fobby

i want to do a video about asian americans getting dressed/what we wear - like, getting dressed has always been so complicated for me not just bc of issues of queerness and asian american hyper-femininity but like …when i was younger i was told i dressed like/looked like a FOB and a lot of my friends shamed me for it, bc i dressed in that “tacky” FOB way (lesportsac anybody??) and idk there’s so much to explore in terms of clothing esp because so much of the white fashion industry relies on orientalism (appropriating south asian prints, east asian styles, etc) and also there’s this fascination with how asian elderly people/asian grandparents dress - and a new appreciation for it - and esp with how white hipster clothing is really only accessible to white people bc if poc wear it, it’s considered being like poorly dressed/FOBby/etc .. so much to explore here

Hey, it’s double-recipe night at Lazy Dad’s Guide to Everything!!!

My sista from another mista, communications mama, makes a deloycious Filipino creamy fruit salad, which apparently only she and I lurve cuz we’re Asian and stuff. Turns out my son lurves it, too! The other night we had some at communications mama and developer papa’s house, and since then, the boy has been asking me to make it. 

I asked communications mama for the official name of her creamy fruit salad, and she told me it was called Fobby Fruit Salad, but the interwebs told me it’s actually called Ambrosia Fruit Salad. Whatever it’s called, it’s super-yum and super-easy to make. Here’s how:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together one 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk and eight-ounces of whipped Philadelphia cream cheese until it’s the consistency of ranch dressing.
  • Add one can of fruit cocktail, one can of mandarin oranges, one can of pineapple chunks, and a bunch of maraschino cherries, then stir until everything is incorporated. Protip: you’ll wanna drain the liquid from the fruit and take the stems off of the cherries. 
  • I suppose you could use real, fresh fruit, but that seems like too much of a hassle, amirite? Plus, part of the joy of making and eating this fruit salad is how canned it is. It reminds me of summertime as a kid growing up in the suburbs of Chicago.
  • You’ll wanna chill the fruit salad in the fridge for at least two hours before serving.
  • Voilà! It sounds crazy, but it’s really good! You should try it!
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 desi guys walking around like they have “swag” and thinking they’re Sharukh Khan or some kind of bollywood hero..but in all reality they’re really just looking like this.

-A