Crazy Asian Mother
May 14, 2006 at 10:09 PM Post #16 of 77

dokebi

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It's true. I remember being grounded if I didnt get A's and 100's in grade school.
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May 14, 2006 at 10:13 PM Post #17 of 77

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It's true. I remember being grounded if I didnt get A's and 100's in grade school.
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That's it? I got my ass whooped with a belt/stick/rod til I could barely move. (fyi buckles hurt like hell) Ah, painful times . . .

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May 14, 2006 at 10:46 PM Post #18 of 77

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Quote:

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That's it? I got my ass whooped with a belt/stick/rod til I could barely move. (fyi buckles hurt like hell) Ah, painful times . . .

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(not joking though)



I'm glad those days are over. Some bruises didn't heal for weeks.
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It gets worse in college if your parents don't understand that college is supposedly harder than high school and you can't get 4.0s anymore.
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May 14, 2006 at 10:55 PM Post #20 of 77

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Haha, I'm glad I didn't have to go through what you guys went through. I'm asian too by the way.
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May 14, 2006 at 11:05 PM Post #22 of 77

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Thank god I'm white
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My hippie mom always said "we don't care what your grades are - you're doing this for yourself, not for us."



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May 14, 2006 at 11:16 PM Post #24 of 77

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it's not just you guys who suffer...it's the innocent bystanders as well. going to a school like Cal means having to hear these stories from emotionally damaged college students all the time!
 
May 15, 2006 at 1:14 AM Post #26 of 77

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I wonder whether it's just that I have no sense of humor or what...

but not only did I not find the asian mother video funny, I found it sad. I suppose I feel that it's that type of stereotypical humor that sets my entire race back.

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May 15, 2006 at 1:38 AM Post #27 of 77

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This is funny
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May 15, 2006 at 1:56 AM Post #28 of 77

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I find both the Crazy Asian Mother and the Final Fantasy Videos very funny.

About the second in particular, it gives you a rather fresh perspective on how absurdly unnatural all RPG games in general are, at least to me. The very notion of a fight with perfectly established turns to attack/defend is just completely unnatural.
 
May 15, 2006 at 3:01 AM Post #29 of 77

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Sadly, the schoolyard rat-race has cranked up another level in Hong Kong: not only perfect grade As expected, to get into a good elementry school you have to be proficient in an instrument (grade 5 or above; and no, the piano doesn't count), be knowledgable about worldly affairs ("who is the President in Azerbaijan?"), show your deepest concern to the community (you do bring along a big file of "Certificates of Gratitudes" don't you), and demonstrate "leadership quality" (whatever that means). Enterprising parents take videotapes of their spawn's glorious moments and send the school a DVD along with the application.

If I were born 30 years late I'd be begging for my bread.
 
May 15, 2006 at 3:49 AM Post #30 of 77

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the world hasn't seen an arms race like this since the early 50s... and this is really a phenomena that is seen all over the US upper and middle class as well. (i'm referring to the admissions stuff).
 

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