different experience. I’m also not saying that they all do this, but enough diaspora people have experienced this to warrant legitimate concern). Some of them will say things like “You are just a foreigner born here/with Asian blood” or “haha, you are so whitewashed, you are like a banana!” “You’re pretty much a white person.” “You are not Asian since you are American!”
Third culture asians are not some “fake” version of a “real asian.” I am NOT a “banana.” I am NOT “pretty much a white person.” But there’s ALWAYS some criteria that I don’t fulfill for “”””being asian enough”””” for them. Maybe we don’t speak the language/speak it with an accent/can’t read it. Maybe we don’t know the religion/holidays/traditions very well. Maybe we’ve never lived in or even visited Asia. It DOESN’T MATTER. I cannot count how many times I’ve been told I’m “technically not asian.” We didn’t have the opportunity to grow up with it and learn it, and because of this, we’re shunned by both sides.
(Of course I know that there ARE racist diaspora asians that harbor harmful beliefs, for example mocking their own parents’ accents or condoning western acts of violence in Asia. But it’s also important to note that a lot of it is internalized by living among western countries. when i was younger, and during school, everyone TOLD me that “western values” were good and countries that didn’t adhere to that were bad. ie “chinese people are evil bc theyre communist and they eat dogs! and they ruined the environment!!” etc without ever telling me about the real dynamics of these issues. It took me a lot of years to realize that these so-called “american values” are BS. In addition, to slap this label on all TCK and deny us our literal identity is so dehumanizing and stereotyping.)
So there’s that issue. Compounded with other axes of oppression, for example being LGBTQ+ or disabled etc it brings up another question-who are we supposed to identify with? Nobody wants us, that has been made abundantly clear. So do we identify with the white-dominated, white-centered LGBTQ+ community in western countries? Or do we identify with the communities back in asia, who don’t even think we’re asian?
Anyway, these are just my thoughts. You are all more than free to give me feedback or comments, especially if anything I said was misdirected or bad. Thanks