For weeks, Seung and I had been spending our nights together, but in the transient city of Los Angeles, waking up next to someone even regularly is not a sign of commitment. Our mutual willingness to blow off work, however or at least roll in late because we were lingering over breakfast , did make me feel certain that Seung would soon become my boyfriend. As we entered the Santa Monica breakfast bar, I noticed a young, attractive Asian woman looking at our clasped hands with apparent displeasure. When she then looked up at Seung and scowled, I gave her a big bright smile as a gentle warning to refrain from girl-on-girl hating. Once seated, I began to dissect my burrito, looking to expel anything that might singe my half-Irish, half-Italian and wholly American palate. Seung paused for just a moment too long.
Bringing Home the Wrong Race
Reductress » How to Never, Ever Introduce Your Boyfriend to Your Traditional Asian Parents
Top definition. Asian Parents unknown. Usually, but not always Strict, nosey, and controlling. To Asian parents , summer is not a 'break' as it is to other children in America, but 'a time to catch up'.
Dating strict parents
This article is for young kids and teenagers growing up in a household with overbearing Asian parents, the sort that I describe in my Attention: Overbearing Asian Parents article. In the three years since writing that article, I've received lots of email responses and discussion forum messages from the perspective of young adults who have been oppressed by their parents. This article attempts to explore the other perspective—the parents' motivations and feelings—to help kids better understand and deal with their own parents. A reader has written the following blog post criticizing my articles, so in response, I've agreed put up the following disclaimer, directly quoted from one of our email exchanges:.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. I moved to Canada in , and my parents, being Asian, were very strict about my not dating and, when it came to getting married, only marrying an Asian man. They caught me dating an African-American man and were extremely angry, threatening to cut me off and accusing me of not caring about my family and relatives, and saying they hope I die.